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  • Summary: Combining an atmospheric, psychological thriller narrative with stealthy exploration and intense shooter action, Second Sight gives players control of a character endowed with incredible psychic abilities. The game offers multiple approaches to completing levels either via stealth, dramaticCombining an atmospheric, psychological thriller narrative with stealthy exploration and intense shooter action, Second Sight gives players control of a character endowed with incredible psychic abilities. The game offers multiple approaches to completing levels either via stealth, dramatic gunplay, psychic powers or a combination of all three. The ability to psychically influence characters and remotely manipulate objects and individuals provides for a totally fresh gameplay dynamic. Second Sight opens with John Vattic, the player-controlled lead character, as he awakens from a coma in a U.S. medical facility where he has been subjected to traumatic surgery and experimentation. He doesn't know his name, he can't remember his past, all he knows is that his only hope for survival is to escape and unravel the mystery that has led to his imprisonment. Haunted by flashbacks, which are experienced as fully playable episodes within the game, and shocked by the discovery of his own psychic powers, the player takes Vattic on a search for his past and uncovers a fatal chain of events leading to a sinister conspiracy. As Vattic explores his present and past, the game weaves between these two different time periods, which run through the game as a dual-narrative. The player-controlled actions of the past Vattic have consequences in the present -- allowing a unique interaction between the player and the narrative of the game as Vattic's destiny is changed. [Codemasters] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Overall, we though, found Second Sight intensely challenging, a creative alternative to other PC shooters and -- priced under $25 -- a great value.
  2. It's got a unique blend of gameplay quirks between its stealth, telekinesis, and shooting, and the presentation is well done, even by the standards of Free Radical Design. Sigh...but if only they fixed the game's general difficulty and replayability.
  3. 80
    Second Sight isn't a perfect game, but is a solid game with an extremely strong story. If you don't mind dealing with wonky controls and not being able to save whenever you want, it's more than worth a look.
  4. It's got some flaws and it's not very long or replayable--you'll probably finish it in 12 to 15 hours, without much incentive to go back to the beginning--but it's fun while it lasts.
  5. Although the storyline and the graphics are still up there, the fact that the control system seems to be insistent on gamers using a keyboard/mouse combo does actually ruin the responsive feel that a console/PC controller gives you.
  6. 70
    Second Sight's visuals are more balanced than its gameplay.
  7. More troubling is the fact that, while it’s easy to aim your crosshair at any part of a locked-on enemy’s body, it’s much harder to switch between multiple targets be they men or explosive barrels.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. IvayloY.
    Jun 17, 2005
    10
    This Game is Very Cool And i Love it !!!
  2. Mar 17, 2014
    10
    This is personaly one of my favoruite games,the object controling,stoping people and stuff,become invisible,it's all just amazing.Oh and theThis is personaly one of my favoruite games,the object controling,stoping people and stuff,become invisible,it's all just amazing.Oh and the story,it's really awesome I'd love to see second sight 2.This game is just perfect for me! Expand
  3. CoolGame
    Jul 8, 2005
    10
    Great game.
  4. Aug 26, 2010
    10
    Brilliant story, great game, good graphics. great finale. Has a few camera issues. Not too difficult which is good. Good locations. Doesn't goBrilliant story, great game, good graphics. great finale. Has a few camera issues. Not too difficult which is good. Good locations. Doesn't go on forever and ever (i like games that i can finish and then get on with my life). I beat it in 20 hours. Expand
  5. Jul 31, 2011
    10
    Extremely great game, I loved it when I had it for X-Box years ago, and still love it. It can get a bit tricky, but with all of the availableExtremely great game, I loved it when I had it for X-Box years ago, and still love it. It can get a bit tricky, but with all of the available options to deal with tricky situations, it makes it extremely fun. The ability to posses your enemies and use them to attack one another so that you don't wind up getting slammed is quite a unique ability that I have seen very few other games add in. Between being able to utilize sniper rifles, assault rifles, sub machine guns, pistols, tranquilizers and psychic abilities, this game hands down beats even many modern games in my opinion. It is well worth the money. Expand
  6. TerryD.
    Apr 4, 2005
    3
    Oh my god, this thing is terrible. Way to complicated to operate and the weapons are ineffective. Empting an automatic into a guy point blank Oh my god, this thing is terrible. Way to complicated to operate and the weapons are ineffective. Empting an automatic into a guy point blank and have him not go down is, well, lame. Geez. Expand
  7. May 14, 2020
    0
    Très bizarre ce machin puisqu'il semble fonctionner sur 7... et même qu'il s'installe et qu'il fonctionne !... mais à 15 im/s seulement !... àTrès bizarre ce machin puisqu'il semble fonctionner sur 7... et même qu'il s'installe et qu'il fonctionne !... mais à 15 im/s seulement !... à la louche, enfin à peu près, c'est peut-être 20 ou 22... il paraît qu'il faut redémarrer la babasse pour corriger ce sale bug mais à ce moment-là c'est le driver Starforce (l'anti-copie anti-vol, anti-piratage, anti-viol, anti-sèche, anti-dégondage) qui fout la merde (évidemment) dans le système de 7 qui pique une suée... et moi avec !

    Pourtant, juste un patch pour le Safedisc sur le disque mais aucun utilitaire permettant de désinstaller le Starforcemerde, contrairement à ce qu'on peut lire dans le readme du jeu ! ah j'adore trop le PC quand il fait de la merde ! Mais sur XP, ç'a l'air de beaucoup mieux marcher, cela dit mais en 1024 seulement et avec une désynchro horrible... mais au moins, ça tourne à peu près correctement. Avec un gros lag, côté souris, cela étant...!

    Bon, de toute façon, ce n'est pas bien grave puisqu'il s'agit d'un sale jeu de merde programmé avec le cul, tout juste bon pour le vide-ordure. A voir si le vide-ordure en veut bien.. lui non plus ne veut pas choper de saloperie ! Donc, ça se manie comme une merde ambulante et l'interface générale est mal faite... la jouabilité n'est pas jouable et aucun amusement n'a été détecté dans ce sale jeu de merde programmé par deux stagiaires en formation.

    En plus, ça sauvegarde quand ça veut ce truc, c'est-à-dire presque jamais ; la version console est sûrement moins pénible mais ça reste à voir : après tout, ce n'est qu'un jeu-couloir scripté développé par Free Radical, une bande de branques bien connue pour faire n'importe quoi, n'importe comment...
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