I just got home with RTCW for the Xbox and I played it for about an hour or so. I played a lot of RTCW on the PC so I wasn’t sure if it would still be fun. God was it ever. I jumped online and the first thing I noticed is how much faster the game is. I don’t just mean like the frame rate is faster or you run faster, both of which are true I mean the gameplay is much faster. It seems to me like the bar that allows you to perform class specific special abilities builds up much faster than it did on the PC. Lots more air strikes but also lots more health and ammo being dished out.
I experienced no lag at all on a server with 16 players on it. It almost felt like I was playing system link the connection felt so good. The voice chat was awesome as well. You can set your “radio” to a couple different frequencies that will allow you to communicate with your entire team or just specific squads. Oh, and when someone talks a little icon appears above there head. Brilliant. So when someone yells that they need ammo I get a visual clue as to who I need to dish out the goods to.
I haven’t even checked out the new multiplayer levels or the new single player stuff. I’m excited to give the Co-op a try tomorrow with Tycho. If you never played the PC version you gotta get RTCW, it will knock you out. If you did play the PC version it seems to me like there is enough here to make it fresh.
Oh and I forgot to mention that I saw Better Luck Tomorrow last week and it was awesome. I would not be surprised if you haven’t heard of this movie as they don’t seem to be pushing it very hard. Do yourself a favor though and go check it out.