Monday, May 04, 2015

Verdun Gameplay Review

I'm playing Verdun, a World War I first-person shooter by M2H Game Studio and Blackmill Games.

The online only game primarily features the frontlines game mode, where the opposing sides alternate attacking the enemy’s trenches. Experience gained during battle earns career points that are used to unlock different loadouts for each class. Each four-person squad has slightly different classes, including officers (who can call in artillery or gas strikes), assault specialists, snipers, machine gunners, and riflemen. The attack-defend flow works extremely well within the setting, and results in a compelling experience. Verdun also plays realistically with one-shot kills, emphasizing using cover and moving in groups; teamwork is necessary since most classes only come equipped with one weapon. Those looking for a unique, brutally realistic online shooter will be quite pleased in the trenches of Verdun.