Ok, so I read the reviews but figured for $24.99 (on special) it might be
good for a few hours worth of co-op gaming.
There's no point comparing this to the big boys like COD4 etc because this
was always intended as a budget title. This game fails not because it's not as
good as COD4, it fails because it's completely unpolished, suffering from
countless problems that cripple the game in the end.
Firstly, you get 2 guys – a sniper guy and a machine gun guy. These guys
really like their weapons because it's impossible to pick up any other weapons.
That's right, you're stuck with a sniper rifle and a heavy machine gun.
Now I'm not the best of shots with these games but I would have thought that
4 hits to the chest with a sniper rifle would generally drop a guy, not here.
It's either get a headshot or hit them 5–6 times.
You also can't jump (there is no jump), or step over small obstacles like a
few bricks that are maybe 10 inches high. Your guy just bangs into them, you
have to look down and find away around them.
Being the sniper guy in co-op raises some other gameplay issues as your
secondary weapon is a pistol which takes 5–6 seconds to equip, which is ok but
the levels that I've played so far seem to be filled with close quarter
corridors which makes the sniper guy completely useless. With the sniper/MG
combo you would imagine that the levels would be built so that each guy can use
his strengths but this doesn't seem to be the case. It's almost like the levels
were created by people that had no idea what the gameplay was supposed to
The graphics are horrid. I really don't mind too much about graphics but
these are so old and dated that it's almost a joke. I played Conflict Desert
Storm after this on my Gamecube (which is better than this game) and couldn't
see a huge difference between the two.
The other gripe from me is the totally unnecessary swearing which seems to be
creeping into so many of our games. Swearing in the right places would be fine
but this just has the f-word in every second sentence for no apparent
A game that tries to be so many things and fails at them all. A horrid
experience that's not worth the disk it's printed on.