Digital Extremes stating Warframe will always be solo friendly! Hopefully they aren’t liars.
But about a month from that above tweet, it’s become a lie. They’ve jacked up cheap attacks on Jackal, when it was never a problem before with skill. Does Digital Extremes expect me to buy revives with platinum? Please…
This game used to be so fun but it’s been changed so much for the worse mostly, I would not recommend anyone buy into this game at all.
Warframe Review -
-Despite the maps being “randomly generated” they all look the same for the most part. I always end up seeing the same exact rooms, or entire maps all the time.
-All the mission types aren’t very fun anymore. They are almost a chore at times.
-They FORCE you to play with others if you want to actually win in Defense Missions, even though I’m pretty fucking sure the big blue button at the top that lets you chose if you want to play with others or alone is set to SOLO.
-The powers the Warframes have seem strong in earlier levels, but in later levels/harder content they seem very weak and at times useless. I’m often seeing people shoot guns more than use powers, which is really boring. At least in something like Mass Effect 3, your powers seem powerful. In this, no. I’m sure Digital Extremes will come up with some way to make the powers stronger, but it’ll probably involve alot of forced grouping, artificial friendships and all the crap this game wasn’t supposed to be about.
-The actual character design/warframe models are really ugly. Kids on Deviant Art have better design sense. At least give us the option to toggle off the giant ugly shoulder piece, or remove the thunderhips armor plates on Ember, or give some characters normal boots! Also maybe more heads than the ones they have. Why does Sayrn have this big ugly thing on her leg?
-Why do characters like Mag and Banshee for example have lower health than Saryn? It just doesn’t make sense. Saryn runs around the game unkillable and can spam an aoe that devastates the enemies. yet Mag and Banshee, two better looking frames, can’t kill that quick with their powers really, Banshee has no protection using her ultimate power like Saryn and somehow because both Mag and Banshee do less they are punished with lower health. It’s ridiculous. Just make them even or buff Mag and Banshee so I can play the characters I like, mostly based on looks.
-The mod system sucks.
-Drop rates for said mod system are terrible. This game makes Korean MMOs drop rates look generous, which is mind-boggling.
-Really poor balancing in this game. Whoever is in charge of balance at Digital Extremes, couldn’t balance a bicycle with training wheels on it.
-Multiplayer is terrible. People with their maxed out mods kill everything while the 3 other people watch. That’s SO fun. Good job Steve. I love watching Saryn run faster than me because I don’t want to waste a mod slot on maxed Sprint, and the characters I like get locked in position using powers while others don’t, so they just kill everything. And did I mention I don’t even want to play with these fucking douche bags?
-Most guns are useless in the higher levels and the “good” guns seem subpar at best. I don’t know why designers make content that sucks and can still feel proud about their game? Seems like a waste of resources/time to me. Well actually professionally speaking, it is.
-Boss Battles - The devs think they are clever at making these good, but they suck at it. The bosses are cheap, the encounters dumb. Some take too long to kill too. A good example of excellent boss battles would be Dark Souls/Demon’s Souls, but this game is far from good as it is.
-What little voice acting they have in this game, is awful. Badly scripted lines that come out sounding awkward, like they hired some soccer mom with a cold working at McDonalds. As for the awkward lines - For example, I’ll be fighting the Grineer for 10-15 minutes and suddenly Lotus will say - “Enemies incoming - it’s the Grineer!” No fucking shit lady, I’ve fighting them for 10-15 minutes already!
-Dojo - I don’t know where to begin here. The costs are too high for small or clan that is solo/duo (duo Rebecca doesn’t understand this word means TWO people, not too quick on the uptake?). Unique weapons unlock there, that’s fair to the people who don’t want to be part of the clan drama bullshit. It’s like DESteve had some friend issues growing up and wants to force people to play together in a clan, try to make strangers be friends, fit the round peg in the square hole.
-Seems the dev team (or one or two of them) forgot why they got into making games in the first place.
-Events aren’t very fair. Like the event on 7/5/2013 titled: Spy Drone Extermination. This event has some rewards solo, duo or just small groups of people could never get, not to mention most of the people won’t get, since the reward I speak of, the best reward, well that one goes to the “top player” (aka person with no life who plays 24/7). I’m sure that top reward which is a mod, will be given out later, but again probably in group content, thus fucking over the solo/duo playstyles.
-Market prices or Platinum costs too much, take your pick.
+I’m still waiting for anything productive to come of Warframe. The game has (had) potential in the right hands of someone who understands what fun is, and how fun should feel.
+The actual SOUND EFFECTS (guns, melee weapons, enemies, pets, shooting the traps in the Void) in the game are very good. Some of the best I’ve heard.
+The people who make this game keep their doors unlocked, so you can go tell them how you feel.
Final Word: This game has great potential and Steve isn’t all that bad, but for fuck sakes let people play how they want to play. It’s something he even promised on multiple occasions. Yet they force players to do shit just to get mods, beat some missions and access to things they wouldn’t otherwise. Also the first 10 minutes in the new Borderlands 2 DLC, showed me more content than 500+ hours of playing Warframe.
I hope some things change, making the whole game more viable for people who play alone or in small, small, small groups.
UPDATE to The Review (August)
Cons: Pretty much everything above but some things changed a slightly
-They added all these Prime versions of Weapons, but you have to farm them in the void and the drop rates are terrible and worst of all you have to play with strangers yet again. If you have no friends this makes it even harder since you have no one to invite but douche bag strangers. I don’t understand why Steve doesn’t just sell these Prime items on the Market. The freeloader community can farm it, but I’ll pay for it. Beats wasting my time in a place I can’t even solo defense missions and the absolutely HORRIBLE drop rate that only an amateur developer would think is sane.
- Nightmare mode. It sucks. soloing, don’t think so. Just more group reinforcement and more content (the mods that drop there) taken out of the hands of the solo player.