Hawken. A Review. Finally.
I started playing Hawken about an hour ago and I have to say, initial impressions are... somewhat good.
The tutorial missions are utter crap, they are slow paced and go over things you already know. "Walk over here using the WASD keys", "Use the left mouse button to fire at the target!" Now this maybe good for people who are new to FPS games but in today's society I highly doubt that anyone would need the information due to the common sense that game developers have when creating a control scheme (GTA V is an exception because the controls in that are utterly disastrous). Another complaint is that it shows you how to use an ability that you can't even access in the multiplayer! With Titanfall for example you are asked to use the warp wall thing and then you are able to use it in a multiplayer session straight away! I was stood there in open ground continuously hammering the 1 key to try and deploy my shield. Subsequently I died.
Online. having played quite a few games on multiplayer initial impressions were good! People were crap, everyone bar me seemed to be on low health, things were looking up! Until a few games later I got stuck with the worst team imaginable and the other team seemed to be completely OP and impervious to bullets. This is when it crossed mind. "Is there actually any ranked match making?"
Graphics: Good, nice for a free game.
Gameplay: Depends on who you ask, I would say it needs to be worked on.
The mechs themselves: Need to have a new skin designed for them, even on ultra settings they look plain and simple.
The HUD: Too cluttered IMO
Too many bloody "Pay for this Item", "Pay for this God damn mother trucking item!" options.
Can't complain however, it was free after all.
6/7 out of 10
Not my cup of tea.