According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Violence, Mild Language
Metal Gear Solid junkies looking for a similar fix may be disappointed by the subtle differences in Winback. Metal Gear Solid is far slicker in terms of its presentation and production values because it's trying to look and feel like a high-budgeted Hollywood motion picture. Winback, on the other hand, offers something closer (though not entirely accurate either) to a tactical simulation with more control and maneuvering. The comparisons warrant Beatles vs. Stones-like furor and Nintendo 64 fans should definitely side with Winback and hail it as a wonderfully unique experience and a tribute to the superior Nintendo 64 controller rather than degrading it as a Metal Gear Solid clone.
It's also worthy to note that the multiplayer modes in Winback are well developed and far more satisfying than any other one in recent memory. Those who waited on this one for the longest time will not be disappointed. It was well worth the time.
In the 1980s, Chi grew up in small town on the outskirts of New York City called Jackson Heights. Latino actor, John Leguizamo referred to the town as the "melting pot of the world," and while living there, Chi was exposed to many diverse cultures, as well as a bevy of arcade classics such as Pac-Man, Space Ace, Space Harrier and Double Dragon. Chi's love of videogames only seemed to grow as his parents finally caved and bought him an 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System (after being the only kid in the block without one). In the 1990s, Chi finagled his way into the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts.
Somewhere between all the gaming, Chi some how managed to finish high school and get into the New York Institute of Technology. At the same time, Chi also interned at Virtual Frontiers, an Internet software consultancy where he learned the ways of HTML. Soon after acquiring his BFA, Chi went on to become the lead Web designer of the Anti-Defamation League. During his tenure there, Chi was instrumental in redesigning and relaunching the non-profit organization's Web site.
Today, Chi is the webmaster of the American Red Cross in Greater New York and somehow managed to work through the tragic events of September 11th without losing his sanity. Chi considers GameCritics.com his life's work and continues to be amazed that the web site is still standing after the recent dotcom fallout. It is his dream that GameCritics.com will accomplish two things: 1) Redefine the grammar of videogames much the same way French film critic Andre Bazin did for the art of cinema and 2) bring game criticism to the forefront of mainstream culture much the same way Siskel & Ebert did for film criticism.
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