Lost touch with Ye olde genre
Hey sub, I wanted to know if there are any games in missing out on in a style I'm having a hard time defining. Y'all helped me out last time so I figured I'd come to you again for suggestions.
I'm looking for
1:arena type games that aren't first person shooters.
2:have some kind of a customizable kit/load out or hero selection that changes how one would play
3: vs players
4: icing on the cake would have some kind of progression system through unlocking gear or a ranked system to gauge self performance.
For example, I'd mention :
Medabots, armored core, custom robo, LBX (going to get the mech/mecha ones out of the way first); you have a robot that battles another robot, the ability to build your character with different heads arms, legs, torsos with each piece or weapon making your character perform vastly different.
Zone of the enders: another 3rd person mecha game but instead of customization there was a character selection type deal. Was only local multiplayer but was rather fun.
Beyblade: spinning tops with interchangeable bottoms, weights, tops clash in an arena to be the last one spinning. Very short simple and straightforward but different builds would lead to folks trying to play hyper aggressive and destroy their opponent, playing defensively and avoiding contact to wear their opponent down and go for the long game, heavy players could try riskier maneuvers to bounce their opponent out of the arena, and so on.
League/dota/etc: these are great fun and I've been playing them; they kind of go without mention but I figure before someone suggests them I'll mention it.
Battlerite: another fun game I've been enjoying. Isometric combat game that focuses on the abilities of different heroes.
Rumble fighter: something like a smash bros fighter type game where you host or join lobbies and brawl it up over the course of a few rounds to earn currency to spend on fighting styles or cosmetic gear.
GunZ the duel/ s4 league: 3rd person shooter and melee game with hosted lobbies of various rules. Played to earn currency to buy new weapons or stat altering gear. GunZ is pretty much dead except a couple dozen folks on private servers, s4 is pretty much a lost cause.
What I'm not looking for: Warframe's PvP, Brawlhalla
So, if these examples help shape what it is I'm looking for then that's great. If I've got a kindred spirit out here that knows the struggle then I'm sorry but we can suffer together.
submitted by Yote224
I have literally no complaints. This game is amazing.
I wasn't a big fan of the bunny-hoping movement system, and that's coming from someone that played a ton of GunZ and S4 League. The boost slide and parkour is enough advanced movement in a first person shooter to make engagements feel tactical and fun without the literally-jumping-across-the-map-at-sonic-speeds that Titanfall had. Basically the tutorial alone sold me on the game, with it's satisfying gunplay and loot system with gorgeous graphics.
First patch placed in the Top 5 with my friend, we had little idea of what was going on. The advanced pinging system with all the verbal callouts makes the game a joy to play, the abilities all feel fun and pertinent without being grossly overpowered (I'm sure there will be something, but after 12 matches I've seen nothing), and the weapons feel incredibly fun and varied and easy to make even a simple pistol a destroyer of worlds. Second game we took first place.
The firefights, my god, you DON'T DIE INSTANTLY TO SOMEBODY HIDING IN A CORNER. Positioning matters, aim matters, but most importantly character movement matters: much like RUST you can juke shots left and right and stay in the middle of a firefight and survive, and even then nothing seems to kill so fast that it doesn't give you a chance to react.
I was just complaining not even Saturday I was tired of all these BR games where you die instantly and firefights felt like nothing, and yet I've come out on top on matches where I dropped and the enemy picked up a weapon, I've dodged shots while reloading until they had to reload and pushed/countered, and most importantly if I die I CAN TAKE MY TEAMMATE'S BANNER AND REVIVE THEM.
Every single facet of this game is brilliantly thought-out and polished. Again, honeymoon phase I'm sure, but I felt like I needed to get this out while I just felt like this game was amazing and untouchable. As soon as some idiotic meta sets in or some kind of garbage tech like Reload-canceling to spam instant kill weapons shows up ruins everything I'll have a problem, but 5 hours later and this game feels great.
Thank you for the wonderful experience.
submitted by WalcomXLS