This game- This game was one of the most magnificent Arcade games I have ever played. My review will go over the following:
The CAMPAIGN begins with you starting off at an 8th armored infantry base on a coastal-like planet, sure it seems like paradise, but that's before the Arm of Orion begins their assault on it. As you fight your way to the General of Section 8, the game's tutorial (voiced by MOTHER as the AI is called) begins to tell you a bit about some features your suit has. For instance, you can overdrive (a super sprint) from one place to another, in less than a minute, but at the same time you can jetpack into the air, and get a major air and distance boost. You then begin to figure out what is happening as the story progresses, and you begin to find out who the true enemy is. That's about all i'll say about the campaign, or else I might get too much into it and explain the whole thing. XD
The MULTIPLAYER can be changed from an 8, to a 16, to a 24, and then to a 32 versus conquest, or a 4 player survival-like game of Swarm. In Conquest, you fight as either the Arm, or Section 8. While in the middle of these battles, you will encounter Dynamic Combat Missions (a.k.a. DCMs). These missions can be used to turn the tide of battle, if you can complete them. For example, VIP: Protect the VIP from enemy fire while bringing him to the selected ally base. But that's only if you're on the VIP's team, the same works for the opponents except like this: Kill the VIP BEFORE he reaches his destination. I find the Mulitplayer unique and much different, but if you're like XboxEvolution, don't play it. Seriously, no joke, you'll suck at it (i'll tell you more about this at the end).
The CUSTOMIZATION is a bit more simple than some games nowadays (Halo: Reach would be the more advancec version), but you still can customize your armor, weapon rounds, armor modifications, etc. If you're a good ol' player of the original (and haven't changed your gamertag and actually got the game the day it came out if i'm correct), you'll unlock the Aegis armor as well as an armor modification, if you reached 25 and/or 50, you'll unlock an extra (one or two, depends how far you got) armor modification(s). There is an armor DLC, but I suggest not getting it, you can unlock 2/3 of the items just by 1 achievement (if i'm correct) and the other by easily ranking up.
The FEATURES in this game invovle even making your own match, choosing what you want in your match/ searching for one, customizing what you want in your HUD, volume (of course) with subtitles as well. There's so much in this small arcade title, in fact, I believe it's worth more than $15!
I would have to be honest, this wasn't the best review of all, i'm still learning my basic review skills, but after playing the game, I found it amazing, but, I did say I would tell you a bit about Xbox Evolved or whatever: The two guys who played were COD junkies, so if you're a COD junky and you won't let your mind adapt to a new gamestyle (and still can't figure out that red circles = bad things by the end of ONE SINGLE CONQUEST GAME), don't buy it, but other than that, I suggest you go out and get it, just make sure you have at least 2.0 Gigabytes worth of hard drive space, because even though it's an arcade, it takes up a lot of space.
Anyways, in all, I would lay it down like this:
Difficulty: 4 (get's a bit too hard for me)
Campaign: 4 (still has a bit of it's Sec 8 multiplayer tutorial roots, but that's cool with me)
Customization: 4.5 ( it's better than having to stick to a default class outfit, you know what i'm saying?)
So, overall, i'd give it a 9/10, but I can only give a 1,2,3,4, or 5 star rating so, it's gonna be 4 stars.