- Fun factor
When I first saw Special Forces Team X my initial reaction was “Oh great, another team based shooter, here we go again” and boy was i ever wrong. Special Forces Team X is anything but the conventional, even the title itself seems to poke fun at everything that’s wrong with modern shooters and i was amazingly surprised by the sheer fun factor that is had when playing with a good team, which is one place where Special Forces Team X really shines.
One problem that I have seen on the PC version is a lack of active players in the US during some hours of the day, although considering the creators of this cool little game don’t appear to have done much in way of promotion this is not really surprising.
The game rewards teamwork heavily, with bonuses provided for sticking together and watching each others backs, this combined with a very familiar feeling and fluid cover mechanic makes for an extremely rewarding experience when playing with a good team. As far as sound is concerned, it works, guns sound like guns should, as do grenades, gruff soldiers let everyone know that they are reloading and such, however a lack of voice chat is a bit sad for a team centric shooter such as this but one would hope this could be addressed in a patch, as the developers have already shown their support with a recent patch in order to resolve some minor issues.
Another unique positive factor is the map creation process, which sees players voting on small sections of the larger map which results in a unique experience each time, in addition the maps themselves being randomized do not lend themselves well to campers, which is always a plus.
As to the Eye Candy…, the cell shaded visuals are rather refreshing as well and provide a nice bright, colorful environment in which to unleash havoc using the large variety of unlockable and special weapons at your disposal, such as grenades of several types, airstrikes, RPGs, miniguns and freaking attack dogs. Yea, this game lets you sick attack dogs on your enemies, how cool is that?
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Overall a solid $15 title for some beautiful, brutal team based mayhem.
Special Forces Team X is available right now on Xbox Live Arcade and Steam platforms.