First Assault (Ghost in the Shell)

7.6 Overall Score
Gameplay: 8/10
Sounds: 6/10
Graphics: 7/10

Solid gameplay | Ability system

Small maps | Poor hit detection

Most people who watch anime know about Ghost in the Shell. It is a massively popular anime that has been a favorite amongst watchers all over the globe for years now. It has brought about toys, clothing, food, and games. First Assault (Ghost in the Shell) is one such game. Giving you the characters and environment that you loved from the anime, it is certain to grab the attention of fans and non-fans alike. You can fight against other players, take terminals, and strategize. It is a competitive first-person shooter where you and others will have to fight together and against one another to win.

Your characters in First Assault (Ghost in the Shell) are the characters of the anime. You will choose from the members of Section 9, each with their own skills and fighting styles. You can decide which one is the best fit for how you play. Along with the characters that you know, there are some new characters. These new characters may not be familiar faces, but they do add some options and advantages that the others do not. You may find one that has a fighting style that you prefer more, or you may want to switch between all of them.

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All of the original characters will have the original English voice actors. Anyone who watched the dubbed version of the anime will love the familiarity in this. You get the same characters and voices that you grew up with, and that you still love. The professional voice work from the original English cast also means that the voice over work is high quality. You do not have to worry about poor acting or any other issues that you see with other games. It is a fully voice acted game with excellent, loved people behind the characters.

In the game itself, you will fight other players. The first-person shooter aspect of it is what you would imagine. You have Team Deathmatch, Demolition, and Terminal Conquest as available modes. Play through any of them with and against other players, trying to prove your skills and win for glory.

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During the fights, you will have Skill Sync available to you. This gives everyone the chance to sync up their skills, making for better battles. If you choose the right skills, and are in a good group, you can dominate the competition with this.

Another way to dominate the competition is with the Cyberbrain Implants. These give a temporary boost during battles, though they do have a downside. You cannot use the implant slot for a short time after the burnout occurs.

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Fans of the anime know of Tachikomas. They make a return for First Assault (Ghost in the Shell), helping you to battle. When you take a terminal in Terminal Conquest mode, you will unlock one of these for some temporary assistance. They can help you to destroy the competition, adding some major and necessary support.

First Assault (Ghost in the Shell) maintains the appearance that you love about the anime. While it is a game, the graphics and art are everything you want them to be.

First Assault (Ghost in the Shell) is free to play.

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