Section 8 promised gamers a dynamic and innovative online shooter experience... and it almost delivered. Unfortunately it just couldn't compete with the established favourites such as Halo 3 and CoD: MW... and it tanked. Badly. However, ShopTo have slashed their price to £5.85; which is a saving of £3 compared to the next cheapest retailer, Tesco Entertainment.
Section 8 blends the traditional team deathmatch, conquest and domination modes into a single gametype known as Dynamic Combat Missions. The constantly fluctuating objectives make the online battles feel like an actual war rather than a friendly little match. Character customisation is top notch, and allows you to tailor your character to your specifications without relying on preset classes. Oh, and the ability to "drop in" to any position from orbit is a great tactical feature as well as a dizzying graphical spectacle in its own right.
The most disappointing aspect of Section 8 is the single player campaign. The box blurb promises an epic tale that fleshes out and humanises the Section 8 universe- but in actuality it's just an extended tutorial that fails to put the action into any real context. There was real scope to tell a great story about galactic expansion and civil war, but the opportunity has been sadly overlooked. The weakness of the singleplayer component put off most gamers from buying it at full price- and rightly so.
£5.85 is an excellent price for this title- but it certainly isn't for everyone. Why not try the Demo (available on Xbox Live Marketplace) and see what you think?
Thanks to davver99 at Hot UK Deals