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  • Summary: The intensity of first-person-shooters and extreme sports collide in NPPL's Championship Paintball 2009. Feel the adrenaline of intense tournament and woodsball action as you take your game to the next level. Features over 35 tournaments including official NPPL and Millennium field locations and layouts; Huntington Beach, Commander's Cup, Toulouse, Malaga, and more; Plus intense woodsball levels; Includes Career, Quickplay, Multiplayer, Tutorial, and Training modes; Over 110+ pieces of officially licensed gear; JT Sports, Tippmann, Spyder, Smart Parts and many others! 3-D modeled using same technology used for Call of Duty weaponry. Upgradeable and unlockable markers, barrels, hoppers and protective gear. [Activision] Expand
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  2. Negative: 8 out of 9
  1. I really can't stress how much fun NPPL Championship Paintball 2009 can be, provided you take it upon yourself to make it fun. Unfortunately, there's not much to keep the player engaged for the long run -- a fact exacerbated by the awkward animation, minor technical snafus, and the mid-nineties, Gen-X rut the soundtrack fell into.
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    It’s easy to see how paintball enthusiasts could love this game, but hard to envision anybody else spending more than an hour playing it before they got bored and disillusioned.
  3. Playing online with human opponents adds a bit of longevity to the experience but ultimately NPPL just gets monotonous far too quickly.
  4. In my younger years, a kid who lived up the street, let's call him "Bad Pete," had a bright idea involving some frozen Gobstopper candies and his paintball gun. The giant purple welts that followed were far, FAR more painful than playing this game, but not by much.
  5. Sadly, this is a game that certainly does have the potential of being a worthwhile paintball title but falls short in so many ways that even shooter fans will be greatly disappointed.
  6. Essentially, the only thing that kept us playing the campaign mode was to escape the horrible rap metal in the menu screens. [Mar 2009, p.83]
  7. Massively unimpressive. [June 2009, p.87]

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  1. garethg
    Jun 28, 2009
    good game shows paintball well bit repetitive and on ameture its tooo easy but overall good game
  2. IlpoA.
    Apr 24, 2009
    This is game is not for all. If you are playing paintball in competition level, you get 500% more from this game than average videogame player. Even so, there are problems like idiotic game plans from AI and way too long loading times, but as this was sold half priced straight after release, I don't feel ripped off. Expand