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Offensive Combat

Offensive Combat

Offensive Combat

Offensive Combat, the free browser based shooter, has the shooter world a buzz. As we experiment various games and platforms, we realize the variety of experiences we come across in the gaming world. Massive Multiplayer games have always attracted a massive player base with their free-to-play and microtransactions model. However, First Person Shooters have been on the back end of that evolution and there are only a few examples of free MMOFPS in our current gaming world. When it comes down to it, it cannot be denied that examining the choices and directions taken by such games in the modern industry is very enticing. Offensive Combat is one such game and has decided to launch itself in a very peculiar platform and try to attract a very defined player base.

Offensive Combat is a MMOFPS with a cartoony look who is currently in open beta. It chose to go with a free-to-play model which is not common in FPS either on consoles or PC. Whether it is MMS like Call of Duty, Battlefield or Medal of Honor or old school shooters like Duke Nukem, Doom, Quake, Unreal Tournament or Serious Sam, most FPS are not used to be associated with free to play MMOs, simply because of the bad reputation the MMOs have gotten over the years through the many unsuccessful attempts from various studios. But most importantly, most of these games have been aimed primarily for consoles, and subsequently for PC. Offensive Combat, contrary to its ancestors and lineage, chose to go against those beliefs and built its game to be played in a browser. From an honest standpoint, that choice does not turn out to be one of the best. Just like the recent Akane Iro which released its closed beta from a browser, many issues emerge from the use of a browser as a gaming platform. First of all, crashes, framerates issues, incompatibily problems and lag are multiplied tenfold when you have everyone playing on one server. Browsers were never built for games, there is a reason that specialised systems were built to that effect and that most developers do not choose to create a game in an environment as unstable and uncertain like a browser. In spite of all this, graphics are pretty top notch for a browser game and the non-existence of a download to play the game is very refreshing.

Hopefully, this is only for the sake of the beta to allow people to try out the beta easily but it still does not give a good first impression when you have to reload the page 3 times halfway through a match. Akane Iro planned to release on Steam and consoles, I sincerely hope Offensive Combat takes inspiration from them.

Offensive Combat’s best selling point, resides in its complete disgust for sense or reason. If you came here to find a game that makes sense, puts realism above insanity or likes to show its similarities with real life, just run for your life! While Offensive Combat offers very few in terms of originality for the genre like Bulletstorm or Black Ops II did, it remains a very interesting attempt at bringing a new type of FPS. In Offensive Combat, every kill will grant you coins that will stack and that will save in a special stash after each match. These coins can be used to purchase multiple items in the marketplace as we will see later on in this article. However, OC allows you to ridicule enemies for extra coins. Of course, ridiculing enemies can put you at risk yourself allowing opponents to shoot you down while you take the time to celebrate your victory. The game also features the famous headshots and a brand new type of special shot called Cockshot. That’s right, you can score extra points if you hit someone in the crotch. Game also has a bunch of power ups that you can find across maps to use against your opponents just like old school shooters like Quake.

OC features multiple game types like deathmatch, team deathmatch, CTF and capture points that have become regular features from the FPS genre. It also has a vast diversity of maps that present a bunch of interesting differences and references. Indeed, you will walk across maps in space like in Black Ops, maps that will remind you of futuristic settings from Halo or Section 8 Prejudice, maps where you will blow people to pieces from rooftops or down into the streets like Modern Warfare or Spec Ops the Line, or even maps where you will be able to hide between trees or on top of a mountain just like in Farcry. There is enough there to keep you interested for a good while especially with its interesting progression system that give you extra rewards and experience for being a complete jerk to your opponents. The game also has a weird sense of humor whether through its references to other games (Head piece called Head of Duty), titles you get from leveling up, weapons, special shots names or consumables.

As a free-to-play game, Offensive Combat obviously has an extensive array of possible microtransactions, but can you buy power in this game? A legitimate question when it comes to free-to-play games and their business model especially in a FPS where balance is the key to success. As it was stated before, you can use the coins you get in your matches from your various kills to purchase various upgrades, customizations options and perks. The upgrades include multiple weapons which seem to be much better than the one you originally have in your hands, but most of them can be purchased without spending any real money. Most of the guns can be obtained without spending tireless hours grinding coins but they do have a level cap that needs to be reached in order to purchase or use the weapon. Customization options are immensely wide, including various perks to your weapons, upgrades, as well as a bunch of visual upgrades which include variations of heads, arms, legs, weapons looks, equipments to ridicule enemies and much more. Those items can range from serious soldier faces and M16 weapons to Banana Man suit and weapon coloring. Developers definitely did not drop the ball on this one, there is pretty much everything that you could possibly think of including zombie heads and robots parts. The microtransactions will grant you blue coins with which you will be able to purchase the most expensive items from the marketplace if you don’t feel like spending the time in game to get them. U4IA games’prices remain more than affordable and it does not take a whole lot of investing to catch up to others.

The game system itself allows for a very enjoyable experience that is only lessened by the lack of flexibility of your browser of choice. They even implemented a sytem that will reward players weekly and monthly if they come to play a game at least once a day. Overall, the game seems an enjoyable experience with a few bugs and problems to fix but of course, this is only a game in beta and a lot of the issues will get fixed in the coming weeks.


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12 Comments
  • Mega Bass
    December 10, 2012
    Reply #1

    very good review, it would be cool with a bit more opinion, but fun to watch

  • suprhero1
    December 10, 2012
    Reply #2

    this looks like a fun game

  • TheMMODen
    December 10, 2012
    Reply #3

    Point taken

  • Ype Nooitgedagt
    December 10, 2012
    Reply #4

    More people should watch you ;_;

  • TheMMODen
    December 10, 2012
    Reply #5

    Thanks!

  • TtkHmoob Lee
    December 10, 2012
    Reply #6

    I been playing this game!! and is cool looking out there in Bowser

  • Amoraide
    December 11, 2012
    Reply #7

    Hey MMODen! Been watching for a while, really like your videos.
    Just wondering, what do you use to record your gameplays? If you don’t mind me asking.

  • Nanbo Pally
    December 11, 2012
    Reply #8

    I like this game. I critic most fps as they are usually crap, but for a F2P BROWSER, it is pretty much boss over lots of other fps I play. The things I did not like were that the guys that lag will dominate. The hit boxes are pure nonesense. I get COCK shot when I shoot in a guy in the back. Or head shot from shooting in the pen1s. OR headshot = cock shot…just random nonesense.

  • Nanbo Pally
    December 11, 2012
    Reply #9

    The upgrades are also a painful painful grind. And the selections are pure garbage. Just get some key skills like crouch speed up, zoom in and walk speed up, and thats it. The standard gun is still the best. I wasted all my hard earned cash an a gun upgrade and it was horrible. The need a resell option; otherwise just re rolling a toon for 3K is better choice

  • FolkPunkRock AcousticRoots
    December 12, 2012
    Reply #10

    great video! Thanks for the entertainment!

  • IDPProductionI
    March 10, 2013
    Reply #11

    Review? Wasn’t that like more like a first impression video?

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    May 16, 2013
    Reply #12

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