On the 2nd of April 2012, Firefall closed beta test has been online 24/7
For thoes who dont know Firefall is free to play 3rd person shooter/First Person Shooter develped by Red5Studios.
Firefall is the company's first debut in the Mmo Market and is being developed as an open-world game.In my opion Firefall is a game that any 3rd person shooter fans will love. The game can be switched at any time from 3rd person shooter to first person shooter by pressing the middle mouse button. The reason why Firefall stands out is the freedom that give's the player and its unic gameplay system.
Firefall is set in a futuristic world infested with alien creatures similar to the zerg race in the well knowned Starcraft Universe. The Cartoony graphics of Firefall are absolulty stunning and very well polished, the atention to detail is amazying and very rich to the tropical city of Copacabana to the alien infested Coral Forest of New Eden. The world of Firefall is a rich Tropical Paradise.
Aside from the native alien of the planet the game's main atagonists are Human Infested Soldiers called The Chosen, they are the main enemy that fight against the inhabitants of New Eden.
The crafting sistem is very unic and diffrent than your standard mmo rpg's you can create your own resource gear compossed of a vibrating hammer wich you use to create vibrations in the ground the detect the planet's minerals and resources and then with a huge device called a ,,thumper'' that arrives from the sky and hits the ground to mine the resources found. Once the thumper hits the ground a minigame is automaticly started were you need to protect the thumper from wave's of alien and somethimes chosen. During this event any player can jump in and help out
The game has no player class and level sistem instead they implemented Equipment called Battleframes wich gain level. You can chose and change your Battleframe anytime you want! Currently the following battleframes that are in the Closed Beta: Assault, Recon, Medic, Engineer, Dreadnought. Each battleframe can be leveld individually without losing the last level it reached. For example you can have lvl 20 Assault Battleframe and a lvl 30 Recon Battleframe. The weapons,gear and skills can be equiped based on the lvl of the Battleframe. Each Battleframe has 2 weapons, The Assault Battleframe is equiped with Plasma Canon and Assault Rifle, The Recon Battleframe is equiped with Sniper Rifle and SMG, The Medic Battleframe is equiped with Shotgun and Assault Rifle, The Engineer has a Repair Gun and SMG, and the Dreadnought Battleframe has a Chaingun and Assault Rifle. The equipments can be change once youve reached the lvl requirement of each weapon.
The sound in Firefall is equal to the graphics, very rich and give's the player a horror scy-fy feel to the sounds of alien wave's to the inner deep ghostly voice of the Chosen.
Firefall is a great adition to the 3rd person mmo genre and you should check it out! The game is currently in closed beta and the content of the game may change during time! The official release of the game is yet unannounced!