The Hermit Says ~ “I’ve heard this somewhere before ‘war never changes.’ Some asshole will always want some other asshole’s land, and a tertiary asshole thinks they can profit from that. Everyone fights, no one wins, and good people die.”
Under The Hood
i5-8600K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.6 GHz || Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 (2 x16GB) || NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
Story ~ I always want to look at story first but I don’t believe this game sets itself up well. I think they expect you to know things from the universe and, as such, they do not take time to explain some of the ins and outs. Our motivations to fight is a bunch of mindless mutants that hate our guts? I don’t even know what I am fighting for! Screw it, I’m going to ride off into the distance and rek turds until I am bored. 30 minutes later – I bored.
There is a cast to keep you entertained but the lines are not great (poor witing) and they just pop in and out of our existence willy-nilly.
I hate saying it but: you are just an asshole with a gun doing chores. I honestly don’t care.
Graphics, Sound & UI ~ I don’t even know where to begin with this UI…it explains little, expects a lot, and offers nothing in return. Much of the UI is just fumbling around trying to figure out what does what and when it does what to get what you want at an undetermined time for some off-hand bonus you will barely notice. Was that confusing?
The graphics look like the previous title, which I won’t call bad at all. They work. There are a handful of great visuals here but I wouldn’t stare at them too hard.
Overall, the sound is pretty good except for some balancing issues and things falling off at strange distance intervals. As often as the game plays music, it needs different variations. By the end of my 6 hour play through, I wanted to mute music because I heard the same handful of cords from battle music over 100 times.
On a bright note: Player-to-player interaction is fantastic. Partying with people takes a simple search, friend them, and you can teleport to basically anyone you want after that. This game is meant to be played with buddies and that feature makes it a cake walk.
Gameplay ~ This game is a gear-based MMO. You will constantly be upgrading yourself, seeking drops, and looking at your current gear like it is trash. Screw whatever you are supposed to be doing, your incentive is to seek out shinier and smashier gear. Such is the way of the MMO, but still.
That’s all fine, until you realized that there are gear categories that are just better. Better to the point of “why would I ever carry that other weapon.” Bullet drop off is absurd which makes shotguns the equivalent of shooting Papier-mache bullets. Explosion radius is such that you need to put a grenade between someones legs for them to even feel it. To make it worse, enemies are to plentiful to make a sniper optimal. You will easily see yourself defaulting to LMG, pistol, or SMG. What are these other weapons and why would I want them??
After a 6 hour play, I can’t even discern the effectiveness of one class to the other.
Moment to Remember ~ Declaring, in gen chat, that my friend and I were a bandit clan called the Carriers and standing atop a mountain in the middle of the map to challenging others to climb up and fight us. Sadly, no one bit. Sad end V.V
In Conclusion ~ The game has potential but between buttnasty servers, redundant and mindboggling UI, and the fact that, no matter what class I play, I go for the same weapons, is near unforgivable. This games needs to change, desperately. If I had to play alone, I would have put the game down after an hour. And please, just tell me what the difference is between the races besides their obvious differences in eye/hair/skin color. FFS.
Overall ~ 4/10