New Games:Frontlines Warfare :: Features of Frontlines: Fuel of War

Frontlines Warfare :: Features of Frontlines: Fuel of War

I’ve recently gotten quite a few new games. I’ll post one entry per game over the next week to cover them. Today I’d like to talk about Frontlines – a grim, near-future based military shooter. I had originally gotten “Turning Point: Fall of Liberty” but it was so god awful bad I traded it in. I lost quite a bit of coin on that one but better to have recovered what I could than continued to play on. It really was that disappointing and awful.

Ok on to Frontlines. The premise is that oil supplies collapse in the next 4 years launching an apocalyptical war for the remaining supply. During this war nukes get used and render some of the battlefields soaked in radiation. It is a very grim storyline and not terribly far fetched though I would hope that should such a scenario pan out we’d resort to a massive scientific effort instead of a military one.

The story POV is that of an embedded journalist. Though you play the part of a soldier in the single player campaign don’t get too used to the character… not trying to spoil the story so I won’t say anymore. 😉

Pros:
Very destructable environment
Fantastic sound
Fantastic graphics
Drones are incredible amounts of fun
Story is interesting
80% of the maps provide great tension and military problems to solve (the other maps are kind of lame)

Cons:
The parts of the environment that aren’t destructable are weird (saplings have more resiliancy than a concrete barrier.)
Ammo is unbelieveably plentiful. I am not sure why they don’t just give you infinite ammo given the number of times I was actually out of it.
You can take a LOT of damage before you go down. Not quite Halo 3 will full shields but not far off either.
Ending mission is incredibly lame. Very disappointing. Not very climactic.
The AI is idiot/savant. Every game pretty much has this issue. I just keep wishing someday the really good game AI will become common knowledge and appear in all games.
The campaign is pretty short. I’ve not tried the online play but I am going to guess it is very intense.

Overall the game reminds me of Modern Combat 2 only not as arcadish.

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