Shinji Makami's futuristic actioner.
Although few game developers are considered auteurs, Shinji Mikamis work on Resident Evil and Devil May Cry has established him as a unique talent whose mastery of character development and compelling gameplay has made everything hes touched turn to gold. Sadly, P.N.03 is a black mark on his unblemished record.
Set in the distant future, this is a straightforward action game where the heroine sprints down a succession of corridors, blasting belligerent robots as they hurtle towards her. Visually the games a delight, the beautifully animated heroine prancing around like some kind of Matrix-obsessed ballerina, using graceful, dance-like moves to dodge missiles and target enemies.
However, the clumsy controls make the game frustrating to play you cant even move and shoot at the same time and the pitiful plot isnt enough to keep players hooked.