Posted: November 16
Early Access Review
*PLEASE READ IF YOU ARE DECIDING ON WHETHER OR NOT TO PURCHASE THE GAME*
*THIS IS LONG, SO PREPARE THY ♥♥♥♥*
To any of those wondering if this game is purchasable at the state that it's in, please save yourself the time, money, and consideration for another game.
*THIS IS ONLY MY OPINION PLEASE TAKE THIS AS A REVIEW FOR THE CURRENT STATE OF THE GAME*
*THIS MAY CHANGE IN THE FUTURE*
Now, all jokes aside.
To begin, the game does look very nice for the state that it's in. The atmosphere is spot on, and the textures are rather, interesting. I find that the community, for what's left of it, is pretty toxic, mocking other players for attempting to learn the ropes of the game, or even just firing a shot that missed due to massive ping issues. I've never seen such a game in alpha that lacked such necessary adjustments to it.
How is the game's combat?
Well, i'm going to categorize the weaponry so I can portray what i'm attempting to say more clearly.
Rifles: to put it bluntly, awful. you would think for a rifle you could stay at a safe distance to fire upon an opponent. Nope, all weapons regardless of class have the same range, and bullet travel as the others. I guess velocity was outdated anyway.
MGs: you know what other acronym is two letters that explain this weapon category? OP. The MGs in this game, have absolutely no recoil whatsoever. Again, NO RECOIL. If you're mildly familiar with shooters you understand that Machine Guns lack accuracy but make up for it with fire rate. Nooope. This game I find it more useful to just whip out an MG take out an enemy clear across the map without trouble. There's no overheating, no recoil, bullet spread, full blown YOLO shooting.
Sniper Rifles: More of a game of luck. I find myself shooting an enemy, not having the bullet register 9x out of 10, and die to my opponent, that is of course, using an MG. Your death to one of those almost seems inevitable.
Keep in mind those are the only kind of guns currently released, and they, for the state being, are horridly designed as well. The textures are sub-par, (playing on ULTRA settings) , and sometimes on the weapons, you don't properly reload, or bolt a rifle. CQC is a joke, because most of the time you lag and hit someone behind you were aiming and kill them instead.
Are the bugs game-changing?
You bet your ♥♥♥ they are. For those that have a higher end rig, you still end up having issues. I myself have a decent rig and I find myself having issues with the graphical settings. At times, the game will give you a Black Screen in which you are basically blind with no means of retaliating whatsoever. It forces you to return to the menus and fiddle with the settings until the screen goes away. Riflemen have certain pits, or trench slots they can use that have massive invisible polygons that are one-sided, meaning that, they can shoot out of it, and you can't shoot in.
How are the maps you might ask?
GOD AWFUL. The way the devs made it seem is, the trenches were clean, clear, visible, and without a doubt organized. I don't recall trenches being clean. You can manuever at the same speed in knee deep water, at the same speed as someone whos not in water. MGs atm, can mount on invisible polygons, making them quite literally invincible. You can see their guns, and bodies but cannot shoot them at all. Map balancing should get some attention as well. I've never felt so helpless being one side rather than the other. Germans are known for brutal weaponry that mows down the opposition. That's funny, why do they have the low ground with Kar98s? lmao k.
How's the matchmaking?
For a game at this stage, pretty impressive to say the least. That is, until you get into a match. The ping issues, are just to bad to not notice, and those with lower frame rates, just teleport along the map somehow shooting you.
I am completely aware of the fact that the game is still in it's Alpha stages, some mistakes I understand are difficult to fix. But sometimes it just gets ridiculous. This game feels more like a chore to play then it is to enjoy it. Those who enjoy it are the lucky people that don't have issues. I love games like this, but this wasn't ready to go public. Or at least at a $20+ Price tag.
For the time being, I will say do not get the game until it's somewhat more playable.
Please understand that this is the brutal truth of the game.
For what it's worth, do not buy this game!