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Sin & Punishment review
Exceptional
by XV

When someone thinks about shooters and Nintendo the first thing coming to mind is Star Fox, the truth is, the more the time passes, the more I think that Star Fox is a false Messiah and the true king is Sin & Punishment.

The first time I heard of this game was in a Nintendo Magazine back in 2000, it said something along the lines that it was already claimed as one of the best if not the best game of the N64, years later, having played it, I can assure that is one of the best and I can see why someone would consider it the best.

The game has a lot of strong points, especially things that you didn't see a lot in that generation of consoles, the themes they used, the story and even some amazing camera angles, make this game way ahead of its time. The story is cool and a little convoluted, the voice acting is terrible (English only) so maybe when finishing it you would want to check al little bit more on the internet. Going to the gameplay, it is solid but has some clumsiness giving the design of the N64, it functions but is far from perfect, if you play this on the Wii U's Virtual Console, you will want to arrange the buttons for better playability. The challenge is very good, it first starts easy but because this is a fast passing game, also the difficulty spikes a nice chunk in the middle of the story, thankfully the game gives you a lot of continues and is not that hard to attain more, so almost everyone can finish it if they put the right mind to it. The music is not that great but it goes pretty well with the mood of the stages, save from one or two cinemas where serious stuff is happening but the music is kind of upbeat and energic.

As a conclusion, there are certain things that I don't like but they're minimal, compared to the ones that this game brings to the table, If you're considering playing this game, please do it in a legal way, is very cheap and is a precedent to Nintendo that we still want "obscure" Japanese shooting games.
«Blew my mind»
«Time-tested»