- Summary: Imagine a game where your actions can help turn the tide of a persistent online war being fought by thousands of other real players, either in the role of a hardened soldier engaged in blistering first-person shooter combat, or as a strategic officer managing the grand scheme of the campaignImagine a game where your actions can help turn the tide of a persistent online war being fought by thousands of other real players, either in the role of a hardened soldier engaged in blistering first-person shooter combat, or as a strategic officer managing the grand scheme of the campaign on a tactical war map. Heroes & Generals will deliver this combined one-two punch in a thrilling multiplayer online battle across authentic WW II settings.… Collapse
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Sep 25, 2014NOTE: REVIEW MAY BE SUBJECT TO REVISION UPON FULL RELEASE
This is an amazing game, it's an FTP first-person shooter that's set in theNOTE: REVIEW MAY BE SUBJECT TO REVISION UPON FULL RELEASE
This is an amazing game, it's an FTP first-person shooter that's set in the European Theater of WWII. You start as a standard infantryman, but as you increase in rank you can unlock new classes (like tank crewman, fighter pilot, recon, and paratrooper). The game also allows you to unlock new weapons and vehicles through both rank and by earning combat ribbons (basically an achievement system). There is also a place to get together with friends of the same class and form a squad so you can all play together (number of friends in you squad is dependent on your class, i.e. infantry can have six, while tanks can have three). You can also have multiple soldiers, so you can have a variety of classes to play with (I have an infantryman, a tank crewman and a fighter pilot).
There is also a place where you can pay to unlock vehicles and weapons early (although for tank crewman, if you buy a heavy armor off the bat you will not be able to use it very often until you get to a rank where there are heavy armor squads).
Another neat feature is you can unlock upgrades for your weapons, like a hair trigger for your guns that will increase ROF but decrease stability. Or for tanks and jeeps you can get infantry support crates (ammo and health, or anti-tank weapons).
All in all, this is a great game and it's only in beta form. It has a great diversity of classes, weapons, and vehicles. If first-person shooters are your thing, then you should definitely try this game, and since it's free, it can't hurt to try it.… Expand
Sep 16, 2014A breath of fresh air from the modern era shooters. This WWII shooter drops you in medium to large battlefields with outposts to attack andA breath of fresh air from the modern era shooters. This WWII shooter drops you in medium to large battlefields with outposts to attack and defend. The game is free to play so expect some micro transactions.… Expand
Aug 30, 2014Mediocre Pay2Win shooter with a couple large maps and several small ones. There are two factions - Allies (US) and Axis(Germany). Each factionMediocre Pay2Win shooter with a couple large maps and several small ones. There are two factions - Allies (US) and Axis(Germany). Each faction can send an "Assault Team" of 20 players to capture a region. An assault team is essentially a certain number of spawn tickets. Once there are no more spawns, the assault team is defeated.
While the game could've been a 5, it has horrible network issues. Playing on a server with "green" ping, I routinely see my tank shots fly straight through the enemy tank, as if it is not there. No "Armor too Thick" or "Impact angle too high" messages, just does nothing. These issues might not be visible for infantry, where you just assume you miss, but seeing a nice shell tracer go straight through makes the issue obvious.
The Pay2Win system consists of a lengthy grind to progressively unlock more powerful weapons. Players earn 10 levels of badges through gameplay, and one of the last badges (like 8-9 unlocks next tier item). For example, light tank 7 or so unlocks Stuart tank for the US, while light tank 9 unlocks first medium tank. There's a crapton of grinding in an AWFUL M2 tank. While it looks like a regular tank from a side, it actually has 2 MG turrets that rotate about 80 degrees, meaning as a driver, you simply cannot look right.
There is a shortcut of paying about 8 dollars per weapon and 13 dollars per premium weapon (ex: sniper rifle). The grind is LONG, really long.
Unsurprisingly, the German faction is significantly more populated and is fairly overpowered in terms of tanks and MG42s. Even the login screen says that there are too many germans.
The game looks about the same as battlefield 2, - rather flat terrain without grass rendering more than 50 meters away, shadows are pretty nice though.
The game features several vehicles for each side - 3 types of tanks (light, medium, heavy), tank destroyers, planes and transport. None of these really stand out, and the tanks feel really clunky, I have not found the zoom button, so light tanks have better zoom than medium ones. There's practically no bullet drop of any kind - you point your gun and the shell lands exactly where you are looking at.
In order to spawn with vehicle, the player needs to buy a tank crewman, or grind a rifleman to tier 3. For a pilot, the grind is to tier4, for a sniper to tier 6. Each soldier has to unlock same items, which is where my biggest gripe with the game is.
The spotting system is fairly good - after placing crosshairs on an enemy for a few seconds, a static marker appears in that place for 10 seconds or so. This means it's really hard to "shoot red things" through cover.
Lack of maps really starts to show, even after a few hours of gameplay - you will be fighting over the same city, same villages, same factory, and the same single airfield OVER, and OVER, and OVER, ad nauseum, with Germans winning 90% of the games. While some maps are large, they are not complex enough to warrant different tactics. Tanks camp the same hill on airfield, people shoot out of the same windows.
There's minimum destructible environments- tanks can crush wooden and wire fences.
Overall, a mediocre Pay2Win shooter, there are much better ones, like PlanetSide 2 (where you get a whole continent of a map), WarThunder, where planes actually fly like planes… Expand
Oct 26, 2014Another game for the rich
The problem just like with other 'free' online games is that: 'who has the money has the power', just like inAnother game for the rich
The problem just like with other 'free' online games is that: 'who has the money has the power', just like in this game.
You can't win against wealthy players who buy everything plus because they can get better equipment, get better ranks (faster). Another game for the rich.
The game is not balanced: you will be put up against a much more stronger bunch of players. No matter what you do, a beginner can't win against a professional group and the XP you get is very low (between 0 and 300 for a regular player which is not enough to get ranks faster). To get the possibility to change to another type of soldier (paratrooper, recon, pilot or tank pilot) you have to get thousands of XP. Make a calculation. Terrible.
My recommendation: use Red Orchestra 2, much better and balanced. More realistic.… Expand
Sep 20, 2014VERY imbalanced game. I've been playing for two weeks, mainly on the Allied side, and I've NEVER EVER seen Germany loose a single war. In factVERY imbalanced game. I've been playing for two weeks, mainly on the Allied side, and I've NEVER EVER seen Germany loose a single war. In fact recent wars end with Germany having DOUBLE the wins the Allies have. Totally Pay to Win, and I'm one of those guys who don't pay for such a terrible game. Still playing around with a barely upgraded M1 and struggling to get more credits to buy anything else. Yet I'm expected to compete against tanks, scoped weapons and all the three shot kill MACHINE GUNS. You'll need at least 3 shots from the M1 to kill a guy, and it's semi automatic. Fully automatic weapons that kill you within half a second own the short range combat. And scoped weapons just makes it impossible to cross a field without suddenly dying. It is completely imbalanced. BF109s roam the skies and bomb whatever's in their way, often spawncamping. And lol I've pumped over 600 AA shells from quad .50cal guns and nothing's happened to the 109. All I get is "Penetrated Armor" and he'll just have to drop a bomb to take out my AA placement. Massive facepalm.… Expand
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