Toy Environment TPS MicroVolts 1st CBT Review

  • Date: 08-16-2010 Views:

    KeyWords: MicroVolts,closed beta,review,Characters,gameplay,Graphics,weapon

  • Summary: MicroVolts is a fun game with good pacing and extremely high damage weapons which make killing your enemies pretty easy. So if you are a noob like me looking for a good multiplayer third person shooter and you have set your eyes on MicroVolts then there is one thing you should know - you will die a lot. This is not a bad thing because even so you will kill a lot too and that is what a good action game is all about - killing stuff. In this case the stuff being toydolls with awesome guns shooting nails at each other.

Jaime MicroVolts CBT Review - Kill! Kill! Kill! Die! Die! Die!
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MicroVolts is a fun game with good pacing and extremely high damage weapons which make killing your enemies pretty easy. So if you are a noob like me looking for a good multiplayer third person shooter and you have set your eyes on MicroVolts then there is one thing you should know - you will die a lot. This is not a bad thing because even so you will kill a lot too and that is what a good action game is all about - killing stuff. In this case the stuff being toydolls with awesome guns shooting nails at each other.


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Characters and Progression

In MicroVolts you start off with two characters - Naomi and Knox, the first one being a cute doll which reminds you of every single schoolgirl in every single anime and the second being a rascal action figure which seems to be inspired by Popeye. Eventually you get to unlock two more characters - Pandora and C.H.I.P. Pandora is a vampire or rather succubi-like doll with a lot of leather on her plastic skin and Chip is... well, a rather unique robot made out of broken toys and spare parts. What character you play is not relevant as there isn't any difference between them in battle.

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You will have no customization options at first but as you fight you get experience and Micro Points which can be used to buy temporary clothes and parts for your dolls which would make them look rather unique. There are a lot of parts to buy at the beginning and even more will be unlocked as you level up. Unfortunately the levels are just there to unlock new items at the store and you will not be able to learn any abilities or improve your character.

Items, however, will provide some bonuses when equiped. You can get a small improvement in either running speed, deffence or weapon change time depending on the weapons you are wearing. Still every item you will buy is on timer and you will have to rebuy it when your rental period is up.

Additionally you are able to buy quite a few weapons in the store that will provide different charactersitics depending on the weapon type and model. There are hardly tons of weapons to buy but they are enough to make you wonder which one to buy and which one to pass by. When you buy a weapon the clock starts ticking for it too and eventually you have to face the choice of decision again. Don't worry though - if you like your current equipment the game will provide you with and easy rebuy interface when the time comes so you will not lose much time getting your stuff again.

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Don't worry too much about the money. You get MicroPoints for each kill you do and they come pretty fast so you will never find yourself in shortage if you spend wisely. You can also gather points for a longer period purchase which will additionally lower the cost of the items in the long run.

I would give the Character and Progression part of the game 8 out of 10. Although there are no stats to improve or skills to learn this game is not really about roleplaying. It is about making your character look cool and shooting stuff and you can definately make your characters neat. In the beta you got some micropoints at the beginning so you are able to buy some stuff(I hope they keep that in the open beta and the released game) and there are some pretty slick characters running around with guns in their hands.

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