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Paintball - the game where you and several other people run about and pelt each other with paintballs (hence the name.) It can be a whole lot of fun if it’s done in real life.
But when you put this game on a gaming system and put it against other first person shooters like the Call of Duty series, it can feel, well, flat.
Greg Hastings Paintball 2 (this review is for the Wii version) has a lot going for it: it has several tournaments for the single player mode, a multiplayer mode, and an online mode.
In the single player mode, you compete in those tournaments, recruit and train members from teams you beat, get better gear for your team.
But when I got into the actual gameplay in an match in a tournament, I felt under whelmed. The matches are very short because players would go down on the first hit - and many times I get hit without knowing where the shot came from.
The AI is just as unpredictable; sometimes they would mindlessly run towards the other team and get shot up with paint - and other times they would carefully advance and take out the other teams. Getting them to work with me is a tough task and can only be done in a few of the tournaments.
Another problem the game has is it doesn’t keep my attention for very long. Each tournament I played is like any other one - find the other team and pelt them with paintballs.
Greg Hastings Paintball 2 is a good game to play with other people online or offline, but it just doesn’t carry the thrills I might get from playing the game for real. RENT IT.