Starhawk Review | CheatCC

CheatCC says - It’s been an interesting year, watching Starhawk grow from a spiritual successor to not one but two games named Warhawk (the second of which was a downloadable, multiplayer-only ordeal) into a standalone, boxed triple-A title. Yes, when I first got my hands on an early build at E3 almost a year ago, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the final product.

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Abash2258d ago

And it still has an amazing multiplayer, the campaign is what drags it down but the online and co-op is worth it alone.

Thanks for sharing that you cant make up your own mind and you value a score of collected opinions more than your own XD

guitarded772258d ago

This game is so much fun... should be a contender for multiplayer of the year. It may not have the deepest campaign, but this game is all about the MP.

DirtyLary2258d ago

Nice avatar. My baby is a 68 Fender Mustang.

DarthJay2258d ago

I wanted to love it, but so far, I only like it. Capture The Flag is fun, the campaign is decent, but co-op is awful. It's still more enjoyable then Killzone 3, Resistance 3 and SOCOM 4...

OhReginald2258d ago

huh? you think the co-op in this game is awful? what the hell are you talking about man....

DarthJay2258d ago

Co-Op is absolutely brutal. The idea is great, but it is absurdly difficult and not remotely fun. When it's only wave three and jet pack troopers have blown up the turret I am in within five seconds of spawning, that's just way too much.

I'd love to sit here and say "I'm just bad at it," but I have legit gotten to round four about twice and it lasted less than a minute. All the snipers on the ridge with RPG's are ridiculous to kill. It's just an awful experience.

M-M2258d ago

@DarthJay If it were easy it would get boring fast.

cpayne932258d ago

A reviewer earlier said if the single player was left out and the multiplayer was the same he would have given it a higher score... A lot of reviewers are like that, you can't just look at the score for some games, you have to look at its strength and weaknesses.

cpayne932258d ago

Eh, I meant for that comment to be a reply to the first one bout the metacritic. My bad.

DarthJay2257d ago

@Cooguy1212 Awesome! It looks like we've found the floor and ceiling for not fun. Now if they make it something in between, we're golden.

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DirtyLary2258d ago (Edited 2258d ago )

I'm trying to really like it but there some issues that I have.

For a game so dynamic with the rts elements, every match pans out the same. 3/4 of the server turtle in their base inside turrets or snipers. 1/4 have the balls to venture out.

Everyone just waste resources spamming the same turrets in the same tiny base, no one pushes forward, or when we do 32/32 buildings are used up and we're sol.

The starhawk cluster bomb is the most OP gun of this game. If you are barely hit by it you die horrible, constantly being bombed by hawks "spawn bombing" gets really old, theres no way to avoid them. It's so easy and accurate to use.

I think some variety in maps and maybe more ground units will make this game shine. I expect a bunch of adjustment patches over the next month.

brodychet2258d ago

Agreed. Even though I really don't want to admit it, you're right.

Although some games are fine, everyone with mics, good mood and awesome opposing team = The multiplayer it's mean't to be.

BitbyDeath2258d ago

LBI will be watching the stats like a hawk, if they find an imbalance in the game they will no doubt patch it ASAP.

I'll be picking my copy up today.

Moby-Royale2257d ago

After watching all of their interviews/behind the scene videos I have no doubt that that is true.

Maybe I'm being naive, but I believe that they are sincere.

I'm picking up my copy after work. I'm really looking forward to playing it.

VonBraunschweigg2258d ago (Edited 2258d ago )

I played for 1 day now, I love the game, but I'm having the same issues. For now it's like in the beta, too many CTF and Zone games get frustrating because people either don't know or don't care about the 32 building cap. LBI needs to fix that, something like building 31 and 32 can only be build at 50 ft from the enemy flag, or max 2 outposts, cuz they sure like to build their little kingdoms in the middle of nowhere.

Of course this game needs time, clans will form, people can learn...if a game as good as Starhawk gets wasted because gamers are to dumb to play properly...nah, can't believe that. New mechanics, people first want to fiddle around I guess. And there's a lot to fool around with in this game:)

brettyd2258d ago

I gotta get this game, just don't know how much ill play when Max Payne 3 comes out.

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