Monday Night Combat is pretty much a Tower-Defense-Team-Play-Third-Person-MOBA-Shooter. You can pick between 2 modes to play. On the one side you have Crossfire ( multiplayer ) and on the other side you have Blitz (Co-Op).
Crossfire is pretty much the heart of the game. In this game mode you can pick one of 6 "Pro's" where every Pro has his own strength and weaknesses. For example: The sniper class is the only Pro who can do headshot-kills, but on the other hand this class has also very low health and can be killed very fast. When playing as him you will avoid close combat and only play on long range. The 6 classes of you can choose are Assasin, Assault, Gunner, Sniper, Support and Tank. Each of those classes have also seperate skills like grappling, calling an airstrike, being invisible, etc. Every Pro has exactly 4 skills which you can level up to Lv3(max) by ingame earned cashh. When you are then going out on the field it is all about the moneyball. Every team has a moneyball flying in the air protecting itself by shield you cannot break through. So you migh wondering "How do I destroy the moneyball?". Also on every side of the team are spawning bots which are the only way of getting the shield of the moneyball down. Your target is to lead your bots to the enemys moneyball and kill enemy bots & players through building up turrets or with your own gun. That's pretty much Crossfire, even though there are many other things that should be mentioned but that is for now enough to give you a quick over-view about the game.
The second game mode is Bliz which is pretty much a smaller version of Crossfire. You and your team protecting your moneyball of enemy bots without enemy players. That's how it is. Much fun to play until you get to the point where you found out a strategy, team-combination and highly skilled palyers where no bot has a slight chance.
That's pretty much the game, if you like what i just told you, then I can say: "This game is totally for you!", it means if you can live up with the humor of the game. With the jokes of the commentator and the commetns of your pros. If you will like the humor i can't tell you. Just look for some Trailers about this game and you will fast figure out if you like the humor.
Now to the bad parts of the game:
There are actually only 2 things which I consider really as bad about this game:
First, nearly no one is playing it anymore. There are still times where many players are playing and when you get to play it, it is incredible fun. But smotly you will see servers with 0 players. And also, the european and asian servers are shut down. If you live in europe or asia you have to live with a Ping of about 150.
Secondly, the game does an awful bad job in explaining you how this game works. It still has a tutorial hidden somewhere. But even the tutorial does only explain one class to you and forgets many things to add about the crossfire and blitz mode.
Another thing is that each Pro is pretty much "over-powered" if you paly it the way you should play him. A player who figured out how to play a Pro can easily dominate a game, but on the other hand. He sticked long enough to the class to learn how to paly it, he should get his benefits for doing so. And every class is in someway over-powered so it's fine again. Since an other player can also counter him back with another over-powert playing style, and so on. A weird way of balancing a game, but it works. You will never find you in a situation where you think "I could not have done anything against that!".
To sum things up, I had and still have much fun with this game. It does what it trys extremely good, it means if you like what it does you can't go wrong. It has unfortunatelly a very low player-base but you will still find on certain times a large number of people playing. The balancing is weird but completely fine and the humor is outstanding.
Overall: 5/5 MUST HAVE
Pubblicata: 17 Luglio 2014