Excerpt: We’re at a stage now where every Xbox 360 release is weighted with tons of anticipation. We’re all excited about what the 360 is truly capable of and expect each release to give us more insight than the last title. The 360 is slightly lacking in the Massively-Multiplayer department as well – only COD 2 and Perfect Dark Zero offer something similar.
Conclusion: As I mentioned before, this is one hell of a great looking game. The player models look strikingly similar to their real-life counterparts (although there are a few creepy exceptions), and the animations are greatly improved over last year’s title. The lighting and weather effects are top-notch, too, although there are times when it looks like batters are stepping to the plate in a wind tunnel.
Conclusion: There’s a pretty full lineup of military-based games coming out for the current Xbox, but I’d take a look at Battlefield 2: Modern Combat before deciding on the next item for your library. The combination of an intriguing campaign mode and large-scale multiplayer action for up to 24 players is hard to mess with, at least in terms of the late-model combat stuff.
Excerpt: After waiting for what seems like an eternity, Brute Force finally hit store shelves last week. Brute Force has been hyped like nothing else, with many pushing it as “the next Halo”. Despite the fact that it does not live up to this title, it is still a fantastic game that is worthy of being in any Xbox gamers library. The reality of not quite living up to it’s hype does not mean anything in the long run; Brute Force is still a great game.
Conclusion: Overall Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is a solid FPS, which will offer enjoyment mainly to people who’ve not played the last-gen version. The game’s shown little graphical improvement since then, and I would like to see more from EA to make their games that extra bit special.
Excerpt: While Battlefield 2: Modern Combat doesn’t push the 360’s hardware to the extremes, the graphics in EA’s latest first person shooter are certainly worth noting. The environments all look great, and the player models shine in the same manner. It’s not to say, however, that the game isn’t without its graphical glitches. The most notable is in the horrible shadows that are generated from the environments.
Excerpt: Developer – Digital Illusions (DICE) Publisher - Electronic Arts Features 1-24 Players Online Leaderboards EDTV 480p Support HDTV 720p Support HDTV 1080i Support Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround The Battlefield franchise continues with the latest instalment titled Battlefield 2: Modern Combat. It has already been released on the PC, Xbox and PS2, so it was about time we got a version for the Xbox 360.
Excerpt: The Battlefield series on the PC pretty much does what most men want from a video game. It lets you play a soldier, armed with a load of guns, grenades and gadgets, and then throws in a load of army vehicles. It's a total war experience that few other games have come close to matching, and an experience that, on a console, nothing has come close to. Battlefield 2: Modern Combat attempted to bring the series to consoles last year, but didn't quite pull it off.
Excerpt: Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, an introduction. After enjoying an immense amount of popularity on the PC it was inevitable that the series would eventually find its way on to the various console formats. In the latter stages of 2005, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat arrived on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox consoles. Whilst there were some similarities between the game and the PC version of Battlefield 2, they were very different games that had nothing to do with each other.