- 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.
(continued from previous page) ...make sure the opposing team does not breach your bounds.
Warhawk’s beauty is essentially supplemented by an amazing gameplay structure. The players are given numerous methods, some devious, to eliminate their opponents. As you fight tremendously for your team’s ground, there are seven aerial weapons and nine ground weapons. In addition, three vehicles are found in the game for road rage fun or simple flag retrieval. To prevent any Warhawk from swooping down and just taking the flag, three turret types are allowed to the player to auto track missiles to a Warhawk’s inevitable and unfortunate doom. So much for thinking you were almost there! Incognito truly went out of their way and above and beyond to make sure that the weaponry adjustability is perfect, without one single flaw. Complimented with the variety of weapons, there is literally a detailed book as to different ways that these weapons can be used. With such stability and flexibility in the gameplay, the focus to Warhawk’s weapon system is quite an impressive one. Every weapon is detailed with a specific counter or counter situation. For instance, laid mines can be destroyed with bursts from a flamethrower. Extremely powerful weapons like the rocket launcher turret and the laser targeting binoculars take time to unload their full power in a very realistic manner. Faster weapons such as pistols and rifles do less damage. Thankfully, this attention to detail prevents a “say hello to my lil’ friend” scenario of blazing guns after attempting to raid the enemy with your jeep a long with the Warhawk flying in for a flag capture scenario.
In addition to such a beautifully crafted weapon system, the same can be said about the balance between ground troops and vehicles of all sorts. The balance with the weapon system goes hand in hand with the overarching soldier-type balance. Ground troops aren't heavily armored, and can go down to a mounted turret, aerial attack or be run over by a vehicle. With their ground tactics, the troops can destroy either turrets or planes with an assortment of arms. If you get shot down by someone with a rocket launcher, tough luck - better hope they ran out of ammunition if you come strolling in the next time around! Turrets are formidable weapons, but leave you vulnerable to attack due to the noise they create and the fact that they’re merely fixed mounds. With Warhawks, destroying anything easily via lock on missiles is a simple task, but to teach soldiers, vehicles and turret shooters a lesson without a cluster bomb, the planes have to hover in place. It’s then necessary that a player does not hover around for too long, then the weapons system might come into effect, and a ground troop might have ample opportunity to counterattack.
From this balanced weapons system and finely tuned gameplay aspect, battles between experienced Warhawk players often turn into complex skirmishes. Attacks on key bases to hold are more apparent this time around. You and everyone on your team immediately know what they need to accomplish to declare victory over the other team. With all of these unbelievable additions and exquisite balance between the weapons system and the harmony in the options of choosing whether to be on foot or in the air, Incognito truly delivers a living, breathing, life for players to take control of and live through in fast paced action adventure warfare.
On screen itself you will be aided by a HUD system, which helps to indicate what areas your team controls, where you should be heading and if any dangers are around the vicinity. As most of the maps available in Warhawk are absolutely massive, the inclusion of this HUD system is a pure genius on Incognito’s part.
The control scheme, which is responsive and beautifully integrated with Sixaxis, adds to the life of the soldiers that players assume command of. Using this, players are given ample options to adjust their controls with. The optimisation levels around including not only inverting the analogue sticks but also even engaging Sixaxis function for the ground vehicles and aircraft. Even though the Sixaxis brilliantly responds to the set customisation level, it's pleasing to have the option to turn that mode on and off at will instead ... (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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