MasonicGamer.com - Competitive shooters have been around for quite some time. From the age of GoldenEye, through Halo and Unreal Tournament, right up to Battlefield and Call of Duty, there’s nothing like the thrill of annihilating other gamers with your supreme skill and tactics. As fun as cinematic, plot-driven campaign modes can be, competitive multiplayer tends to keep fans around for far longer, as there’s always someone new to challenge. To be honest, I’ve never really taken the time to master this style of game, but was still very excited to try out Hybrid, the recently-released XBLA shooter from the creators of Scribblenauts.
Hybrid is a shooter with some definite deviations from the norm. For a start, there’s no single player mode – it’s entirely online, and played exclusively in 3 vs. 3 matches. The second main change in the gameplay of Hybrid is the fact that you never run around the maps – you fly. To look at screenshots, you could be forgiven for thinking it was just another cover-based shooter, but once you see it in action, it quickly becomes apparent that things are a little different.