Remember that Sega Dreamcast first-person shooter “SEncounter”? Now it’s back, upscaled to HD resolution and revamped controls for modern dual-stick controllers. What? You mean “SEncounter” isn’t a Dreamcast FPS? It just looks (and plays) a lot like a long-lost Dreamcast FPS? Well, that almost gives it more street cred with me than less.
My first exposure to console FPS gameplay was Alien Vs. Predator on the Atari Jaguar. Long before Goldeneye on the N64, and LONG before Halo, AvP on the Jaguar showed how good a console FPS could be. “SEncounter” looks and plays like a classic console FPS. It actually reminded me of the un-released Rainbow 6: Rogue Spear for the Dreamcast (which I played a pre-release demo of on a magazine Demo Disc). It’s an impressive effort and only costs 80 Microsoft Points, and is much better than most XBLIG first-person shooters. No one seems to talk about it and… I really have no idea why. Definitely worth a download for fans of the genre.
Here’s what the developer (WSBSoftware) has to say about the game:
“At the end of World War II a selection of elite military personnel and scientists established a secret base on the Antarctic continent. Your mission is to infiltrate this secret base and collect all technical information pertaining to their new weapons development.”