Publicado: 15 de Noviembre
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As of this review, the game is in closed beta & nearing open beta.
This game is geat. It has a nice variety of skills & abilities, & the gameplay is pretty interesting, fun even. Reminiscent of Left4Dead in that the vampires have some really monstrous abilities & roles, but the humans too have a variety of classes, skills & weapons, making playing either side enjoyable.
Fans of the Legacy of Kain series be warned: while this game sticks with the lore of the series, it is otherwise totally unrelated. The mysterious environs do not live on in this game, instead taking on a more typical urban warzone feel. On the otherhand, there will be a fair number of moments in the game when you will recognize things: the human classes look very much like those fought in the later Soul Reaver games, for example, & the vampire races will dredge up some memories as well.
There are, however, 2 problems that completely detract from the experience & nearly gave me a stroke:
1) There is a tremendous balancing issue wherein skilled players tend to party-up & destroy the match. This may or may not be remedied with a higher server population (this night I'm seeing an all-time high of 20-ish players on the Oceania server. That's 2 full matches running at the same time!).
2) This game crashes. A LOT. Sometimes I get to play some 3 or 4 matches before a crash happens, then it's only a matter of getting back online in time to reclaim my spot, if it hasn't been taken. This night it's been upwards of a crash for every match I join. Googling shows that this primarily affects 32-bit Windows users; that's no excuse for poor coding. If a 32-bit system can run any other game, for example, Crysis on ultra settings, Nosgoth should be running just peachy... And it does! Until it crashes, that is.
You may think these problems are excusable in that the game is still in Beta; there have been complaints for over a year now on both issues & there is no sign of even minor improvement. I'd recommend Nosgoth, I really would, but I see here an all-too-familiar pattern of disappointment.