The story here isnt anything new and groundbreaking, your usual Seek and Destroy objectives, but the way the missions are laid out is challenging and interesting. You begin with a tutorial that runs you through not only how to use your weapons but also goes over Cover Tactics. What are cover tactics you ask, plain and simple you need to master hiding and shooting from and around walls, barriers, and other objects you will come across as you run through your missions.
The goodies in Kill Switch are diverse and effective. Your basic weapon is a M4 Assault Rifle that can be upgraded with a grenade launcher; you will also come across AK 47s and AKUs. You also have 4 types of grenades at your disposal, the basic grenade, mini grenades, sticky grenades, and flash grenades. All the weapons if used at the right time and place are very well suited to the game and the missions. Your weapon selection is extended by the ability to use enemy turrets and other weaponry as found. You can also pick up health packs and ammo as you clear areas and pick up enemy artillery.
The Kill Switch maps are laid out in a Gauntlet type manner. Your missions are set in diverse places and scattered with spots to hide behind and attack from, and even a few hidden spots with extra goodies. Moving from place to place you can go at it in a stealth manner or you are able to just press the A button and dive behind objects. Enemies are scattered behind objects, on roof tops, and in windows, making it important to realize were fire is coming from and how many are coming your way. There is some thought involved in getting through each level of this game without getting drawn into a crossfire or pinned down in a corner. When I first started playing Kill Switch I didnt really think the game was going to be all that great, and while Im not ready to crown it as the end all be all of covert ops games, the developers did bring some originality and some intense challenges to a genre that can easily become stale and repetitive.
With all the goings on this month, it might have gone unnoticed by many that we are now in the second half of the month, which means Halo: Reach is now free as this months second Xbox 360 Games with Gold. If you dont have it, get it now!
If you play games on PC often and want to use your Xbox One controller, this might be the best choice for your second or third controller. Its ideal for PC gaming but will also work wired or wirelessly with your Xbox One.
This is the best news since Kinect Sports Rivals. I just have one question: Why isnt this feature in EVERY game that allows you to create your own avatar? Call of Duty Advanced Warfare and Destiny -- youve officially been put on notice.
Good console deals north of the U.S. border are hard to come by these days, but Walmart and Target continue to try and strike a balance. An Xbox One or Xbox 360 console purchase at Walmart this week will net you $50, $25 at Target (Xbox One only).
This long-awaited Kinect games been flying under the radar for some time now, but will be surfacing shortly. Brought to you by the creator of cult-classic Deadly Premonition, this quirky title can be played with Kinect or controller and is only $15!