BATTLECREW™ Space Pirates
Finally we have our hands on the beta of BATTLECREW™ Space Pirates for Steam, a few weeks now, and I couldn’t be happier not only that we have the opportunity to preview it but also that we are going to present why this title is unique! But what is this game? Is it worth the hype? Should you pick it up when available? Stick around and you will find out now. Let’s start by mentioning a few things about the game itself.
BATTLECREW™ Space Pirates is a competitive multiplayer shooter set in a packed and evolving universe. You play as the coolest and most charismatic pirates in the galaxy! Each character has unique attack, defense, and movement attributes: it's up to you to find the one that suits you best! Lead your team into intense and epic battles! Take on enemy teams that are just as classy and bloodthirsty as yours! Steal as much of their gold as you can, turn them into space dust, and become the most feared and respected pirate in the four corners of the galaxy! To begin with, the very first aspect that really surprised me is the graphics and in general the art work of the title. They are really sharp, unique and create an amazing atmosphere for even the most demanding players.
The levels are really well created full of details, and there a lot of different ones to discover during matches with more to come obviously (since we are playing the beta version). Furthermore, another aspect that I loved during the beta is Tortuga, the game community’ hub, where pirates live and meet, you can check the game statistics and leaderboard there, customize their avatar, check the community challenges, and launch games with your friends. It is as awesome as it sounds. The Bounties are also an awesome way for the community to stand tall and unlock new stuff like skins, game mods etc. You can also choose from 4 characters each one with different abilities and talents. The matches are also really competitive and fast. We had also a bug free experience with regular patch and a lot of players to play with.
During the Early Access 2 game mods will be available with more to come later : Gold Rush, where you and your team have to collect as much gold as possible to win, and the classic Team Death Match where you have to vaporize as many of the enemy pirates as you can to claim victory! As far as the negative aspects are concerned, I found that some of the 4 characters are way more powerful that the others (this depends on your style of play) but the melee characters lack the damage and aggressiveness of the other 2 ones. Another small negative for me is that you can’t at this point create groups and join the queues with your friends.
To sum up, after playing only a short preview of the game, I am really impressed with BATTLECREW™ Space Pirates despite the negative which will be addressed as the game develops and getting its final shape. It is honestly AMAZING, worth checking out and I can’t wait to see how it will shape in the feature. If you want to support a game with a great potential well…buy it instantly when available.