SHADOWGUN: DeadZone (by MADFINGER Games) features excellent multiplayer-shooter gameplay for the most part, but currently there are a few flaws with this iOS Universal app. This Free multiplayer shooter game will get your adrenaline pumping, has 2 game modes (Deathmatch and Zone Control), various weapons, items, and several game board maps — but is the Premium Play really worth it? We were contacted by MADFINGER’s public relations company before the (11/15/12) launch and got to test out the beta version of the game. I created 2 app videos: 1 for Deathmatch and the other for Zone Control prior to the game release. Since then, I have been playing both the freeplay game and the Premium Play.
Premium Play is basically a paid subscription for a certain period of time, usually in day increments. During active Premium Play time (when playing this multiplayer shooter game) you will get 50% more experience points, 50% more cash from kills, voice chat and premium server connections during gameplay. Since this game came out on 11/15/12 (iOS version), it was updated (11/20/12) and the update was supposed to fix a voice chat issue. The problem is, the voice chat is still not quite working. When playing without voice chat, the sound effects come through fine. With voice chat, all sound effects are muffled and other players can create loud noises making the voice chat feature currently a failure. One big perk from a time perspective is “premium server” connections, however, this is also not quite true at least not for me. Watch the video and you will see a period where I title some gameplay “Wonkiness.” This is where the server gets weak and I cannot participate in the game, yet I am still in the game. The upside to Premium Play is the increased experience and cash.
I am pretty sure MADFINGER Games is working on fixes for both the above issues. Regardless, the game itself is pretty awesome. The graphics are fantastic, no wonkiness as far as melding into walls, players — and the difficulty is very level. What I mean by this, is while you can buy gold, the purchase only allows you to get another helment, skin, or Premium Play — but not weapons, items or upgrades. This keeps the playing field level, and when you see a level 20 player he/she worked his or her way up to get there. By the way, when a player reaches that level they typically have a really nasty weapon, which I found out just recently.
My Take on SHADOWGUN: DeadZone - Great game, very good in app purchase (IAP) value, top multiplayer shooter game, immersive visuals, decent amount of upgradeable weapons/items, Deathmatch better than Zone Control, currently Premium Play is not all it could be due to broken voice chat, and not noticeable “premium server” connectivity.
Verdict- Mostly Awesome Multiplayer Shooter Game, actually, one of the best multiplayer shooters in iTunes and the #1 multiplayer shooter game for Android devices.
Watch our SHADOWGUN: DeadZone App Video Review and see for yourself how the game plays (watch video here).
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