Actually, while we are talking about ol' 76, I just want to get an annoyance off my chest:
I realize that when designing him, they wanted to get a look that wasn't just
a generic military shooter character. I get that, and there are some elements that I find quite cool about him. But that rifle... UUUUUGH!
Ok, ok, ok... Like I said, they didn't just want a generic looking thing just from any game, I get that, and since it is technically an "Experimental Heavy Plasma Rifle", they have much more leeway on how it works mechanically. So hey, it loads a battery from the top, like an old M1 Garand, that can be cool.
But the way it reloads that battery... Has caused me to label the thing the "Face Thwacker", and not just because 76 likes to bludgeon people with it. If you look closely at the reload animation, the battery is held in place by a clamp. When 76 reloads, the clamp pops open to let the battery pop out. And when I say "pops" from the looks of the piping running up the side, I mean hydraulically powered
, so that thing's going to have some kick. The worst part? It's where the rear sight would normally be. And I've checked multiple times, and the rear clamp slides over the check rest.
So if you actually held the rifle like you were actually aiming the damn thing, you'd better hope you remember how many rounds were left in your mag, otherwise you're getting a black eye.
And don't even get me started on the barrel. I understand that exaggerating the firing mechanism is visually interesting, but it's also a friggin' hand hazard. If they just left it to just the charging-handle-ish part as the over exaggerated movement, I would have been alright with it. But noooooo.
And do you know the worst part? On the Route 66 map, you get a glimpse, a glimpse
, of what the US military aesthetic is, via the wrecked train and the bomb you have to escort. It's about what you would expect, with the white star in circle on green look, with the smattering of high tech tossed in. We never see it anywhere else. AND IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AWESOME, DAMNIT! I would, right here right now, purchase THE COLLECTORS EDITION
of a Call of Duty clone
done in the aesthetic that this game is in!! With the disliked Extinction mode!
Oh goodness, a game mode where you fight you're way past Zerg would be awesome.GRRRRRRRR
it's the stupid announcement trailer all over again! There's an awesome game right over there
, but instead we get the ever peppy Mai "The world is worth fighting for" while her enemies lie dead with FOOTLONG ICICLES STICKING OUT OF THEIR HEADS!!
*Facerub* See, this is one of the reasons I decided to buy Battleborn instead.