Alright, despite the big thumb up, let's hang a little warning sign right at the beginning:
- This game has not a lot of players...
Considering the game is free though, it won't hurt to check in does it?
Now for the most part the game is actually pretty good. The artstyle is consistent and nicely done, the balancing is adequate, the core premise is interesting and the gameplay and multiplayer-modes work fine.
The maps are slightly varied, but not numerous enough yet.
The games is "free", so of course there is stuff you can pay for. For the most part this is pretty fair though.
Free-players will start with only one tank, enough ingame-currency to buy one part and a limited capacity of parts.
Leveling up will grant more slots for parts and finished matches grant IC. All parts can be bought (and sold) without limitation, order or premium parts. Earning IC is paced fairly well, around 3 matches are worth 2 parts (if you are on the winning side), which is really really fair.
That all said, the technical side leaves polish to be desired:
The achievements don't unlock properly, it has a stability problem (lag-spikes and crashes to desktop with quite the regularity), particel-effects and effects in general sometimes just don't show up, there doesn't seem to be a proper auto-balance for teambased modes and some of the menus (the tank customization one in particular) are somewhat annoying to navigate. It IS a beta though, so I expect that to change in time.
Also the game has kind of a slow pace, so don't expect twitchy gameplay.
Overall, I'd recommend it, even just for the fact that it's a pretty fair free2play game and basically inoffensive.