Reading reviews for this game I can't help but think many people just didn't get P.N.03 at the time.
Electronic Gaming Monthly wrote:43 Excitement wears thin when you realize you're fighting the same enemies and running down the same corridors over and over. There's not even a real story to cling to, so players are left with little more than a few hours of tedious button mashing. [Oct 2003, p.163]
Maybe games were judged by different standards at the time but I personally think that P.N.03 is a game that is easy to just knock and say it's censored, not that it is censored because as I learnt when I bought it again the game becomes really good when you get to grips with it. Yes you can complete the game in less than 4 hours, on easy but if you try to play the game on normal expecting to rush through it then you are going to die, and die, and die. I'm not the first to think the game is under rated I remember looking through an issue of retro gamer once where they did an article on future classics and included this game.Game Informer wrote:58 If you don't die of boredom playing the game, you'll run headlong into the most disappointing aspect of P.N.03: It can be completed in a measly four hours. [Sept 2003, p.111]
If anything good has to come out of the games bad rep it is the cheap price because people just assume it is rubbish.
Who else on here has played a game that they thought was misunderstood and is much better than you were made to believe?