Sunday, November 28, 2010

Greg Hastings' Paintball 2 - Local Multi-Player Footage & Thoughts

Coffee Beans:
     Back in October, my wife and I tried the local multi-player in Greg Hastings' Paintball 2.  She doesn't really play FPS games, so she used the Classic Controller control options, because I thought the controls would be easier for her to learn.  We played a few rounds so she could get acquainted with the controls; and after playing a few rounds by ourselves, we then played a few with bots on each of our teams.

     Before we get to the video of the local multi-player in Greg Hastings Paintball 2, let's take a look at some features for the game's local multi-player.
     Greg Hastings Paintball 2 offers the same nine match types in its local multi-player, that are found in the game's "Single Player Exhibition" mode:
  • Elimination
  • Two Flag CTF
  • Single CTF
  • Point Capture
  • Assault
  • Recon
  • Sniper
  • X-Ball
  • RaceTo

     As for the options available to adjust in Greg Hastings' Paintball 2 local multi-player, here's a brief breakdown:
  • Gear Bag - Where you choose which paintball gun, barrel, mask, loader, etc., you will use in the matches
  • Options - General options tab, allowing you to choose match types, location & field, number of rounds, time limit, and team size
  • Bots - Select which difficulty you want the bots to be; five skill levels available to choose from
  • Equipment - Allows you to toggle pistols and grenades on/off; also allows you to choose between five different paint supply options for the matches: Standard, Blackjack, Single hopper/clip, Single Pod, Infinite
  • Rules - This section allows you to toggle options like Friendly Fire and Cheating on/off.  You can also select the weather & wind options here as well
  • Start - Starts the match!
     Below is the video of me versus Mrs. CoffeewithGames.  When you watch the video, I was the top screen - Player 1; she was the bottom screen - Player 2.  The location we were playing in the video was D-Day Adventure Park, in Wyandotte, Oklahoma.

Video & Paintball Field Info:
     The match was a "Two Flag CTF", which is when both teams have a flag on opposite sides of the field; with the objective being to "capture the flag" of the opposing team, and return it to your base.
     While the location we were playing at was D-Day Adventure Park, the field/map we were on was Normandy.  D-Day Adventure Park has five fields/maps in the splitscreen multi-player, in Greg Hastings Paintball 2:
  • Airfield
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise
  • Pegasus Bridge
  • Omaha Beach
  • Normandy
     If you're wondering what some fields at D-Day Adventure Park actually look like in real life, and if the game portrays them accurately, here are two quick images from their site,
Used with permission.  Click to enlarge.
     You can find many more pictures directly at their site, and if you didn't know, D-Day Adventure Park has the tagline and is known as being, "Home of the World's Largest Paintball Event!"  If you are new to the world of paintball, you may be interested in participating at D-Day Adventure Park's 2011 event from June 6 through June 12, 2011.  You can find more information at, or HERE.

     The local multi-player in Greg Hastings Paintball 2, on the Wii, has a crazy number of locations and maps you can play in.  There are twelve different locations, each having between 3-6 fields/maps.  You read that right, the game has more than 36 fields/maps for the local multi-player option.  While some maps are the same fields just expanded/roped off, or speedball courses with re-arranged bunkers, each field can be played with different strategies depending on the match type, objectives, and whether or not bots are being used.
         While the local multi-player is limited to two players, I think the ability to include bots was a great choice by the development team.  The bots really do add a challenge to the game, and can help even out the matches for inexperienced FPS gamers.  Going into the matches against Mrs. CwG, I thought I would easily win.  When we added bots to the matches, not all worked out as I thought; as the video shows.
         Depending on the experience of the player, you can select between five different experience settings for the bots.

         One issue we did notice was hit detection.  We experimented with shooting each other at close range, and it was interesting because when we were at point-blank range, the paintballs wouldn't hit us; it was like they were going directly around/through us.
         Now, it may have been a development choice to not register point-blank shots, because usually when participating in paintball events, a general rule is to try not to shoot an opponent at point-blank range.

         If anybody has any specific questions about Greg Hastings Paintball 2 on the Wii, please let me know.  I am still working my way through the game's single-player campaign, and once I finish it, I should have a more detailed video preview up for the game.

         Have any of you been to D-Day Adventure Park?  If so, what were you experiences there?  If you own Greg Hastings Paintball 2 on the Wii, what do you think of the local multi-player experience the game offers?

         If you are interested in Greg Hastings Paintball 2, the game is currently available on the Wii and Xbox 360, shown below.  The PS3 version will be releasing on the PSN in the near future.

    My copy of Greg Hastings Paintball 2 was provided by Majesco.


    1. Hey love teh game but it freezes a lot! is it the game disc or my xbox? please answere :( if you do it will make me :)

    2. @Bubbz907:
      I am playing the Wii version, just played some more last night actually, and I haven't had the game freeze on me that I can recall.

      It could be the 360, or the game on the my Wii version seems to be functioning properly.

      Thanks for asking, and hopefully the issue clears up and you can enjoy the game without any further problems!

    3. If anybody has any specific questions about Greg Hastings Paintball 2 on the Wii, please let me know. I am still working my way through the game's single-player campaign, and once I finish it, I should have a more detailed video preview up for the game.


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