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PANZAR is a fantasy multiplayer third-person shooter. You get to choose from eight unique character classes, team-based PvP battles, exciting PvE adventures and regular tournaments with real prizes. Advanced RPG elements, the non-target combat system and the most modern graphics by CryEngine 3 will make your combat experience...
Release Date: Apr 12, 2013
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Update #35 is successfully installed!

August 12th, 2014


Update #35 is successfully installed.

The update is working like it's supposed to – and that's why, if you launch PANZAR now, you'll see a lot of wonderful innovations: new PvE-map, Weapons of Victory, Lucky Horseshoe (which increases the chance of hitting the orange and red zones during item upgrading), permanent Runes, Energy Stones kits, three unique hats for Berserkers, permanent paints kits and a great amount of other breathtaking stuff.

The whole list you can find here. Be ready for a new, more exciting and challenging PANZAR!

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Two tournaments on Thursday 24.07

July 23rd, 2014



New generation of Panzarians, it is time to heed the War God's call to arms. Find yourself a clan and a team to battle it out for crystals and glory every week. Every Thursday, you can earn a bad-ass reputation for your killer moves and perfectly placed teleport in teams of 6 from level 10 to 19.

The Prizes:

1st place: 666 crystals
2nd place: 555 crystals
3rd/4th place: 444 crystals


Registrations open Tuesday July 22 and close the day of the tournament at 16.00 CET. The tournament starts at 20.00 CET on Thursday July 24.

Check the rule changes below!



The Prizes:

1st place: 4000 crystals
2nd place: 3000 crystals
3rd/4th place: 2500 crystals


Registrations open Tuesday July 22 at 8am.

Level 20-30: get in the game and get yourself a reputation for your bad-ass moves and awesome chars. Earn Your Gold League is for our top players. Persistence, courage, regularity and more teams will earn you a Gold and Silver League, like they have on our Russian servers. Don't forget to register before 24 July at 16.00 CET. Teams must be ready and online for the matches at 20.00 CET on Thursday July 24.

Rules Changes: Clans may register maximum two teams for one tournament. The tournament grid is checked 60 minutes before the tournament starts. If a clan has more than two teams registered at this time, every team from this clan will be disqualified.

Player rerolls between teams (including of the same clan) are strictly forbidden. Any teams that add players registered to another team, including characters of the same account, will be disqualified.

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About the Game

PANZAR is a fantasy multiplayer third-person shooter. You get to choose from eight unique character classes, team-based PvP battles, exciting PvE adventures and regular tournaments with real prizes. Advanced RPG elements, the non-target combat system and the most modern graphics by CryEngine 3 will make your combat experience unforgettable!

Key Features


Dynamic Team-Based PvP and PvE
PANZAR is built on high intensity team-based battles. Players fight in 10 vs 10 PvP fights and extensive breathtaking PvE raids where no one can secure victory alone. The secret to success in battle is how well you coordinate with your other teammates. It’s ideal entertainment for groups and clans. PANZAR’s developed clan system gives you the chance to participate in spectacular mass tournaments for glory and prizes.
One Spectacular Fantasy World

Incredibly Detailed Fantasy World
PANZAR comes to life through the raw power of CryENGINE®3, the ultimate game development platform deliveri
ng incredibly detailed graphics and fluid gameplay. Players face off in rich and detailed environments such as mountain waterfalls, jungle villages, ancient castles and temple ruins. PANZAR is flexible, serving a wide range of graphics capability modes, so computers of many generations can get into battle.

Tactical Gameplay Modes
PANZAR has a wide range of locations, equipment and skills creating an almost never-ending variety of tactical options and battle strategies. There are eight different character classes, each with their own unique skill set, game dynamics and overall role within the team. With several different gameplay modes – Domination, Siege, Rugby and King of the Hill - it’s a game you’ll want to play again and again.

Unique Heroes
Players can create their own formidable characters and develop and equip them as they like. You can buy, sell, craft and upgrade weapons, armor and magical potions at any time between battles. Not to mention the nearly limitless freedom of self-expression arising from all the hairstyles, battle cries and armor paint choices. Unleash your imagination!

Advanced Social System
Players can communicate with other players right in-game using voice, team and general battle chat options. Finding new friends, grouping or reconnecting with old ones is simple! There are even gold bonuses on offer for each new friend recruited. Join teams, claim victory and crystals in tournaments, even create your own clan and choose the comrades you will fight shoulder to shoulder with. In PANZAR, there is only one goal…Victory!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP
    • Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GT or ATI Radeon HD 4870
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Intel® Core Quad Q9450 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom II x4 920 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 470 or AMD Radeon HD 6790
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
50 products in account
1 review
944.4 hrs on record
A MOBA, somewhat Indie, and free to play. Sounds good, is good.

Starting Up
The tutorial is ok, but a bit long for what it teaches you. Most is learning by doing. Important things like what's the HUD, how does the character screen work and such is a bit tricky to find out at first, but possible. Hints in loading screens give you well chosen information about the game and fills up the incomplete tutorial to a fullfilling knowledge about how things work.

First Gameplays (Lvl <10)
Well, talking about how people play in lowlevel, it's just like in a kindergarten, trying things out a bit. But that's ok, I mean you gotta see the arenas first, see other classes, maybe try out a skill - that's exactly what you need at that point. You'll learn how your skills work and what class does how much damage and so on. So feel free to be a kindergarten kid yourself ;)

Later Gameplays (Lvl 10-30)
Here things start to get a bit complicated. You'll be put into games against better geared players, or players with a higher level and therefore they have more skills available. Some of the players are leveling a twink, and actually know how to play and suceed by experience. And you are in the mid of this, neither having gear, nor skills, nor gameplay experience. This may seem frustrating. This may be one reason why lots of people give negative comments after 2-3 hours of gameplay. However, this is how you learn to play. One guy in the forum said it pretty well, although it's a bit mean: Put out your diapers, level up, make 2-3 new pieces of gear, and observe why you die and do next time better - then you are the one farming the others, instead of getting farmed. It's important just to give the game a chance here and not stop instantly. Even if you loose 5 games in a row, the next day you win 5 games in a row.

Engame 1 (Lvl 30 but no gear yet)
Here you'll probably gonna say, that you need freaking ages to get your best tier gear ready, and that they only want you to buy that gear. However, the match maker sees that you are not fully geared yet and puts you in corresponding games. So be happy to have something to achieve in the game: Get your gear ready. I mean Hearthstone all golden heros and all heros maxlevel take longer than this here. As you get your ressources together, you're continuing to learn how to play and will slowly notice, that there are nice combos within characters, you'll notice some kind of team work may be good... :O

Endgame 2 (Lvl 30 full gear)
Seems pretty balanced inbetween classes and stuff. The single problem is that the matchmaker may try to balance out the teams, but often it happens that you eithr farm the other team, or your team is getting farmed. And that kinda sucks. Tight matches aren't happening so often, but are exactly the most fun ones. Cool is though, that lots of people leave the match when you get farmed, and new ones join, and this repeats until both teams are plus minus equally strong.
For the play itself, it's pretty awesome. You should find some friends, team up and play together. Said in last paragraph, teamplay is important and makes fun. For example, the fire witch shoots a freezing frost witch into the air, stopping her from her action, while the friendly frost witch can now easily freeze the enemy frost witch. Or a Dwarf puts bear traps on a spot, and a tank pulls an enemy onto those traps, killing him instantly. There are tons of combos like these, and I like the versatility given into the game by those combos.
Another important point is that basically every skill can be countered by the enemy team. E.g. the freezing of a frost witch can be countered by: Fire witch shooting up, Inquisitor dusting you, Paladin unfreeze, Zerk 'sucker punches', Tank shield, Sapper steam hammer, and Gunner... guess he just kills the Witch. Poor Ice Witch... I guess that's the reason they are always so mad ^^. However, so can the ice witch basically counter every class and every action by freezing them. The question will be, who does his job better? Who has the better team support? And it may be these questions, that are defining the gameplay. Anyway. I love the gameplay.

Graphics
Cry 3, ♥♥♥♥♥♥ awesome.

Sound
Very lovely made, orchestral epic style, some really nice tracks in there. Like it.

Sound effects
Sound pretty good, although Panzar probably didn't invest much in them (guess all computer generated). But quite ok for that.

"Trivia" / Things to know
A big aspect is the fun put into the game. E.g. there is an emote for the Orc, laughing like hell and falling on his back. You will laugh yourself when seeing this first time. Or the Golem, that repairs gunner's and sapper's structures, is made so stupidly, that it's simply pure fun to watch that guy. There are tons such little funny details, that are very cute.

Community
Lots of kids in public chat, as usual. But it's ok. On the forums, it goes quite polite and more or less educated, the community holds together against stupid patches, and the devs listen normally. There is a weekly livestream by the community manager, where some news and stuff are told, pretty cool. Also if you put a question or a report onto the forum, they are usually quickly answered. Guys that are online on a daily basis will meet each other in the matches repeatedly and therefore know each other by time, getting easy friends this way.

Tournaments
Are weekly and very fun and the biggest part in the endgame. Very good concept. So find a clan, and participate ;)

P2W
All you get by paying is either a time advantage, or you get pretty colors, emotes, and so on. But: Everything that is game relevant (gear, skills, useable items, and so on) are achieveable without money. Therefore it's theoretically not pay to win.
The matchmaker defines a 'battle value' for you, and puts you in matches where people have more or less the same battle value. What gear you wear plays a significant role for the battle value. Therefore, all players in your game have around similar gear as you. So there is not even a need to buy gear, since if you do, your value increases, therefore your enemies will also be better. All you can do by money is just speeding up the whole process of reaching full gear.
Of course in the endgame, you wanna keep up with your useable items, that run for a limited time. So you need to play quite a bit for that, so you can recreate your amulets every week. That works more or less well as long as you play regularly, but latest patches made it impossible to keep up with certain time-limited gear. P2W or F2P, as in any game that is announced as F2P, it's worth a discussion.
Lot's of people write here in their reviews it's p2w. But sorry, it's not that simple. If you suck you suck, you suck with low gear (fighting against low gear due to battle value and matchmaker), and you'll still suck when you buy the best gear (fighting against the best gear).


Overall:
Very awesome game and recommended, at least give it a try. I mean it's f2p, so nothing to loose ;)
Posted: April 18th, 2014
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
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268 reviews
5.2 hrs on record
Panzar can be good fun, it looks great and has some pretty neat features. The bigger drawbacks are the lack on NA servers, the games lack of balance, and even the games iffy, cash shop- real money model. Over all the game has a unique style/ gameplay combo you don't often see so the game is definitely worth a try.
Posted: March 7th, 2014
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
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1 review
4.1 hrs on record
A very good team based capture the point game
Posted: March 1st, 2014
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
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3 reviews
7.1 hrs on record
I will recommend this game.
pros-
- this game is fun to play
- easy to pick up and play
- good graphics
- team play is hilariously fun
- game has replay value

cons
- long que times
- game is a bit derpy still
- some classes need to be hit with the balancing sledge hammer
- for pick up parties you are only allowed to have 3 members
Posted: March 3rd, 2014
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
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6 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
Playe dloved it was fun would be better with controler support but loved the game would play again .
Posted: May 26th, 2014
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485 of 572 people (85%) found this review helpful
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1 review
31.1 hrs on record
The good :

The gameplay is solid, the classes are all varied and each has their own weakness and strength. Unlike many multiplayer games, this game is very reliant on team-work. If your team isn't working together efficiently, you aren't going to win. Plain and simple. This is a game that I feel can truely be called a "MOBA" (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena), as opposed to games like League of Legends or Dota 2.

The variety of maps and gameplay modes put it into the higher tier of online gaming. Something like 24 maps and 6 gameplay modes will give you hours of enjoyment. While it might look hectic in videos and screenshots, after a few matches youll adjust and be able to spot enemies from allies easily.

The game runs smooth, and looks great in action at max settings. There are some customization options with being able to paint all your gear different colors as well as some facials features like different hair styles, but that's where the downfall of the game begins.


The bad :

The way this game makes it's money feels very cheap. Allow me to explain. At the end of each match you are given X amount of materials like linen or gold nuggets or bark. The amount you are given is based on your overall points in the match, which materials you are given is completely random.

As you level up, you are able to craft various sets of gear that add substantial stats to your character like + hp or +mastery (mastery being the attribute that increases the power your special abilities). At first it seems great. Level 4 opens up and it takes roughly a half hour to craft each of the handful of pieces available. But that's where things start to suffer. By the time you reach the max level (currently 20 on EU/NA servers) you are looking at spending, quite literally, WEEKS crafting the item sets. The amount of materials it takes to create the top level gear is ridiculous. So not only will you spend weeks grinding the materials, but you'll also wait additional days/weeks to actually craft the gear.


The ugly :

In itself, this wouldn't be so bad. Tweak a few numbers here and there and it would be no biggy. But this is where the cash shop comes in. You can flat out buy the same armor sets people will spend weeks grinding/crafting out in a matter of seconds. While this game may not seem like it's pay to win at the early levels, once you hit the max level I assure you it comes down to two tiers of players. Those that drop 40$ or so to get the best gear, and those that will spend weeks getting decimated while crafting it themselves.

Many fans of the game will claim that "skill owns gear" in this game, and they are partially correct. Skill plays a major role in this game. If you cannot block properly or do not learn the telegraphs of specific moves, you are going to get creamed. However, at a certain point skill becomes a moot point when you're attacking someone at the same level and same class yet he has 2x your health and does 2x your damage simply because he decided to outright buy the gear rather than grind and craft it.

This is a very poorly thought out system and screams cash grab. Combine this horrid use of a cash shop with the fact that the game (nearly a year after it's Russian release) is still riddled with game debilitating and breaking bugs and it quickly becomes a chore. I have had sessions where within 2 hours of playing I crashed to the desktop nearly a dozen times. Add to the fact that just recently it seems either their servers got hacked and it's simply a no go.


Final thoughts :

This game has amazing potential. The actual gameplay is very fun, but everything else about it is bad. Would I continue to play it if they hammered out all the major bugs and reworked the cash shop? Absolutely. But I cannot realistically see that happening anytime in the future.

It's worth a try if you want to see what a real MOBA should play like, but not much more than that. Gameplay I give it a 8/10. Everything else I give it a 2/10.
Posted: December 3rd, 2013
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