Conclusion: Being a brawler is fine, there’s nothing wrong with a game that lets you beat on people relentlessly, especially if the people beating on one another are long term rivals; the pirates and the ninjas. But there are also robots and zombies (two more favorites of the internet forum-addicted) and the visual designs of them all are cute enough. They all have weapons and special attacks, but again, what does that have to do with dodgeball?
Conclusion: Another issue is that the camera perspective is fixed to whatever the designers chose should be your viewpoint (moving the Right Stick delivers an evasive dash in that direction, not a perspective change, which takes some getting used to..though the dash is very helpful in saving your skin). Therefore, when you’re circled by some big enemies, it might be hard to see when another foe is winding up for a strike.
Conclusion: This game is good with lots of things new to arcade platforms, but i think we need to have some real Pro's & Con's here: Pro's *A good story-line with lots of games to be played *Detailed enough to figure out what-the-heck you're doing *A multi player feature along with some arena play if you already beat the campaign *Surprisingly easy achievements especially for an arcade games Con's *Nobody likes to play arcade games online (with the exception of Spades, Uno, or...
Conclusion: Xbox Live games have been going up in price lately. Those games that are costing more are well worth it. Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball is a cheaper game, but for 800 points I think you are getting ripped off. This game was supposed to be the big game that made Gamecock popular. The only thing Gamecock has going for it right now is a slew of real bad games that won’t change the gaming industry.
Conclusion: Sound is where the game is the least impressive. The music gets repetitive and a little annoying,especially when it continues to play during gameplay. Luckily we have been given the option to turn the music down or listen to custom soundtracks (as with every 360 game). The characters also have no voices other than the grunt sounds they make when being hit by a ball.