Hey you, Yeah you!
Do you like mobas?
How about RTS games?
Giant Transforming Robots?
If you said yes to any of the above, then you should try out Airmech. If you didn't, it is still a free game and you have nothing to lose.
Now you may be asking: "What is Airmech?" Airmech is moba style Games with some Real Time Strategy elements mixed in for a fresh spin on the classic moba gamestyle.
Players control Airmechs, giant mechs that are able to transform into various planes and helicopters at the will of the pilot. There are currently nine different airmechs(as of me typing this) that players can choose from, and more designs are planned to be added in the future! Each of the nine different airmechs play differently, each are equiped with different kinds of guns, missiles, and melee weapons along with 8 preset upgrades that will be unlocked as the mech levels up each match.
Each mech also has 8 slots for the many buildable tanks, soldiers, turrets, and other things that the player uses to help the team advance or defend an area. These eight units are picked by the player before the start of any match. In addition to the player built units, each teams fortress automatically spawns basic soldiers to help capture outposts and attack the enemy.
In the base gamemode, two teams of atmost 3 Mech pilots(Players) fight each other to gain control of the outposts around the map while trying to advance to the enemy team's fortress and destroy it. The Outposts around the map work as unit builders, where players can pick up the various units they want to spawn during the match. Not a big PvP(Player versus Player) enthusiast? Don't worry! this gamemode is available in co-op mode(One team of players vs one team of AI controled Airmechs) and solo mode(one player and two AI vs an AI team).
The other big gamemode is called Survival. This gamemode pits four players against an endless onslaught of enemy units, whose soul purpose is to destroy the team's fotress.
Now you might be thinking: "This all sounds really fun, but how pay to win is this game? Whats the catch?" And thats just it, there is no catch. Anything that can alter competitive gameplay in any way is bought with "Kudos", the currency in this game that is earned at the end of every match. This stuff piles up quickly and is only earnable through playing the game, but don't worry, once you start playing you will never run out of kudos!
So what costs actual money in this game? There is also another form of currency called diamonds. This currency is the "premium currency" of airmech. This premium currency is used to buy cosmetic items and Ultimate items, aswell as being the currency of the player market.
Cosmetic items are things that make your Airmech look cool. these range from Airmech skins, unit skins, different laser and exhaust colors, helmets for your airmechs, and pets that fly around you. None of these have any effect on gameplay.
Ultimate items are... well, Ultimate! These items are stronger versions of the buildable units and Airmechs that are normally usable.
"But you said that paid items won't alter gameplay!"
I said competitive gameplay. Ultimates are only usable in cooperative gamemodes, so if anyone is using them, they will always be on your team. Ultimate units are really just used when you want to dominate the AI team without as much effort.
Lastly there is the player market, where players can sell various cosmetics and items that are no longer sold in the shop for diamonds.
Is it worth putting some money into this game? I certainly believe so. But whether or not you want to is up to you. I strongly suggest playing airmech for a couple of days before deciding to throw all of your money at the screen. If you don't want to put any money into the game, don't worry, we won't judge!
Thank you for reading this review, I know it was a long one.
I hope you give this game a try, and enjoy it as much as I do!