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A little goes a long way with Modern Combat: Domination. For eight bucks Gameloft has concocted a decent FPS. Sure, it lacks originality and the controls are somewhat primitive, but all the fundamentals for a decent online experience are there. They’ve even tossed in an offline option, which gives you a chance to sharpen your skills for competitive play. One of the largest selling points attached to this title aside from its bargain bin price, is the fact that it supports the PlayStation Move. That alone will make you consider purchasing MCD, but is it actually worth your money? Or should you use your eight dollars to buy lunch instead?
Look and Feel
When you fire up MCD you’ll feel right at home. The menus are simple and easy to navigate, and getting into a match is pretty straightforward, but you will encounter some fairly lengthy load screens. Speaking of matches, you can play up to 8v8 and all the basics are there: deathmatch, domination, team deathmatch, escort, extraction, and attack and defend. Some of these game types are map specific. The game’s ranking system is simple and plain. You kill enemies and earn cash to buy equipment, which you unlock as your skill level increases. Now as far as the overall presentation the game looks more like a polished Wii title. This isn’t a bad thing, remember this is a PSN game and not a full retail title, so it actually looks alright for what it is. The standard controls are what you’ve come to expect from a FPS using the the PlayStation’s DualShock 3, but they can be a bit clunky at times. As far as using the PlayStation Move, it takes a bit of getting used to. The controls can be very sensitive and somewhat frustrating. I’d like to revisit them when the PlayStation Sharp Shooter becomes available, but for now I’d say stick with the DualShock.
Keeping it short and simple, the game is fun, but it can get repetitive. This is truly a meat and potatoes game, with no dessert. You will run around shooting people in the face and if that’s your pleasure there shouldn’t be a problem. I’d say don’t expect this to be a Call of Duty killer or replacement. This is the game you wanna pull out for a quick online fix. The game is also good if you wanna see how it feels to play a FPS with your new Move controller. If you’re the thrifty type download the demo first, but if eight bones isn’t too taxing on your pocketbook, just buy it. You’ll get your money’s worth for the most part.
Final Verdict: 7.0 out of a possible 10
We’ve seen some clones in our day, but this MWF wannabe just might get our money! Modern Combat: Domination coming from Gameloft will run you eight bones on the PSN and also will support the PlayStation Move. Take a look although you may find yourself asking, “haven’t I played this one before?”