Point Blank (PSX)
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Point Blank uses the GunCon controller for the playstation, at the time the only controller which had an extremely high pixel accuracy. Technicalities aside, Namco released Point Blank in the United States on Apr 30, 1998. While Point Blank's predecessors have always been popular at arcade's, this was the first time the title showed up on a Home Console. And what a success it was!
The objective, as you may have guessed by now is to sharpen your shooting skills. Various bad guys will be presented to you throughout the game and you have to take 'em out at high speed with a great level of accuracy. Every stage tests a different aspect of your shooting ability. While, you may feel at home quickly blasting through dozens of baddies, suddenly they'll throw in a high accuracy stage where you have to shoot a far off target with great accuracy, in 10 seconds! The fun just keeps coming in and with 4 way multiplayer as well as turn based team mode, this is truly one hell of a party game!
While Namco didn't spend much time on the graphics and sound in this title, the game is definitely fun and that's all that really matters in the end, no ?
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