Monday, 2 May 2011

Section 8: Prejudice Review

Section 8: Prejudice is a sequel to the First Person Sci Fi Shooter Section 8. The first game, Section 8, was a full retail game for $59.99. Lasting only about 4 hours on the hardest difficulty, the campaign was a major disappointment. However, the games strongsuit was the multiplayer. It had a very unique spawning element to it which allowed you to select any spot on the map and fly down to that specific spot (you could steer your fall after you were about halfway down). The gameplay was solid and a lot of fun. When i heard that there was a second one coming out, i was excited. However, after i heard that it has a longer campaign, 60+ multiplayer unlocks and a coop mode called Swarm, i was really excited. To my surprise, the developers decided to only charge $15 for the whole game. 

Section 8 Prejudice has a decent story which serves its purpose; to provide a solid 6 - 8 hours of gunning enemies down, with the occasional boss thrown in for variety. The story is not really well developed, but that is not a problem because the reason you want to buy this game is the Multiplayer and co-op modes. The competitive multiplayer mode called "conquest" lets you play battleswith up to 32 players. It has a call of duty like xp system which is a nice thing to have. There are 60+ different unlocks for weapons and armor, ranging from incendiary buckshot for your shotgun to EMP rounds for your machine gun. You can also customize your armor with passive suit modules that suit your playing style. The graphics aren't revolutionary, but nontheless the environments, charactermodels and weapons are nice to look at. 

If you dont enjoy blasting away other people, you can team up with 3 other players in the co-op mode "swarm". In swarm, you and your buddies try to defend a control point from incoming waves of enemies. As time goes by, more and tougher enemies appear. A round is won by defending the control point successfully for 15 minutes. 

All in all, Section 8: Prejudice is a very solid and enjoyable game, especially when taking into account that it is only $15. If you're the kind of person who buys games only for the single player, don't bother with this one. However, if you're the kind of person who enjoys epic multiplayer battles, lots of customization and a fun co-op mode, then this game is a must have. 

My rating for this game is the following:
  • Story: 5/10
  • Graphics:8.5/10
  • Gameplay: 9/10
  • Replay Value: 9/10
  • Content you get for Price: 10/10
Total: 8.3/10 


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