Recently, I have randomly decided to try out a few games for Xbox 360. I will start of with Operation Homefront. I only played a multiplayer demo on Xbox live, however I got a good feel for the game. Graphics were incredible, and online gameplay capabilities were great. Huge games, with realistic battles and objectives make this game fun. I only played for a couple hours, but I felt like I could have played for many more. The only thing I didn’t like too much was the fact that it is similar to the Call of Duty series. The two games share game modes, weapon classes, and a similar gameplay. All in all, I really liked the game, and I do plan on purchasing it. It is more fun than Call of Duty, in that there are vehicles and other perks. I definitely reccomend this game.
Next, I purchased Just Cause 2. After playing a demo, full of non-stop action, I knew I had to buy it. Whether you are assassinating prominent military figures, or causing chaos by destroying government property, there is always something to do. The map is massive, with over forty square miles of area to explore, with many different vehicles ranging from planes to boats, cars, trucks, motorcycles, and ATV’s. The goal of the game is simple, cause chaos to unlock missions. Complete missions to beat the game. I have played the game for almost two weeks now. This is a decent game, but it is not spectacular. At first, the game seems like the greatest thing ever, but it gets really old, really fast. There are only a few ways to cause chaos, and it gets repetitive. The graphics are good, and I haven’t run into any glitches yet. The storyline is pretty interesting, full of varieties of missions. I enjoyed playing the game, but got tired of it after a couple days. Lets put it this way, I bought the game for thirty dollars. I think it is worth that, but I wouldn’t have bought it for the standard sixty dollars.
Lastly, I will talk about Test Drive Unlimited 2. TDU2 is an awesome game, but once again, it gets old after a while. With the improved graphics, and additional cars and locations, this game is designed to impress. It seems like exactly the same game as the original. The graphics are decent, and overall, I don’t have many complaints. When I say that, I mean I have one huge complaint, and that is the removal of motorcycles. Constant updates have not accomplished much. I feel like the game should have had more development time, and been released six months later. There are little bugs, and much room for improvement, which has not been addressed. I would reccomend driving enthusiasts to rent this game, but I wouldn’t buy it. It is fun, but if you aren’t a fan of driving games, then this isn’t for you.
As I said before, this was just an extremely brief description of a couple of games that I ran into. If you have xbox live, you should go look at available game demos, and just try some new things out. It is well worth it.