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zebmak99 Jan 30 @ 10:43am
Good game? yes or no
im simply comparing the bads with the goods, first off
GOOD:
runs on older pcs
can buy guns without real money
zombies
free to play
can pick up guns off the ground
in game recorder
BAD:
not the best grapics
most guns that you dont have to use real world money on arent all that good
guns that you use IRL money to buy are way to overpowerd
crappy community
hackers (very often)
mostly young people play (like 9 year old young)
cant aim down sights (unless you buy a scope)
cant buy guns for longer than 90 days (unless you use IRL money)
kinda seems like a counter strike source remake
playing with people who have premium wepons make it almost impossible to win a match
glitches can get your account banned (happend to my old account)

CONCLUSION:
its a pretty bad game unless you just want to be semi entertaned, but the zombies mode is fun
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StimpyPi Feb 13 @ 2:22pm 
not the best graphics - because lower system requirements opens up the pool of possible players

most guns that you dont have to use real world money on arent all that good - my gp MK16 SCAR-L gets compliments
some guns do suck and some are proven favorites. Still seems more like individual opinion than anything else, the default weapon M16 really does suck. After that it's opinion.

guns that you use IRL money to buy are way to overpowerd - some have a small boost, others are simply a skinned gp weapon for $USD. A rare few are particularly powerful, e.g. dual scorpions. Even that is balanced by horrible recoil, and they chew through ammo like no tomorrow. You wont get many kills with it
P90TRSE - wide rep for headshots with spray and pray. No experience with it myself. Neither are an automatic win and not likely to turn your world around either.
Why $USD weapons? Most have a small mechanical boost, and many come with accessories so you don't have to pay for that either either via nx or gp. Other than that they're not that big a deal

crappy community - have yet to see a community of flowers and sunshine in an fps game. Where did you see such a thing in fps? Still a few members are more positive than negative.

mostly young people play (like 9 year old young) - you have no idea how immature people can be assuming your functional assessment is correct. That i know of the bulk of players are in their teens to 30's. I know of a few above and below those marks as well.

hackers (very often) - definitely hackers, but not always and you can also play private matches

cant aim down sights (unless you buy a scope) - not needed, you have crosshairs. it's actually easier that way

cant buy guns for longer than 90 days (unless you use IRL money) - you can buy gp perms, just not all the time

kinda seems like a counter strike source remake - have played little CS, but mostly it seems to be rush and defend, or rush and evac. depends if you're terrorists or counter terrorists. Combat Arms has similar but not quite that. Most CA modes are totally something else. Not a CS knockoff

playing with people who have premium wepons make it almost impossible to win a match - wrong see above

glitches can get your account banned (happend to my old account) - hard to glitch by accident so if you do, you very likely did it on purpose. Combat Arms is quite open that you may get banned for it so if you do it, you asked for it.

Conclusion:
Good game for free. Costs nothing to play, has low computer requirements and is largely the same as most other fps so you get the fps experience really cheap.
strgg Feb 18 @ 9:53am 
Very good breakdown Stimpy, it simply is a great game and you can pay nothing if you'd like and still have fun.
Titanium Feb 18 @ 2:27pm 
There are hundreds of weapons, so when you say: "Most of the in game money guns are not so good" that's probably because you haven't tested even half of them, so how would you be able to say "most" ?

There is no "overpowered" weapons, and if you find one, I bet you won't be the only one having it, so it's still balanced.

The graphics aren't the best, because it's a free to play game, and the main target is to bring more players into the game, and so, why would developers make the game unplayable for most of the computers ?

I hear the Hacks story a lot, and actually most of the people just cries for being dead and then call people Hack, because they think that no one can kill them, that they are super heroes with invencibility.

Maybe you haven't even joined the Combat Arms forum, and probably you didn't check Combat Arms' site. There are events all the time, they keep updating the game, people who disrespect really gets banned(and I'm talking about CA Brazil, which I play!) Forum moderators are always taking surveys to know what players want, like new maps, new weapons, permanent weapons, new characters, etc.

I don't know where you were playing, but Combat Arms Brazil that I've known are at least 15 years old, and it's not so hard to find people that are 25 years old, graduated on colleges and with children and wife/husband.

Well, basically on games you can aim down your sight, the crosshair is almost as big as the gun itself, and on Combat Arms it doesn't work like that. You don't have to aim down your sight because the crosshair is smaller, what already improves your aim.

You can't buy as many days as you want of a weapon, as long as you have the money to afford it. Besides almost every month, developers start asking players about permanent weapons they want, and the community choice makes them add the weapons to the store. Of course IRL money weapons came more often than IGM weapons, and that's understandable, but, as I told above, there are events constantly, and in one of them you can "turn" your IGM weapon into a IRL money weapon, and you can get them permanently.

Well, if you can run, have hundreds of weapons, hability to modify them(add scopes, comb ammo and silencers), play against tons of zombies and even be one of them, have different types of characters to play, like specialists, female, etc. and as soon as you want be able to customize that character, changing camouflages, armor, hats, masks, etc., join/create a clan with your friends and play many games modes to rise the clan's level and get new weapons for all of the members. Well, then it's pretty much like Counter Strike Source.

You can't win a match if you or your team are noobs, "premium" weapons have nothing to do with it.

You haven't specified what glitch got your account banned, but I can assure you it's not that often. Besides I bet VAC(Valve Anti-Cheat) makes many more unfair bans than Combat Arms.
DarknessRevenge Feb 20 @ 10:49am 
Yes: 75%
No: 25%

Graphics: Not to best graphics I seen but who cares.

Updates: It seems nexon (the creator of this game) don't seems to update alot of this game which makes effects the game a lot because it will start to get boring.

Gun Anmaitons:
Aiming- It seems like its stupid because you will have to buy a scope to aim but in other games you don't need a scope to aim. (Some times guns in Combat arms has scopes but ones that are not so good but still not able to use).

Gitches- There is alot fo gitchs that causes alot of problems but it been now been fixed.

Shop:
Guns- Most of the time nexon will put new guns on the game for people to use.
Buying- Nexon will sometime do perminet guns to have for amount of money you will give. (But also it will be unfair for people to waste money that need to use real money to waste money on a game for this much for a couple of days.

Expierd Guns- It seems fair. I like the way this is made because it will make people work harder to get the gun they want back or gear back.

Inbox- Sometimes nexon will be so nice to give you a present on your mail box.

I recommand this game for people who like to play zombies. Also people who have old or not really good computers for gaming, this game is the game for you.

StimpyPi Feb 20 @ 3:07pm 
Originally posted by DarknessRevenge:

Gun Anmaitons:
Aiming- It seems like its stupid because you will have to buy a scope to aim but in other games you don't need a scope to aim. (Some times guns in Combat arms has scopes but ones that are not so good but still not able to use).

you can aim without a scope becaue they give you crosshairs. a great deal of kills are made this way. taking time to scope gets you killed
[NCIS] Agent Feb 23 @ 5:24pm 
Don't try it out. Why? Because Nexon did not bother getting rid of those hackers. This has caused a mass whole of players to quit.
BOT Aaron Feb 25 @ 8:17pm 
It would be a good game if they didn't add overpowered weapons (pay to win), have hackers, have a glitchy game (it's not uncommon to die running down stairs, for example), have bad servers/hit reg, you know what.. pretty much everything about this game sucks now. The early years of CA were great, but now it's just bad. I don't recommend CA, it's cancer. I've played my fair share of CA, played through 2009, etc. So I kinda know what I'm saying here. It was a good game until they added specialists sometime in late 2009 or so.

CS1.6 and CS:S are $2.50 on sale, CS:GO is $3.74 on sale. Play these instead.
spaceboy Feb 26 @ 3:57am 
I've played BLR quite a bit, so my question is, is it better than BLR? I've got too many games installed as it is, so I don't want to play it if it's similar to BLR.
HuyBoom Mar 1 @ 2:30pm 
is a good game but something there got player hack, but, i very love this game u can modify ur equipment 4 be more strong etc very cool but sometime is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ but that stay a good game
Brakit Mar 14 @ 5:51pm 
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I swear, it's almost as if it's trying to communicate.
Johnny_Ringo Mar 23 @ 7:04pm 
its an okay game, im annoyed at the expired guns thing cause when i get a gun id like to keep it
Merim93 Mar 30 @ 9:41pm 
I have fun, even though the "expired guns" may get annoying it helps teach you how to be wise what you spend on (like counter strike basically) and in which has some great fun moments. I hardly get tired of that game, played it in my cousins house. Though not in my pc since it sucks, but if i were to get a good pc, i'd definitely come back and play it. Played it before, and loved it and still am. Been playing since i was 15.
xXCrunkyXx Apr 2 @ 6:34pm 
its a good game minus the hackers as far as the OP guns you can do jobs to get them for free
Izanagi97 Apr 11 @ 12:03pm 
Pros:

- Free
- Lax system requirements
- Okay map design (at times)

Cons:

- Community is horrid and possibly sociopathic (bad player= noob. good player= hacker)
- Pay to win (low income people and jobless people have a severe disadvantage. Even the G36E is outclassed most of the time)
- Crappy hackshield
- Reccomended system requirements will still lag a lot (I don't even think my current rig* will run it at a good speed)
- The E-mods are very sore losers (most of the time
- Starter guns** are the worst guns in the game, unlike other F2P games where they are Jack of All Trades guns. If you run out of GP to rent a gun, you are stuck unless you are good at headshots (which will get you kicked on the grounds of you being an aimbotter)
- It is a huge grind unless you get EXP/GP boosts (NX only)
- If you get kicked from a game, you lose all the GP/EXP you earned

Conclusion: it has potential, but the flimsy hackshield and the greedy decision to become Pay to Win DESPITE saying in the clause that nothing in the cash shop will be OP has ruined it for me.

* My Computer specs:

OS: Windows 8.1
Processor: AMD Quad Core A4 5000 Accelerated processor
RAM: 4GB that will soon get 8GB
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 8330 Graphics
Hard drive: 500GB
Video card will soon be upgraded to Vengence (8GB Ram)

**

Starter weapons:

M16A3

Damage: Pitiful 5-6 kill (average shots to kill in the game are 4 shots with 3 shot chance)
Portability: Average
Accuracy: Slightly above average
Recoil: Moderately low
Fire rate: Average
Spread: Very high with slow recovery
Reload: Average

M92FS

Damage: Very low (similar to M16A3 in being bottom tier damage)
Portability: Same as all pistols
Accuracy: Below Average
Recoil: Average
Fire Rate: Below Average (M1911 fires slower but deals 3 shot kills)
Spread: Average
Reload: Average

Starter Knife

Damage: Poor for a melee weapon (2-3 cuts to the front, 2 to the back, 1 to the head)
Portability: Not as light as the pistol
Cut Rate: Average
Range: Slightly below average

Merim93 Apr 11 @ 8:11pm 
Originally posted by Izanagi97:
Pros:

- Free
- Lax system requirements
- Okay map design (at times)

Cons:

- Community is horrid and possibly sociopathic (bad player= noob. good player= hacker)
- Pay to win (low income people and jobless people have a severe disadvantage. Even the G36E is outclassed most of the time)
- Crappy hackshield
- Reccomended system requirements will still lag a lot (I don't even think my current rig* will run it at a good speed)
- The E-mods are very sore losers (most of the time
- Starter guns** are the worst guns in the game, unlike other F2P games where they are Jack of All Trades guns. If you run out of GP to rent a gun, you are stuck unless you are good at headshots (which will get you kicked on the grounds of you being an aimbotter)
- It is a huge grind unless you get EXP/GP boosts (NX only)
- If you get kicked from a game, you lose all the GP/EXP you earned

Conclusion: it has potential, but the flimsy hackshield and the greedy decision to become Pay to Win DESPITE saying in the clause that nothing in the cash shop will be OP has ruined it for me.

* My Computer specs:

OS: Windows 8.1
Processor: AMD Quad Core A4 5000 Accelerated processor
RAM: 4GB that will soon get 8GB
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 8330 Graphics
Hard drive: 500GB
Video card will soon be upgraded to Vengence (8GB Ram)

**

Starter weapons:

M16A3

Damage: Pitiful 5-6 kill (average shots to kill in the game are 4 shots with 3 shot chance)
Portability: Average
Accuracy: Slightly above average
Recoil: Moderately low
Fire rate: Average
Spread: Very high with slow recovery
Reload: Average

M92FS

Damage: Very low (similar to M16A3 in being bottom tier damage)
Portability: Same as all pistols
Accuracy: Below Average
Recoil: Average
Fire Rate: Below Average (M1911 fires slower but deals 3 shot kills)
Spread: Average
Reload: Average

Starter Knife

Damage: Poor for a melee weapon (2-3 cuts to the front, 2 to the back, 1 to the head)
Portability: Not as light as the pistol
Cut Rate: Average
Range: Slightly below average
I agree EXCEPT the pay to win. Because i made use of M16A3 back when i was playing combat arms. I used to play okay in this pc, but my cousins pc was far better. Not to mention i was able to get kills with the defaut gun normally by running towards them and shoot. Cant simply say you "have to" buy a gun to win. There are others who pays for it, and i didnt even have to pay it. Ok, i may have to partially agree with you since you may need better guns for fireteam mode and such in order to progress through and succeed. But you can always work your way around with whatever default weapons you have. And to also make this as a advantage, you can steal guns even though you cant keep it if you die. So, theres a way to work around it rather simply paying the guns. I wouldnt pay NX just for a limited gun, waste of my time. I'd get a permanent one, just as i have some guns that are permanent. Also, its important to find and buy whatever permanent guns that suits you and whatever its available in store. Whether GP or NX. More importantly, be wise what you spend on. Thats how you will survive in combat arms, skills and strategies. Without them, you are pretty screwed.
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