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#3482854 - 12/28/11 07:18 PM Is Section 8 any good?  
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It's on Steam sale for 2.49 and I was wondering if I should get it. Is it any good? Fast-paced action shooter or tactial slower-paced shooter?

I'm a bit weird in that I can tolerate 3rd-person perspective shooters but have difficulty with 1st-person perspective, especially those that are fast-paced ones.


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#3483138 - 12/29/11 02:18 AM Re: Is Section 8 any good? [Re: - Ice]  
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It's got some good concepts and is a fast paced first person shooter. Powered armour which is customisable at component level (ie it actually changes defense/recon/attack capibilities when you alter the mix of components), respawn is a reinsertion from high alt using your armour jets to brake and land as you feel situation requires. The maps in the original Section 8 are on the smallish side, Section8:Prejudice has bigger maps. Unfortunately the community around the game is (this is from my point of view) is more the twitch-shooter crowd rather than the SimHQ types. If it was played by SimHQers using tactics and teamwork it could be a lot of fun. Single player campaign is really just training as they didn't put a lot of effort into story line or voice acting which is a shame as the intro has a lot of promise which if fully carried through to the game would have given it a fair chance as a classic, the later SP campaign missions I found quite a challenge but again thats me. There is a skirmish mode against AI which can be quite fun but it's really a MP title. I guess at 2.49 plus download costs plus disk space it's not going to hurt too much if it turns out you hate it.........

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#3483304 - 12/29/11 09:13 AM Re: Is Section 8 any good? [Re: - Ice]  
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Thanks for that. Even though it's cheap, I don't like the idea of owning games I've no use for. I guess I'm skipping this one.


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#3483441 - 12/29/11 03:26 PM Re: Is Section 8 any good? [Re: - Ice]  
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Referring to Section 8: Prejudice

I enjoy it, but mainly the Co-op SWARM mode which, if you get a good bunch together is fun. True that most of the action is in the PVP/TVT arenas. Sometimes I can get into a SWARM (CO-OP) server, and if the other guys are good, I barely contribute more than a bot smile

Problem is you need to gain points in Multiplayer games (either CO-OP or adversarial) to level up and gain access to better weapons, better armor, so the really good players are not only really good Twitch players but are also leveled up.

I thought the SP campaign was fun enough to be worth the small amount of $$$. Since I only play the SP campaigns in the pure adversarial MP titles like the Medal of Honor/Battlefield things, if I get them for around USD 5.00 or less I feel it is money well spent for more hours of enjoyment than a movie at 2-3x the cost!

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#3483900 - 12/30/11 03:29 AM Re: Is Section 8 any good? [Re: - Ice]  
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I enjoyed the original release of Section 8 for the SP campaign. Nothing special too it, but fun. The MP action is frenetic, and reminds of old school Tribes, which is a good thing. Once the MP went to Gold members only, I cashed in my copy as I didn't have Gold at the time. Now that I do I might get it again, as the MP is good.

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