If you missed the first review of Hacker Evolution
, it places you into the role of Brian Spencer, a former Intelligence Agent. In the near future, we gain the technological advantage to send information so fast that it actually begins to arrive before it was sent. To control such a technology, an A.I. Computer was built to control it. Once sentient, the computer begins to affect past events to change future outcomes. The attempted tampering was thwarted by you, of course. Here we are now, and you are still pitted against the A.I. Machine, as it is once again hiding behind the Xenti Corporation.
Hacker Evolution: Reinsertion is played exactly like before with five areas of information in front of you the entire game. The first is the map. Servers you have found will appear on the map in their respective locations. Here you will also be able to tell by color if they have been cracked or not. You will also find the diagrams for the building you are trying to infiltrate. Second is your console still. Here you will enter the hacks necessary to bring down the evil Xenti groups. Your message window will display your incoming messages and point you in the right direction. In the expansion, you will have to pay even more attention, as no bit of information is actually wasted. The expansion is much more difficult, so don't expect the game to hold your hand the whole way like before. Your computer status window is also here, showing you the capabilities of your computer. These can still be upgraded as you go along. And, last is your status of money and the most important commodity in the game, trace. Every time you crack and decrypt a server, the security on the other side has time to try and track you down. Being traced is a hacker's worse nightmare. Your trace is calculated in percentages. Reach a 100% and you have been found and the level is over. There are ways to lower it and precautions to take in order to lessen it. You will learn these tricks quickly.
You will hack systems the same way as before using crack, decrypt, and scan commands. You will have to pay more attention as the servers will have more layers and far more password protection as before. Dig deep to get all of the information so you can take out the Xenti corporation.