How to release a successful online game about military equipment, when the market already have such serious competitors as World of Tanks and the War Thunder? A developer «Armored Warfare: Armata project” is simple – take samples of modern armored vehicles instead of World War II, and to the usual gameplay add new items like PvE-mode, which has long asked for fans of the genre.
And you know – this approach works. “Armata project” built on the familiar rules, but modern technology sets a completely different style of play, with new tactics and tricks. The most important thing – the game is a fantastic dynamic. Even at the first level when the only available technique ’60s, any infantry fighting vehicle, the owner knows that a little map, “drifted” to the position of the enemy in a matter of tens of seconds. Later, “catching up” and other classes of equipment – for example, on the seventh level, you can take the T-80 with a gas turbine engine, which is the speed, agility and dynamics is not far behind the armored car, but it has the most powerful weapons.
“Armata project” definitely appeal to fans of dynamic games – battles are developing very quickly. Sometimes equipment does not even really move off from the starting point, and on the horizon there is a first reconnaissance and artillery suggests. But less than a minute, all the major powers have come together in mortal combat in the center of the map. By the way, it is important to be able to use the speed and in direct fight – action in an ambush there are still effective, but often the enemy better than simply “twist” by using his speed and attacking combat vehicle in poorly protected side or stern.
Each type of art has its own role on the battlefield. The most fit class, perhaps, become the main battle tanks – a strong and well-armed, well-behaved, they show almost any battle. After a few levels of pumping in tanks there are different high-tech equipment – guided missiles, which under proper skills, you can get the enemy even in hiding, active protection of these missiles and much more. Incredibly effective was an ordinary smoke protection – if you use it right after the detection, it is possible to avoid fire and to withdraw to a safe position.
Intelligence in the game involved armored vehicles – a class that includes the most diverse machinery. First and foremost it is worth noting wheeled reconnaissance – they have almost no armored arms are weak, but develops incredible speed, especially on the roads. These kamikaze – live at best a matter of minutes, but if the team has a couple of artillery, according to data obtained from such a spy, they will have time to seriously harm the enemy. wheel machine controls are quite complex – where the tracked tank simply unfold at the site, they will have to perform a difficult maneuver in several stages.
In the game there is no division into “fractions”, so the same team may be machines of different countries
Several other tactics used armored personnel carriers – they are a bit slower wheeled armored vehicles, but can present many surprises even powerful tanks. Their armor can withstand a few hits already, with almost all BMP equipped with anti-tank missiles, which penetrate even the most powerful armor. And the rapid-small-caliber gun is a deadly weapon if the BMP managed to go to the rear.
tanks, fighter aircraft – perhaps the most unusual class in “Project Armata”. This quick wheel machines with weak armor and tank shells. Characteristics of tank destroyers make the best choice for fans of the tactics of “hit and run” – acting in an ambush, almost always possible on such a machine to attack first, but in a direct battle tank destroyer will not last long.
The artillery in “Project Armata” initially looks the same as in other war games online – take installation, occupy a position in the rear and with the help of scouts trying to calculate and cover the most unwary enemies. But there are nuances. Firstly, installation is much easier to detect – so the gunner must be very careful. Secondly, experienced players will appreciate the team support capabilities – is both illuminating shells and missiles for raising a smokescreen.
Centauro – typical fighter high-level tanks
The developers have moved away from the usual division of the countries technology – instead of the player’s reputation pumps with two suppliers, each of which offers a variety of combat vehicles manufacturers. Already, in the game you can try out such famous tanks as T-90, M1A2 Abrams, Leopard 2 – all presented more than seventy samples. Of course, for each tank can be pumped and buy dozens of upgrades, such as more powerful projectiles, better armor, electronics and various other things.
In addition to pumping equipment, and it is important to develop their tank. Each machine has a crew – a few soldiers who, as they grow in experience, you can buy a couple of perks like increased firing accuracy or faster acceleration on the roads. Even more opportunities for officers – everyone has a whole tree of skills, some are triggered under certain conditions (for example, when a player makes it to destroy the enemy’s machine). Unlike the tank commanders, you can move from tank to tank, with the first minutes of getting additional features on the new machine.
art classes are very well balanced – a harmless-looking wheeled machine can deliver the enemy more problems than a couple of powerful tanks
In addition, any player has its own base – the land on which he places and develops buildings that provide various bonuses: faster pumping crew or equipment, to increase the amount of money earned in the mission, and much more. Build all at once will not work, so everyone chooses what is best the day it – for example, quicker access to new tanks, or vice versa, to ride on one longer, but to bleed the crew, which is an advantage in battle.
PvP in the game is represented by two familiar modes in which opposing teams seeking to capture the base or one another or fighting for a base in the center of the map. However, the victory can be achieved simply by destroying all enemy tanks – and so often fights and end. Play better as a team – even a group of two or three concerted action tankers sometimes able to “pull” on his entire fight. The game is already possible to create clans, but is more for convenience, to bring together all the partners. Over time, as cohesive teams will be enough for them for sure will add their own regimes, such as clan fighting and ratings.
The game has a variety of locations – including several winter card
“Armata project” – the first game in the genre, in which there is a complete PvE-mode. This individual missions, designed for the passage of the five of us in the pre-assembled team, and with a partner, which will pick up the game itself. Mission composed of the main goals (for you want to pass), more (increases reward), in addition, you can try to personalize the problem – for example, to bring down the tracks multiple enemies. Before the battle, you can adjust the difficulty of the mission – the higher it is, the more dangerous enemies, but also to better reward.
Computer opponents in PvE play not as skillfully as the live players and take more quantity than quality. Exception – a mini-bosses: in a fight with them is better not to procrastinate, to leave as soon as possible from the blow and attack from unexpected directions. But if you play consistently and to coordinate their actions at least through text chat, even accidentally typed in the mission of the team can easily pass for fifteen minutes.
The designers have done everything that the player felt like in the middle of this war – fighting planes in the air and on the ground can be found equipment that was destroyed earlier
PvE can not be considered a full-fledged alternative to PvP – all the same level of play in live opponents and the computer is very different. On the other hand, it is a great place for beginners who have not yet learned to play well, but want to “shoot at tanks” and get pleasure from it. Experienced players will certainly join a team and come up with different tactics in order to perform tasks as quickly as possible to gain more experience and money for the same time.