Here's where Blue Stinger
excels. It's got gameplay and loads of it. I am a huge fan of the 3rd Person genre, myself, and I was hooked on Blue Stinger
from the get-go. You begin the game as Eliot Ballade, member of the ESER team (aren't they all members of one team or another?), only he's on his Christmas vacation, boating off of an island that undergoes some strange transformation involving a meteor and a big blue dome that envelops the entire island. He soon meets up with Dogs Bower, the captain of a local ship, who becomes another playable character. Each has their strengths and weaknesses, and you can switch between the two as needed. Nice touch. Also, every time you kill an enemy, coins fly out from the body. Ok, so it's not very realistic, but hey, it's money in the bank. Literally. The money can be used at vending machines throughout the island to purchase more ammo, better guns, food and even t-shirts. I like the concept. The levels are very expansive and intricate and I really liked the attention to detail given in their design. There are areas that appear to be straight-forward, but if you don't explore every little part, you miss something integral. A reward for the explorers among us.
There are many puzzles to solve - some intricate, some simple. Oh, and for anyone who ran in fear from Pen Pen TriIcelon, the Pens are back. They make their appearance as a mini-game of sorts. You'll see. As far as I'm concerned, if you own a Dreamcast and even remotely enjoy 3rd Person games, buy Blue Stinger now. No, don't even finish reading, just go buy it NOW!