Over ten million brave cartoon heroes have already joined in the fight in the free-to-play shooter, Battlefield Heroes. It was our turn to enlist and find out what the colorful online game was all about. Melee combat, tossing grenades and putting knives between the ribs of our enemies were all on our to-do list.
The Royal Army or the National Army?
To Arms Gentlemen, To Arms!
Finally we got a chance to get into the action. We were quite surprised to find out that the game mode is automatically, and randomly, chosen. The giant “play now” button next to our newly created character was just far too tempting to click on anything else. So, that means we had to try our hand at capture the flag, not the easiest of modes for us greenhorns.
Our loadout consisted of two weapons, a couple grenades and our bandages which we could use to heal ourselves. In the middle of a map, we quickly had to get our bearings and find out where our enemy’s flag was at – we were helped by little tips that popped up every now and then, otherwise we would have been totally lost. In short time we had already fallen into the sights of our enemy… we had to quickly jump behind the house nearby in order to save ourselves. Of course, we ended up being found rather fast and took us down with a couple of well-placed shots. We felt a little overwhelmed as we kept playing and let’s just say, our score showed our experience!
Whether a showdown at sundown, fighting along the coast, going at it in the mountains (with and without snow), going head to head with others on the beach in night, winter or normal version, it is easy to see the map selection available. Naturally, it could have taken quite a bit of time to go through each map and check out the finer details, so we decided to go with one that really jumped out at us – the Moon Landing. The virtual battles didn’t just have to be on Earth apparently! Once again with our standard loadout, we headed up into the heavens and landed on the moon for our next challenge. We learned that we could use the low-gravity to our advantage and quickly took down a couple enemy players.
We were able to keep track of how well we were doing thanks to the in-game statistics. After every skirmish, we were able to look and see how many times we took down our enemies and how often we were killed. A positive thing we noticed is that in Battlefield Heroes, even death on the battlefield is not taken seriously as characters will dramatically fall to the ground with a wonderful flourish.