When we were at gamescom last week, we rushed from one appointment to the next to meet up with developers, try out new games and get the latest scoop on new projects. We know that most of you are looking forward to playing World of Warships when it goes into more public testing later this year, so we made sure to stop by Wargaming and see what playing the upcoming naval shooter feels like. This preview is purely based on our gaming experience at gamescom 2014 - expect a more thorough overview of the free-to-play online game once closed beta begins. Until then...
Time to Play World of Warships
But, as we all know, there’s more to a good game than just pretty graphics. What does World of Warships have that other games lack? Does it bring something new to the table? It’s difficult to tell, seeing as our team was only able to witness part of the tutorial. We played through an escort mission in which it was our goal to protect an airplane carrier. Easier said than done! Especially when behind the wheel of the Nagato, a Japanese battleship that just feels incredibly slow. That’s okay, though: Being slow ain’t too horrible when you are a powerful war machine that can blow up anything with just a couple of shots fired. Speaking of shots - we could choose between two different ammunition types, one regular and one to specifically pierce through armor.
Oh Captain, my Captain
Depending on the class, it's our goal to adjust to different tactics when trying to take out the opposing team and successfully completing map objectives. Do we want to sneakily sail the ocean and strike when others would least expect it or would we rather blast explosive projectiles into the distance, hoping to blow up something other than our allies? Either way, we will always have to keep an eye on our surroundings when playing World of Warships. Crashing into other ships or random islands happens faster than you might think. Trust us.
The Good Things, the Bad Things
|Stunning Graphics||Slow Gameplay|
|Different Classes||Hard to Navigate|
|More than Button Mashing||Automatic Switch Between Turrets|
|Teamwork > Solo Adventures||Still in Closed Alpha|