Game Review: Warframe

Wallpaper taken from warframe.com

The game: Warframe by Digital Extremes LTD

Rating: Teen for violence and blood… duh.

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Premise: They were called Tenno. Warriors of blade and gun: masters of the Warframe armor. Those that survived the old war were left drifting among the ruins. Now they are needed once more. The Grineer, with their vast armies, are spreading throughout the solar system. A call echoes across the stars summoning the Tenno to an ancient place. They summon you. Allow the Lotus to guide you. She has rescued you from your cryostasis chamber and given you a chance to survive. The Grineer will find you; you must be prepared. The Lotus will teach you the ways of the Warframes and the secrets to unlocking their powers. Come Tenno, you must join the war. (Taken from warframe.com)

screenshot from actual gameplay

What I like about the game: Visual is important, and this game freakin’ delivers. It’s fucking beautiful from loading to menus to actual game play. If it looks like shit to you, get a new pc. It’s extreme sci-fi with laser gun fighting ninjas. Yea, no shit. I like the over-the-shoulder play style, and the melee is a BLAST! This is because the second best piece of this game is the fluidity in player movement. You can move with basic controls — forward, back, left, right, mouse to aim — or combine keys for additional moves like sprinting into a slide (which btw, makes you look like a fucking badass), jumping on the back of enemies to slit their throats, and even wall-walking. When you start off, you can choose between three ‘classes’ and after a short tutorial, you’re careening through the solar system. The Lotus system is decent, the objective map is helpful, and the enemies aren’t complete morons — they’ll duck and hide and move according to where you are and hiding. Not to mention, the upgrade options for your warframe and weapons are simple to use and fun — and there’s always blueprints you can find or purchase to build with components you find in certain parts of the system. God damn, there’s too much to say!! There’s clans you can create with your own clan dojo, you can play with friends (up to 4 at a time), solo or join random players. There’s a market to buy and trade stuff and.. and… and…. it’s fucking ninjas in the future with bad ass (dyable) suits!!!  Did I mention this game is free? 100% free? Free to download, free to play, free to level. Paying only speeds up advantages you’ll otherwise find yourself. OH… and it’s run through Steam! cheers!

screenshot from actual game play

What I don’t like about the game: Sometimes the Lotus chick feeding you info is dumb and annoying and tends to repeat the same things map after map. This is a small complaint though, because even if her comments aren’t exactly original, they are helpful and accurate. There is a lot to learn in a short amount of time — what storage containers and canisters do, what the objects are for (cuz there’s a shit ton), and dealing with the menus. None of these are deal breakers however, they just require a slight learning curve. The only thing that drives me batshit crazy over this game is the lighting contrast. In some ships it’s meant to be dark and it’s a little difficult to navigate through. But then in training sequences or promotions, the blinding WHITE is painful and most of us (friends included) just sped through it to make the bleeding from our eyeballs stop!

Would I recommend it: It’s FRIGGIN free!!! What is wrong with you? Login to Steam, search for it and download it. No seriously. NOW. Even if you hate it, it’s worth a try, but I promise you — you won’t. Please note: It’s currently in Beta and updates frequently, but for a Beta it’s very complete and you won’t give a shit.

Wanna see the trailer? Yea, you do. DO IT. Click this shit and watch it! Then tell me what you think of it!

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