Excerpt: The Outfit was stamped with promise from the offset, boasting unserious storytelling, larger than life characters, and a cocktail of action and strategy. It certainly sounds good on paper, but the end product is an unfortunate and unattractive one that – although fun – doesn’t manage to live up to its true potential and looks like the dogs regurgitated dinner (perhaps that’s a little harsh, although this is the 360).
Excerpt: What a surprise, another World War 2 game being released. Canadians Relic Games, the makers of the all popular Homeworld and Dawn of War games, brings us a fresher look at the war genre with a 3rd person/RTS (real time strategy) style of game along with a whole lot of destruction. While this may sound impressive, the main problem with this game is it tried to offer too much in such a small package.
Summary: With everything it tries to do, only a few of them were actually done right. The RTS share is fun fun fun! The single-player is inexcusable. The destruction and mayhem is visually decent at the beginning but will wear on the gamer after awhile. The squad-commands are bland and nothing to brag about. The Xbox Live is the best part of The Outfit though I find it that people will stop playing Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter for this.
Pros: 8 Player Multiplayer. Xbox Live is great. Neat idea.
Cons: Bad Character models, boring single player. WW2!
Outfit’s graphics are decent from a technical standpoint, and it does an
excellent job of exploiting the Xbox 360 hardware. There’s a lot going on in
the title, and the battlefields come alive with an excellent level of quality
evident throughout, with some light sourcing and bump mapping used to give
certain areas of the game a modern appearance. While individual objects look a
bit plain, the sheer amount of destruction more than compensates for this.
Conclusion: The graphics are still very good in many
respects. Trees cast realistic shadows; the
surrounding village burns as though it radiates
heat; vehicles explode with impact; buildings
blow up like the 4th of July fireworks. In the
audio department, The Outfit’s sound effects are
what gives the game its authenticity! The
explosion from tanks and buildings take you
right into the action.
Excerpt: Developed by Canadian-based Relic, The Outfit is a strategic action title that offers an impressive multiplayer experience and twelve painfully linear, single player levels. The purpose of the game is structured around capturing checkpoints which act as spawn points that unlock vehicles or weaponry. It's an easy concept to grasp, but the execution of a successful assault can often be troublesome if you choose to play it as a shooter.
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Excerpt: Neither a teeth-rattling action game, nor a highly cerebral strategy game, The Outfit tries to split the difference, effectively putting you in the role of both front-line grunt and field commander as you march across WWII-torn France. Cross-pollinating genres like this is tricky, and though it puts in a good effort, The Outfit doesn't quite pull it off, leaving both the action and strategy elements compromised.
Pros: Good multiplayer modes, "Destruction on demand" makes deploying gear easy
Cons: Shooting guns isn't fun, Graphically underwhelming, Single-player game gets predictable and repetitive quickly
Summary: This game has great character, literally. The 3 main characters add a lot to the feel of the game, and I actually was looking forward to the cut-scenes in between missions. 95% of each level can be blown up or flattened, which opens up the game a lot.
If you never believed me before, believe me now when I say this: Buy this game! At least download the demo on the Xbox Live Marketplace, and try it out. If you don't have Xbox Live, get it for this game.
Train them! Arm them! Then turn them loose on the Nazis!
31 May 2007
Summary: The Outfit is a third-person shooter that sneakily crosses over into RTS territory. You have three playable characters to choose between, their ultimate aim to capture strategic objectives dotted around 12 enormous missions.
Pros: Xbox Live co-op play environments, Loads of multiplayer levels, Destruction on Demand is original
Cons: A lot of repetition, Weapons aren't satisfying enough