Review – Greg Hastings Paintball 2 (Xbox 360)
During this week I had the chance to sit down and play Greg Hastings Paintball2 from Majesco Entertainment. Now I will admit that I know nothing of paintball, but after playing this game I know I want to go out to the woods and get my survival game on. Here’s our review of the game.
Features and Gameplay
The game features a lot of paintball technicality within its gameplay. The game makes it easy to play for beginners and pros alike. With every match the rules and objectives are described to the player, so that he knows exactly what he is supposed to be doing. Also, the game pretty much lets you take it at your own pace, so you can kind of ease into the world of paintball.
Greg Hastings Paintball 2 lets you tackle it with two different game modes: a single player campaign where players create a team and enter matches on the road to victory, and a multiplayer mode where the aim of the game is just to win against opposing teams.
The single player mode is where it’s at in this game. You start off by recruiting players to form a team, and you take this team through three different paintball game types: woodsball, speed ball, and x-ball. Each mode has its own objectives and rules. Going through these matches earns you and your team cash which can be used to unlock new equipment, clothing, and training for your team. At any time you can swap out players with those from other teams, as well as equipment from said players. The aim of the game is to go to each challenge that your team is invited to, and win, making your team the top team in the world.
The multiplayer is really fun as well. You can play locally or online against other teams. You still have the same three game types as in single player, but you can participate in ranked matches in which you use whatever teams and equipment that are available. It’s fun to get online and compete with other players’ teams and duke it out. The multiplayer isn’t that deep, though.
Look and Feel
If you’ve ever played the first Greg Hastings Paintball, then you know what is in store in the graphics region. Even on a next-gen system the graphics aren’t the best. They honestly remind me of some early Xbox or PS2 graphics. I think they could have taken more time with the way the game looks, and really produced something great.
Now the feel of the game is pretty spot-on. The game takes everything from wind and weather into account when playing matches in either campaign or multiplayer. There are tons of things that affect your skills on the field such as wind speed, wind direction, rain, and others. When the developers were designing the game, they took their time when dealing with the game mechanics. This is what I found very interesting.
Greg Hastings Paintball 2 is a game that takes a bit to get into, but once you play it for a bit you get hooked. I found myself playing the game for hours, enjoying the online matches after tackling the difficult campaign. With all of the videos, and other unlockable content, this game is surely enough to keep your attention. Although the graphics aren’t the best and the multiplayer is a bit dry, Greg Hastings Paintball 2 is a great game to play when you want to have some fun.