Reviews by stevehamner

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An Incredible Diamond in the Rough

stevehamner | March 31, 2014 | Review of Guns of Icarus Online

A fantastic game to play with friends or friends you haven't met. If you're a steampunk fan, you've got to be playing this game. The combat is paced well and looks/sounds great. The game is steeped in steampunk with gears, steam, smoke, fire, pipes, and other unusual tech. It's easy to learn, and the community is very supportive of new players. There's little to no vitriol between players, unlike many multiplayer PvP games with a similar theme. It also has a burgeoning e-sports presence; check out twitch.tv/cesports and you'll see what I'm talking about. :)

If I had to pick things wrong with it, the AI isn't very good, so having a ship with AI crewmembers is a real handicap. The game also suffers from occasional lag issues, which can be very frustrating. Otherwise it's pitch-perfect steampunk airship combat, and that's a beautiful thing.

It's usually about $15, but it goes on sale for as little as $4 (just keep your eyes open) frequently.