Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night of the Quinkan Review
11 March 2010
Conclusion: It seems that today’s gaming world still can’t get enough of cute and cuddly platformers, and while these games are obviously geared towards younger gamers, there is still a certain level of appeal to players of all ages. Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night of the Quinkan is yet another example of a fun, witty and enjoyable puzzle solving, item collecting adventure that adheres closely to the groundwork laid by its predecessors.
Excerpt: The Commandos series has its roots in a series of strategy games for the PC that provided play that was both unique and enjoyable. You were placed in command of a team of commandos, each with their own unique abilities and roles, and sent on missions behind enemy lines. Stealth and careful planning were key to surviving the mission and completing the objectives.
Excerpt: Commandos Strike Force is something of a departure for this popular series. In the past it was a fairly complex squad-based game with a World War II setting. Your three-man squad, comprising of a Spy, Green Beret and a Sniper, combined with local forces to take on the evil Nazis in top-down strategy style. In Strike Force you take control of the same three-man squad and once again combine with local forces to take on the evil Nazis and their nefarious warmongering.
Excerpt: It's been a while since the last installment of the "Commando" series hit the home front. In fact, it's been so long a while that in the absence of the series several major squad-based titles have since then moved onto the scene and set new precedents and milestones for games of the this genre and won much praise among the militant masses. That said, enter "Commandos: Strike Force," the newest installment of the Commando series.
Excerpt: Some of you out there may remember the Commandos series on PC. It was a third-person action-adventure title that featured multiple playable classes on a single team. You had to coordinate and be extremely careful to complete missions. Commandos: Strike Force retains some of that, in that you get a sniper, a Green Beret, and a spy. They're all over-the-top and more than a little cheesy, but it fits the tone of the game. World War II is getting old.
Excerpt: Commandos Strike Force review Game Over Online - http://www.game-over.com World War II is getting old. We've gotten so many WWII games in the past couple years that we're in the middle of what is generally considered a glut. If you want your WWII game to stand out and do gangbusters, you have to come with something stellar. Mediocre just won't cut it nowadays. Commandos: Strike Force is the latest in the World War II genre. Is it the greatest? Not quite.
Conclusion: case of Commandos Strike Force, when it has sometimes too linear gameplay with too many invisible walls, mediocre graphics, and despite Xbox Live support, absolutely no online multiplayer opportunities whatsoever, an absolute sin for a FPS of any genre. However, as I said, despite being another in the long, long line of WWII FPS games, Commandos Strike Force does have some positive attributes.
Excerpt: Ahhh, the Commandos series. GF! editors know a classic series when we see one and had high hopes for the new Commandos Strike Force. However, it soon became apparent that a Commandos FPS is a bad idea. How bad? Well, let's just say we can think of a half-dozen other WWII shooters we'd play before Strike Force. Check Sean's review for the full gore.
Pros: ups: Takes the main idea from a great series ...
Conclusion: Unless you just have a dying urge to see the Commandos series go from being a strategy game to a FPS, then you are probably better off just skipping on past this game. The Xbox is a console that is rich full of great FPS, and this is a game that just gets the basics down and really feels like a game that aims low. So in the end, this is a game that shows signs of potential but never takes advantage of them.