Weekend Gamer: Playing CounterSpy
The Gamer’s Lounge continues its quest to find games for the weekend to fit into people’s busy lives. The most recent addition to our Weekend Gamer series is CounterSpy for PSN. This game is a little on the short side, but it is the perfect length for weekend gaming
Dynamighty is behind the game known as CounterSpy. This particular title was free on PS Plus for the month of March. Normally, CounterSpy is $15 and the game is playable on PS3, Vita, and PS4. So what makes this a great weekend game? CounterSpy is a short game, and some ambitious gamers may be able to finish it in one sitting. My recommendation is that gamers should give themselves a break or two while they play it. The best feature of CounterSpy is the cross save! Start off Friday Night playing a few hours on the PS4, and take it upstairs or out and about with the Vita and pick up right where you need to.
CounterSpy is a single player stealth action sidescroller in 2.5D. CounterSpy has gamers playing as a counter agent who needs to infiltrate both sides of a global conflict to prevent nuclear war. The game has a 1950s/1960s Cold War vibe, U.S. vs. the Soviet Union. CounterSpy plays off this mood perfectly in all of the levels. Probably one of the things I like best was how short the levels are. Most of them are 10 minutes long or less.
The gameplay in CounterSpy is simple. Gamers have to get in, steal what they need, kill a few bad guys and get to the master computer to prevent the defcon level from rising. There are plenty of fun weapons at your disposal and as gamers progress and collect intel they can purchase more weapon and formulas which will make the next level easier.
Gamers are pitted against rivals, other people on their friend's list to see if they can beat their score. This keeps the game interesting and tries to guide players toward using the stealthiest approach possible. Stealth never works for me p, so I went in guns blazing! But I did enjoy my time with the game. We did discuss playing the game on a few episodes back on The Gamer’s Lounge podcast, John had mentioned he had purchased it and played it on the Vita and really enjoyed the game.
This game is a perfect fit for the weekend. Gamers should be able to finish it in a weekend without too much trouble, as it looks like most people are getting through it in 4-5 hours. CounterSpy is a little on the short side, but the cross play and cross save only make CounterSpy more appealing to a Weekend Gamer.