Playing this game for about five years going on six and seeing the different changes that have affected this game makes me ashamed of how long I've played this game, I have developed many perspectives for this game. Playing when IJJI had the game was when A.V.A was at its prime, back when the guns actually took skill to use, and how the competitive scene was just being born. But ever since Aeria Games has taken over the game, they have reduced the game to its limit. Milking every dollar they could make, removal of permanent guns and the implementation of timed weapons. Poor server maintenance, etc. First off this game is a fast paced, intense action first person shooter. Second the guns in this game are well made considering most of the guns are based off real guns. (excluding Mega Capsules, Blue tickets, Red Tickets, Etc.) Third, the maps are OKAY, not well made, it's basic maps, some maps are so outdated that they don't even bother fixing the glitches/bugs in most of the maps. (but the maps that are played the most are updated a lot.) Fourth, this games graphics are fairly outdated for the North American version (UAVA), but seeing what the future updates will bring forth has made me more interested in this game. Such as HD textures. Currently in TAVA (Taiwan AVA) they have HD Textures which are considered a huge thing. Fifth, is the competitive scene, back in 2009-2012 the competitive scene was at its best. ieSF was a huge contribution to the competitive scene, they made the players strive towards perfection at this game. But sadly ieSF has stopped including A.V.A in their games list, because of lack of players in the competitive scene. Many of you might know Skadoodle of team iBuyPower from CS:GO, he has played this game professionally and has competed in ieSF, considering this is the first game that he ever played competitively and has achieved the most in. It is sad how the players quit because of the lack of competition because poor anti-cheat, poor game design, etc. All the things I have listed here are mostly cons of why I don't recommend this game. And now I will list the Pros of this game, there are a few dedicated players willing to do whatever it takes to make this game better and improve the amount of players, to have a permanent gun in this game, you had to be playing before they removed the permanent option. If you live near the servers, (Example: Canada) you will have at least 1 ping or 2 depending if you have good internet or not, this game is a really good game to help your aim. It's easy to warm up for games like CS:GO, it will make your aim better, you could have fun playing this game if you play with friends. That pretty much it. Aside from the fact that the people installing this game just for the "Black Rose" knife in TF2 and then uninstalling this game right after. It installs a keylogger into your system, but it does nothing. I promise you it doesn't do anything to your PC. But uninstalling it without playing it is stupid in my opinion. At least play the game, who knows? Maybe you will end up liking the game and maybe pay money to actually get permanent weapons. Overall my final verdict for this game is 6.5/10, it used to be 9/10 but ever since the heavy impacts it took, I don't recommend this game. Pay 2 Win, used to be balanced. Don't download unless you have played since 2011 and have perm guns. Enjoy!