I went to my friend’s house this past weekend and played some Frontlines: Fuel of War. I played some of the single player and multiplayer and I had a good time. I played the demo when it was released and I was left with the impression that I would never in a million years buy this game but I did this past Monday. The game is not even close to being stellar with multiplayer that lags and a short single player campaign but there’s something that keeps my attention.
Frontlines has a certain charm to it and I don’t mind that I spent 65 Dollars on it. The game uses EA’s Battlefield series as it’s inspiration and at some points I feel like I’m playing Battlefield because the similarities are shocking. Don’t think Kaos studios just did a complete rip-off as Frontlines does some new things. I love using the suicide bomber drone which takes the from as a helicopter which you can fly into enemy territory and detonating.
The tank drone is a pesky little killing machine which you can drive into enemy territory and wreak havoc. I’m enjoying the single player but it’s way too short. I’ve been playing the single player for about 4 hours and I only have two chapters left. The average chapter will take anywhere between 25-45 minutes depending on difficulty(I’m playing on Normal).
The multiplayer is enjoyable but it does have some problems. Sometimes tanks drive through solid objects, opponents take hundreds of bullets, and some games lag horribly. Kaos has stated that they’re fixing the problems in an future update so that is good news.
So, problems aside I’m enjoying the game and if you enjoy Battlefield type games I say give it a rent to test out the waters.
-Michael “Thrills Killa” Pacheco-
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