I missed the initial T4 release by a few hours and admittedly have spent less time using the new hunters and Behemoth than some but while I was unable to play I searched the net for people’s impressions of the new content.
Instead what I found was a pile of my community whining like children about things like the voice of Sunny.
And the people that bitch about things like this are the same ones that think the non-gamers are douchebags for saying We (gamers) are immature asshats. You see the irony here?
And while I fully expect that one (likely more) of the hate filled ill-bred knobs will post a scathing critique of my word choice or something about my mother, I think it’s important to point out a few things to the more enlightened souls searching for some relevant information about the new content.
For clarity I am speaking about the Xbox One version. Here we go.
Behemoth is a beast and seems like he can take a 50 megaton nuke directly up the butt and poop rainbows. Unfortunately, not true. My first round out my armor was gone within seconds. By which I mean there is no extra damage resistance. I had to adjust my strategy and I now find Behemoth to be one the most rounded out Monsters.
Slim. Why the hate? Because he’s an insect? I dunno. I can’t overstate his usefulness in Rescue missions. The spore gun saved my team more than once. Leech gun. Well that one could cause hate from Monster players as it turns Slim into a healing machine.
Sunny is great fun as it adds a much needed female presence in a position that isn’t picking the Alpha male types off the ground and kissing their boo-boos better (P.S. I’m male. Shut up right there.) and a spark of glee into the otherwise sociopathic team of hunters. Her nukes are highly damaging but hardly an unfair advantage as the fire rate is slow and the damage fall off is steep. The jetpack charger is cool and my only qualm with her gear as I haven’t found a lot of use for it with the players I’ve been partnered with. The shield bot animation is amazing and it itself is great for CQB. Again not an unfair advantage as it has limited range and only shields one player at a time. And sometimes doesn’t shield them fast enough.
Crow is probably my favourite of the new hunters as he is an amalgam of Abe and Maggie without the restrictions of the dart gun or the advantage of a bot driven tracking trap jaw. Gobi is a great addition as the ability is multipurpose. The kinetic long gun could do a little more damage when rapid fired (my opinion) and the stasis cannon removes the static placement of Abe’s grenades while adding a difficulty level to nailing a Monster proper.
Torvald is easily the most eerie character of the bunch. But with the lore and weapons it seems like a perfect fit. His weapons are such that you are effective at almost any range and have an almost Support quality when used properly.
So in short, well done with the new additions TRS.
As for the complaints, I can only assume that in a past life they were the type of person that would burn someone at the stake for suggesting the earth wasn’t flat.
New is good. Don’t panic.
[EDIT: I wrote this on my new phone and it hasn’t learned very much from my writing yet. Apologies for any typos.]