first person shooters

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This is not (yet?) in development, but is something I will keep an eye on.

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http://emberthegame.com/

The spiritual successor to Firefall

  • Crowdfunded with small step milestones
  • Unreal Engine 4
  • A shooter first, with great movement, guns and abilities. Skill matters. Progression is horizontal, opening up more options, abilities, and gameplay
  • Mining and gathering resources with the aid of huge, autonomous mechs. Resources matter, and finding and gathering them is fun
  • Build and customize your own "omniframe" suit and weapons system. Customize them to your unique needs and the role you want to fulfill
  • Sandbox world. Terraform the planet over time, create pockets of habitable areas and build refineries, defenses, and bases of operation
  • Play a simulated world, with dynamic events. Go anywhere, do anything. Events will unfold around you as you play -- perhaps even war

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DO NOT BUY. DO NOT TRY.

No Man's Sky icon

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(on Wikipedia)
http://no-mans-sky.com/

Explore, survive, gather and trade while making your way to the galactic core.

Every single described goal of this game has failed. It is a bad flight-simulator, with bad crafting, bad technology, and bad survival mechanics. It is set on procedurally generated planets so vast that nothing matters, in a procedurally-generated universe so vast that nothing matters. What's worse is that it is so godawfully crowded with hand-holding that it becomes both easy and repetitive. Being ugly and with abysmal performance, it's not even an exploration time-waster.

Perhaps in some years they will change/fix many of its issues, but I believe it has a fundamental casualness to it that anchors its core gameplay problems. This is not a game made for gamers.



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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.towerofguns.com/

A terrible FPS semi-roguelike game.

Procedurally-generated levels. Extraordinarily unfairly unnecessarily hard. Not fun at all.

I ended up getting a refund.



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Borderlands 2 text 1

Entertainment > Games > Borderlands >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.borderlands2.com/

I have nothing but positive things to say about this game. Except for the negative things.

I haven't done a proper review, and might bother some time later.

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Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/227700/
http://www.firefallthegame.com/

  • Played 2014-07 - 2015-08

Aliens destroy the world, and survivors band together to fight back using power armour.

A fantastic game, the likes of which I have never seen.



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