Games have changed a hell of a lot in the last 10 years, but the Time Crisis series has steadfastly refused to grow up. While everyone else was jumping on the mature bandwagon, pumping out Emo music-backed introspective monologues about the state of the world, Time Crisis was content to deliver bubblegum action, packing some serious soft metal.
CVG loves Namco for this, and they love them even more since catching sight of Time Crisis 4. It would have been very easy for some suit with a sales chart to decide this latest gun game should feature a gritty plot, heroes with personality disorders and a game world caked in grime. What we're getting is more shiny office environments, blue-sky exterior shootouts an armada of stealth jets targeting the US and only you, a buddy and a pair of Guncon 3s can save the day. Business as usual.