A rarely seen WW1 shooter emerges from the unknown. <- That was pretty much my mind when i saw the game first.
Since i am a great fan of World War 1 shooter, i said to myself, it's worth a checkout.
And it was really worth it. Even though my computer is pretty bad at the moment, i can handle this game without losing pleasure at the game itself.
The graphic are not high quality but then again remember: My computer is pretty bad and it's still early acces. I would stay neutral at this point because i'm not in the position to judge over the graphic with a computer like this.
The feeling of sitting in a trench...just waiting for the enemy to run into your gun is amazingly caught! Before i forget there are Squads (4 people working together...reminds me of L4D but don't mind that, it was basicly it in WW1). Imagine you are in the defense move of your newly captured trench line. 4 Squads are holding the position. But if one Squad is whiped out during the defense...you are at risk of getting flanked, so you have to look up your map more often to avoid that risk, to reinforce weakend sites of your trench.
The WW1 feeling is once more amazingly caught by the gameplay itself. If you get shot, it's over pretty much 90% of the time. You need to be careful if you advance to the enemy trench, if the enemy sees you and you are not fast enough, it's over. Even if you can't see the enemy... there could still be someone targeting you, a world war 1 feeling greatly captured. And if there's a short time of silence in the battlefield... be aware! Somebody could be aiming at your head.
All in all to not make this too long, Verdun is a great WW1 shooter. WW1 shooter are seen rarely and if there is one game like this, it does not capture the trench warfare, gas warfare and the psychotic warfare as nearly as Verdun! PROS
- Great feeling when playing the game (doesn't matter whether it's the Entente cordiale or the "Axis"
- Greatly capture of the units sended into the war back in the time.
- Sounds are quite noticble
- Great capture of the trench warfare and the combined gas warfare
- historicly correct battlefields, weapons and looks of the units
- nice rank up system
- World War 1 shooter
- Balanced gameplay (Outcome depends on the players) Neutral
- Graphic which i can't judge about CONS
- pretty empty servers
- can be frustrating (if your hard work, to get to the enemy trench line is destroyed by one shot but then again... WW1)
- Ranking up can be pretty hard if you have a skilled enemy team
I hope i could help you people out there a little bit with the decision to buy Verdun or not.