For online military action, the title of which no words Battlefield, Call of Duty and Counter Strike, has developed a very definite attitude. As a rule, this is another shareware hack or clone of the crafts with poor graphics, primitive single-celled design and gameplay. The first in many years, a game that definitely will change this attitude became Warface.
Of course, after the announcement we are all ready for something special: Crytek’s reputation expensive. But one thing – a big name developer and promises, and the other – the final result. Recently launched open test dispelled all doubts: Crytek have obtained a great game, which in our eyes is revolutionizing the genre of action games shareware, and in some ways even puts on both blades of the venerable progenitor competitors.
The first thing that catches your eye – great graphics. The game is really beautiful and at the same time vigorously works without requiring a top iron. Local effects are also worthy of praise – for example, if your side grenade explodes, the mud and the blood splatter stain the screen.
The main property Warface – is unparalleled collaborative mode. Daily game updated for the co-op missions in which players fight with the mercenaries of the company Blackwood. We offer not only kill all life on the way to the extraction point, but also to perform various tasks such as escorting, shooting from the helicopter on the way scattered rockets or kill armored boss – “juggernaut”. Mission in the game cheerful and funny, but this is not surprising, because the other we did not expect. Surprisingly different: the authors were able to make the players very closely interact with each other.
Methods were used simple, but very showy. The first is the increased complexity and variety of smart enemies. Quickly shoot anything that moves, not paying attention to colleagues on the force, it is possible only on the easiest level. If you choose the complexity of “hard” and “pro”, there survive and win is possible, only if the detachment is an atmosphere of friendship and mutual understanding. The enemies do not just shoot straight. They also use a variety of tactics. In addition to the usual “meat” is, so to say, specialists: some are able to hide behind the shield, throw you on the ground and score batons, others sitting at the easel armored machine guns, and others accurately thrown from sniper rifles, and a fourth shell of an RPG. Moreover, some enemies may try to mislead you by sending a laser pointer into the eyes.
In this situation, all the men are obliged to act cohesively and accurately perform their role. Stormtroopers go ahead and supply the remaining rounds, physicians treat and reanimate fallen by a defibrillator, engineers have reduced the level of armor and snipers shoot entrenched away grenade and machine gunners. Thus it is better to stay close to each other and not to scatter, in all directions, and not be carried forward to certain death.
There are many ways to pass the card. At levels full of places that allow you to bypass the enemy’s flank and shoot the enemy from a high point. Climbing back only with the help of colleagues, someone has to sit down and substitute his hands. When it comes time to fight with the same “Juggernaut”, someone must distract the enemy, while the rest come from behind and shot his only vulnerable spot – the generator on his back.
From the class composition of the group is dependent on so much that in the lobby before the mission and then flash heated debate, as you need to take doctors if needed, in this case, and the snipers and engineers who will be another attack aircraft. But, if done correctly, and managed to get complex tasks, there comes a feeling of such deep satisfaction that yesterday’s debaters literally ready to fraternize with each other. Such unity and sense of the elbow does not generate a Battlefield 3, or any part of Modern Warfare.
The competitive multiplayer Warface is also excellent. There are small concise maps that are dynamic battles. Players compete in six modes. In addition to the mandatory program of classical (deathmatch and team deathmatch) there is an interesting team battles where you have to consistently capture, protect, mining and hold control points, steal from opponents missile launch codes and cause air strikes on enemy positions.
Maps are already enough to not get bored. You can fight in the forest, near the destroyed railway and the derailed cars; in the city, where you have to run up the streets for fear of enemy snipers, on the farm, where the enemy is easy to overlook in the high undergrowth. On one of the maps, you can even get to the lighthouse. At the same time on each card is bound to have all sorts of interesting places and cubbyhole, to circumvent the enemy’s flank, or to arrange a sniper hunting – the main thing that colleagues helped you get there.
The joint missions and ground attack while doctors are most in demand
For success in joint and multiplayer battles players, as expected, to gain experience and money. Role system in Warface strict and simple. No skills, opened at the higher levels, there is no: all the features of each class is available from the beginning of the game. Prized only personal skills – it is clear that the longer you play, the higher the level of your character. As pumping player gets new ranks, which can roughly estimate what you can expect from his character.
It plays an important role equipment. You probably will sit in a local store for hours, picking up not only weapons and armor, but also a bunch of all sorts of improvements. Most devices can be connected to the trunk directly into the battle: it sights, bayonets, fry. Buy kit can both play money or for real. In general, you can play and without injections, Donat does not play such a critical role. Much more important is with whom you play. If you have a good team, you can still throw up in the top of the best players, and if not – even a suitcase of money will not help.
Warface is only released, the game open test only a week. Clearly, in her every day something changed, added, improved, so that our review will probably be obsolete in a couple of months. But one thing you can say for sure: it is already clear that we face – in which to play millions of fans around the world the most exciting online shooter 2012.