X-Squad - (PS2) PlayStation 2 [Pre-Owned]

Electronic Arts

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Details: Amazon.com In X-Squad, you play a character named John G. Ash. He was at the top of his class at West Point, where he excelled in both marksmanship and urban-combat simulation. Feeling the need to be rebellious, Ash went off on his own and formed a team of problem-solvers, X-Squad. While it's possible to snap off some curt little orders to your squad mates, their intelligence is a bit too artificial to be of much use to you. Luckily for you (although not for the game), you don't actually have to depend on them to finish any particular level of the game. If you were dependent on their assistance, you'd probably never live to see the sun rise on the game's final level.X-Squad does make good use of the PS2 controller's two analog joysticks. The left stick controls the general movement of the character, while the right stick is used for turning the character and aiming the weapon. You'll have fun shooting up enemies, unlocking puzzles, and fragging level bosses, but the game won't provide much challenge. Setting the game's difficulty to "expert" might cause you to break a sweat. In all, X-Squad is a decent game, but it would have been better, had its story and characters been allowed to percolate a bit longer. In some ways, it's amazing that Sony actually allowed EA/Square to proceed with a concept that must have seemed, at one time, to be rice-paper-thin. But, if you're in the mood for a simple arcade shooter, a fun time definitely can be had here. --Todd MowattPros:Competent design, and reasonable level layouts Cons:Seemingly rushed gameplay offers little challenge Uninspired and emotionless characters Product description This item comes with game, game case and manual. Item shows slight wear from use. Jewel case might be a replacement and might include replacement jewel case artwork. Bonus downloadable content may have already been redeemed. This item can be a great addition to your game collection both to play and display! Review X-Squad (or X-Fire in Japan) for the PlayStation 2 is the first original title developed by the Japanese team of Square/Electronic Arts, which has previously been limited to only releasing EA's US titles in the overseas market. The game is a third-person shooter where you take the role of a special forces leader and lead a group of soldiers in the investigation of a town that's been struck by a mysterious virus following a meteor shower. The game takes advantage of the PS2's graphical capabilities by using effects like motion blur, multiple lighting, smoke/explosion effects, and other similar eye candy effects. X-Squad runs smoothly at a constant frame rate, and the character polygons are some of the smoothest seen on the PS2 yet, but the graphics still don't fully live up to the system's potential. The game also features voice-overs from popular anime voice talents instead of the odd-humored English dialogues found in other titles out in the market, which is very effective. X-Squad's control scheme makes use of both analog sticks on the Dual Shock 2, with the left stick as forward/backward/strafe and the right stick to look around - similar to using a mouse on the PC. Although it feels a bit quirky at first, you'll quickly get the hang of it after playing the first stage. There are several checkpoints in each level where you will restart if you die, and you can save your progress after you've cleared each stage. You gain points after each stage based on your remaining health points, shot accuracy, and how long you took to clear the stage. Points are like money in the game, so the more points you receive, the more you can spend on new weapons and armor. Though X-Squad has some good ingredients, it feels like it could have been better with more time in development. The game is fun in the beginning, but becomes a bit tedious after a few stages. It's similar to old FPS titles such as Doom and Quake where you run around hitting switches to unlock doors - elements that were exciting enough back in

Features:

  • This item comes with game, game case and manual. Item shows slight wear from use. Jewel case might be a replacement and might include replacement jewel case artwork. Bonus downloadable content may have already been redeemed. This item can be a great addition to your game collection both to play and display!

Release Date: 05-18-2007

Brand: Electronic Arts

EAN: 014633142372

 

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