weapons range from a pistol to a high-powered sniper; there
are actually 6 weapons but 5 that you can gain with kills. Make
no mistake this is no Counter-Strike or Action Half-Life and
plays very differently indeed. The Maps are often either completely
open or closed off with limited ability to evade your enemy
and attack from different angles. In essence they lack extra
routs with which to retreat or assault your enemy from, the
ones provided don't tend to be positioned as well as one would
prefer. However this has the advantage of keeping the game fairly
even, and the gameplay itself is closer to HL Deathmatch rather
than Counter-Strike one-shot frenzy's. Not a bad thing, not
by any means especially if you are a little tired of waiting
for the next build of CS or it's gameplay in general.
certainly found it to be a refreshing change from the stealth
presented by CS or the pure action but easy killings in AHL.
It seems like a vibrant cross between the two but in a very
different world and it's a lot of fun.
this isn't a 'proper' review because it's based on an engine
we already know, yet sadly this doesn't mean it's also bug free.
Some of the bugs manifesting this early release are that of
invisible players being able control turrets, spray logos and
use flash lights. There are also problems when you try to re-spawn,
sometimes even when you only die once you can't get back in
until the round ends and then when you do there aren't enough
starting points and you get telefragged; A pain if it goes on
for ages and there seems to be no round time limit. The biggest
of the bugs comes from the fact that occasionally you can't
join servers, there is a crude but working fix for this on their
website. One of the things we noticed about the maps were the
lack of BIG gun turrets or burnt out vehicles as additional
scenery, we thought that would have made the game for me as
far as atmosphere goes.
the whole WIE is an excellent mod that shows good use of Texturing,
sound, models and of course, coding. It's a lot of fun for those
FPS fanatics that are tired of CS or AHL and what something
a little different but not to way off and is a welcome extra
when the wait for Team Fortress2 is such a lengthy one. In time
we have no doubt the bugs will be fixed, more features will
arise and additional maps and updates to old ones with point
their noses onto some servers.
you ever wanted to shoot Germans/American/Europeans or be controversial
in that sort of way then this is the mod for you. Now get out
there and start some new servers so more can see why it's so
damn good. One last thing, we thought it was like Mortyr so
if you're waiting for that then play this.
by Mark 'KILLZAT' Jackson
- 9 Sound - 9 Originality
- 8.5 (85%)