Wolfteam

Wolfteam Review

 

Wolfteam is an innovative MMO shooter by Softnyx that truly spices up the genre.  Players can transform from marines to melee-oriented wolves at any time with the click of a button.  This unique game play element alone adds a great deal of strategy to the game, and also adds some variety to a genre that’s well known for imitation and lack of creativity.  The game has a whopping thirty-five different ‘primary weapons’, and a fair array of ‘secondary’ and ‘misc’ weapons for players to use, which makes Wolfteam one of the most varied MMOFPS games out there.

 

 

Publisher: Aeria Games
Playerbase: Medium
Graphics: High Quality
Type: MMO
EXP Rate: Medium
PvP: N/A
Filesize: ~522 MB

 

Uniqueness of WolfTeam:

  • Large selection of weapons.
  • Pride/Clan System
  • Detailed ranking system.
  • Mild latency issues

Whats More about Wolfteam?

Wolfteam plays a lot like every other MMO tactical shooter, but the twist here is that players can at anytime switch from their standard first person ‘marine’ to a tough and agile melee-oriented ‘wolf’ that can run on walls and jump incredibly high.  This aspect of Wolfteam introduces a great deal of strategy to the game, as players now have to be able quickly transform at the right time.  At times you may find yourself having to decide whether you’re better off reloading your gun or transforming into a wolf to claw at your enemy.  Wolfteam definitely has a stronger emphasis on ‘marine’ game play, but both ‘marines’ and ‘wolves’ have their own distinct advantages and disadvantages.  A ‘marine’ can usually quickly kill an enemy wolf from a distance, but if they’re within melee range a ‘wolf’ can quickly dispose of any marine within seconds, so players will have to master when to transform.

Aside from the game’s unique transformation component, Wolfteam’s core game play is incredibly fun and polished.  Players can play with up to 16 people online in four different game modes.  The four game modes are conquest, death match, destruction, and wolf conquest.  One thing to note in Wolfteam is that all of the game mode’s are team-based, so even though death match may sound like it’s a ‘free for all’, it’s not.  I’m not sure why Softnyx didn’t just label it ‘team death match’, as it would have been more accurate.  ‘Conquest’ mode is a base capturing game where players on each team have to secure all or as many of the five bases as possible on the map within the game’s times limit.  The team that captures all of the bases wins, or if no team captures all of the bases, the team with the most bases wins.  ‘Death match’ is pretty straight forward, whichever team reaches a per-determined amount of kills first wins.  ‘Destruction’ involves one team planting a bomb, while the other tries to defuse it, similar to the game play mechanics of Counter-Strike.  ‘Wolf Conquest’ is the same thing as ‘conquest’, but one team is composed of entirely marines while the other is made up of all wolves.  The game’s multiple modes definitely help spice up the game, but the most popular modes online are without a doubt Death match and Conquest.  One of the Wolfteam’s most attractive aspects is the fact that the game has a huge selection of weapons and items in the store.

Wolfteam just has a lot of content to keep you coming back.  The game’s ranking system, for example, has an incredible sixty-two different ranks, or ‘levels’, ranging from the lowly ‘Recruit’ to the glamorous ‘General of the Army’.  Certain weapons and items have rank requirements, so you’ll need to up your rank before you can begin using some of the more powerful weapons Wolfteam has to offer.  Unlike other MMORPGs that let players freely use their most powerful weapons online, Wolfteam has a system to keep games balanced, as players can only use their most powerful weapons once they earn enough ‘WP’, which is basically currency in the actual matches themselves.  Think of it like this -whenever you purchase a weapon in the game’s store for the first time, you basically purchase the right to be able to use it in an actual game, but in order to use it in the game, you have to purchase it with ‘WP’ points earned in that match by getting kills.  This system may seem a bit awkward, but it’s an incredibly creative way to prevent the players with the best guns from having a ridiculously unfair advantage because they won’t be able to constantly use their best weapons. Wolfteam just has an incredible amount of content, so if you’re even remotely entertained by shooters, there’s no reason not to download this game and give it a go.

All in all, Wolfteam is one of the best MMO shooting games out there.  Its polished game play, coupled with the incredible amount of content, results in pure fun.  The only problem is that the game does have some hackers who can quickly ruin things for everyone.

Some Wolfteam Screen Shots:

   

 

 

 Wolfteam System Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:
OS: Windows 98 / XP / Vista
CPU: 1.4 GhZ Pentium 4
RAM: 512MB
HDD: 900MB or More
Graphics Card: GeForce 5700, DirectX: 9.0c

Recommended Specifications:

OS: Windows 98 / XP / Vista
CPU: 2.2 GhZ Pentium 4 or Better
RAM: 512MB or More
HDD: 900MB or More
Graphics Card: GeForce 6800 or Higher, DirectX: 9.0c or Better

Official Website: WolfTeam

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