Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour lands on Android, not without errors and glitches

December 11, 2012
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    They teased and teased and teased and finally they decided to buck up and do the deed. We’re talking about the folks at Gameloft, who’ve just unleashed Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour onto Google Play.

    The fourth title in the first-person shooter franchise comes to Android a little over a year after Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation and less than a week after making its way to iOS devices. Still, you can’t really complain about “delays” of weeks, especially when it’s obvious Gameloft put a lot of thought into making Zero Hour as unique of a game as possible.

    And although you can’t say there are a lot of innovative functions or features in MC4, it does have the makings of a great shooter game, possibly the best in the series. The “storyline” and “plot” are definitely as simple as they can be, but hey, who plays these games expecting mind-twisting riddles?

    What you expect is thrilling action, frightening villains, a lot of gore, blood and combat and MC4 delivers beautifully in all those departments. The multiplayer has definitely come a long way from Modern Combat 3, being now redesigned from the roots, while the visuals are far more impressive than ever.

    Hardcore old-fashioned gamers should definitely also appreciate the two different playing modes, where you can alternatively be the good guy and the villain, while the little things, like sound effects, controls and weapons, have been improved themselves, albeit not as significantly as the multiplayer.

    Unfortunately, there are a couple of things that don’t work this time around either. First off, Zero Hour is a whopping $6.99 in Google Play. Also, there are a lot of people complaining about an “error 941” blocking the downloading of the game.

    The glitch happens every so often and it’s not just limited to a number of specific devices, so you can imagine how uncomfortable it is. Now, we wouldn’t go as far as say Gameloft botched up this release as Rockstar did with GTA : Vice City, but it’s definitely not our idea of a perfect launch either. Too bad, Gameloft, you really seemed to have a winner there!

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    Comments

    • MasterMuffin

      Still the best game on Google Play :) just waiting for the cracked .apk (sorry)

      • http://www.facebook.com/georgealexiouvalentey George Av

        idiot. don’t pirate apps.

        • http://twitter.com/wubarahona Willmer Barahona

          oh i assume you can afford his game as well as yours and in the meantime buy me the game as well… not everyone can afford games.

          • http://www.facebook.com/georgealexiouvalentey George Av

            you can afford a smartphone………

          • Andrew Moore

            I guess if you get a job and spend all day working you don’t expect any pay then? Did you know it actually takes time and people working to make games like this.

          • http://www.facebook.com/Trent8381 Trent Richards

            This mentality is the reason developers like Gameloft develop for iOS first. I wish you guys would stop discouraging devs to write good apps for our platform.

            • MasterMuffin

              Well the dead trigger thing is true, but I bought it when it came because it didn’t cost that much and when it became free, I got an alien gun :) And dead zone is free for iOs too you know… And yes, the people in Gameloft do this as their jobb and I know that, I just want to make sure I don’t use 6 euros for nothing! And it doesn’t mean that if you have an android phone, you have money. My friend doesn’t have much money and he has Zte blade one, which costs under 20 euros…

            • Adrian Diaconescu

              Okay guys how about if we tone it down a bit? I’m not one to usually exercise censorship, but when a certain line is crossed I have to interfere. So, from now on, try to keep things civil, because I will be keeping a very close eye on comments containing swear words, insults and so on. We’re all in the same boat here and there’s no reason to get heated up like this. Thanks!

            • MasterMuffin

              Yes sir :)

            • http://www.facebook.com/Trent8381 Trent Richards

              Just read your little bio above. Are you a fan of Van Wilder?

            • Adrian Diaconescu

              I actually just saw that a couple of months ago… for the first time. Does that answer your question?

            • http://www.facebook.com/Trent8381 Trent Richards

              Hehe, well not particularly. I assume that you are implying you are not a fan since it took you that long to watch it. However, you may have become a fan once you watched it. I only asked because of the line about the “differences between light and dark beer”.

            • http://www.facebook.com/georgealexiouvalentey George Av

              that isn’t a android phone. that is android dumb phone. you can’t even call it android for that price. it’s like calling a $1000 car – a car.

            • MasterMuffin

              Well that’s true, it’s a terrible phone :D

            • http://www.facebook.com/Trent8381 Trent Richards

              MasterMuffin, the point that you seem to be completely avoiding is that “I can’t afford 7 dollars” is not justification for stealing. I am not sure why that blatent fact evades your logic, but if you can’t afford something, then you don’t get it. I would love to be driving around in a Ferrari, but I can’t afford one. Bummer for me I know, but that certainly doesn’t give me right to run out and steal one does it?

            • MasterMuffin

              Well Ferrari is a much bigger thing than a small file… And if you read my comment, it’s more like test driving a ferrari to see how’s it like and buying it if I like it, like every other car buyer does!

            • http://www.facebook.com/georgealexiouvalentey George Av

              you won’t buy the game, i guarantee it. you may say that you will – but you won’t that’s the nature of buttwipes like you. :) you have a smartphone? what one? is it high end? then WHY DON’T YOU BUY THE GAME!!!

            • MasterMuffin

              you guarantee it? How about a bet, lets say 7 euros? ;)

              and btw, I have sgs3 if you must know…

            • http://www.facebook.com/georgealexiouvalentey George Av

              you have a s3 cost? 500 euros and you can’t find 7 bucks?

            • MasterMuffin

              If I bought every app I wanted, I would use hundreds of euros in a wee k to apps. What if the application isn’t what I wanted or doesn’t work at all in my phone? So that’s why I test almost all apps before I buy them, I”m not a millionare! :)

            • http://www.facebook.com/Trent8381 Trent Richards

              Theft is theft. It doesn’t matter what you are stealing.
              Furthermore, “oh i assume you can afford his game as well as yours and in the meantime buy me the game as well… not everyone can afford games.” This comment argues that if you can’t afford a product, that it is ok to steal it.

            • MasterMuffin

              well that wasn’t my comment so… (?)

            • http://www.facebook.com/Trent8381 Trent Richards

              Haha, I see that now. Sorry for the mix up. The point still stands however, despite saying it to the wrong person.

            • MasterMuffin

              yep, stealing is wrong no matter what, I guess I have an evil side o.O

            • http://www.facebook.com/Trent8381 Trent Richards

              Don’t we all…

            • BrainOfSweden

              I’m pretty sure there would be a lot more pirates on iOS if it was easy enough. If something’s worth doing (for their own personal interests), people will do it. I know a lot of pirates that uses Mac’s, simply because Apple hasn’t blocked that opportunity yet. Please note that I’m not saying wether I support piracy or not, just providing my thesis.

      • http://www.facebook.com/georgealexiouvalentey George Av

        yeah, but we BUY it

        • MasterMuffin

          :DD

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=555256328 Jimmy Jamm

      Its not just this game getting 941 error codes…dead space is as well…

      • Andrew Moore

        I’m finding I’m getting loads of reports of this error today for my app. I also tried to by another app and got the same myself.

    • BrainOfSweden

      Perhaps was the last 7 bucks he owned?

    • Someone

      I don’t need a PC anymore!

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