Posted: December 14
I've played a lot of top down action/shooters and those in my Steam library are only a small part of all the TD games I've enjoyed so far.
But Renegade Ops seams to be something else.
I really liked this game from the moment I've first seen it. Awesome graphics, nice sound effects, cool level design and an entire world of destruction.
But when I got the game and tried playing it...
Sure' it still has those things that made me wanna buy it and for me they looked even betterd than in the trailer.
Unfortunatelly this game has one HUGE issue - the controls.
When you start the game you're told that this game plays better with a gamepad. I ignored that and decided to give it a try with the mouse & keyboard. The result was a hour of frustration that made me wanna throw my display off the window.
The controls are super sensitive and you almost never seam to get the right way to tap to make the truck go where you want it so you'll basically drive like a drunk man or a snake in the sand.
And since you can get your truck stuck in all sorts of places (between a wall and a building for an instance), you CAN'T DRIVE BACKWARDS so you'll have to struggle to get out.
Moreover, since the enemy troops and trucks are stationed between buildings' you'll have a hard time killing them without dying since, as I said, steering is a pain in the...neck. So eventually you'll end up dead not because you can't get avoid the enemy fire.
So after trying 3 keyboards, thinking my keyboard is way too sensitive, and a painfull keyboard experience, I switched to controller. I tried using 2 controllers, one of them being an Xbox 360 gamepad.
While it was a little better the problems were still there. Impossible steering and direction and no reverse.
To avoid dying I decided to play on Casual, something I never did with any game I've played EVER. Everything was OK (except of course you can't level uo on Casual) - the truck seamed to be tougher and enemies less efficient so I managed to get to the part where you are given a helicopter.
And here I encountered the first bug TWICE in a row. On Normal and Hardcore you have to shoot the container to reveal the helicopter and to get it. However, on Casual I was already in the helicopter when it shipped in, yet my objective was to retrieve the package. Of course this was impossible so I failed the mission. And instead of respawning as if I died, I lost the game so I had to start all over again. And second time, same problem. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=355949809
To sum it up, I've played about 3 hours (it seams my Steam progress changed from about ~150 minutes to 50 minutes after my last attempt to play this game) and I still haven't finished the first mission. And since I cannot save, I must start all over again and again and again and...
So NO. It has the WORST control system I've encountered in my life. And I've played hundreds pf games. I'll most likely finish it someday but it's hard to get this game a good review.
STAY AWAY (unless you like playing on casual). 6/10 (Because I like the graphics and sound effects and because someone actually workd in thet team :X )