This is a first impressions after 30 minutes of gameplay
Frontline Tactics is a Turn-based strategy game in the same vain as X-COM and Silent Storm. Upon booting up the game you're given two soldiers with mediocre weapons and have to kill terrorists in the name of 'Murica. I can safely say that at first, Frontline Tactics seemed really promising, sporting typical mechanics of the genre like hiding behind cover, spotting and customizing your team members. I was going to overlook the stupid AI and the bad graphics, because the game was fun. After a few missions my soldiers kept getting slaughtered by Turban-wearing terrorists, so I went over to the store page, and to my horror and disbelief, I realized exactly what this game is..
It's a trap, a trap designed to squeeze as much money out of the player as possible. When going into this game, forget everything you know about fair free-to-play models, none of that is to be found here. After completing a mission you're given money to spend towards weapons and equipment. Unfortunately you're not given enough to buy anything from the store where everything is ridiculously expensive, and just like the awful mobile games the developer drew it's inspiration from, there is a cash shop where you can buy in-game currency with real money. One look at the ''downloadable content''
on the store page should tell you everything you need to know about this game. Want different types of soldiers? Then you're going to have to pay 4,59€ each. Want different camouflages? Then you're going to have to pay 0,79€ each. Does this sound free to play to anyone?
You either make a game free-to-play with all the necessary tools to play it properly, and then have little bonuses and customizable items available for those who like the game enough to spend money on it, or you make us pay for the game and get everything. There should be no middle-ground. The store page is a complete and utter lie, and I'm ashamed of each and every one who rated this joke of a game positively. Frontline Tactics is only free to play in the sense that you get to download it and play the first few missions, after that you're forced to pay to make the game even remotely enjoyable. Don't even bother downloading this travesty.
Közzétéve: 16 július 2014