A fun game to say the least, Block ‘N’ Load combines Team Fortress and Minecraft together pretty well to bring a class based game that allows you to create and destroy the enemy base.
There are 6 classes in which you can choose a different load out of blocks that you can place. The classes play out very differently, some are more defensive based like the Builder (Who never leaves the base), who can build turrets and defensive traps as well as repair his turrets, and others are a lot more offensive based like the Shinobi who can teleport to his portal if he gets found, and can climb walls.
Block ‘N” Load is made by Jagex, who are also known for making RuneScape, and it does live up to the expectation that’s you’d get by knowing that they made RuneScape.
I love the combination of Team Fortress and Minecraft because you can devote yourself to destroying the enemy base or you can hold down the fort and protect the masterpiece that you make. I’ve found that making the base as opposed to just being given a base makes you more determined to defend it, especially seeing as the base can be decimated piece by piece.
The combat in the game is very reminiscent of Team Fortress 2 because of the roster of characters being filled with wacky individuals, and even wackier weapons. Combat in Block ‘N’ Load is as fluent as you’d expect from a voxel based game, my only gripe is with the movement because without sprinting it feels as if your walking through water, but when you move to the left, right or backwards you slow down significantly so the controls end up feeling sticky, in comparison the movement feels exactly like Dead Islands’ movement.
There is a ranked system in Block ‘N’ Load in which you can climb the ladder to become the best destroyer of bases or protector of art. You can also level up the classes to gain small bonuses and perks which is nice if you play a lot of the same character or spend a lot of time playing all of them.
Block ‘N’ Load is only in Beta right now, but I have had a fun time playing it and will probably continue to play the game as it is an extremely fun game, and no 2 games are alike, this is mainly due to your base changing based on the classes that your team has formed.
KEY FEATURES IN THE GAME INCLUDE;
- NO GAME THE SAME: An ever-evolving game world throughout every match, as players shoot and build towards enemy positions and victory
- CHARACTER VARIETY: Maverick heroes offer a robust mix of roles for full combat, defensive and supportive team strategies
- FAST-PACED YET STRATEGIC: Every game has a blend of intelligent and creative tactics fused with strategic shooter action
- BE A MASTER OF CONSTRUCTION: Creative use of the build phase in-game can result in deadly and devious constructions able to tear down any enemy plan
Grab the game here http://store.steampowered.com/app/299360/