View Full Version : Bot matches don't make a single player game.
04-05-2011, 12:43 AM
I don't think this game deserves it's "Single-player" tag on its Store page. Bot matches don't make up a proper Single-Player campaign. I feel that I was mislead by the "Single-player" label when I decided to buy the game. Obviously, it's too late to do anything about it now, but to prevent future purchasers from making the same mistake, I move that the tag be removed, or a proper campaign be implemented.
04-06-2011, 10:02 AM
Thanks for posting this. I was thinking about getting it; this helps that decision. They might not remove the tag (though I agree with you), but you've at least helped one person. :)
04-06-2011, 12:11 PM
Metal Drift is a vehicular sport combat game set in a distant future. As the player, you command an agile, high powered hover tank in a futuristic sports arena. Core game play centers on intense tank-on-tank multiplayer team combat seen through an immersive, first person cockpit. Layered on this is a goal-oriented game type that allows for high level strategy and team dynamics. Players can level up to unlock new ranks, weapons, and upgrades.
Each weapon and upgrade is specifically designed and balanced to allow different styles of play. Pair up the Stealth upgrade and the Shock Cannon to uncloak behind an enemy player and unload a devastating blow before disappearing again. Or choose the Sensor upgrade to see where all the nearby players are, and the Temporal Cannon to shoot them through walls! There are 56 possible combinations – choose whichever suits your strategy.
Multiplayer team-based vehicular combat
5 Different arenas featuring multiple levels and boost tunnels
Persistent leveling system – level-up to unlock new weapons and upgrades
Stats and Leaderboards
56 Different tank configurations
18 Steam Achievements, with more coming soon!
Unique energy management system – accumulate energy and then distribute it to weapons or use it to gain a speed boost!
The game can be played by yourself against bots, much like Killing Floor can be played by yourself. Sure they aren't "campaigns" but Killing Floor nor Metal Drift claim to have a "campaign" yet are classed as single-player as well as multiplayer games.
You misled yourself here. Wraith808 has the right idea. You should check the forums to get an impression of what the game is about before buying it and to be honest if you had done that you would have seen that this game is dominated by the multiplayer side. If that isn't what you want, well tough in your case, you bought it before checking properly but for other people I would say this game is more of a multiplayer game.
04-06-2011, 01:19 PM
Agreed with Weatherman. While I am upset about the lack of activity there's always an announcement of a game from one of the "Metal Drift" community groups.
I never expected it to be a singleplayer campaign game. It's fun even with bots and in my opinion it gives you a bit of time to figure out the game before you're being killed off constantly because of the slight learning curve. Slight. It's a fun game. I think everyone should give it a shot.
04-15-2011, 02:10 PM
Even the Black Jacket forums are so inactive, it took an admin or mod a week and two days to get around to "approving" this same thread when I posted it there.
04-16-2011, 05:21 PM
Yeah, that was me. The mod panel's so full of spam that I didn't see it until then. There's a problem with the database over there and it's been impossible to delete the spam without crashing stuff. I've been working on it for about a month now.
Thanks for being patient! :) Not a whole lot of people trying to do a whole lot of stuff. And we all have jobs and/or school.
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