A bland and buggy multiplayer shooter.
Special Forces: Team X doesn't quite hit the mark.
Special Forces: Team X is a third person shooter for XBLA. It is developed by Zombie Studios, the same guys who produced Blacklight: Tango Down. The game focuses only in multiplayer warfare. The game handles a bit like Ghost Recon. You can sprint,hop into cover,blind fire, etc. It works well enough and feels fluid most of the time. There's all the basic game mode types. From Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, aswell as objecitve based modes like Capture the flag. It's nothing new to the multiplayer genre, but the game does have a few interesting ideas up it's sleeve. Unforchanatly, those ideas are not excicuted very well.
Firstly, attack dogs can be used to hunt down your foes. This is one of many perks that you can unlock and equipt as you rank up. Some time your dogs will run off and make a kill, while other times they will stand still like a stuffed animal. Enemies could be standing right next to one and not even more. I found this happen on many occasions, making it fustrating rather the fun to use.I did have some fun, however. For example, some maps offer some powerfull weapons throughout. One of them is a chainsaw, yes, a chainsaw. Picking it up and charging at your foes, while cutting them into little pices is amusing to watch. Not many games allow it, and it's cartoony styled visuals make it stand out, with blood spashing out. It is very gory, and body parts will drop of your enemies. Sniper rifles certainly dont go well with the head.
It's cel-shaded visuals are certainly striking, but the maps themself are not that interesting. What is interesting, is the fast you can change different areas of a map. While the loading screen is present, players can vote for which section of the map they want. This then given you different areas to explore. It a very neat idea, and it's nice to see something new. The problem is that they all feel very samey. It's not long before they become tiersome, aswell as it's shooting. There are a lot of unlocks to keep you playing, but it's tiersome kicks in fairly fast, and the unlocks might not keep you interested for very long.
Special Forces: Team X has some interesting ideas, it's just a shame they are not well implemented. Theres a nice veriaty of unlocks to keep you playing, but it's buggy nature and glitches spoil it all.