Summary: “Brown shooters” of the Gears of War and Call of Duty class are easy sellers in the gaming market, but they can get pretty bland and repetitive. Shoot this, move on to the next checkpoint, use the obvious chest-high walls for cover, rinse and repeat; these are the basic elements of this sub-genre...
Excerpt: Scourge: Outbreak is a third person shooter where you basically shoot everything and anything that moves. The four main characters each have unique abilities and a back story that is revealed through flashbacks as the story progresses.
Pros: Nice bonuses when ranking up; low price
Cons: Unoriginal story; bad voice acting; enemies take too much damage before going down no matter where or how often you hit them
Conclusion: We've seen this type of third-person action game before, and done better at times. Scourge: Outbreak does bring the action it promises, but also brings some flaws with it that hurt that action.
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Pros: It’s short, Fun in a bad kind of way, Colourful
Cons: Completely generic and uninspired, Boring, unsatisfying gameplay, Terrible sound design, Stupid AI
Excerpt: Scourge: Outbreak is the newest shooter title to make its way over to Xbox LIVE Arcade via developer Tragnarion Games and publisher UFO Interactive. The game has been in development for quite a while, but many fans will recognize it for its narrative that features a clash of human and alien factions...
Conclusion: There’s no good reason to play Scourge: Outbreak. It functions (sort of), I’ll give ‘em that. But realistically, and even at a cheaper asking price, why would anyone ever want to play this game?
Excerpt: We have all been lured into buying a game at some point – often by a mate – on the promise of a great four player co-op, or a multiplayer game that they’ve seen and been left bitterly disappointed when we’ve purchased that said game.