Shootin’ Dudes and Stuff for Free in War, Inc. (TRAILER)

Third-person free-to-play PC shooter War, Inc. Battlezone is now in open beta, so get excited for it care of this trailer, in which lots of things and people get shot and/or blown up.

Check out the trailer below for a taste of what the game’s like, and get signed up to play over at thewarinc.com, should you so fancy. The game comes with three modes, lots of customization and full clan support.

Download the trailer here.

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1 Comment on Shootin’ Dudes and Stuff for Free in War, Inc. (TRAILER)

Kyle W.

On July 18, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Eh, I got it the other day, and it’s ok, but it’s pretty heavy on the money grubbing. The only really unique aspect was that it’s played in third person, which added about nothing to the feel since the game’s pretty much owned by snipers, and it means you just get closer crosshairs instead of an ironsight when you aim (at least with normal weapons).

I’d skip it if I had it to do over again. There doesn’t seem to be a way to get permanent items without shelling over cash, and the options with in-game currency are laughable (one day rentals would require seven or eight rounds to accrue enough currency for).

I mean, it’s an interesting take, but without enough actual innovation, it’s not as fast as Call of Duty (though you get killed pretty quickly), nor as solid as Battlefield. It’s free, sure, but it’s not really even above average in the Free To Play market (though it’s about at the average level).

Maps are poorly designed, also, since they have a simple “lose health when off-limits” system set up, you can wind up dying just moving between two command points in a straight line, as opposed to following the road through the middle of the level. Similarly, if you move off the legal area, you get shot and killed very easily, making you essentially dead even if just moving twenty five meters. Similarly, one map was set up in an urban environment that mixed the height advantages of various buildings with wide open areas, leading to large amounts of stalemate.

The graphics are decent, I’d assume, on higher settings, but the standard settings are pretty lame. At least it’s got an immersive level design, to counteract the fact that the graphics are mediocre, I did enjoy seeing that the scenery at least looked like there had been fighting.

All-in-all, I’d say that War Inc. is good for wasting time (note the term wasting), bad for actually playing. It feels like it wants to be a Call of Duty or Battlefield or MMOFPS, but to be honest, it just fails to deliver.