Excerpt: When you know next to nothing about a game prior to it arriving in the post, you tend to go into it expecting the worst. It's hard not to wonder why said game hasn't received the usual pre-release press tour and why only a handful of screen shots, and even less video footage, have been released.
Conclusion: Especially when there is a ghost showing up, people popping up like you know them. The game is just terrible on delivery. Zombies are always good, Left 4 Dead, Dead Rising. This is epic fail. Achievements: 2/10 Standard list. But 15 points for beating this game twice?
Conclusion: Chances are good that you won't hate ShellShock 2: Blood Trails. But odds are also high that you won't particularly enjoy it, either, due to the frustrating controls and the forgettable game design.
Pros: A few good scares, along with some unsettling gore.
Cons: Dumb enemies, Terrible controls make accurate aiming almost impossible, Simplistic levels based around triggering spawn points, Short single-player campaign, No multiplayer.
Summary: " Shellshock 2: Blood Trails " seems to be a missed opportunity in every respect. From the opening cut scenes the game does offer promise however the poor graphics and gameplay let the overall game down in a big way.
Excerpt: Um. Right. So. It went a little something like this. I'm not exactly sure what happened here. It's a game released by one of the most prolific publishers in the world, and developed by the company that did the excellent Alien vs Predator franchise.
Conclusion: Another day, another game about the horrors of conflict. For the six of you that still care about wanting to trudge through a true Vietnam War setting, the choice is simple – you either play Shellshock 2, or sit through the four hour cut of Apocalypse Now whilst daubed in body paint and playing The...