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  1. Jul 31, 2012
    57
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. Aug 20, 2012
    55
    MicroVolts is a third person shooter that looks trivial and a bit derivative, especially in front of Valve's Team Fortress 2, that cannot compete with a free-to-play market full of new and much interesting alternatives.
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Jun 12, 2011
    9
    Well, here is yet another new free to play shooter. However, I fell that this is most definitely one of the best ones I have played. It's a third person shooter with cutesy anime themed characters and very nice cartoon environments that fit in well with the whole cartoon toys theme. They also boast some of the best design I have seen in a game. In a lot of free games the levels are very straightforward with a bunch of newb-tubes to camp at. Also, all of the bright vivid colors are a welcome change from the various shades of brown that most shooters (AAA Titles included) throw in our faces. There is quite a selection of levels, each different in scale. There is a horror house, a chess board, and outside trash hole, a kitchen, and a few other unique level types that fit in really well.

    One cool thing is the customization options for your character. You earn the usual in game currency to spend in the shops for new weapons and character accessories. Unfortunate, if you don't play a lot you will be screwed with the cheap 7 day rental option. You can buy one permanently, but it is very pricey and you have to play for quite a while before you can afford it. You can buy their Micro-currency with real world money to buy things, but if you do that you can only have the stuff for a maximum of 90 days, after which you have to buy it again. And the 90 day option for most items costs about $6 in cash. A bit pricey, so unless you have a lot of disposable income, you'll have to play the game a lot to actually get the custom stuff. The weapons are pretty standard for a shooter; There are an assortment of Machine Guns, Shotguns, Mini-Guns, Sniper Rifles, Melee, Grenade Launcher, and a Missile Launcher. I would recommend you not play with players level 5 and above because you will get totally thrashed if they went out and bought the upgraded weapons. Whenever I encountered a higher level player, I would end up having to try and sneak around and flank him, which is still fun, but if he sees you first, go ahead and say good-bye. The game modes are fairly straightforward as well. There is the usual Team Deathmatch, Annihilation, Free For All, and Capture The Flag- here called Capture The Battery. One fairly unique mode (a few games have done it, but it is still fun and accessible) is the Zombie mode, in which one player is picked randomly to be the host zombie and try to infect everyone else. However, I noticed that mostly the zombies end up winning because one hit and you're infected.

    While it is by no means a perfect game, it fills a gaping hole in the shooter market today. FUN. Remember that? The thing we used to have before everyone got obsessed with realism? (Yes I know this line is ripped from Zero Punctuation, but Yahtzee put it better than anyone could have)

    So I'd have to say this is a really great game, and if you are looking for something a bit different without forking over $50 for a new release from the great game processing machine, go over to the site and download the client. And happy fragging!
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  2. Feb 28, 2013
    0
    It's looks like fun, and it is at early levels. However it is basically bad after that point. It becomes very much pay to win. Basically the in game mechanic is Micro points that are won by doing decently in matches, however here's a problem... they added this repair feature to the game which pretty much makes it impossible to progress and actually make these points or get better guns unless you spring REAL cash for the advantage of that they provide. Similarly other players basically get guns that DOUBLE your damage as time goes along, more health, ext for playing longer as well. Because of the absence of any form of fair matchmaking feature it basically devolves into 2 things.

    players who have been playing LONGER (not better) will always rofl stomp you. players who have pitch real cash will rofl stop you, no matter how horrible they are.

    meaning that you will NEVER get ahead unless you give the company money. I would say bluntly that if your the type to spring money on a game, go ahead and play it. But if your looking for a fair, fun experience, look elsewhere. The only GOOD thing I have to say about this game is the art and style are very fun it's sad that they had to ruin it so hard in this fashion as this game has the potential to be great it it treated it's non-paying audiance a tad better.
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  3. Aug 19, 2012
    10
    Microvolts is a free to play PC game. Yes its another shooter, though in third person, so i guess its like a version of Team Fortress 2 (TF2) , TF2 being better though, obviously. Anyway, I love this game, especially since my TF2 isnt working so I find it an alternative. Its really fun to play, always users so u never get bored. I like most of the game modes. I like the variety of weapons and the characters (Naomi and CHIP). A few things need fixing but, Im just LOVING this game... (EpicPillow is one of my names) Full Review »