All Points bulletin: Reloaded, is a game compiled by Gamersfirst. It has very many pros, yet cons that are very hard to look over. Let's review some of the bigger ones.
1 Very user friendly, doesnt try and complicate things more than it should. Shoot bad guys, do objectives, make money.
2 INCREDIBLE amount of customization, it never stops amazing me the boundless amounts of effort you can put into the customization system, and the spectacular things these people create.
3 It's very addictive. Once you start getting involved in this game, you really dont want to stop, it is a very rewarding game, saving up for that seventy thousand dollar car, then running over people without a care in it, is one of the many things that let you work hard, and feel good about it.
4 The story is so well thought out. The universe of San Paro is a deep one, that you can spend hours reading along all the things the characters have to say to you, or all the lore about the city, and it's workings. No part of the story feels silly, or pointless. It's all very real in a sense.
5 The way it pits you against players is very fine tuned, and well thought out. Seamlessly going from open world cruising to intense battles, and being able to see other players taking part in their own little missions.
6 The banning system. You get banned if you break the code of conduct, and then it broadcasts to the entire game, to every single server, district, and player, that you've been banned, your name, and the server you play on. It's very nice seeing the occasional cheater get booted.
Now, the Cons of APB!
1 The playerbase is a bunch of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s. If you're not dealing with beatneck weaboos who wear cat ears, say "Rawr", and think they're the most Kawaii desu Planet earth has to offer, you're dealing with shartbucket tryhards who are treating this free to play game like it's their new religion.
1.5 Furries. There are so many furries who play apb (Furries generally crowd around f2p's, most being poor and all) so if you don't like them, you'll get real upset, real fast. Usually, I don't mind furries at all, matter of fact, I like a good few. But the kind that I find in apb are usually 100% xenophobic transexual crazies who want to share their fetishes with the rest of the playerbase. And that gets old. You know who you are.
2 It's very easy to be messed with. Either your teamates wont stop slaughtering you, or a bypasser driving a dump truck decides to push you up against a wall and blow you up. Making another player's day hell, even if they arent a part of your mission, is so, so easy.
3 The combat can feel ♥♥♥♥ed. There's no fatigue system, so after someone sprints up to you with a fifty cal, gets a perfect shot on you three times, then sprints away, you start to see why stamina not effecting your aim is total ♥♥♥♥♥♥ist
Alot of the weapons, SMGS mostly, fire fast, do insane damage, and make all other guns humbled, while shotguns are unsatisfying and hard to master.
4 There are no servers for people who speak other languages, you get tired of being put up with a bunch of latino gamers who dont speak a lick of basic english.
5 The friend system is a bit odd, you dont send request, moreso you add someone to your list, then you can invite them to groups, whisper to them, and all that. But they cant do it to you, unless they add you to Their list. It's just odd.
6 You'll start to run into the same clans, over and over again, and they wont get any less annoying, doesnt matter what faction, each has a few big ones that are downright irritating. For the Enforcers its WASP and HORNET, for the crims it's The Kriminal Kitty Kult, and Common Sense. *Common sense is a furry based group, what furries have to do with common sense is beyond me.
But overall? Do I like this game? Hell yes. Do I wish it were better in some aspects? HELL YES. Regardless of what I think, if you have the time, and patience to commit to something new, get it. You will not regret your desicion. (Most of the time)