Posted: December 18
This game is good, but still riddled with drawbacks. As of now (18/12/2014), I might not recommend the game (It's free so why not?).
For starters, the game looks beautiful, graphics and sounds wise. Very few performance issues (Except Depth of field, which somehow controls colour corrction and post processing effects as well, do not turn on if you don't want performance issues), and interesting art design. Even on a low budget PC, performance is still good. Reasonable amount of graphics options, including FOV up to 90. Sound design is well here as well, not much to complain about. The options in the game are good, allowing for ADS sensitivity, toggle, crosshair customisation (Colour of cross hair depending on what you are pointing at [no presets], number of ticks in cross hair, length of crosshair.) , SSD Streaming, dual binding (Two keys to one action)
Gameplay wise, it is a Call of Duty-esk kind of gameplay. The generic fast twitch shoot to kill kind of gameplay, with hitscan weaponry. However, the game still works in objective based modes such as capture the flag. There are also interesting game modes as well. An interesting feature in the game is HRV, which allows users to see through walls. This makes the game interesting and more fun to play (Everyone has it). Weapons are well balanced as well, so it is much more of a skill based shooter. Note that a player can only have one primary and one secondary at a time, so no replacing of secondaries with a primary weapon. Enemies are easy to pick out, and distinguish from your allies. Tightly knit gameplay, and highly responsive. New players can dive into the game easily as there are beginner servers for players of 1-10. There isn't much netcode issues whatsoever. There is occasional rubberbanding but the game is still very responsive.
There is gun customisation and armour customisation, which are both in depth, and well thought off. the weapons look interesting, and you have an assortment of receivers, not to mention barrels, muzzles, scopes, stocks, ammo types, tags, and camos. This exttends to secondaries as well. Much is the same with armour customisation, with helmets, body armour, leg armour, equipment, trophies, and camo as well. You can change voice as well, and picking gender. Furthermore, the customisation is not just for style. Every customisable part can change the statistics of the gun.
Without to say the least, the statistics are very accurate, covering firerate (Unchangeable) to bullet spread while crouching to weight. Most parts are interchangeable inbetween weapons as well. There is more customisation as well, with depot items being customisable as well. Just realy, there is a lot.
Thus, the customisation makes it as the game's highlights.
However, as I have rated it, I do not reccommend the game, for some very severe reasons
Firstly and most severe, is the lack of support from the developers in the recent months. Since the PS4 launch of BLR, the game has no updates. Before, the game had a ton of new content, and bug fixes.as of the recent update, "the ping glitch", as I would like to call it, shows 2000ms ping for all servers in the game lobby.It was never fixed for some reason. Sometimes, the game crashes, or alt+tabs itself. No new content was actually rolled out since then, not even bu fixes.
Another thing is that the game has an evil business model. All receivers (guns) cost an arm and a leg to ever earn one. There used to be renting which allows people to use the guns for a few days for 100GP. Now, people have to buy the guns (of course in game currency) for around 6000 permanantly, with no rental. Some even cost around 9000. It wouldn't be so evil if you earn as little as 100-200 GP a match. the lowest you can get can be as little as 50, or lower. (Had 20 GP before). This meant that you had to go grinding. Even with the new missions added into the game, you will need to put in more time to earn a chance pack. Which normally would give a node or two for a day or so. Customisable parts can cost the same as such prices permanent, and that is not counting on paying ZEN (IRL money). The game is still freemium friendly though, as weapons are not unbalanced so badly, considering the number of weapon parts there are.
And thus, you have the dying community. This game has been out since 2012 (I guess), and the number of people then was larger than it is now. The community is fine however, so it is alright.
So voila. Unless you can take grinding for freemium players, or don't mind the lack of updates, I cannot recommend this game.