Review: The Spy who shot me (Steam)

The spy who shot me is a comedy arcade-like FPS. Served up in a 90’s retro style. Take the roll of super spy Agent7! As he fights against the evil S.C.U.M.

Pros:

  • Chunky polygon graphics mimicking N64 era.
  • 331mb download size.
  • Controller support.
  • Four save slots.
  • First person shooter gameplay.
  • The Spy who shot me is a James Bond parody.
  • Solid controls.
  • Difficult.
  • Fun as hell to play.
  • Fast equip mods on weapons.
  • Humor throughout.
  • A lot of tongue in cheek.
  • The Spy who shot me is a love letter to Goldeneye.
  • Great level design.

Cons:

  • Only resolution and graphic presets graphics option.
  • The controller doesn’t work in the menu.
  • No invert axis.
  • The Spy who shot me lacks steam achievements.
  • Difficult.
  • Proper cheesy jokes.
  • Little replayability value.
  • Not always sure what each mod does.
  • The Spy who shot me has no multiplayer.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessability - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.2/10

Summary

We all know Goldeneye by this point, it helped define a genre. Many pretenders have come and gone and from the immediate look of things here, the spy who shot me is treading the same path. OK so the game is fun as hell to play, it’s smooth and responsive and nails the N64 feel but without that god awful controller. Yes, it piles the cheese on and a lot of jokes and innuendo but the actual shooting of bad guys is fun and varied. I sat there and played it all in one sitting and really enjoyed it, I won’t be back as it just doesn’t have the replay factor or any burning need to come back. What I’m saying g is it evokes nostalgic memories and is fun to play but it is very basic and has no repeatability values. I wish it had multiplayer but maybe next time. In short, the spy who shot me is a fun if not short nostalgic trip.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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