Review: Section 8

Writing a review about Section 8 is rather difficult. I’m so conflicted with this game. I played the beta for it way way back and I told the developers that the game needed a lot of work.

To tell you the truth, I have not played the full version yet, but I can tell you that if you are looking for a good single player experience, you should look somewhere else.

Section 8 is a hard game to review. It has so many interesting and well executed mechanics (and several poorly executed ones), but it’s broken by unbalanced fractions, obstructive objectives (DCMs) and maps that just fail.

That said, the running system is the best implementation of sprinting I’ve ever seen. It feels natural and looks amazing. Plus the ability to spawn anywhere isn’t too bad. Multiplayer was a lot of fun provided your team actually did anything. But the DCMs were too forced to make the game any fun.

All in all, this is a game you should not pay full price for. It is not worth anything over $10 dollars (judging from the beta).

Verdict: PASS