posted by boredatwrk (SACRAMENTO, CA) Jul 22, 2011
Member since Jul 2010
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
I didn't think that in July 2011, I would play a new release that actually made Duke Nukem Forever seem playable. Well look no further!
Not only does this game feel like it was supposed to be released a good 4-5 years ago, but it also feels very, very unfinished. The presentation is worse than a demo. I had to actually message a random co-op partner and ask if their audio was as bad as mine.. I was in such disbelief. It literally cuts out every 5-10 seconds.
The bar has been set guys. Nothing about my experience was enjoyable.. i'm not sure what reason anyone would have to play this. You may be surprised how fast you make it back to the mailbox.
Honestly this game is a lot of fun. It's been since fall of last year that I have basically been addicted to a game. Yes, the graphics are a little out dated and at times almost comically bad. Yes, the campaign is painful and a waste of time. Yes, there are some small glitches that can be distracting. Yes, this game seems rushed on almost every aspect except one, the online.
Online is the most fun I have had an long time.
This is such a refreshing new take on competitive play and provides a welcomed change of game style. Seriously, the online is just so much fun. If you ever played cops and robbers as kid then I can't see how this game doesn't grab you. They have traditional deathmatch but the fun lies in the missions. Especially with the buddy system they introduced which adds an element of team play and strategy. Your skills are boosted when you and your buddy run around gun slinging together. Run around on your own and get blasted by two buddies on the opposite side. Its a creative concept and a ton of fun.
You have different and unique unlockables for each of the cops and the robbers. Ie: guns, characters, armor and partner boosts, as well as a ranking system that flows well with the other assets.
I actually give this game a 5 but bump it up to an 8 because multiplayer saves this title from the horrors that are its campaign. If you love online play more the single play please give this game a chance. Most will pass the title up and I believe you are missing out on a great online game and hours of fun. Plus we need more people online, so take one for the team and at least rent this. Its a keep for me... Happy gaming.
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
Coming right after Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood ... Comes the Cartel. The Bound in Blood seemed to have more time placed into it. This title changes direction of the previous title but not as smooth as the "Bound in Blood" title. It is a first person shooter; Has a 3 player co-op campaign; A 6-on-6 multiplayer that is very fun.
Based in modern-time crime and violence... You have the choice of playing 3 characters.
Benjamin McCall - A LAPD officer that has his own routine to engaging criminal activity as a peace officer. Kimberly Evans - A FBI agent that lived a short life on the streets and changed her ways and fights with a heavy badge. Eddie Guerra - A DEA official that has been a marine, LA officer that has risen into the ranks to being DEA; by using his "connections" that has favored him to his stature.
These three--that have sworn to protect and serve--are up against a gang of vigilante’s that branch into the Cartel... By request of the higher arcy government they will have to team up and use their own tricks-of-trade to root out the Cartel and seize the blood shed that the Cartel is doing to Juarez.
The story is a good cop and bad cop scenario... And very interesting--the story-board is very well conducted, as so is the game interactions, but it has a few over looked graphic issues that makes you think this game is an older title. You can play the entire game with 3 players... The online multiplayer is fun--it plays out with a cops and robber concept that has a series of missions that is 6-on-6 competitive play. They removed the cover-system from the game. There is numerous graphic rendering problems -- the aiming blurs out a-lot in the background and doesn't clip into the screen smooth. Some of the characters look cartoony, which breaks the gameplay flow cause it stands out.
The game is great in concept and has a solid story but they should have placed some more time into the graphics.
It is still worth a play--if you like first person shooters.