Crossout is a vehicular combat MMO, that lets you customise your vehicle and battle it out in a wasteland. It is very reminiscent on Mad Max, and Rage, and initially this game looks like a great variation on games like Rocket League.
The default control scheme when starting a match is not the best. The camera control, and steering is very sensitive, and can get very frustrating when you are trying to follow a vehicle. The control scheme is extra strange because camera control, and steering are completely independent. However, the alternate control scheme is significantly better, with the vehicle movement related to the camera more.
The combat is quite good, and relatively simple. There are changes you can make to your vehicles to make them suit you more. The more lightweight cars are better at chasing targets, and are more manoeuvrable, however you can also use more heavyweight options that use stronger weapons and have more hit points, but are a lot slower. How much you enjoy the combat is entirely dependent on whether you’re playing against the AI or against real players. AI is often a mixed bag, but real players react a lot better, so it can be more fun. The online is quite stable, and games and match-making are quite short so you shouldn’t feel the need to drop out.
With every match you play, your vehicle will progress by winning parts, crafting them from materials, or buying them. There are a lot of options, and you can attach, or remove almost any part. The more you play, the higher quality items you will win to attach to the vehicle. You can also give the vehicle a lick of paint if need be.
There is more to this MMO than PvP battles. There is also a quest story line that is linked to winning specific blueprints based on the faction you are in. The game also includes raids, weekly and daily missions. So they developers have tried to give you as much to do as possible here. However, at the moment there isn’t much variation in what you can do. Almost everything feels the same, and other than the faction missions, you do feel a little aimless.
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