Finally your wait is over, and now Xbox 360 fans can get their hands on the new Onslaught mode for Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Onslaught Mode delivers the first online co-op Battlefield action to Xbox 360! Up to 4 players can team up and put their squad skills to the test across 4 enhanced multiplayer maps, fighting against enemy land, sea, and air forces such as the new Mark V SPECACT boat. Work together to secure and hold a series of capture points in the quickest time possible and compare your stats on the Onslaught Leaderboards against your friends and other players across the community.
Let's get this down first, the action is packed. You are always being swarmed with enemies and having 3 other friends there is that much better. You can play by yourself, but being a lone wolf in a mode made for co-op is a bad idea. I started off my experience on Nelson Bay, and within about 20 seconds I had saw about 8 enemies in my sights. All my teammates stayed close and we were able to clear out and capture all the points in about 6 minutes. I will now breakdown a couple points on the Add-on:
This mode is completely team oriented, especially when you start bumping up to higher difficulty levels. My first 3 games, all my teammates were medics. I noticed that it was much better to have at least one of every class, because since we didn't have much blast power, a couple of us died from vehicles.
I ran into 0 people with mics for quite a bit. Yes, NONE. This is upsetting, because like Gears of War's Horde mode or Halo: ODST's Firefight mode, communication is critical. There were a couple points that I had been killed and had been yelling at my teammates to come revive me, and no one was there.
I was then put in a match with one guy having a mic. It was very much more enjoyable as him and I set up ways to kill the enemies. It basically added a much better experience.
The game play seems very much still like the single and multiplayer. Nothing really changes, which was expected. I did notice that even on easy the enemies were smarter. I had a few enemies hiding with snipers that I just plain couldn't find till I ran around. The visuals played a big role in the game play, because like on Nelson Bay, the darkness added a completely whole new touch on where people were, and how you can get around. Running around in the shadows helped you get to vantage points to fire and capture the enemy points.
All-in-all, It is a fun experience. Beating your times and finding new ways to go about makes this mode a fun experience. The community in Battlefield, for some odd reason, lacks mics which makes Onslaught boring at times, and takes away from the whole team concept. You can play with 3 non-mic people and still enjoy it if they are good teammates. But for most people styles, running around and hearing your teammate yelling for support or to be revived is just exhilarating!
Dice seems to love their fans by only making this whole new mode 800 points. It is also a very quick download which surprised me (956 KB). To rate the mode out of 10 stars, I would give it an 8:
+ Smart enemies
+ Fun times trying to find new ways to succeed
+ With team communication, it makes it a great experience
- If team does not have mics' you loose a big part of the mode
To download the new Onslaught mode for 800 points, click the following link (Then click Download to Xbox 360) - marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/gam...
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