I finished this one on accident. I mean, I meant to play Section 8: Prejudice, and I fired up the campaign that I had in progress from the last time I played it, but I didn’t realize it was so close to the end. As in, it was the last level. I steamrolled it because I found out afterward the difficulty for the whole campaign was set on easy. I can’t remember if that was the default or if I even had a choice in the matter.
Anyway, Section 8 is a lot like the Tribes games. You have a jetpack, a couple of weapons, selectable loadouts, large maps, lots of players. The single player is nothing like the multiplayer. It’s just a linear tour through some level geometry. One of the neat things about it is that everything drops out of the sky rather than materialize out of thin air. Kind of like Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, which was an amazing game. It’s a little ugly, but probably on purpose because of the intended high player counts. I just browsed a few of the game modes, and I saw 9 players on a 32 max map, and that was the most populated server.
3 robot men falling out of the sky out of 5