Monday, July 6, 2015

Warframe


Year: 2013
Genre: Third-Person Shooter
Website: https://warframe.com/game


Shane:
  • Platform: PC
  • Hours logged: 140
  • Playthroughs: 0
  • Rating: 10/10

Lee:
  • Platform: PC
  • Hours logged: 26.5
  • Playthroughs: 0
  • Rating: 8/10


Notes and Discussions:
  • Lee (7/6/2015): I consider Warframe to be a heavy-hitter for our video game project (especially for Shane), and as such, I am going to try something new. In the past, Shane and I have had some difficulty writing up some of the games that we log dozens, if not hundreds, of hours into. We likely just burn out on the game and would rather focus on something else, like which game we want to play next. So for this one, I am going to share what thoughts I have before I get too wrapped up in the next big game (*cough* Fallout 3)...

    Warframe didn't really click for me as much as it seemed to for Shane, but I can say that it can be a hell of a lot of fun. And it is a beautiful game. The character design, world art, combat sequences, and more are extremely well done. The controls are surprisingly intuitive. And though I enjoy the variety of missions that are available, I think my favorites are the Extermination ones. KILL EVERYTHING! (Or in the words of Ordis, your eccentric spaceship computer, "Operator, were you visualizing a bloody battle? ME TOO.")

    I felt a strong draw toward playing through the missions solo, but the multiplayer aspect of the game almost completely turned me off. Trying to keep up with a few high-level online teammates, while they blow through a level at top speed is not exactly my idea of a good time. I like killing shit. Especially with my space ninja sword. Despite the fact that the loot you gain from essentially being escorted through a challenging level can be pretty amazing, I would rather take my time, picking off each enemy one by one with my assault rifle or sneaking up and executing them with my sword. Oh yes! But the game doesn't always work that way. You are meant to work together with the internet nerd collective to finish many of the levels. Ugh.

    I am not done with this one yet. Shane continues to impart unto me little bits of strategy and wisdom that he has learned from the many missions he has run, which continues to keep me coming back for more game time. He has become for me the tutorial that the game lacks. I just don't have the patience, nor the motivation to research each weapon, warframe, and mod in this game. (Interestingly, I did do all of that for Summoners War...) I guess sometimes I need to be spoon-fed my video games. Thanks, Shane.

    More on this game soon...probably.