Game Review – Alliance of Valiant Arms

February 5, 2010 at 7:10 pm (PC Gaming) (, , , )

While I know I haven’t posted in a while, I thought I’d start out with a bit on what I’ve been doing lately.

Alliance of Valiant Arms is an online MMO FPS from Ijji.

While it may not be the best game out there, I find it much more friendly admin-wise in comparison to games like Combat Arms. The Ijji admins are quick to respond to issues and are often seen in game, making sure that no one is misusing the game. I sent in a ticket about how I was having a bit of trouble joining a game, expecting an answer in a few days or so. What I got was an email notification saying the my ticket had been answered, the time stamp was two hours after I logged the ticket. My opinion of Ijji  immediately rose, having been through the issues of Nexon taking weeks to answer a ticket.

But enough of that, onto the actual game. Compared to any retail games, such as Modern Warfare 2, AVA is a joke. Compared to other free MMO FPS games on the market at the moment, AVA is great. I personally prefer the game style of Combat Arms, but the state the game is in makes AVA a sort of paradise for me.

You can have 3 load outs. A Pointman, who uses SMGs and Shotguns, a Rifleman, who uses Assault rifles and is good with grenades, and a Sniper, who [obviously] uses Sniper rifles and pistols. Each of these classes can be modified and changed to mid game in between lives. All weapons are permanent, but require repairs when the durability drops. You can customize the grips, barrels, sights, stocks, triggers, or even give it a custom paint job. All of these attachments will affect the weapons performance.

Currently there are a few game modes;

  • Annihilation (Team Deathmatch)
  • Escort (Get the tank from A to B to C in the given time/Stop the tank)
  • Demolition (Search & Destroy)
  • Convoy (A VIP sort of game play, with an object as the “VIP”)
  • AI Missions (A team of players vs AI opponents, like a campaign)
  • Domination (Single point, hold it till you win).

All maps have can only play one of the above modes, which leads to a bit of staleness.

Controls are pretty standard, WASD to move, space to jump, mouse to aim. One thing that bugs me is the fact that you have to double tap “W” to sprint, I prefer a separate button, but oh well.

Over all it’s a pretty good game.

  • Graphics: 8/10
  • Sound: 6/10
  • Gameplay: 8/10
  • Community: 8/10
  • Hack Protection: 9/10

Overall score from me: 7.8/10

Give it a try, and if you see Renzar in game, that’s me.

http://ava.ijji.com/index.nhn

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