May 05 xbox live, xbox, lancoza by Ebrahim Sadien
Xtival weekend was a bit of a damp squib. I did not find much to hold my interest other than the free Live Gold upgrade for the weekend. The competitions were only valid for UK residents and the other content took far too long to load.
I ended up playing Call of Duty Nazi Zombie mode until 3am on Saturday which was great fun. We managed to make it to level 11 but at that point our hideout became overwhelmed with berzerk zombies and we did not progress any further. Although the Zombie level is quite basic it is still quite challenging. You have to combine tactical offense and defense in order to progress. Keeping your barricades intact is critical as is managing your cash and weapon upgrades.
As you unlock different areas of the map , you have access to better weapons but the more areas that you unlock , the more access routes the zombies have to get at you. So far we have found the BAR and Trench gun to be the most useful. The BAR has good stopping power but the magazine is small and the reload time is a bit slow. The Trench gun also has good stopping power but also suffers from a slow reload time.
On the higher levels, the bayonet is useless and should have been made upgradable. There is a lucky draw gun case which has a few, very powerful weapons in it but so far I have 'won' a mixed bag including a snipers rifle, ray gun and revolver. At 950 a draw, the guns are not cheap and added to that, once the ammunition is depleted there is no chance to replenish it.
I am keen to check out the new zombie levels. They have been upgraded to include perks which improve reload time, accuracy and healing. The first map pack has been released which includes a new German zombie level and the second map pack will be released with a Japanese zombie level . With the good exchange rate, now is an ideal time to stock up on your Live points and get your Zombie on.