Excerpt: Shootmania is the latest member to join the Mania Planet family alongside Trackmania and the upcoming Questmania. At its heart it is a highly competitive and customizable FPS. It bears many similarities to the previously released Trackmania in the sense that it relies heavily on community content to...
Summary: Nadeo has already made a name for itself with its Trackmania racing series for PC. Quick and sometimes crazy user-created courses task the player with getting the best lap time, making for a pure gameplay experience which can be hard to put down.
Excerpt: ShootMania was supposed to be the TrackMania of gun-games: a simple shooter in what’s become a tornado of killstreaks, unlocks and customisation. And it is, but only if you look at the bits where a mouse- click fires a gun at a bunny-hopping enemy.
ShootMania Storm excels at shooter simplicity and customization (review)
29 May 2013
Conclusion: I’ve become used to my shooters practically bribing me to keep playing them. “Maybe one more round and I’ll unlock a new hat.” “Maybe if I get a few more kills I’ll reach a new level.” It’s nice to get back to basics with ShootMania Storm and recall a time when we played for the joy of playing.
Pros: For most of ShootMania’s standard modes, you have one gun and two bars of health. Additional weapons don’t litter the map. Sometimes you’ll enter specific zones that change your weapon as long as you stand in them, but these are few. You’ll spend most of your time with the rocket gun, which shoot...
Cons: As much fun as ShootMania is, the menus are awfully confusing. At the start I was able to pick from a bunch of buttons labeled after modes or from a giant one simply titled Storm. After stumbling through, I eventually figured out that going to Storm would show me every server. Of course, you can ...
Excerpt: Online shooters have evolved a lot over the last several years. From different classes to unlock-able perks and weapons, they have grown to a point where being competitive means spending a decent amount of time learning the classes and unlocking the extras.
Pros: Fun shooter, even if you are not good at shooters, Simple controls make it easy to learn, Unique modes, maps and environmental hazards/helps, Robust map and mode editor allowing for user created content, $19.99 price point is ridiculously cheap for all this game contains
Summary: It seems like all shooters released today follow the same formula. Start off with some guns, level up, get new guns, put attachments on guns and then rinse, wash, and repeat. There was a time however when fire fights with your enemies were fast paced and more about reaction time than simply having a...
Excerpt: There are a lot of shooters available on the market today, not the least of which in the genre would be those of the first person variety. Some believe that first person shooters today have nothing on those of old, and if you're similarly minded then this might be the game for you.
Conclusion: For a first time FPS? Nadeo did a decent job realizing the genre in their own, unique way. Everything feels well put together. It leaves me waiting for how Nadeo decides to follow up their first foray into unknown territory.