gamers (85%) found this review helpful
I have been playing Section 8 extensively since it was released on the 1st, and I can say that I love it.
The Campaign is lacking, it is basically just a practice to get you into multiplayer. Which is fine, this is a multiplayer driven game.
Now on to the important part of the game. The multiplayer is amazing. Looking for a game is easy, simple do a quick search or a custom one with a few more options and bam you are in a game. It can be hard to get together with friends but if its just you and 1 or 2 other people it should be no problem.
Now I have seen some people complaining about how sniper shots dont 1 shot and such and those people obviously are expecting this game to be like Halo. This game isnt designed so that there are 1 shot kills. You can snipe very effectively even with having to use multiple shots to take an enemies shields down.
The game is designed around teamwork and completing the dynamic combat missions,(DCMs), that activate based on what weapons and feats your team is getting. Kills and deaths are unimportant compared to completing these missions.
Overall this game is great. Sadly it was released at a bad time, with MW2 and ODST coming out soon I don't see much of a player base, however it is a very fun game. Just don't go into it expecting it to be like Halo.
gamers (62%) found this review helpful
Section 8 is basically a attempt to re-make the PC game "tribes" it fails in most respects. While what Tribes did was original and fun Section 8 just seems to copy and paste the format add a few fun bugs here and there and give the game some cut scenes and better graphics.
Something that needs to be made VERY CLEAR to all interested in this game. If you do not have Xbox Live do not bother even trying this game. Its supposed to be played online and if you just play for single player you will beat the story in 1 hour flat and after that its pure bot fights....little to no fun to be had there.
This games real redeeming factor is the online is actually really fun. It has clan support, in game squads so you have 4 other people can know where each other are at all times. Plus the huge map selection and overall fun "capture this location to gain points" format is used really well in this game.
Sadly with this being a new game however the servers are kinda laggy, there are some annoying bugs here and there...such as getting stuck on close to everything that sticks out of the ground, and you get a overwhelming feeling that every single gun that you use is very weak. It even takes 3 head shots with a sniper rifle to down someone.
Overall id say give this game a month or so and hope a patch comes out, the online can be really fun at times but the single player is a joke.
posted by FireHatch (DAYTONA BEACH, FL) Sep 3, 2009
Member since Sep 2009
gamers (61%) found this review helpful
This game is a lot of fun...I like the customizable aspect of everything...this game struck me as a Halo type game but is MUCH different by ways of customization and gameplay...this game is a great FPS...I wouldn't say that you get it if you don't have Xbox Live because for me it got pretty repetitive and I only played the first level lol...but all in all it was an awesome game great online play great customizable character features and over all I love the controls and how you respawn...the little details in the game were done very well... it was obvious that they knew what they were doing when they made this.