Don't be fooled by the hating reviews you might see of this game. It is by no means perfect, but I guess it is in some people's nature to focus on that. Hawken is personally one of my favorite games, and there was a time when I played it every day. It is addicting, but my wooden PC is the only thing that keeps me from playing more.
Instead of looking at what the game doesn't have and then expanding on your opinion more and more, lets look at what it does have, which might be more than you think judging by some bad reviews.
-Free, and not P2W (sidegrades can be bought IRL money, but they can be bought with in-game credits too)
-Addicting and fun
-Enough maps and mechs for you to stay interested for a bit
-Well designed maps and mechs
-Great atmosphere and impression
-Fairly balanced gameplay
-Good achievements in-game
Of course, there are minuses to the game, but not as many as you think.
-You can only pay IRL money for some cosmetic items
-There could be more maps and mechs
-Unbalanced teams sometimes
-A little bit of a grind, but it is only bad if you are the type of person who only plays like 3 hours then moves on to another game
-Low playerbase (you could help!)
I'd highly suggest you give this game a go, it is fun and has good visuals. Besides, its free!
Last updated 12/14/14