At a recent demo, I played the 360 version of the game. Controls felt good, with walking assigned to the left stick and shooting to the right. I lobbed grenades and launched super attacks with other buttons; the arsenal held my interest. Vehicles should be a big part of the game, too. In my demo, we drove in an armored truck, shooting from our different seats, and floated down a river raft. Hopefully the full game will feature lots of these breaks, since on-foot battles could grow monotonous.
%Gallery-18256% The graphics followed a slightly stylized, animated look, with crisply defined edges on characters and objects. Other visuals looked good, showing subtle depth-of-field blur and heat effects. The jungle setting was polished.
Commando 3 seems like a sharp -- although not-unique -- scrolling, multiplayer shooter. Fans of this genre will likely find a strong title, but it might not stand out in a crowded market. Still, Street Fighter fans could do worse for their golden ticket.
- Key specs
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- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 250 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Gyroscopic
- Video outputs HDMI (v1.3), RCA / composite
- Released 2012-09-25
Microsoft Xbox 360