I used Gamestop's trade-in deal this week and traded a few old games and Halo (yes...bye bye Halo). For me, this game is incredibly awesome.
What they say is true, this is a RPS (Role Playing Shooter). It is fast paced like Halo, but with RPG elements like Diablo. It took me a good 10 minutes to figure out which of the 4 player types I wanted to be. Each player type has 3 sub-specialties. The sub-specialties are either 1) something to benefit the group, 2) something to enchance your special attack/power, or 3) something unique, such as better weapon skills, etc.
Leveling up can be done by quests or by just going around killing stuff. Loot is dropped by the mobs or by digging around in trash, etc. And if you are used to seeing the name of loot having different colors (white, green, blue, etc.), then you should probably be drooling now. If you haven't played Diablo, WoW, etc., having a certain color means how awesome or how typical the loot is.
This game has over 17 million weapons. Some of the basic ones might be very similar with just variances in damage, speed, etc. Some of the others are just crazy fun, such as my first "blue" colored gun I picked up after about 1 hour of play...a sub-machine gun that shoots fire bullets.
I only played solo last night. The computer does not play the 3 other plays. I did peek at the multi-player set up and there is matchmaking. The more players you involve, the harder the enemies and the better the loot.
As mentioned earlier, this game was under the radar for me. They originally had this game looking realistic, but opted to go with a cartoon type look. Combine that choice with some clever marketing and solid reviews. Gamestops were sold out earlier this week and I think I picked up one of the last ones from their second shipment yesterday.
With the huge variety of weapons, big landscape, options for building different characters...this game should be seeing a lot of play time on the play charts.
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