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Operation Flashpoint: Elite Review
11 March 2010
Conclusion: Operation Flashpoint: Elite limits itself significantly by being nearly identical to its PC predecessor which was released more than four years ago. The game does a good job of offering some nice Xbox Live play and the added campaign missions will appeal to those who are starved for some seriously slow moving military incursions, but it’s a real shame that there hasn’t been more attention to the production values.
Excerpt: Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes is the sequel to last year's hit, Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders . The game gives us a better look at the lands of Bersia, and features a variety of improvements over the original, including new units and more playable characters. Filled with intense action and deep strategy, Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes takes the series to the next level!
Excerpt: Last year, a game was quietly released on the Xbox called Kingdom Under Fire Crusaders. The sequel to this under appreciated title is now available on the Xbox. Kingdom Under Fire Heroes is the latest title in this new franchise from Microsoft. This game has improved upon the past title bringing even a deeper gaming experience. This innovative game is still extremely fun and the online modes have even been expanded to allow for even more intense battles on Xbox Live.
Excerpt: Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes is definitely different than other games out there. It’s primarily an action game, but it has a healthy dose of real-time strategy and RPG elements thrown into the mix. It takes place in a fantasy world populated by hard-rocking humans, vampires, and elves, as well as various hard-rocking monsters and creatures. Why do they rock so hard?
Excerpt: was one of my favorite games of 2004. By combining elements from a variety of genres � hack-and-slash action, real-time tactics, and a tactical RPG-esque leveling and equipment system � it managed to achieve something fairly unique.
Excerpt: Hey kids, ever wondered what it would be like to captain a small unit of troops into battle and charge through ranks of orcs, dark elves and such like, hacking and slashing furiously, while simultaneously keeping an eye on the rest of the battle field and commanding your support troops accordingly?
Excerpt: The Kingdom Under Fire series, which started out on the PC from a Korean game maker, made a natural transition to the Xbox with last year’s critically acclaimed Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders. It was an ambitious title that was wrought with some rough edges. Many people have tried to bring the genius of real time strategy titles to consoles. Few, however, have succeeded in doing so.
Summary: Heroes doesn't take any chances with the Kingdom Under Fire formula, but it adds just enough to move the series forward--if only incrementally.
Pros: Great mix of action and strategy, Xbox Live support for up to six players, New units and playable characters, Six individual campaigns to choose from, Deep unit customization system lets you create an army of your own
Cons: Terrible translation gets in the way of the story, Sloppy camera control
Excerpt: exists as a solid opportunity for publishers Phantagram and developers Blue Side to build on their established foundations and add improvements to an already competent real-time strategy formula.