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Repulse

Repulse

Repulse should have been called Reloaded, as the game is the resurrection of the old Genesis A.D. Now many times when a game shutsdown, it is never heard from or seen again. Thankfully this time did not follow suite for this first person shooter. Genesis A.D. had quite a following, one that was recognized by Aeria Games, and probably a large reason as to why they chose to pick the game up after its original shutdown. If you like action… and a lot of it, then you’re in the right place! The game is complete with unique combat maneuvers, blood thirsty animals, vengeful aliens, impact boosters and cloaking devices that players came to love with the original and they even added just a little bit more to this sci-fi free MMO remix and it is bound to have something you like.

A Bit of Background

Genesis A.D. was originally published by ijji, the same publisher that brought us FTPMMOGs such as Soldier Front, Alliance of Valiant Arms, and GunZ. It is our belief that with so many other shooter titles under their belt that they decided to shut down, what in their eyes was a game that was under-performing. In steps Aeria Games, a company well known for their MMORPG titles, but lacking in the shooter genre, they picked up the game, gave it a bit of their own personal touch, revamping things like the UI, Gear, and adding some maps and VIOLA we got Repulse.

What Does Repulse Offer
Repulse does an excellent job of setting itself apart from the many other free first-person shooters. Set in a futuristic Earth, in the year 2231 to be exact, mankind is fighting to survive. The natural resources that the human race has relied on for centuries are dangerously low and overpopulation is threatening the future of the world. As the story goes, in the year 2105, governments worldwide agreed to relinquish military control to a new corporation which promised advanced technology. This corporation, known as the EEPO, promised to end overpopulation as well as restore the world’s much needed resources and put an end to terrorism and violence. The development of time travel technology by the EEPO put the world in touch with a distant alien civilization located light-years away, with the intention of robbing them of their natural resources. However, even the simplest plans prove otherwise…

Getting your Feet Wet

Character creation is non-existent. Before logging in your will choose a region West or East, then once you log in for the first time you will choose a nickname. From there choose rookie or pro servers of either full Repulse feature types or the Classic shooter type without any of the wall jumping and other features. The developers did a great job with the training missions and it’s definitely worth your while to walk through it. This is short, sweet, and to the point. When walking through the tutorial, you’ll learn everything including how to move your character, perform special moves, pick up items, and operate your weapons. As an extra incentive, you are rewarded with extra game cash (CR) upon completion of the tutorial.

Once you’ve completed the tutorial, you’ll have the opportunity to spend your generous amount of starter CR to upgrade to a better backpack and/or a secondary primary weapon, among other things. Next, you’ll find yourself in the Genesis A.D lobby where you can choose a game mode and map. You’re also offered the opportunity to host your own room.

Classes for Play

Repulse has three classes that can be switched between during gameplay and each of these are:

Assault
This class is known for its expertise with assault rifles and shotguns. They are excellent gunners and are the Genesis A.D tank—they can handle some serious damage. Unfortunately, the ability to withstand such a beating means that their armor is heavy, and thus, they move slowly. The Assault class also has the option of using the boosting backpacks.

Sniper
Snipers mean business and have the ability to bring your life to a most unanticipated end. This class utilizes invisibility as they lurk in the distance. Being a sniper requires more than anonymity; it requires aptitude. Keep in mind, when outfitting your character as a sniper, that the setups vary and not every combination provides camouflage. A snipers choice of weaponry is obvious—sniper rifles. Secondary weapons include a sub-machine gun, pistol and revolver.

Engineer
If you’re not quick on the trigger, then the Engineer class is probably for you. The Engineer is a well-rounded class and is great for a newbie or someone who’s a bit slow in the coordination department. A Engineer’s weaponry includes silenced weapons. The main focus of this class is to haul as much equipment as possible; thus this class is able to hold the most weapons. Engineers are heavily relied upon in co-ops and will prove to be your best friend when you find yourself short on ammunition.

All three classes are endowed with the ability to perform quick dodges and wall jumps. These unique abilities require the use of Energy Points and Stamina Points. Cloaking and Impact Boosters require EP which can be found in packages throughout the maps and looted from opponents. While EPs require the acquisition of special packages, SPs regenerate automatically.

Graphically Gorgeous

Genesis A.D supports up to 1920×1080 resolution. When run at 1920×1080, the phenomenal graphics will blow you away. The clean, detailed animation of Genesis A.D really sets it apart from its MMO sibs. Color usage in this particular game is also awesome and really sets a tone of intrigue that is sure to capture your attention.

Shopping for Rentals

This seems to be a popular trend among MMO cash shops—temporary items. I feel the need to say, “Really?” So, let me get this straight. I ‘purchase’ an item with cold hard cash so that in a short period of time it can be repossessed by the Cash Shop Repo Man? I’m pretty sure that would be classified as renting, and thus, the cash shop should be called the Rental Shop.

On the bright side, our friend the Wallet Warrior won’t be making his appearance in the store. The items are basically complimentary and won’t provide any players with an unfair, ‘bought’ advantage. Also, the game cash economy in Repulse is very well balanced and a gamer who has logged a fair amount of game time will have more than ample game cash to work with. As it stands, you won’t be offered the opportunity to truly customize any of your weaponry. However, there are a handful of weapon modifications available. If you are a FPS veteran, you’ll find this lack of in-depth customization disappointing; those new to the genre probably won’t complain.

The Final Word

While the game does bring back the good elements that made Genesis A.D. so much fun, the fact that Aeria Games took the time to add a few new things and really pay attention to the wants of the community really shows that they are in it for the long haul with Repulse. The small and subtle upgrades that were done have meant a lot to the game and the users are showing that they support them by playing in droves. Maps and gameplay modes are not revolutionary, but they do not need to be to create a fun and engaging game that people will love. The game gives players all the revolutionary they need with the abilities that the game has that no other game has.


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59 Comments
  • spartanV48
    February 8, 2012
    Reply #1

    [..YouTube..] I think Genesis AD is way better than this even though they are the same game but AD had some other features that were awesome. Good video!

  • spartanV48
    February 8, 2012
    Reply #2

    I think Genesis AD is way better than this even though they are the same game but AD had some other features that were awesome. Good video!

  • ReijiRomio
    February 8, 2012
    Reply #3

    [..YouTube..] A company needs to make a current gen fps online.

  • ReijiRomio
    February 8, 2012
    Reply #4

    A company needs to make a current gen fps online.

  • TheMMODen
    February 8, 2012
    Reply #5

    [..YouTube..] @spartanV48 What features would those be? Seems to me that there are more than there were in Genesis AD.

  • TheMMODen
    February 8, 2012
    Reply #6

    [..YouTube..] What features would those be? Seems to me that there are more than there were in Genesis AD.

  • TheMMODen
    February 8, 2012
    Reply #7

    What features would those be? Seems to me that there are more than there were in Genesis AD.

  • spartanV48
    February 8, 2012
    Reply #8

    [..YouTube..] @TheMMODen Like when you click the right mouse button with the knife and aim at the ground it launches you. That was sooo much fun to do.

  • spartanV48
    February 8, 2012
    Reply #9

    [..YouTube..] Like when you click the right mouse button with the knife and aim at the ground it launches you. That was sooo much fun to do.

  • spartanV48
    February 8, 2012
    Reply #10

    Like when you click the right mouse button with the knife and aim at the ground it launches you. That was sooo much fun to do.

  • HDArtwork
    February 8, 2012
    Reply #11

    [..YouTube..] me gusta

  • HDArtwork
    February 8, 2012
    Reply #12

    me gusta

  • TheMMODen
    February 8, 2012
    Reply #13

    [..YouTube..] @spartanV48 You can still do that. =)

  • TheMMODen
    February 8, 2012
    Reply #14

    [..YouTube..] You can still do that. =)

  • TheMMODen
    February 8, 2012
    Reply #15

    You can still do that. =)

  • spartanV48
    February 9, 2012
    Reply #16

    [..YouTube..] @TheMMODen Seriously? like it launches in the air instead of a green thing showing. Last time i was on repulse it dont do that

  • spartanV48
    February 9, 2012
    Reply #17

    [..YouTube..] Seriously? like it launches in the air instead of a green thing showing. Last time i was on repulse it dont do that

  • spartanV48
    February 9, 2012
    Reply #18

    Seriously? like it launches in the air instead of a green thing showing. Last time i was on repulse it dont do that

  • TheMMODen
    February 9, 2012
    Reply #19

    [..YouTube..] @spartanV48 yeah, I have not done it myself, but I have watched many people doing it. I see them using it to get up on certain areas that would normally take several jumps to do.

  • TheMMODen
    February 9, 2012
    Reply #20

    [..YouTube..] yeah, I have not done it myself, but I have watched many people doing it. I see them using it to get up on certain areas that would normally take several jumps to do.

  • TheMMODen
    February 9, 2012
    Reply #21

    yeah, I have not done it myself, but I have watched many people doing it. I see them using it to get up on certain areas that would normally take several jumps to do.

  • spartanV48
    February 9, 2012
    Reply #22

    [..YouTube..] @TheMMODen Huh ok, ill try it out thanks 🙂

  • spartanV48
    February 9, 2012
    Reply #23

    [..YouTube..] Huh ok, ill try it out thanks 🙂

  • spartanV48
    February 9, 2012
    Reply #24

    Huh ok, ill try it out thanks 🙂

  • TheMMODen
    February 9, 2012
    Reply #25

    [..YouTube..] @spartanV48 let us know what you find.

  • TheMMODen
    February 9, 2012
    Reply #26

    [..YouTube..] let us know what you find.

  • TheMMODen
    February 9, 2012
    Reply #27

    let us know what you find.

  • DarkWarriorGaming
    February 9, 2012
    Reply #28

    [..YouTube..] @ReijiRomio check out Blacklight Retribution

  • DarkWarriorGaming
    February 9, 2012
    Reply #29

    [..YouTube..] check out Blacklight Retribution

  • DarkWarriorGaming
    February 9, 2012
    Reply #30

    check out Blacklight Retribution

  • m0s1ah
    February 9, 2012
    Reply #31

    [..YouTube..] @spartanV48 they made it so you can play matches with that type of jumps and acrobatics and without them so it would play like a normal shooter as well.

  • m0s1ah
    February 9, 2012
    Reply #32

    [..YouTube..] they made it so you can play matches with that type of jumps and acrobatics and without them so it would play like a normal shooter as well.

  • m0s1ah
    February 9, 2012
    Reply #33

    they made it so you can play matches with that type of jumps and acrobatics and without them so it would play like a normal shooter as well.

  • eberik
    February 9, 2012
    Reply #34

    [..YouTube..] gear has expiration dates….. yeah garbage idea.

  • eberik
    February 9, 2012
    Reply #35

    gear has expiration dates….. yeah garbage idea.

  • spartanV48
    February 9, 2012
    Reply #36

    [..YouTube..] @m0s1ah Ohh so im confused. Like different channels in the game would have that and others no?

  • spartanV48
    February 9, 2012
    Reply #37

    [..YouTube..] Ohh so im confused. Like different channels in the game would have that and others no?

  • spartanV48
    February 9, 2012
    Reply #38

    Ohh so im confused. Like different channels in the game would have that and others no?

  • MrJointho
    February 17, 2012
    Reply #39

    [..YouTube..] it’s a pvp?

  • MrJointho
    February 17, 2012
    Reply #40

    it’s a pvp?

  • TheMMODen
    February 17, 2012
    Reply #41

    [..YouTube..] @MrJointho Oh yeah it is!

  • TheMMODen
    February 17, 2012
    Reply #42

    [..YouTube..] Oh yeah it is!

  • TheMMODen
    February 17, 2012
    Reply #43

    Oh yeah it is!

  • TheMMODen
    February 17, 2012
    Reply #44

    [..YouTube..] @eberik it really isn’t that bad if you play a lot you earn enough to keep your gear.

  • TheMMODen
    February 17, 2012
    Reply #45

    [..YouTube..] it really isn’t that bad if you play a lot you earn enough to keep your gear.

  • TheMMODen
    February 17, 2012
    Reply #46

    it really isn’t that bad if you play a lot you earn enough to keep your gear.

  • Nanbopally
    March 1, 2012
    Reply #47

    [..YouTube..] After AVA online, this feels so 2-D XD

  • Nanbopally
    March 1, 2012
    Reply #48

    After AVA online, this feels so 2-D XD

  • Nanbopally
    March 1, 2012
    Reply #49

    [..YouTube..] You missed that guy because you held the shoot down, the cross hair was HUGE, the larger it expands the less accurate you get, the trick is to click it fast like it is a single shot gun, maybe hold it for a 3 round burst. Tip for all FPS games by the way LOL!

  • Nanbopally
    March 1, 2012
    Reply #50

    You missed that guy because you held the shoot down, the cross hair was HUGE, the larger it expands the less accurate you get, the trick is to click it fast like it is a single shot gun, maybe hold it for a 3 round burst. Tip for all FPS games by the way LOL!

  • TheMMODen
    March 1, 2012
    Reply #51

    [..YouTube..] @Nanbopally very good tip, thank you! Will have to try this in my next round in an MMOFPS and see how much it helps my usual ineptitude! LMAO

  • TheMMODen
    March 1, 2012
    Reply #52

    [..YouTube..] very good tip, thank you! Will have to try this in my next round in an MMOFPS and see how much it helps my usual ineptitude! LMAO

  • TheMMODen
    March 1, 2012
    Reply #53

    very good tip, thank you! Will have to try this in my next round in an MMOFPS and see how much it helps my usual ineptitude! LMAO

  • Kbeck94
    March 7, 2012
    Reply #54

    [..YouTube..] meh

  • Kbeck94
    March 7, 2012
    Reply #55

    meh

  • Tommetje8798
    April 3, 2012
    Reply #56

    [..YouTube..] Cant stop playing this game it is awesome!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tommetje8798
    April 3, 2012
    Reply #57

    Cant stop playing this game it is awesome!!!!!!!!!!

  • FrizaAngelo
    June 20, 2012
    Reply #58

    [..YouTube..] I can’t even recall how many times I’ve seen that menu style…I know it’s in Project Blackout, AVA, Battlefield P4F, Combat Arms….

  • FrizaAngelo
    June 20, 2012
    Reply #59

    I can’t even recall how many times I’ve seen that menu style…I know it’s in Project Blackout, AVA, Battlefield P4F, Combat Arms….

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