Conclusion: Evolve is brilliant in the right circumstances and with the right people, but it’s hard to unreservedly recommend to everyone. Those with dedicated teams will get the most out of the game while those in matchmaking will find mixed results.
Excerpt: If you had to name the all-time top console first-person shooters, you might include the likes of GoldenEye and Perfect Dark on that list. Both Nintendo 64 classics were developed by Rare so wheno Perfect Dark Zero was announced as a launch title for the Xbox 360, there was no surprise it quickly...
Conclusion: Having been under pressure to make the launch of the 360, PDZ does feel a little rushed in certain areas, which is disappointing as it had a lot to live up to thanks to the original installment for Nintendo 64.
Excerpt: Perfect Dark Zero is the successor of one of the best games and shooters on the Nintendo64, Perfect Dark. Not only because of this, but also due to the fact that gamers are looking for a Halo-equivalent on Xbox360, the expectations for this launch game are extremely high.
Excerpt: It’s less than two months until the launch of the Xbox 360, can you feel the excitement? The biggest question on everyone’s mind has been what games will be available at launch. Of course the bigger question is can Rare actually deliver two games on day one.
Excerpt: I was programmed to hate Perfect Dark Zero from the start. Blame the e-crowd I hang out with who have, to a man, declared that anything post-N64 Rare is an affront to everything they hold dear.
Conclusion: I found other warts too, such as dead bodies that ricochet around the environment like ping pong balls should they fall into a spot of dodgy collision, little to no physics on water, screen tearing when rotating in highly lit or detailed areas, frame rate hitches in the pre-mission fly by’s, and...
Conclusion: Ultimately, your enjoyment will depend on your willingness to conform to the tastes of the ailing community found online. The single player game definitely won’t stand up to the likes of Call of Duty or Halo, but if you don’t mind the repetition of playing the same few maps over and over, you’ll...
Conclusion: Ultimately, what you make of Galactic Assault is highly dependent on your expectations. Though not the poster child for gameplay over graphics, it plays much better than it looks; don’t let screenshots deceive you.
Pros: Sold deathmatch setups; accessible and inviting; clear interface.
Cons: Restrictive campaign; turn-based strategy component can be dull; no online opponents.