After a busy holiday season, I'm back with a new review for Breach, a new multiplayer FPS on XBLA. With a focus on destructibility and more realistic gameplay, Breach tries to carve out a niche of its own amongst the heavy hitters on the Xbox 360. There is a leveling system that is very comparable to the typical Call of Duty system that also rewards you with credits that you can spend on the actual upgrades for your character's weapon mods, perks, and gadgets to best compliment your play style. There are five multiplayer modes that include most of the familiar types of modes that you'd expect along with hardcore versions of each mode that limit the HUD and your health to offer a more challenging experience.
"Breach is an enjoyable online multiplayer FPS for XBLA with all of the bells and whistles that youíd expect, but it will have to gain an audience quickly to make it worth a purchase for $15. It canít compare to the retail shooters that outclass it in every aspect, but the cheaper price point and the content that it does have puts it more in line with Battlefield 1943. Compared to Battlefield 1943, Breach has more maps, classes, modes, depth, and unlockables for the same price, but 1943 definitely has the kind of dedicated audience that Breach needs. With that in mind, itís hard to recommend this game at launch because the multiplayer could easily die out like most XBLA games, so you should definitely check out the demo to get an idea of whether Breach is up your alley and to see how the community takes to it this early in its life."
Breach for the Xbox 360 received a Demo It Recommendation. You can read the full review at SmashPad here