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Rating

Graphics

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The graphics in this game are VERY awesome, and quite realistic, though I hope no one is dumb enough to check their pulse when they’re shot just to make sure.

Sound

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The sound is also very real, but once again, control your urge to duck and cover.

Gameplay

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You play as either terrorists or soldiers in a variety of harrowing war situations, with a few different positions like medic, combatant, etc. to spice up gameplay and add to the tactical portions of the game.

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Now it’s time for a rockin’ review! And by that I mean War Rock. Come on, this isn’t a dance game, don’t leave yet! If you get seasick easily or hate violence leave now, because this game is an MMOFPS (Massive Multiplayer Online First-Person Shooter), that’s right, a violent rockin’ shooter, by the makers of Global Mu no less.

Though it’s not super well known like Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory or America’s Army, it could easily outdo either in the eyes of some people. Weaving its own gameplay methods into realistic gameplay and  options, it easily slams it’s way into a cross between Halo and Wolf: ET. Now some of you are probably thinking: “Oh no! Halo! The most awful overrated game in history!” Well, it’s not like that exactly, and I’ll explain why I make that comparison later on in this review.

First of all, lets break down the gameplay, since there’s no real story to speak of surrounding this game. You play as either terrorists or soldiers in a variety of harrowing war situations, with a few different positions like medic, combatant, etc. to spice up gameplay and add to the tactical portions of the game. Engineers can plant bombs, heavy weapons experts can use rocket launchers (which are quite handy in taking out tanks, as I experience people actually using tanks to spawn-kill, and DANG was it fun to blow those creeps out of their metal behinds), and medics can heal themselves or others with something that looks like it could inject steroids.

There are three types of scenarios with many different and varied maps, including urban and battle royale. The first scenario lets you engage in normal battles against the other team, while trying to grab an objective. The second scenario puts you up against the other team while trying to blow up an objective with a bomb (I was impressed by the detail here, as it even shows you put the numbers in the timer, but it also keeps it short so that portion of the game doesn’t get too old too fast). The third scenario, and the most interesting, sends you into a HUGE map where the objective is to grab a large number of bases(I saw one map with 20 bases).

The maps in the third scenario would take WAY too long to travel by foot, which is where my favorite part of the gameplay comes in. That’s right: airplanes, helicopters, tanks, trucks, and motorcycles are all at each team’s disposal. The airplanes can be quite tough to fly, but after a while you can get quite good at it, even engaging in midair dogfights, and dodging heat-seeking missiles. One problem I encountered is when I went too high and exited the plane in midair. I fell a LONG way there, but that was also quite funny. I never did get the helicopter off the ground. You can destroy quite a lot with a tank, and even run people over (you can run over people with any vehicle) but watch  out for heavy weapons guys, who can take a tank out with only one or two shots. And finally, my personal favorite, the motorcycle. Just like Steve McQueen you can dodge bullets at high speeds (it’s actually really hard to dodge bullets on this thing), make super high jumps (sometimes off cliffs depending on the map), and race back and forth with ado. You can also exit vehicles at any time by pressing F (or whatever your keyboard says to press), which makes for some great tactical maneuvers like crashing your plane into someone and escaping at the last moment). The variety of vehicles is how I can compare this game to Halo.

Finally, I want to talk about your weapons. Every character has the fists, pistol, and machine gun, and each class has it’s own class-specific items. Firing is extremely well done in this game, akin to an arcade shooter, where if you shoot someone, you GASP, can ACTUALLY HIT THEM. And I must say it feels very satisfying to actually not feel like a newbie every ten seconds of your gameplay. HINT: If you hear a gunshot, immediately roll around until safe, then search for the culprit. Don’t worry about team-killing, since that is actually seemingly not possible in this game, or at least I never saw it happen. Honest. Unlike other games, spawn-killing is even fun for the victims, since it doesn’t take you a friggin’ hour to find and kill the culprit.

The graphics in this game are VERY awesome, and quite realistic, though I hope no one is dumb enough to check their pulse when they’re shot just to make sure. The sound is also very real, but once again, control your urge to duck and cover.

So once again, I have brought you an awesome quality game, so I wish you a happy experience, and hope you don’t become too addicted. Due to a tough learning curve, I can’t give this game more than a 4.5, since, like I said, you may never get the planes or the helicopter off the ground. Here’s a tip: the mouse is your friend. GET THIS ROCKIN’ GAME NOW!

Review by: Secret Fawful