IN THEORY, Boiling Point could have been a very cool game. Taking a cue from games like Far Cry and the Grand Theft Auto series, it offers a sprawling game world and combines shooter and RPG elements. You can control an array of vehicles, blast bad guys with everything from a crossbow to an antiaircraft mini-gun, talk and trade with a slew of characters, learn skills, and more. On top of that, you get a colorful third-world setting to explore -- all 240 square miles of it. Exciting stuff ... in theory. Sadly, we found Boiling Point to be more of an unfinished beta than a real game, and at times, almost literally unplayable -- it's usually more frustration than fun.