Posté le : 29 juin
Verdun is the best WW1 FPS game ever. Once you get used to the fact the damage model is very similar to Red Orchestra/Rising Storm you'll be fine!
So the main selling point of this game has to be the fact it's set in WW1 and Trench Warfare, it's different to other FPS's out there and that's why it's so good!
Within the game you have squads which are 4 men teams and consist of different roles, the roles are named differently for each faction but they're all the same really.
--[ Squad Roles ]--
-[ Corporal ]-
The Corporal is the lead element of any squad. They set the attack orders and can call in either recon planes, artillery and gas.. It's a case of one of the other and depends on what 'faction
' you play as. Generally I play as the Tommies due to being british :P
-[ Rifleman ]-
The Rifleman is,.. well... your bog standard rifleman, you can upgrade the class so you can get your rifle mouted with a long range scope, this effectivley makes you become a marksman. It's a fun class to play and I highly reccomend this one if you cannot get to be the Corporal.
-[ Machine Gunner ]-
So the Machine Gunner has a LMG you cannot sprint with this weapon due to it being heavy, but you can mount it on certain things around the map because you have a bipod. This is amazing for supressing the enemies while the rest of your squad move up to the enemy trench(es). If you get the Tier 3 upgrade for the MG (This is on the Tommies faction, not too sure if it's the same for the others) you can have a rifle and a MG. If you equip the rifle you can sprint to where you want to be, get the MG out and mount up! Another awesome class to play as when working with a team.
-[ Bomber/Grenadier ]-
The bomber/grenadier class is pretty much identical to the rifleman unless you go for the tier 2/3 upgrade. tier 2 gives you a pistol and 4 grenades. (Grenades are amazing! The blast radius is a nice size to damage people who try to run from a thrown 'nade) If you go for the Tier 3 upgrade you get a pistol, trench club.. Yes. a big wooden club which you beat people to death with and 2 grenades. Tier 1 is a Rifle and 2 Grenades... possibly a pistol too..
In order to maximise your fun in this game you need to play with friends, you need to have communication in your team too, so make sure to press 'U' to type to your team and let them know where the enemies are pushing, you'll find you win more matches, If you're a Corporal or equivalent. Please for the love of god ask where people need arty / tell them where you have put arty. Set orders too! It's bonus EXP for your squad mates!
--[ Gamemodes ]--
So far in Verdun there is only 2 gamemodes. Frontlines and Deathmatch.
-[ Frontlines ]-
Frontlines game mode is where you have to push and try to take the oppsition's trench, once taken you need to defend the counter-attack. After you successfully take the enemy trench, you take the next one. Simple concept but some of the maps are quite... strange and you have to adapt your play style to the maps too!
-[ Deathmatch ]-
Deathmatch is pretty much what it says on the tin. Every man for himself. It just reminds me of CoD... I wouldn't reccomend it unless you're seriously bored.
-[ Private Matches ]-
You can also host private matches so if you're part of a competive team.. Yes. It's recent addition to Verdun :P You can practice certain tactics and study the maps without the hassle of people shooting at you ;)
--[ So, Downsides to Verdun ]--
The only downsides I can really think of this game is when you create a squad and try to play with friends it will kick some people back to the main menu, this means your friends have to search for your squad in the left hand side when they choose to play "Frontlines" gamemode.
In order to "add" people on Verdun you need to play with them in a previous squad or be in a match with them. To add them you press Tab (leaderboards) then right click your friend and click the "Add" button. Sorted! You can now make private squads.
If you're also playing with people from different regions (EU/US) you need to make sure you change it at the top right so everyone is on the same region otherwise you won't be able to play together.
--[ Conclusion ]--
If you really into FPS Games which have a realistic damage model then I highly suggest this game. If you're looking to play a casual shooter, Verdun can be quite... rage inducing. BUT If you're willing to stick it out and learn the maps and how the shooting model works you'll be fine and you'll start loving the game! If you're not too sure whether this is the game for you or not. Wait until it's on sale or something, that way you're not spending as much on something you might not possibly like.
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