The gameplay of Strike Vector is mightily interesting.
Some of the interesting points of Strike Vector :High Speed Aerial Combat
While it seems that all aerial combat games that we played are indeed high speed, the thing that differentiates Strike Vector is the ability to transform from flight mode to hover mode. On flight mode the aircraft has greater speed, agility, and evasion, while at hover mode the aircraft has better accuracy, and of course, easier to control to fire the weapons. Like all flight games, all players must watch what goes above them, below them, and around them, creating a fight on 3D space that is very interesting, and deadly.Nicely made maps
The maps are nicely made. The maps also bring good narratives to the game, for example huge ships and huge floating cities. The maps are quite detailed, and fun to fly around and shoot around. The maps have various characteristics too. Some maps are very open, allowing long range duels, like the map in outer space, but some maps have very cramped, like the map where the dogfighting occurs inside a refinery. Some maps also have combination of both. Some parts of the maps are cramped, and some are very wide. The maps, are nicely done. No AI Bots
Frankly, this is a weakness. With no AI bots, we will depend on the availability of the servers, and the number of existing playerbase. This will be covered later.Variety of Weapons and Customization
The craft that we have could be customized, starting from the look, to its weapon system, to its characteristics, and its special weapon. You could create a "long-range" craft that have homing missile, and equipped with system to allow better detection of enemies "vector" (crafts) and mines to protect your place. Or, you wanted a "melee" craft, that is equipped with carbine and gatling gun, with system to better track fleeing enemies, and ghost system to make your vector invisible for a short while. Or, you wanted a "stealth" craft that is equipped with plasma and shotgun, with system to make your vector harder to detect, and defense system to make your vector tougher. So many options. So many option. So many tactics. This is a very great thing in the game. Medals and Rewards
You got XP and medals for doing some things. Like 3-kill streak. Or kill somebody when you are dead. Or when using your flaming, dying craft to make a final kill. Or when you successfuly kills the person who kills you. A lot more. A great flavor to the game.Ease of Playing
A major concern here. The game is easy enough to understand. After all, it's just another flying game. But the hard part is how to apply those flying skills in combat. Not to mention that this game has lacklustre, and sub-par tutorial. In the tutorial you are told to do this and that, without even told what is the key to do that, or why we have to do that. We are told that going through booster rings makes our vector goes faster, but no tips at all, to survive PvP combat.
This game is fully multi-player. No bots at all. The devs made a vague promise, but that's all. The devs is working on another game, so usually this game will not be developed much. The developers still came and care for the game, for example releasing new maps, but I think they won't be releasing an AI. The devs has stated that it is difficult, and I agree with them. Sadly, there are only a few people willing to play this great game. Even after released in Humble Bundle for a cheap price, only few people are playing this game.
This game has a lot of servers around in the world, from USA to Singapore. That means all regions are covered well, and no one should have large pings, but the problem is the lack of the players. But if you are playing this game, don't worry, although most servers are empty, there should be 1-2 servers that have players there. A major gripe here is also that some people (they called themselves veterans) that are good in this game will trumps new bloods easily, thus creating an aura of elitism, and kicking new bloods out. Some veterans are good, but some are bad.
Graphics and Sounds
Excellent. As outlined above, the quality of the graphic is great. Not very deep into detail, but enough detail, a perfect balance between performance of the engine and the beauty of the graphic.
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I recommend this game. It brings new and novel concept, which is very interesting. Just a recommendation : If you kept getting killed, learn, don't rage quit. This game is difficult, and being killed is part of the play.