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GF Rating
5.6

250 ratings

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Decent game, controls are not intuitive.

posted by JHCowboy (BANKS, OR) Dec 18, 2006

Member since Dec 2006

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The game is pretty good. It's funny, action packed, etc. The graphics and story idea are great, but I just couldn't get past the control scheme. They did not use the standard action game setup, where the trigger fires the weapon, etc.

They use the "a" button to fire the weapon, the "y" button to jump, The left thumb stick controls the aim when using a weapon, and the triggers change the camera view.

It's practically backwards from most other games.

So when you get shot at and instinctively pull the trigger to fire back, the camera changes and you take damage. And while you're trying to aim with the right thumb stick like you do in most games, you move but your targeting reticule doesn't, and so you miss, even if you remembered to hit the "A" button to fire.

With practice I'm sure a person could easily learn this control layout. But the learning curve is a bit too steep for a rental game that you want a quick turnaround on.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

GAME WANT Play

posted by 1967lkl (GADSDEN, AL) Nov 21, 2008

Member since Sep 2008

According to my XBOX this game needs to be upgraded. I'm confused, just recently got hard drive so I wouldn't have problems playing games-Yeah right-Have yet to play a game for Xbox rented from here..Alabama Renter whose wasting money!!

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GF Rating
5

Fair

It's Different

posted by OKRecords (ASHBURN, VA) Dec 30, 2007

Top Reviewer

Member since Nov 2007

Playing as army men in a third person shooter world is an interesting concept, but the poor controls can often times be very frustrating. Often times you'll end up fighting the controller to aim where you want to shoot.

Overall, the game is easy and a nice change of pace, but it doesn't stay all that exciting. It's really a simple concept of run around and shoot things while solving fairly easy puzzles to get past obsticles.

Good concept that gets dull fast.

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