Is Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age a Right Step by Crytek Towards F2P?
Crytek’s new four player co-op title, Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age is a pretty spooky version of the nineteenth century and even the first look at it can make you want to know more about it.
The video showed at the E3 demo by Crytek was a pre-alpha footage that highlights the key concepts of the game.
Top of the list will be teammates and a vast, vast variety of creatures that come up against you. The weapons you use are also era based which means you don’t get any automatic guns and your attacks will be slow.
Other than all this, the developers believe that there are quite a lot of weapons in their work in progress that couldn’t be made in the 19th century; we should expect to see some of them here as well.
Moving on, the pace of the game is ‘definitely slower’ and trying to pace up things might end up in missing out on rewards, running out of resources and even dead ends.
Among the key items, you will be getting acquainted to dynamite, medkits and waystones that work much like Dark Souls Humanity. Then there will be Traits (abilities) that are customizable.
Just as the demos showed, a major portion of the gameplay is about finding the bosses, which tells you two things; the importance of the process of getting to the main enemy and that how highly important the boss fights will be.
Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age is actually an attempt by Crytek Austin to sear through the free to play market of the west and I do not doubt the game’s potential to do so.
What I really have is a little reservation about the effect of two things; the game’s toughness and the game’s slow pace.
The developers have clearly said that the speed of the game isn’t going to be top gear, and they have also said that they wanted it to be a tough game. Then there is the element of weapons that belong to the 19th century which means slow shooting and a lot of reloading time.
All I am concerned about is that all of this combined might (let’s hope it doesn’t but still) pull down the interest in the game.
What is your opinion about Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age?