We told you last week that Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst was due for release on this day and sure enough, here it is. Fetching for a very reasonable $2.99, the Xbox Live app looks to bring geolocation and asynchronous gaming (aka turn-based multiplayer) to Windows Phone. Very exciting, indeed. (See a video discussion with the developers + footage here)
Overall, we like what we see and you can give it a spin from the Marketplace yourself. Hit us up in comments on your thoughts of the game!
Grab Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst here (opens Zune).
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Well i got up this morning and downloaded the game, i'm liking it so far. The only problem i have and its a real pain is that everytime my screen locks, go to start the game from the games hub, or accidentally hit the home button, well it starts back up i have to do the tutorial all over again. Anybody else having to do this?
Once you get past the tutorial and complete the same tutorial for your first base then when starting the game you can go to your own base. This took me several tries to figure out.
Picked it up this morning, have been playing ever since. I think the coolest part so far was that I set up a base in paris, came back to it a couple hours later and it was nighttime in the game coinciding with actual time there. The recon car had its vehicle lights on and it lit up the landscape, pretty cool
So Far this game has been awesome. I received a weapons upgrade and achievement just for going to the bookstore with my wife. It kinda sucks that you have to play the facebook and 360 game to unlock 2 achievements. I am gonna get into the metal on it a bit more and should posting a review in a week or so. Pretty addictive so far.
I can't even start the game. I tap play and it says loading and stuck on that screen forever. I have a Samsung Omnia 7. Anyone else with this problem? UPDATE: It seems to be working now. Uninstalled game, reset phone, re-installed game.
Ordinarily I wouldn't have paid $3 for a game with so little to offer before you have to buy, but I went for it anyway. I have to say it's been more entertaining than I expected. My initial post-purchase experience was not good, however. It took forever before I could connect to the servers. Without the servers, the app is a waste of bits. A guy can only play the tutorial so many times! I was hoping/expecting that my bases would be able to see each other and help each other. But that doesn't seem to be the case, as is evident when scrolling from one to where the other should be. I was thinking of going for the Xbox 360 version because of the interaction between the it and Project Sunburst, even if limited. But reviews on that one aren't the best.
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