Section 8: Prejudice is a sci-fi first person shooter developed and published by TimeGate Studios. Think of space marine games like Halo or Killzone and you have an immediate idea of Section 8: Prejudice’s presentation. The full game released today (April 20) as a downloadable arcade title for PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 for $9.99 or 800 microsoft points.
When you first start the demo for Section 8: Prejudice your taken to the main menu with two basic choices. You either play “Campaign” or “Conquest”. There is also a 4-player co-op mode called “Swarm”. My guess the latter is like Firefight or Horde mode. I picked campaign which turned out to be a great idea since it had a tutorial. Apparently the full game has a five hour single player campaign.
The single player campaign starts off with a decent cutscene telling you the background story of the Section 8: Prejudice. Apparently, Earth’s resources ran low and everybody had to venture out to new planets. There we teraformed a new but hostile world and established a military structure on planet “Atlas”. Through some bickering between the military leaders the military would soon disband. Becoming separate private military entities. One of those companies would be called “Section 8″.
The story mode started off with a really good tutorial at Section 8′s base. I learned how to shoot, This game has strong auto aim. Hacking and using the repair tool. You can rebuild turrets that you destroy in Section 8. There are jetpacks that are easily used when leaving down the jump button. The suit is cool. It kinda looks like something Master Chief wears. When you sprint “automatic overdrive” is activated after a few seconds. The latter is cool, you go from first person view to a super speed third person view running really fast.
After the tutorial section your then thrown into a battle. Your base is being invaded by Section 8′s main enemy “Arm of Orion”. At this point, you have two military factions fighting on a base. Section 8: Prejudice single player campaign seemed well thought out. Decent graphics and sound design. Like i alluded to earlier. The full game has a five hour single player campaign which sounds good for a $10 game.
Next up we have “Conquest”. Conquest is a multiplayer mode thats similar to warzone in Killzone 3. 32 player battles with big maps and multiple class systems makes up the bulk of Section 8′s multiplayer. For the demo you only have 30 minutes to play Conquest. Yea there is a timer lol. The different classes included Engineer, Recon, Infiltrator, Guardian, Artillery and Assault.
I played with the Assault and Guardian classes. The Guardian was cool he was fitted with a huge lmg and missile launcher. Each class has a specific trait and serves the team in its own way. When you deploy, your dropped out of a futuristic dropship with no parachute. The latter was sweet. The multiplayer in Section 8: Prejudice was fun. Its like a space marine version of Battlefield Bad Company 2….just not as good though.
If your into space marine first person shooters like Halo and Killzone 3. Check out the demo for Section 8: Predjudice on PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox Live.