MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 14:00:
Wasn't this game 'ruined' by the latest patch? Aka taking all the speed and skill out of the game, or something? Speaking third hand, I didn't buy this game, but was considering it until I read all the recent negative reviews about patch 1.4+
I have nearly 200 hours in this game. The 1.4 patch increased the health pools across the board, and adjusted the mobility of certain classes (Vanguard and Enforcer mobility buffed, Assassin and Wraith mobility nerfed). It also added health regeneration after a few seconds of avoiding damage.
The result is a much more forgiving experience for new players, who would get pretty much melted by the game's many alpha and beta players as well as the better retail players. This combined with the 25% off sale and the free weekend should help boost the player counts and hopefully improve the matchmaking so that newer players get matched up with other newer players rather than putting more experienced players in together with the newbies just to fill out matches.
I expect they'll be dialing back some of the changes to go a little closer back to the previous gameplay as there are certainly some imbalances and the competitive players are somewhat reluctant to play with the current version.
But all in all the change has been positive IMO, and the concurrent users are rising.
If you're interested I wrote a review here with more info: http://steamcommunity.com/id/Blahman/recommended/350280
Bottom line is, if you like fast-paced shooters with freedom of movement, try it out this weekend and decide for yourself. Don't let the negative nancies shitting on this game all over the internet turn you off. It's an absolute blast.