Review: The Club for Xbox 360

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I haven’t had a whole lot of time (enough to review it but haven’t finished it) to play this title from Sega, but what I can tell you is that it provides one with hours of mindless fun. It’s a much different approach to shooters then I’ve played and I’m on the fence about whether or not that’s a good thing. As I’ve said before, The Club is like “Bloodsport” and “Fight Club” combined. You’re invited into this underground event where you either pop a cap in someone’s ass or someone pops a cap in your ass. Kill or be killed. There are a handful of reasons why I’m limiting this to a mini-review and as I progress through the game if I find things that need to be updated or warrant a full on review then I’ll do so, but for now I think you guys can get by with the following info.

This game is all about scoring the most points. I know there are tons of you out there who get all competitive and get into a roid rage when you lose to your 5-year-old little sister in Halo 3. Each level in the Tournament requires you to obliterate enemies in a timely manner, but with a little bit of panache your points can go up exponentially. So the first thing you need to learn is to keep that twitchy hand of yours steady. It’s all about speed and accuracy with this game. A combo point system is triggered when you fire a round into a street sign adorned with a skull. But you need to act fast since the combo counter trickles down if you’re being lazy and not shooting people. For instance, if you do a forward roll into a room and manage to pull off a head shot and then another head shot then your points go sky high. On the flip side, if you run into a room like a chicken with its head cut off and fire away and get lucky then your combo chances go way down and you score less points. Simple enough, right? That’s because it is.

Like I said, The Club is perfect for hours of mindless entertainment. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of depth to this game. Once you finish all the game modes, you just keep playing them over and over again trying to beat your previous score. If you’re into that sort of thing then this is the perfect game for you. I had really high hopes for this game, but I’m on the fence about it now.

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