posted by Stabby (HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) Jul 20, 2006
Member since Nov 2005
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
I'm not really a vet of the series, but I've really enjoyed this game. The single player really immerses you in it's intense firefights on the streets of Mexico. You're AI controlled squad tends to be a bit dimwitted sometimes, often jumping in front of your gunfire or facing the wrong way in a firefight, but for the most part they don't bring the game down too much. Multiplayer is pretty fun, although in the main modes it feels to me like the gameplay is too much inbetween trying to be run & gun and trying to be more tactical. Still it's pretty fun, and there are lots of options including adversarial and co-op modes. My only major gripe is that I'd like to be able to play the single player mode in multiplayer mode. This game would just kill all if you could play the single player campaign with 3 friends, instead you can play several co-op "missions", but these feel too much like the other multiplayer modes.
gamers (79%) found this review helpful
The initial batch of 360 titles were OK, but few of them seemed to really show a need for a new, powerful machine. Sure, Kameo having lots of enemies on screen was a nice effect, but it's not like them being there really helped the game. They were there to justify it being next-gen.
GRAW, though, was the first title to really make you appreciate next-gen gaming.
This was the best action title on the market for ANYBODY. No platform, including the PC, had a game better than this when it launched. It has been passed since then, but this title was a huge slap across the face of developers, challenging them to produce something of equal quality.
Visually, it is stellar. A beautiful game top-to-bottom. The visual effects are some of the best aspects of this game.
It is a phenomenal title. I was never a huge fan of the Ghost Recon titles before this. But this game is perfect. Absolutely perfect. It is so much fun.
The online portion of the game is the best of any title I've ever seen. No lag and the game is just MEANT for on-line play. You can play as a team or a race to see who can kill the most enemies.
posted by vinceb (POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ) Dec 30, 2006
Member since Dec 2006
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
This game kinda blows. The graphics are very good and once you get a hang of it, it can be fun but way to hard. You get killed with one good shot, in later missions you can't even find where the enemy is shooting from. You can't really do any sneak attacks, the enemy always knows where you are. Getting a hang of the controls is a job. Plus your team sucks. Most of the time you have to do all of the killing. So don't worry if one of your teammates dies, he probably wouldn't help out anyways. The game passes the time but don't be too excited to play it.