This is one of those titles that probably felt more unique and interesting at the time of its release, but now with the passage of time what may have been novel is now just “Eh”. Mixing a classic first-person shooter look ala the likes of the early days with more of an RPG structure and feel was done to varying degrees back in the day, though I’d say Strife feels more committed to moving the needle further away from being a shooter than the rest. Unfortunately, the result is an experience that feels a bit too slow and plodding, lacking that adrenaline-filled shooting action you’re expecting, and with quite a bit of time just moving around and trying to figure out what you’re supposed to be doing or where you’re supposed to be going next. If you’re willing to give it some time things will pick up and get more interesting, but aside from people looking to reminisce over a game they enjoyed back in the day or a window into games past there’s not a lot to get excited about contrasting it with a host of other offerings on the console.
Justin Nation, Score: