the surface, Cy Girls seems like another stealth/action game, but Konami has a
few twists in mind that should turn the genre
on its head. In addition to the usual stealth tactics, players will be able to
use explosive martial arts moves and techniques to take out an international
cartel of information-terrorists. Taking place in a technology-saturated future
where the real world and virtual space co-exist, Cy Girls’ most interesting
feature allows players to leap into a cyberspace world to defeat these enemies.
This is an imaginative idea that should make the game stand out from the pack.
We’re definitely excited about this game, so read our preview and find out why
Cy Girls should be more than just Splinter Cell with babes.
happens when you mix action, strategy, stealth and cyberspace with enormous sex
appeal? The answer is Cy Girls, coming this November from Konami on the PS2. In
this exciting action game, players can control one of two female agents as they
travel through exotic locales around the world looking to neutralize
cyber-terrorists. Cy Girls takes this a step beyond with intense cyberspace
sequences that should allow for some exciting and unique play mechanics. This
unique approach melds ideas from the Matrix films, martial-arts and
stealth-action titles and should make for a unique experience. Cy Girls looks
really exciting and already seems to stand apart from the plethora of
stealth-action titles set for release this year.
the uninitiated, Cy Girls is based on Takara’s popular Japanese toy line and
takes the main characters through an exciting and intense gameplay experience.
In the game, players can control one of two sexy secret agents Ice or Aska. Each
of these agents is a deadly as they are delicious and each one has an array of
skills that they can use in battle such as kicks, jumps and aerial attacks.
Which skills you get largely depends on whether you choose to play as Ice or
Aska. Ice specializes in firearms and long range attacks requiring stealth,
accuracy and intelligence. Aska on the other hand, specializes in martial arts
and uses her close-combat skills to slice up enemies with precise moves and
attacks. Both agents have a number of cool weapons at their disposal including
futuristic guns and traditional swords. As the game progresses, players will be
able to earn new abilities by entering the cyberspace world, where they can also
perform moves that would be impossible in the real world. While in cyberspace,
the girls can also find clues and secrets they wouldn’t otherwise locate,
making this mode more than a gimmick. This should definitely set the game apart
from other titles in the ‘stealth’ genre, which usally emphasizes realism
over fantastic elements.
action takes place in a variety of futuristic locales that takes place in both
the real world and a cool parallel cyberspace world. During the course of the
game’s many levels, the Cy Girls will travel to
, each one posing a unique set
of challenges and mission objectives. The Cy Girls will face a number of
different enemies in the game and can take them out in a number of ways. Players
will be able to perform a number of acrobatic moves on their opponents, allowing
them to fight with style. Cy Girls will feature an intuitive control scheme that
should make the game accessible for both casual and hardcore gamers. It would be
easy to dismiss the game as and players can target their foes either manually or
by using the auto-target feature. Additionally, Cy Girls will fully take
advantage of the PS2’s dual shock contoller, allowing players to move and aim
From a visual
standpoint, Cy Girls looks to be one of the best looking PS2 games to date, with
an excellent third-person perspective giving the player a good sense of the
action to date. The game’s real-world environments look incredibly detailed
and rich, with excellent light sourcing and rendering already apparent.
Obviously, the cybernetic areas are the main attraction and should offer an
expansive, imaginative futuristic virtual reality experience. Cy Girls’ sleek
design looks immediately appealing. The combination of high-tech digital weapons
with traditional martial-arts weapons is cool. Both of the girls themselves are
immediately striking and quite appealing combining to make a stylish look
that’s both cool and sexy. Additionally, the game will offer cinematic
flourishes and cut-scenes that should only make the game that much more
immersive and exciting to play.
all these elements, lurks what could be one of the year’s sleeper hits. It’s
cool main characters, excellent design and interesting play mechanics should
make for some exciting gameplay. The ability to perform cool moves easily should
make Cy Girls accessible for a broad audience. The cyberspace mode looks really
slick, but the intelligent integration with the main gameplay will make this
more than a gimmick. Players who’ve been complaining about a lack of
originality in games should take heart because Cy Girls looks to offer solid
gameplay and interesting techniques. Its novel approach to the action/stealth
looks quite interesting. This hybrid title seems ready to stretch the boundaries
between different genres. Cy Girls definitely looks like one of the year’s
most intriguing titles. If these elements hold together successfully in the
final product, Takara and Konami might want to consider bringing the action
figures out stateside.
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