Block N Load Review

How good an FPS is Block N Load?

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860 days ago

It's a serviceable FPS: the shooting itself is nothing to actually shout about. It's more about how the weapons function and the possibilities they unlock rather than them being satisfyingly punchy. In that way, the game is almost MOBA like: how do I use the tools available to me to subvert and dominate the enemy and their environment. It's a game that promotes thought and approach, rather than pure shooting skill.

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How balanced are the classes in Block N Load?

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Block N Load is hero-led rather than class-led, so the characters don't quite fit into those class archetypes that you see in games like Battlefield or Team Fortress. Some are broadly defensive and others broadly offensive, but they normally have equipment that allows them to be fairly diverse. They don't really rock-paper-scissors against each other, so in that manner they are pretty balanced: no one really has a specific advantage over another.

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How much fun are the weapons in Block N Load?

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860 days ago

Shooting is amusing thanks to the absurd nature of the weapons, be they massive rotary gatling guns, power fists, or kitten-firing rocket launchers. Whilst the feedback from them isn't brilliant, the fun of the effects work and the general cartoonyness of it all helps keep everything fun.

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How does Block N Load resemble a comic book?

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860 days ago

Bright colours, exaggerated character designs, and absurd weapons give Block N Load that 'comic booky' feel.

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How does Block N Load reward teamplay?

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860 days ago

Because there is only five people in a team, splitting up and going lone wolf can easily lead to defeat. The team needs to be balanced between attack and defense roles, and unless the team plays together that wont happen. Thus, teamplay reward is victory. Without it, you'll be onto a continual losing streak.

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How good are the sounds in Block N Load?

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860 days ago

The sound design is fine, but stand out is the dialogue from each of the heroes. Practically every sound bite is a pun, and a really bad one at that. But that adds to the humour of the game, and makes it much more memorable than more po-faced, serious shooters.

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How good are the graphics in Block N Load?

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860 days ago

Thanks to the cartoonish design, simple geometry of the levels, and flat colour work, Block N Load's graphics look fun without being technically astounding. In a similar manner to Team Fortress 2, Block N Load looks good without having good graphics. Art design reigns king here.

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How does Block N Load run on your PC?

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860 days ago

Block N Load is not a demanding game at all, so it runs exactly how you expect it to. There's probably no need for you to be concerned about being able to play smoothly.

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