Warhawk Beta Hands On
- Posted July 28th, 2007 at 01:15 EDT by
- 15 Comments
Sony's first online multiplayer shooter, Warhawk, is truly a wonder in the eyes of most gamers. Just starting the game up and hearing the opening theme while navigating the menus sets the feel that your about to jump into: a massive and brutal battle.
Video 1: Warhawk Menu Systems
Once spawned you quickly realize the staying still and admiring the beautiful crisp graphics wont help your team claim victory. You have to take the battle to the opposition. Hopping into the nearest jeep and gunning it towards the nearest enemy flag is barely a minute ride, unless you take a pit stop to finish destroying a flaming jeep.
Video 2: Driving around the Country-side
Loading a new map takes only seconds, giving you enough time to check out your score for the last round or quit to go to a new server. After a little exploring of the base we found a new plane to fly and a nice place to test some of the explosive elements; some of which can cause a chain of explosions.
Video 3: A New Base
The flight controls take a bit of getting used to but having the SixAxis motion turned on does help. My first flight was a bit shaky but after a while you learn how to soar with the birds.
Video 4: First Flight
Of course learning how to fly with a bunch of more experienced enemy pilots leads to a quick death. At least in the end it leads to a really cool explosion.
Video 5: Dying while Flying
Overall the game looks and plays great, with about a month to go before release. The Beta is a relatively dated now, so we expect a lot of bugs to be ironed out, and a number of improvements made. With up to 32 people playing on the same server there is no reason to be disappointed - any gamer who wants a complete and enjoyable experience from one of the best online multiplayer shooters should pick up Warhawk this August on Blu-ray or via PlayStation Store.
- 4:14pm EDT - July 26th, 2007
I was in the Beta it was very fun but had a few bugs, one time I could not die or pick anything up so I jumped off into the water and was running around in it, its only like 2 feet deep it was cool but I had to quit back to the XMB to fix it.
- 8:46pm EDT - July 27th, 2007
Warhawk does seem kinda cool! and isn't it cool that you can't die dandad1?
- 9:35pm EDT - July 27th, 2007
It was cool but I hope they fixed that glitch, also I fell a little bad because I killed about 4 people before I realized I couldn't die.
- 10:01pm EDT - July 27th, 2007
The best online game this fall next to Socom.
- 11:05pm EDT - July 27th, 2007
I am getting this on Bluray for sure, my hard drive is filling up pretty fast, cause I use my PS3 for everything............I Love my Playstation 3!
- 11:06pm EDT - July 27th, 2007
man i wish i got into the beta, but i was unlucky, though i must admit though i think the graphics could be better it looks fun :D
- 4:27am EDT - July 28th, 2007
warhawk gona be best online game 4 this fall
- 8:39am EDT - July 28th, 2007
i can't wait for the game to come out, i was in the beta and the gameplay was the sh*t
- 5:44pm EDT - July 28th, 2007
Woah mauro at first I thought you said the gameplay was sh*t... I was going to defend this game to the fullest lol.
- 5:34am EDT - July 29th, 2007
lol Eric you thought I was going to rip this game a new one? Its only that the learning curve isnt small that I had a hard tiime for the first 20 minutes till i realized I had the motion sensing inverted. lol
- 11:02am EDT - July 31st, 2007
Sweeet!!!! I can't wait for this game!!!!
- 2:01pm EDT - July 31st, 2007
No Matt... read my comment, I was talking about Mauro.
- 3:49pm EDT - July 31st, 2007
I was in the beta, too, and I couldn't stop playing! I turn on my PS3 every day and get a little sad when I realize I can't play it anymore
- 8:28pm EDT - August 3rd, 2007
Nice. Lotta lotta games I plan on buyin. This is added to the list.
- 12:19am EDT - August 12th, 2007
when dose this come out in australia pllzz soon SPLIT SCREEN ONLINE PLAY LIKE ZZZOOMMMMGGG
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