Posts Tagged ‘Warside’

Class On The Line: Warside

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There are more bullets in a minute of Warside than there are grains of sand trapped in bodily crevices after a day at the beach. In the sidescrolling arenas of the multiplayer shooter you wouldn’t be able to swing a cat without hitting a bullet. As far as I can tell, there are no hiding places and characters rely on energy shields to protect them from the hail of projectiles. In many ways, it looks like an old-fashioned team deathmatch FPS, with the perspective shifted from behind the eyes. The latest video shows the various classes, which include a Medic with a curious stance and the Infiltrator, a sly sniper. The latter would be my preferred class but I suspect I’d need to be able to zoom the viewpoint out to perform any sniping.

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Guns Guns Guns Guns Guns Guns: Warside

Warside, as a name, doesn’t have the immediate appeal of Warface. Based on the trailer for the multiplayer shooter, the ‘side’ refers to the fact that it’s a side-scrolling game in the style of Abuse and is therefore, quite literally, a different side of war. There’s none of your first-person battling here, just lots of tiny men with jetpacks and energy shields firing many bullets at one another. Currently seeking votes on Steam Greenlight, it’s clear to me that the game would have a gazillion more votes if it were called Warflank. I also await the announcement of Warrump, which is both a game about tight uniform trousers and the sound that an English colonel makes when he tastes inferior brandy.

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