- Posted August 31st, 2007 at 14:52 EDT by
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Warhawk is an amazing multiplayer experience. Almost everything is spot on, and players will have a lot of fun taking on different roles and trying out different tactics to reach their objectives. This title is a must-have for PS3 owners.
- Simplistic menus and descriptions will help anyone become a server host and ranked pilot.
- There's a ton of ranks, ribbons and medals to earn.
- Graphics are beautifully enticing.
- Steep learning curve without documentation or tutorials.
- Only works on one PSN account if you download it.
Don’t be alarmed if you find yourself blown up more than once simply because you’re caught unaware admiring the stunning view. Never has anyone seen such huge draw distances. When you take the power of a newer console to make something newer and better, using the hardware to accomplish things that have never been seen in the same generation is definitely no ordinary feat. What is more significant is when you take something very familiar, and you redesign it into something breath taking. Creating a newer, better adventure that lifts the souls and the minds of the players at hand. Warhawk doesn’t just let gamers experience something enjoyable it lets them live it.
Warhawk featured a significant focus upon a single player mode, with a multiplayer taste when it was announced nearly two years ago. Luckily, Incognito discovered that their multiplayer mode had the potential to break the mind’s imagination barrier for gamers. With this in mind, they made the game an online only thrill on the ground or in the air. In addition, they provided a number of extra features, such as the ability to host games yourself or throwing up a party with multiple players on one system. With all the stunning features, and the breath-taking atmosphere, Warhawk is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable multiplayer experiences that are available on quite possibly any console. With its incredible depth and unbelievable gameplay, everyone should get ready to experience the thrill of aerial combat with hundreds of enemy fighters, and intense infantry combat in a massive, all-out war fought on both the ground and in the skies.
The customisation is definitely one of the key gems in Warhawk. On starting the game, you'll set up your appearance in battle for both your soldier and your Warhawk. To start the unbelievable fighting trek, you’ll have to choose one of two sides: the Eucadians or the Chernovans. The Eucadians appear to be more modern and amiable, while the Chernovans seem to be more towards the technological and darker side. The choice that you make between the two is cosmetic, and doesn't really have any impact upon the title whatsoever. The goal is to simply remember that you're enemy is anyone that doesn’t look like you, and you want to annihilate them, whether on ground or in the air.
You'll be pitted against 31 players across five different worlds, each of which can be sectioned into as large or as small a stage as you want for close, head bashing combat or an epic adventure. You'll take on your opponents in one of the four different gameplay modes: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag and Nodes play. Anyone who has played multiplayer games will know straight off the bat what Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch is, but there are some unique changes that add to the unique flavour of Warhawk. If you decide to play a Warhawk only game, you're engaging in only Deathmatch or Team Deathmatch, to where there is no purpose for Capture the Flag or Nodes play. Secondly, sprinkled across every map are myriad bases and checkpoints. Capturing these bases allows you to create a spawn point for anyone on your team, who can then warp to any checkpoint or base in that territory as long as it's in your control. It also generates new weapons, turrets and vehicles for you and your allies to use. So, next time you see yourself flying across a checkpoint that use to be empty and are blown up by a turret out of no where, feel free to go crazy on the base aspect.
In Nodes play, the bases play an integral part in the mode’s experience. Throughout, your entire goal is to capture bases and remain within the border of that territory, from which power emerges as a result of your troop presence. The more troops that you have in that area, the larger your team base becomes as you gain more points to win the game. If you manage to link together more than two nodes, you get a bonus on the number of points, as well as increase the number of weapons your team can use. As your team fights anxiously to repel invaders, it is necessary to make sure the ... (continued on next page)
- 9:58am EDT - August 31st, 2007
Gave it 9.5. Would have rated it 10, but I get killed all the time and that's negative!
- 10:01am EDT - August 31st, 2007
more like an 8.5, that is good for an online only in my opinion, this review seems a tad biased to me or the site is just the type to give a great score to something people find fun
- 10:07am EDT - August 31st, 2007
I would give it 9.5 if it had more levels annd more weapons
- 10:13am EDT - August 31st, 2007
- 10:26am EDT - August 31st, 2007
that what im talking about baby a 9.5
- 10:28am EDT - August 31st, 2007
not a 9.5 an 8 is more accurate. To be honest Im waiting for our 9+ game , Ive been waiting a year now...ALL I FREAKIN WANT IS ONE GAME TO LIVE UP TO THE BS HYPE SONY keeps putting out. so frustrated... especially since I played bioshock at a buddies house! where is our GOW and Bioshock?? I still believe in SONY but man make it happen already and quit hyping the mediocre games!! anyone else with me??
- 10:37am EDT - August 31st, 2007
Well... GOW came out a year after the Xbox 360 had been out and Bioshock is a good two years. So if you wait for Uncharted then there is your first PS3 title and I am sure you will find your Bioshock in the next year. Actually Bioshock is coming to the PS3 in Spring so no need to worry about that.
- 10:46am EDT - August 31st, 2007
Warhawk should be able to appease most PS3 owners' appetites until other big titles come out within the next few months. I can say that I'm really excited about Warhawk; I'll have to get the ball rolling and get myself a PS3 first.
- 10:46am EDT - August 31st, 2007
no they said it is not coming out to the ps3 anymore
- 10:52am EDT - August 31st, 2007
@NoUseMercenary- thank you for that perspective, your absolutly right, I do believe SONY will get there and are very close but man I thought they were gonna be there by now, Ill have to keep waiting and I didnt know that about BIoshock in the spring but am glad to hear it. As long as its at least as good as the Hexbox's version -unfortunatly so many cross platform games have not been....cough..Madden,TC Vegas, cough cough....
- 11:07am EDT - August 31st, 2007
i agree with most of what the reviewer says, but my biggest complaint about the game is the length of time required in order to be up to par with the quality of players out there... As with most games with online play (well, all FPS and 3rd person shooters), your performance will suck (as in my case) unless you invest a massive number of hours in the game. Added to that, games like Warhawk have beta testers where they have already a 3-month advance in experience when the game ships out...
Instead of having the option to filter the servers with a minimum ranking to yours, Warhawk should have the opposite, meaning the option to filter the servers with ranking not higher than yours....
- 11:20am EDT - August 31st, 2007
stonking, game...could have been better but as a first time game it's well worth the £20 it costs...should keep me amused for a few weeks...
- 11:22am EDT - August 31st, 2007
what do the games highlighted in blue on the warhawk server mean? I found the answer: blue means SCE server is hosting the game, white is any PS3 user.
- 11:33am EDT - August 31st, 2007
take some time to learn, great geme!!!9.5 in my opinion
- 11:52am EDT - August 31st, 2007
The blue names are Sony Servers. I think the game deserves it score, an excellent game.
- 12:19pm EDT - August 31st, 2007
I would give it a 8.5 needs more levels and weapons but I am almost positve that those will come as updates later on.
- 12:32pm EDT - August 31st, 2007
gave it a 9.5 i think killzone will deserve a 10 also i cant wait to buy this game on the weekend. I moving right now so my ps3 is packed up. waaaaa!
- 12:34pm EDT - August 31st, 2007
greate review !!!
- 1:24pm EDT - August 31st, 2007
psn id: gingo... great review and i agree with everything you said, this is a truly fantastic game that every online game should aspire to and with the inclusion of mesage box to talk to friends this would be a perfect 10. Talk to u on psn.
- 2:07pm EDT - August 31st, 2007
solid game but the the ground weapons are TERRIBLE! you can't even aim unless you have a sniper rifle! WTF??? there is no skill or talent in the ground weapons at all. the warhawks and tanks and jeeps are fine though. whoever designed the stupid aiming system should be fired. how can you beta a game and come away without changing that is beyond me! all the beta testers should not be allowed to own this game for not demanding the aiming system be changed. 3rd person is fine...just let me zoom or aim or something....don't just put a dot on the middle of the screen and have auto-aim! pointless i tell ya
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