Ever wanted to fly a space ship, blow up other space ships and just generally live your dream of…flying space ships in giant battle’s with different classes of ship flying around and all competing in space? Well star conflict sounds like the MMO for you, there have been some significant changes to this little F2P game, and maybe you might want to take a look at its new features if you were a fan from before.
If you did play the game from before, you may remember a small, arena styled shooter with different classes of space ships, you flew around and killed each other or captured points until your team finished as the winner.
The story is pretty basic really, aliens, expansion, different factors, and really its very basic and isn’t pushed onto the players much at all, i’ve gone through the game so far without having the story forced upon me in any way which i disliked.
Graphically the game looks fantastic and still continues to impress me, as a free to play game usually there are some cutbacks, but this could easily be released by an AAA company and i wouldn’t complain about the graphics one bit. The ships themselves look amazing, there’s something about them that just looks powerful, like i really could just destroy everything given the chance with one, which is what you want when you fly something with giant cannons. The environment is genuinely where i am taken back, the backdrops that surround you look spectacular, and i may of flown directly into some planets, met ors or other ships, when i was too busy just staring at them, seriously good job and some fantastic wallpaper potential there.
Those of you who were hoping for a mass array of ship types might be a little disappointed to find out that actually the game only has three main ships, and they are pretty generic too, you have a small speedy one, a middle ship which isn’t as fast but has more armour. Of course the last is the tank ship, which has a massive amount of armour and firepower, but moves around at a sluggish pace in comparison to the rest of the ship. Though each of the ships do have their own special perks, or weapons which can make them each invaluable during a fight.
Four different game modes, you have a multitude of different options that can be chosen, but nothing too special that will blow you away. You have your normal death match, which pits two sides against each other waiting for a score limit to be reached. A capture the point type match which has you destroying opponents nodes to secure victory, which are scattered around the match. The final mode, which is something different is combat Reconnaissance, were randomly one player is selected as the captain for your team and the enemy team too. The captain can see every other player in the match at all times, and also allows allies to spawn on them in fights, the objective is to destroy the other captain and cease all response and claim victory. It can be a dry, hectic game mode, but i have seen some very odd and impressive maneuvers which quickly claimed victory for a team, including the whole team flying around a captain as a makeshift shield and diving the opposing captain.
As this is a free to play game you can get through your time playing the game without once dropping a single penny on the game, you earn credits through playing matches or completing quests. These credits can then be used to purchase weapons, mods and ships and ammo for your rockets, there are “special” weapons, ammo, mods ect that you can spend real world cash on to purchase, but the difference between the two is negligible at best, and whilst some may call that Pay 2 Win, you have to realise these companies need to make their money. Some of the paid content is purely cosmetic though, such as the ability to put insignia on your ship where you want them, or change the camo of your ship. Whilst adding these do look good, its fully down to you if you want that extra bit of difference for your ship.
Star conflict is a fantastic example of a free to play game that looks and plays like a full AAA title, and it deserves that. Sure, when you hear free to play you think automatically of Team fortress 2, league of legends or DOTA 2, but this shows that there are some really, honestly good free to play games that are not just moba ’s or fps. The gameplay and graphics come together to make a fantastic playing experience that people who try and enjoy if they don’t have the money to spend or simply don’t want to, 5/5 for a fantastic experience.
Disclaimer:All scores given within our reviews are based on the artist’s personal opinion; this should in no way impede your decision to purchase the game.