Review #1 (no score given by PA Report. High praise): http://penny-arcade.com/report/edito...-tribes-ascend
Review #2 10/10: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...-ascend-review
Review #3 88 + editor's choice: http://www.pcgamer.com/review/tribes-ascend-review-2/
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned this here.
Anyone who has me friended on steam has probably seen me playing shit load of dota 2...broken up only by a shit load of Tribes: Ascend.
Tribes 2 was my first "real" fps game - I had played some unreal tourney, some quake, etc, but never GOTTEN INTO gaming until tribes 2. Never joined a clan or used voicechat or played a game until I was really fucking good.
I'm going to give it to you guys quick and dirty because I only make short posts. Tribes is an FPS game where two teams try to capture the flag. There are a number of roles required for this...defense...flag capper...flag chaser....base destroying offense...base defending...engineers...etc.
The thing that makes tribes unique is the fact that every player has a goddamn jetpack strapped to his back. This is what makes tribes the best game ever. Skill in tribes is not dependent upon twitch like counter-strike...it's dependent on being able to make estimations in your head. Just yesterday I made what might have been the most amazing grenade throw in all of human history on a flag capper who was going 300 KPH. The feeling after landing it and winning the game by returning the flga was amazing. This is why I love tribes.
Tribes: Ascend is the new, **FREE** successor to tribes. As an unabashed fanboy of tribes I was going to be the hardest to impress...I'm impressed. This is not the abortion that was Tribes: Vengeance. This is tribes as it should be in the year 2012. I love the game. This is one of my favorite games in a long time and it's COMPLETELY FUCKING FREE. Come play with me and I will learn you good.
You guys should try it out and come play with me on steam or on TMH mumble. I play pretty much every day. In game name is "russter"
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