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  • Summary: Crucible is a team-based action shooter driven by the choices you make. Each match in Crucible is a fight for survival and control. Not only will you be going toe-to-toe with your fellow competitors, but you’ll have to adapt and overcome all the challenges the planet itself throws your way.Crucible is a team-based action shooter driven by the choices you make. Each match in Crucible is a fight for survival and control. Not only will you be going toe-to-toe with your fellow competitors, but you’ll have to adapt and overcome all the challenges the planet itself throws your way. You and your teammates will need to work together to take down alien creatures, capture objectives, and pursue your opponents in search of victory. Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. May 25, 2020
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. May 29, 2020
    68
    Crucible isn’t a bad game, but it’s not a good game either. In the context of today’s hero-shooter environment, that makes it a lost soul, struggling to find a strong sense of identity. With time, perhaps Crucible can find reasons to stay on the menu, but right now the recipe is diluted and dull.
  3. May 25, 2020
    65
    Crucible in its current form feels uninspired in a lot of ways. While the heroes themselves would fit great into smaller arena matches, throwing sixteen players into an oversized MOBA map sours what makes Crucible unique among other hero shooters.
  4. May 27, 2020
    50
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. May 29, 2020
    50
    Its enticing characters and their occasionally exhilarating abilities are undermined by the unsatisfying third-person shooting underpinning them. The game's three modes all attempt to stretch the already inflexible mechanics of each character in ways that make each one feel underwhelming, in spite of their more interesting ideas. Most of all, Crucible just doesn't play host to the coordinated teamwork it demands for balanced matches, forcing you to look elsewhere or gamble with the chance of being matched with players that complement your character choices. It's a game that fights itself at every turn, and ultimately is little more than a curious distraction from other players in this space rather than a true competitor for your attention.
  6. May 27, 2020
    48
    Despite some cool heroes and a neat twist on battle royale, Amazon’s long-awaited hero shooter wasn’t worth the wait.
  7. May 27, 2020
    40
    Crucible's every-man-for-himself combat and tedious respawn process make this team-based shooter a slog.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 5 out of 8
  1. May 25, 2020
    10
    Amazing game, yes it have flaws and not perfect. There is so much things that can make a win or lost. Played 10 hours so far and had alot ofAmazing game, yes it have flaws and not perfect. There is so much things that can make a win or lost. Played 10 hours so far and had alot of fun. This game have a lot of potential. Expand
  2. May 20, 2020
    7
    The game is pretty good but suffers from some balance issues, some classes are bullett sponges and totally dominate matches while others areThe game is pretty good but suffers from some balance issues, some classes are bullett sponges and totally dominate matches while others are soft and dont really have the firepower to back up this shortcoming. The maps are large, and this is pretty cool until your team dies and everyone winds up re-spawning at one of the myriad spawn points across the map, and as far as I can tell you cannot detect where you other team members have chosen to spawn in, making it hard to regroup. It also can take far too long to get back into the match after death, and get to where the contested node is. Many times your team will arrive back at the node from different areas on the map and be wiped out by the already grouped enemy team, as your team arrives one at a time.

    There is a good selection of hunters to choose from and each have a handful of unique powers that are strong or weak depending upon the circumstances playing out on the map. I was using a character called "Bugg" which is a turett class that plants seed pods around the area, and waters them with the characters main weapon to make them bloom and become turrets that engage the enemy. Bugg also has a shield move and an AOE that damages and slows enemies. Each character has some variation of a jet pack that allows quick movement for a limited time (destiny). Each character also has a skill tree from which you can pick and choose from several options at each level as you progress. I achieved level 5 in the time I played and had a few interesting choices to make regarding my characters progression. You can change these skills later as you choose, you arent locked into anything.

    I played for a couple of hours and saw absolutely no server/lag issues. The game looks good but by no means cutting edge in the graphics department, im sure this is to capture a wider audience than it would if the game required higher specs to play. Matchmaking took around a minute, and I was matched with other low level characters around my skill level. Being a new game I'm not sure if the matchmaking is working well or if everyone is low level, and thats why I wound up with players of my skill level.

    The in game store had no play to win elements and mainly consisted of various skins for each character. A season pass was a available that will reward you with various cosmetic items as you level up.

    All and all this launch has been a success thus far with only a few minor hickups. You can get stuck in a loop where you are required to complete a tutorial before being allowed to continue into the game proper. After completing the tutorial several times I was still stuck at the tutorial screen (re-logging solved this. ) The game is free, fairly fun and will improve in the future. Its worth your time to try it out.
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  3. May 22, 2020
    5
    The game is somewhat fun when you are not being dominated. Every time you die you spend about 2 minutes doing nothing because respawns areThe game is somewhat fun when you are not being dominated. Every time you die you spend about 2 minutes doing nothing because respawns are super far and respawns time is about 25segs plus animations adds up a lot. Also I got consistently destroyed for a lot of matches, and I'm usually very good or at least regular in shooters or looter shooter games. Also mobas, so this leads me to believe that the matchmaking is very broken Expand
  4. Vel
    May 30, 2020
    4
    I think every game should have a focus. What do the developers want the people to experience and enjoy? In this game, it seems like theyI think every game should have a focus. What do the developers want the people to experience and enjoy? In this game, it seems like they wanted a team-based shooter with some added elements of PvE and leveling up thrown in. Fine. But then the developers didn't give you teamchat, voice chat, vote-kick. They didn't put in systems to deal with griefers or people who simply want to play the game as a generic FPS and ignore their team members. In summary, the game isn't set up to take advantage of what is supposed to be the focus. Maybe one day they will fix it. But I wouldn't hold my breath. Expand
  5. May 21, 2020
    2
    Runs like a potato was stuck inside my CPU. Serious graphical issues with loading from a hard drive and runs at a lower framerate than anyRuns like a potato was stuck inside my CPU. Serious graphical issues with loading from a hard drive and runs at a lower framerate than any other shooter i have played at max graphics on my 2080ti. Game lacks graphical settings, Has a poor ingame HUD and load times are longer than desired. The game lacks a lot of polish and maybe should be considered to be in the Alpha stages of development. A poor attempt from Amazon as their first delve into gaming. Only redeeming factors are that the universe seems unique, 3rd person camera is unusual in games like this and the character designs are fun and interesting. I would recommend maybe giving this game another go in a few years time but for now completely avoid it. Expand
  6. May 23, 2020
    0
    this game is just not finished for me i just can't start a game because a window supposed to be closed automaticaly wont close my friends justthis game is just not finished for me i just can't start a game because a window supposed to be closed automaticaly wont close my friends just have a supper laggy game more than five min of loading just to enter in the game this is just a open alpha not a full release Expand
  7. May 28, 2020
    0
    The game is still beta but they patched in a store and shoved it out as "pre-season". There is only one map and its okay at best there are 3The game is still beta but they patched in a store and shoved it out as "pre-season". There is only one map and its okay at best there are 3 game mode and zero info for new play. Oh but dont worry there isnt any voice or text chat to help any new players because they remove that so there wont be any toxicity forget giving the option to mute it they do that for you. The heros are unbalanced the servers are horrible the matchmaking is slow and the loading in time/respawn will have you watching a menu rather then playing the game. Give this a pass maybe they will learn how to release a game in the future. Expand

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