Preview: Hell Let Loose (Steam Early Access)

Hell Let Loose

Hell Let Loose is a realistic World War Two first-person shooter with open battles of 100 players with infantry, tanks, artillery, a dynamically shifting front line, and a unique resource-based strategic meta-game. This is World War Two at a scale you’ve never played before.

Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 16199mb download size.
  • How to play section.
  • Tactical WWII fps game.
  • Server browser and filters.
  • Three chat levels-Local, squad only and leader.
  • Deploy/spawn in waves. Visible spawn timer.
  • Deploy map has clear markings and a legend.
  • Realistic and impressive surround sound.
  • 50v50 mode.
  • 14 roles to pick from like rifleman, medic, sniper, anti-tank, etc.
  • Vehicles are in the game from the truck to tanks.
  • On-screen prompts with helpful tips and tricks.
  • Dark gritty atmosphere.
  • Using voice chat and proper speak elevates the game to the next level.
  • Can rebind keys.
  • Practice area.
  • Hardcore shooter in terms of no spectate or info where your killer was etc.

Hell Let Loose

Cons:

  • No Steam achievements yet.
  • Can’t use arrow keys for the main menu.
  • How to play is just a series of text pages.
  • A lot to take in.
  • A lot of issues with resolution and not getting prompts on what is happening.
  • No controller support.
  • No feedback on deaths.
  • Daunting experience.
  • Nothing is very welcoming, just a cold opening menu then into a warzone.
  • Hard to find populated servers.
  • Spawn camping is a thing and a common one at that.
  • No comms really kills it or if someone Lone wolves it.

Hell Let Loose

Summary

If I had to describe the current state of Hell Let Loose I would simply say, its Squad regressed, it has a lot of comparable mechanics and features but is still struggling with the basics. I have no doubt this will all get fixed just like Squad but the numbers were low every time I logged on, I struggled to get any teamwork going, the help is just a time sink of reading and finding youtube videos. The gunplay seemed fine but most of the time it was panic firing. If you like the idea of Squad but in a WWII setting then you are sorted but bring friends!

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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