Rainbow Six Vegas - Multiplayer demo
Via Major Nelson:
"Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas - Multiplayer demo is now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace for all Xbox Live Gold members"
Thankfully, the gameplay has returned to the Rainbow Six 3 format - I really didn't like the Lockdown multiplayer style. From the IGN review (they gave Vegas a 9.3):
"For a while, it looked as if Rainbow Six was in danger of losing its identity, thanks to screaming message boards proclaiming, "It's too hard," "It's too slow," and "I want an energy sword." The result was 2005's Rainbow Six Lockdown, a run-and-gun arcade game take that would make Tom Clancy blush. With Ubisoft Montreal back at the helm, Rainbow has been reined in to pay homage to its roots -- squad-based combat with a healthy dose of slow and deliberate room-clearing tactics. At the same time, Vegas has been infused with some new, more mainstream elements like a regenerating health system, streamlined controls and open, sprawling environments. The result is the most accessible and among the most satisfying Rainbow Six titles yet -- a treat for former Delta Force operatives and acne-ridden Halo gamers alike. If only there were more strippers.
What Vegas lacks in lap-dances though, it makes up for in hard-as-nails realism."
I've played the single player demo for the Xbox 360 and it convinced me to lay down the $5 to reserve a copy for me at my local EBgames (arrives 20th November).
The Rainbow Six Vegas Forums are already buzzing. Viva (and die!) Las Vegas!!