Offensive Combat Redux Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Offensive Combat Redux by Three Gates AB. Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game for review purposes. Like all of my reviews, however, this has no effect on my thoughts and experiences.
Offensive Combat Redux is a competitive multiplayer shooter set within the Offensive Combat Universe. The game prides itself in it’s craziness and features a lot of random weapons and costumes. Even though the game is multiplayer focused, the game does feature a single player mode. Single player is more or less the same as a multiplayer match would be, except you face AI controlled bots. Newly added to the game is the ability to earn XP and Coins in single player mode. This means you can upgrade weapons without being required to play online.
When you start the game, you’ll find a lot of different windows. These windows include loadout, weapon tree, gun range, play, stats and shop. In the loadout screen you can switch out costume pieces, equip pwns, and choose weapons. In the weapon tree, you can use XP to purchase upgrades for your weapons. This is done in a tech tree style setup so you can’t change or equip mods yourself. The gun range allows you practice with your currently equipped weapon. There are bots here and a target for you to shoot. Finally, the play screen allows you to start a match. You can either choose to join a random game, a specific game mode or play a single player match.
The game currently features 7 different maps including Slums, Courtyard, Burninator, Dry Run, Probetown, Turbine and Shortest Yard. Each map varies in theme and size. Probetown, for example, is 1950’s alien themed and is a fairly small sized map. Turbine on the other hand is based on a water based power plant and is a fairly large sized map. I’ll admit that I prefer the larger maps over the smaller maps because I tend to do better with a lot of room to move around.
The gameplay in Offensive Combat Redux is pretty standard for competitive shooters. Depending on your game mode choice you’ll either be killing everyone, capturing a flag, or killing another team. The gunplay feels pretty good overall. It’s fairly fast paced and sometimes feels a bit like Unreal Tournament with it’s jump pads and shooting style. There’s also power ups on each map which grant you various effects. One allows you to jump higher/move faster while another grants infinite ammo for a short period of time. There’s also ammo pickups too. The only difference from the likes of Unreal Tournament is that there are no weapons to pick up during a match so you’re limited to your equipped weapons.
One, rather major, problem the game currently has is it’s player count. It was pretty difficult to find other people to play with during my time with it. When I was able to join a match it was usually with only a couple of players, sometimes with the same people as well. The game will need to overcome this issue if it wishes to succeed.
Overall, Offensive Combat: Redux is a pretty fun, fast paced shooter that’s brought down by the fact that there’s not really anyone playing it currently. It’s maps are gorgeous and well put together and I like the fact that there’s some pretty unique weapons (I personally liked the alien weapons myself) and the costumes were amusing. My only real complaint with it is the player base, if it could get a larger player base it’d be quite the entertaining game to play. So, I recommend giving it a shot if you like fast paced shooters, bring a few friends along as well cause you’ll probably need them to get a game going.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks. I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers (Kyo Akiara) out!
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Offensive Combat: Redux$19.99
Features of Interest
- Fun, Fast Paced Action
- Feels A Bit Like Unreal Tournament
- Fairly Unique Weapons
- Gorgeous Maps
- Lots of Costumes
- Some Weapon Sound Effects Are A Bit Weak
- Not Many People Playing
- Single Player Is A Bit Boring
- Not Very Many Game Modes To Choose From
- I have to see Donald Trump Every Time The Game Loads -_-