Hell Let Loose

FighterAce124

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Does anyone around here play it?

I've fallen in love with the game over the past few weeks. I bought it within a couple days of early access release on steam, but wasnt overly thrilled with it at first. It also didnt help that there were very few populated servers in the beginning, only 1-2 with the full 100 people, and maybe another 1-2 with ~50 people. Now on a normal weeknight theres 10-15 full servers and 3-5 medium pop servers. Weekends obviously see those numbers rise quite a bit.

Its a very communication heavy game, and requires you to listen to squad leader (Or other squad leaders + battle commander if you're the SL) to be part of an effective team. When I first got the game, it was incredibly rare to find a squad that talked, and the game was just... no fun. But as I've played on and off since then, Ive seen the amount of communication rise, and currently, its almost impossible to get in a squad that doesnt talk to each other.

The tank mechanics are fun, and again, very communication heavy. The tank commander position is completely useless without communication, as they dont have weapons, only a scope to look around and spot enemies - and they're the only position that can easily spot stuff that isnt directly in front of the tank or the gun barrel, as the turrets rotate very slowly, and the driver can only look forward. This group of roles has always been pretty good for communication since the beginning, but its even better now that people are experienced in the three roles for each tank. Plenty of tanks to choose from, and more coming. Tiger, Panther, Luchs - Sherman, Stuart. The Pershing is coming I believe.

The game launched with 3 very good maps, has seen two D-Day beach maps added, Sainte-Mère-Église is being released within the next week. I find the maps are very detailed, and quite realistic when you look at the locations they are based on and images/videos from the battles in those areas. Hurtgen Forest is definetly like the real location, and fucking brutal to do anything in, especially for tanks... narrow roads and paths, and no ability to go off them easily due to the thick trees outside of the heavily barraged areas - its possible, but you have to move in first gear at 2km/h to navigate the trees.

Maps are pretty large, I *think* usually 1-2km wide by 2-4km long. Just a guess, I never actually looked up size, but knowing that Ive had to run over 1.5km to meet up with my squad at times and they were only near the middle of the map...

The game will have at least 6 more maps added at the minimum that they have commited to. They'll add in a Russian front and forces with at least two maps first, Operation Market Garden with British forces and at least two maps, and the Pacific with the Japanese and at least two maps.

The most amazing thing about this game, though, is the community. By far, they are the most awesome group of FPS players I have ever had the pleasure of playing and talking with. Incredibly helpful and willing to teach new players the ropes in all roles, even the battle Commander role. 95% of the time, if a squad needs a role filled, someone is willing to swap from their role to whats needed to make the squad more effective. People dont generally get angry over mistakes, and theres a lot of pretty funny comments and shenanigans in the local voice comms while guys are just going about the grisly duty of war. And its pretty gory if thats your thing.. blown off legs, arms, heads... Ive come across just a torso before, everything else was splattered around it from an almost direct artillery hit.

Theres a few problems with the game, as it is still in development. But the dev team is incredibly responsive and active in their discord server, and they play the game pretty regularly as well.

It's also priced at an incredibly reasonable $30 at this point in time, so you arent out AAA money - despite the fact that I personally believe its worth AAA money now, and will be even more so as they continue to add content and fix problems.
 

Gabe3

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cdkeys.com has it for $13. just bought it. there was a recent update for the game. from the video I watched, this game and post scriptum are very similar but post scriptum is more of a copy of squad(made by same devs). hell let loose is slightly less hardcore. unlimited sprinting, different spawn system so getting back to action takes less time.

this game has double the amount of active players that post has.
 

sirmonkey1985

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games fun but don't play it that often anymore.. sadly most of the group i played with also ended up being victims of an annoying ass bug where certain maps refused to load or forced a complete game restart to get a map to work and even that didn't always fix it so a huge section of the community left the game during that time since the dev's took for ever to fix the problem. but none the less it was still fun trolling the enemy team with a group of 8-10 people sweeping around the edge of the maps and massacring the enemy from behind. :)
 

Gabe3

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I started playing again a few days ago. its fun, I wish performance was better still. the new animations make it a less janky experience. I dont want to lower my settings, the game looks nice maxed. heres some screenshots. adding the dx12 launch option in steam seemed to help the fps
 

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Eshelmen

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Solid gun fights if you can join a server that has multiple squads working together, and a competent commander.

I've had some of the best fights in a multiplayer shooter in this game. Not to mention the nearly 90+ minute battle helps create the immersion of an ever lasting and brutal war WW2 was.
 
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Eshelmen

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is this a more realistic shooter?

Definitely.

You don't even get a hit sound or a pop-up when you kill someone.
Except a very very very slight "ding" if you get a headshot.

Plus it's like 1 shot kills. Maybe 2 at the most.

You'll die a lot getting the hang of things, and swear to Odin himself trying to figure out where the shooter came from lol.

But, it's fun.


Also to note - check out their discord server. Devs are highly active in there, and so is the userbase. Always someone to squad up with.
 
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