Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:44 am
If you have listened to the podcast from the beginning you probably know that I was a very big fan of the original Condemned for the Xbox 360. In my opinion it was a title that was overlooked by many during the launch of the 360 and is probably the scariest game that I have ever played. Well Condemned 2 is set for a March 11 release date. 1up recently posted some new information about its new on-line modes.
Personally, I am not sure Condemned 2 even needed on-line modes. I actually wish the developers had spent more time fine tuning the single player campaign and fixing its minor flaws (simplistic evidence tool use, etc.). But, both of the new modes ("Bum Rush" and "Crime Scene") do sound interesting. Working with a group of people to avoid a "Bum Rush" could be fun. But, I doubt it is fun that will last very long.Sega announced yesterday that the upcoming sequel will feature at least four multiplayer modes for online fun with up to eight other players. In addition to the traditional deathmatch and team deathmatch modes, Condemned 2 will have two very unique multiplayer options. "Crime Scene" is a team-based mode where one team of detectives makes use of the game's forensic tools to find evidence while the other team attempts to keep it hidden. In "Bum Rush," a team of human survivors must ward off constant attacks from a team of crazed homeless enemies.