Very fun mod to play with.
The bad thing is there is an excess of settings(that's not too hard to deal with), confusing button layout making it difficult to get used to, and an oddly set-up spawn/weapon setup screen that I cannot understand and end up spamming right-click. (Also, no players, but that's understandable and at least you have bots)
Other than that, there are plenty of weapons to keep one occupied and having fun, realism and weapon models look very appealing, and, to turn a con around, it can be quite entertaining to get used to this game.
Come on guys, this is an ALPHA.
I know that for some damn reason it is popular to call an almost finished game an alpha to get an excuse for bugs, but this is a real alpha, and should be treated as such.
And for an alpha, it has already much to offer. The engine is stable, you can already play the game, just more content has yet to be added. And for this, the developers need some more money. So get over it, and buy it. These guys made steel storm, so I am pretty sure this game will be great, once it's finished.
About the "high" price: Just look at other (popular) games. Minecraft now costs 20€/$, and wasn't cheap at alpha stage either. And to be honest, I wouldn't consider it stable yet. Yes, they added content, but the engine is really really ****** up. Did you ever run a Minecraft-Server? 4 People playing can easily take out a 16-core, 2GB-Ram server with SSD drives. Do you call this stable?
This guys are just developing the other way round: The engine and stability comes first, then the content. And honestly? I prefer it this way.
I will write a new review once the game gets stable, but for now it's 10/10. Just because of the potential that this game has, and to oppose those who just want to troll, giving low ratings.
This is a really fun game, both multiplayer and singleplayer.
The gameplay is really innovative and unique, and it's a refreshing break from your common RTS game.
What I really love about it, is the ability to simulate everything. There is just nothing you have to "guess", and there's no luck involved either. This game is not about speed, reflexes or gauging ranges; it is just about tactics, and to put yourself in the position of your opponent. Just like chess, except that your turns are executed simultaneously (which is even more awesome).
I always wanted this kind of game, and I have yet to see another game with this emphases, and this level of gameplay depth.
There is just one thing which keeps me from rating it 10/10, and this is the linux support. It seems like they just made a linux-version of the game to get into the HiB, and now they don't really care about it. Nowhere on the website you can find the word "linux", except for the FAQ, and I don't even know if you can buy the linux-version somewhere, aside from Desura.
This is especially sad, as this gameplay is exactly fitting to the preferences of many linux (and other *nix) users.
This is a really good start but I really think it needs some (non-realistic?) tweaking of the physics settings. Too little grip and gravity at higher speeds, I think.
At least, some kind of easier "arcade physics" mode should make this even more accessible for kids and other non-simmers.
It is a awesome mod, a complete change from my normal gameplay over the classes.
A few bad things such as lack of good decent loot when killing so many enemies and dying trying to get them, and the overpowered Countess on the 1st act.
But besides that, it is one of my fave mods.