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.
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.
Conclusion: ShootMania Storm is a throwback to the glory days of competitive first person shooters, like Quake 3 Arena and Unreal Tournament, wedded with modern social features. The trip back in time is something you’ll either love or hate.
Pros: Old-school Quake 3 Arena feel is refreshing in an era of Call of Duty play-alikes, Smooth, fast gameplay with decent variation, Little Big Planet-style level editor and social features help keep things interesting
Cons: Simplistic gameplay might turn off some players, Not much graphical variety, as well as some rendering bugs, Social features could be a little more robust
Summary: Accuracy. Speed. The ability to act on pure instinct. These are the qualities needed by gladiators in the bloodless arena games of ShootMania Storm. In this multiplayer-only competitive shooter, you move very quickly, and every hit counts.
Pros: Fast, fun, distraction-free shooter gameplay, Presents a truly level competitive playing field, Creation tools empower players to design maps and modes
Cons: Relies on old shooter ideas rather than offering new ones
Conclusion: "...a barebones shooter that rewards skill and technique without any of the frills that we’re used to..." "...actually feels like a game tailored to competitive players that are satisfied with just winning." "...ShootMania Storm is like a blank canvas for FPS fans' creativity."
Pros: Various modes to choose from and create, Simple controls, Robust level editing modes
Cons: Boring looping soundtrack, Overly simplistic mechanics, No sense of progress upon winning