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Wednesday February 21st 2007
Crackdown 5:05 am-
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Crackdown is a game for the Xbox 360 that just came out. I played the demo off of Xbox Live for quite a long time. The game has the type of free form do what you want gameplay that I enjoy. The story is very thin. Your are a genetically engineered super cop who is tasked with putting an end to the three gangs of Pacific City. You are free just to tear around the city as you see fit.

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There is a light rpg like system of five skills that raise in level as you go about your business of fighting the gangs in the city. Driving, Explosives, They are: Firearms, Strength, and Agility. All of the skills except Agility go up as you actually do each type of activity. Agility goes up when you find agility orbs that are scattered around the rooftop and hard to reach high up areas. Once your raise Strength and Agility a few times you start to feel like a superhero jumping around and picking up cars and tossing them at bad guys.

The graphics are worth mentioning because of the almost comic book look of the characters. It’s a blend of cell shading and realistic style graphics of other games. Below are some screens just to give you an idea of what it looks like:

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Just lots of fun. It has co-op join any time just like Gears of Wars and is a perfect game to play with a friend. It is worth mentioning that Crackdown comes with an invite for the Halo 3 beta test later this year. Which I’m sure more than a few people picked it up just for the Halo 3 beta. Either way I think it is a must have for the Xbox 360.

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CanaDan says:
February 21st, 2007 at 9:29 pm

I have also been playing the Crackdown demo, and will be picking it up when my funds allow it (if for nothing more than the Halo 3 beta!!).

A lot of fun, especially with the strength and agility upgrades… Jumping from rooftop to rooftop with ease, smashing the concrete when you land… Tons of fun, but definitely NOT a driving game… Needs a little improvement there.

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Turk says:
February 21st, 2007 at 9:45 pm

With Agility at 4 stars who needs a car?

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