Sunday, January 24, 2010
VIRTUAL COP 2
Virtual Cop 2 has the same premise as the original, with level design faithful to the arcade. You know the drill: As a cop the player blasts his way out of various crime scenes (titled "The Chase," "Save the Mayor," and "Railway Shoot-out") while the bad guys shoot, drop, and attack with great realism and detail.
Advancing through a scene, "police work" is complicated by innocent bystanders, who pop up along the way. Nail them and lose points. Among the new features are multiple routes in each level. Counting all the course variations, VC2 is easily twice as long as the original.
There is also a killer driving sequence that involves shooting at enemies from a police car. It's quite an adrenaline rush to hear the siren while in hot pursuit, picking off enemies on motorcycles.