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Average User Score: 3.6Oct 17, 2015It's really sad to see one of my favorite games (Payday: The Heist) come to this. Where Payday 1 focused solely on action and teamwork, PaydayIt's really sad to see one of my favorite games (Payday: The Heist) come to this. Where Payday 1 focused solely on action and teamwork, Payday 2 simply has identity issues. It tries to be a stealth game, an rpg, a web series and a horde shooter and ends up doing everything poorly. Most of the levels are short unlike Payday 1, and the game becomes a grindfest in which you focus on doing short easy missions over and over to grind xp.
"Should the enemy strengthen his van, he will weaken his rear; should he strengthen his rear, he will weaken his van; should he strengthen his left, he will weaken his right; should he strengthen his right, he will weaken his left. If he sends reinforcements everywhere, he will everywhere be weak. - Sun Tzu"
In overkill's case, they diverted so many resources into making the game appeal to so many audiences that they lost sight of what Payday Originally was. An action based coop horde shooter.
They replaced real skill and real teamwork with artificial skill trees which "enhance" your characters abilities. But all this does is make your character overpowered and gives you unfair advantages. I often found myself either spamming grenades from my grenade launcher or breaking my mouse button by clicking it as fast as I could non stop. Unlike the previous game which featured a variety of weapons which all had different tactical uses, which you could freely switch between from mission to mission, many weapons in this game are bound to which class you pick, for example only the enforcer can use shotguns effectively. Many of the useful weapons are hidden behind paywalls aswell. My experience with Payday 2 literally (and I'm not joking) broke my previous mouse and I had to replace it because the mouse button got spammed that much, I was using the B9 pistol.
The most unforgivable aspect of the game. Is how Overkill staff stated on multiple occasions, both in forum posts and interviews that Payday 2 would NEVER feature microtransactions. But in the recent update Overkill is charging money for weapons with higher stats on the Steam market. And not only that they trick you by not telling you you need dlc in order to use them.
"All you care about is money. This town deserves a better class of criminal" - The Joker… Expand
Average User Score: 3.5Apr 30, 2013This game is absolutely terrible. It's a generic stereotype space marines action shooter. The single player is mindless and boring, the AI isThis game is absolutely terrible. It's a generic stereotype space marines action shooter. The single player is mindless and boring, the AI is terrible, the sound effects are also terrible. The game is not scary and the voice actors just sound depressed. The online mode is not fun, you'll get bored in minutes because there is no depth to the gameplay.
One of the redeeming factors of the game however is that it has decent music, but that's it. If you're having trouble sleeping, I definitely recommend this game because there is no way you'll still be awake after 30 minutes. Gearbox over-hyped this game and just ended up deceiving Aliens fans. I highly recommend you look at game footage before you commit to buy this game.… Expand