4 Shellshock 2: Blood Trails ReviewAza466 | 08/02/2009 | See all Aza466's reviews (1)Having played this game early I can honestly say that this game definately beats it's earlier entry Shellshock Nam 67. The first impressions of this game are good. Firstly it is now in 1st person and the graphics are obviously updated (now being on next-gen hi-definition). This is largely due to having a new developer. Also, the genre has changed from 3rd person action to 1st person psychological horror, hence the name Shellshock.The opening cinema see's you walking out of the jungle after attempting to recover a viral weapon dropped into the heart of the vietnam jungle. You and 5 others were sent in to find it but only return alive.The game then sets it's scene for the remainder of the game. You are a veteran war hero and now a deadly virus has plagued your unit and has made them all critically ill with some sort of strange RAGE. This rage makes them violent and paranoid, thus attacking you and trying to kill you on sight.Having finished the game also and not wanting to give away to much of the plot (or spoiling it for you) the reason you are not infected has something to do with you being immune to the virus.The game features 12 levels each lasting about 20- 45 mins long. A totla of 49 achievements for the XBOX 360 and PS3. For more casual gamers or gamers that are to keen on 1st person shooters it may take a little longer for you to complete. Altogether the game is a fairly average 10 hour life span which nowdays is quite average for your standard release.Shellshock has XBOX live compatiblility but obviously playing it early there has been no point in me playing it or seeing what there is to offer. The game offers quite a variety of different weapons but no vehicles and the genre change and perspective change has done the game good.Shellshock 2: Blood Trails is a game for anyone who has or has not played the first one since the storylines do not tie in together. This game is perfect for anyone is a fan of the horror genre or the first person genere and or is looking for a change.8/10 is the final verdict.!