J. Montes over at Hudson has written an article on why Bomberman: Act Zero is not going to suck, and while there are some valid points, many in the community are still sure that this game is going to be crappy.
3. EIGHT PLAYER MADNESS!
Let’s be honest – who the hell buys Bomberman for the single player experience?? Even people with no friends can pull random strangers from the street for a game. Sure, the Saturn version had 10 player support, but it wasn’t online and unless you had a big TV it was pretty tough to see what was going on (people don’t seem to remember that). Most Bomberman games since then have only supported four players. Well, because Act: Zero has a large playing field, the eight players dynamic really works!
2. GLOBAL ONLINE PLAY
Not since Bomberman on the PC have players been able to compete online and worldwide from the US! Log into Xbox Live and you’ll see players from Australia, Canada, and Japan all hanging out in the lobby, waiting to get their death match on! With little to no lag (depending on your ISP), Act: Zero is exactly what you’d expect from a fun Bomberman game.
1. IT’S BOMBERMAN!
Underneath that rugged metal exterior is the same Bomberman you know and love! Really! One go at it online and you’ll realize the gameplay is classic Bomberman. It may be dressed as an angst ridden cyborg, but I assure you the fun factor that’s made Bomberman such a blast to play for more than 20 years is still there!
I will wait and see how the game turns out. Hopefully better than most people are giving it credit for.
Source: Hudson Entertainment.