If you are someone who is looking for a realistic first world war game this is the one for you.
WARNING FOR FPS NEWBS
This game is not for the ones who hates dying over and over again. It took me many hours of playing (about 6) before I started feeling like I was getting any good at the game. The shooting mechanis take a lot of getting use to as well, hipfiring is essentually not a option in this game unless you are either really lucky, using the shotgun, or proned and using a luger (best hipfire gun when prone from my experience). Learning how to unlock the new classes in frontlines took me a while to figure out as well but once you do it easy to gain experience and get more guns quickly. Part of the learning is the map layout and finding the best sniping, advancing, and cover when attacking/defending and such. Again though, excpet to die a lot, esspecually since this game has a one shot kill for all gun (depending on range, and where you hit plus what weapon you use). All explosives will kill you instantly and there is a lot of that in this game so be prepared to die from unexpected explosives. The only thing you can really avoid are grenades if you see them fall near you or hear them hit the ground, just hope the person did not cook it and you have time to get away.
Game design and balance
I find the game is balance very well, for the most part although certain classes like the belgains and scottish squads are rarley used due to the fact the other squads just symply have nicer guns to use (iron sights wise). The front lines play out nicley and there is always at least one game running in all the different modes during all times of the day. All the maps play out very well and have their different play styles very similar to the real life comparision (from what little research I know). This though can make certain maps a lot more chaotic and will have a lot of spawn and die several seconds later from Machine gun fire that dominates the playing feild. This can be countered however with squad captains who can fire gas, mortar, and artiller fire. There is also a smoke screen however I find it does not last enough, about 10 second. Although it fires fast, I feel it should last a lot longer.
At the end though, once you figure out the games realistic mechanis you can rack up a lot of kills and with few deaths. I would recomand this to anyone and find the commuity in the game very enjoy able and friendly. However if you ever join a game where one squad has all the players in it with the same name and all level 100... find a new match, I think they might be hackers and typically dominate the whole map and like to try and push everyones buttons. Out of the houndred of hour I have played this has only happened twice so its a very rare occurance.
This game is a very fun game to play and I look forward to the upcoming stand alone expantion Tanningburg. See you on the front lines!
A fun and great game easy to run for any device as in computers. Runs fine on my laptop and can be played for hours due to the fact of the amount of factions and weapons avalibe for each faction endless possibilities with different modes.
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48.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
>1915 >be 17 year old German soldier boy >Told parents I'd make them and Kaiser proud >shipped off to Artois. >saw pictures before war started >looked nice >arrive >wtf.jpg >no more trees. no more grass >just mud and corpses >trench gets attacked by Tommies >Barely survive >Enemy retreats >NCO tells us to charge after them >areyou♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥me.jpg >guy next to me tells me to get my bayonet >do so >run to enemy trench, try to ignore bodies around me. >in enemy trench. >come across a group of soldiers >FORTHEFATHERLAND.jpg >bayonet 7 men to death >dear god the screaming. >get shot in back by unseen french guy >hear him call me a savage animal before I pass away.
10/10 would make Kaiser and Barbarian ancestors proud again.
love this game 100% recommend this to anyone into fps sims, but wish more people would be playing in New Zealand / Australia because servers can become pretty bear, leaving you to play with 300+ ping on americal servers
I was going to buy this for myself but a freind bought but this is one of the most spot on World War 1 game i have played or seen i like BF1 but its lacking the historical part,but this is a must have if you want a true World War 1 shooter highly recommended.