Early access to Jetball is now available
offering a first-person shooter that plays a bit like Rocket League crossed with
Starsiege TRIBES, as it simulates a sports game played with jetpacks and weapons
including a disc launcher. This trailer shows
off gameplay in what's described as raw footage from the alpha. The game
features bots, a variety of maps, and the ability to run your own dedicated
server. Here are some details:
You take control of a super athlete
playing a football/basketball style game in the future. You can take to the
skies with a powerful jetpack. Maintain your speed by bunny hopping (or skiing)
downhill giving way to unrestricted movement. The ball inherits all of your
momentum as you throw, so speed plays a big part.
The objective is simple. Get the ball and throw it into the enemy goal. Pass and
score off teammates using one-timers to add style points to your score. Like
Basketball, score from long distance and you are also rewarded.
To stop the enemy from scoring in your goal, you are equiped with 4 unique
The disc launcher shoots an explosive disc that
not only harms players but also delivers a strong knockback.
The nade launcher lobs an explosive grenade that
also harms players and delivers an even stronger knockback force.
The spike thrower shoots fast and deadly spikes
that fly across the map at super speeds.
The boost gun can knock back players and also be
used to grab that ball when it is just slightly out of reach.
Pay2win microtransactions is one of the things that ruined WoW, along with free level up. Why did they sell the Tribes IP? Sure would be nice if they just updated Tribes to work properly on modern computers.
Is Tribes Ascend as good as the first 2 Tribes? 1st one had the best sound track for sure, and awesome gameplay, sort of like Teamfortress with jetpacks and skis (I heard the dev team were inspired by the first Teamfortress.) All 3 are free to play I suppose I could find out myself, but not sure how many people still play.