[Review Version 3 - 5th March 2015]
Before I start, I wouldn't trust negative reviews that were last edited in 2014, as the game has come a very long way since then! Read on to see why...
Blockstorm is a Unique, Multiplayer, Voxel-Based FPS, with its own style of gameplay that comes with a vast arrange of different easy-to-use editors, to make the game feel like your own. The game is currently in its 'Early Access' stage, but once you try it, you won't be able to tell!
Last year, I bought Blockstorm purely because I wanted to try something of a blocky nature, even though I thought it was just another one of those Minecraft FPS look-a-likes duplicates. In fact, when I first tried the game, I felt like there was something missing. Servers were empty 90% of the time, and I didn't play it that often.
However, I decided to check out its community, after wondering why this game felt like it was dead. Blockstorm's community is very helpful and handy, and I found out the developers respect and cherish their community very much. I decided to stick around, and a couple of weeks later, with the release of the 'demo' version, there came a crowd of unfamiliar faces, and servers started to feel less empty. The demo also allowed players to test the game before they bought it, also increasing the amount of full-version players.
Ghostshark Studios, the hard-working developers, are improving their game all the time, fixing up bugs and adding awesome new features. In terms of update speed, they have released more official updates in the past months than most major companies, not including their daily/weekly bug fixes that are not announced publicly. The game is updating all the time; as we speak!
Talking about updates, Ghostshark usually brings out one major update per month or so, adding a array of interesting features, such as turret editor, in-game levelling system, an extensive leaderboard system, and most recently, gun skin editor and 'castle battle'. 675 gun skins and counting, even though the update only got released under a week ago!
At the current moment, the community is intact, servers are filling up, and updates are coming out faster than ever! Here are some of Blockstorm's nifty features:
- Impressive in-game editors, with powerful tools to match any skill level! Why not create a unique 3d character, a interesting new map, a mighty turret, or even a funky weapon skin!
- Addictive gameplay, that will make you want to play the game again and again!
- Perfectly balanced weapons - each weapon has its pro's and con's!
- Active, friendly community, who collaborate and discuss to create what the game is today!
- Dedicated developers, who update the game frequently and listen to their community unlike no other!
- Quick bug fixes - find a bug? The developers will get onto it right away!
- Cheap, this game should cost much more than you think!
Overall, I recommend this game to everyone and anyone, wether you are the hardcore FPS veteran and looking for a strong clan, to the chilled out, creative player who just wants to create a new trend!
And, if you have already bought the game and haven't played it much or given it a negative review, play it again and realise what you are missing out on; this game is like no other!