Shockwave 2 is a follow up to the awesome first game with a few improvements. It is a space shooter which is just awesome and it is one of my favorite games of all time. You can choose from three different forms of disaster causing machines: Turret, Hovercraft and a small flying ship. The game has no flaws as far as I can tell and all the magazines actually really liked this game too. But none of the video game buyers seemed to take notice of this one or the ones before it. You can find SW on the computer too. EA makes another fine gem. The folks at EA sure were nice to bring us a whole boat lod of good games there are just so many countless classics.....Road Rash, Madden, Twisted....and so many more. This SW series can also be played with the flight stick which is a major plaus, because it is sooo much easier with it. ShockWave 2 is just amazing and I've never played a space shooter this good. One thing that I should point out though is that it is pretty difficult to beat some of the later levels and you have to be pretty good at shooters to stand a chance at winning. So keep that in mind if you aren't to good at these space shootin games.
Graphics are very good. The FMV is even good and not to cheesy(although that chick with the red eyes looks pretty funny at the beginning when she shoots that guy)which is a plus because 3DO has some of the worst FMV I have ever seen sometimes I just want to beat the people who made the game over the side of the head. The practice level is awesome and the lasers look cool just like in Burning Soldier! Really nothing major except some of the textures in the levels could be a little better.
The voice acting in the game is great. It's like being at the movies. The ship sounds are all good to like when a missle is coming at you. And that computer lady in the background is very helpful. As well as when your crew members come on screen to tell you important information.
Control is awesome with the flightstick as well aas the control. The whole using the shift buttons to accellerate is cool and fireing missles and lasers never seemed so easy! Nohting at all really that is wrong with the control.
Some of the greatest gameplay ever. Great story! Its just a complete joy to play this game. It's cool how you can replay FMV sequences or see what someone has to say to you. The whole flight control and shooting of enemies is dead on. This game gives Star Fox a run for it's money. And in this one it doesn't have kiddie characters.
OVERALL FINAL SCORE-9/10
AWESOME! Near perfect game. It's fun to play has great graphics, sound, and control and isn't really easy to beat. Which is good and bad though. If EA would have only have made an expansion pack for this it would have been complete!