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DDTank review

DDTank Review

 Genre: Free to play action MMO

 Publisher: Aeria

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DDTank is a turn-based action MMO published by Aeria Games, a combination of communal features, paid costume changes and the sort of gameplay that made Worms such a classic back in the day. It also manages something unique, offering an experience you’re not going to find anywhere else. But none of this really matters if the game itself doesn’t manage to entertain. Does DDTank excel in every area other than fun or will you play it for hours on end without the merest hint of boredom? We took a look, taking our capture equipment with us, and created the video review above. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel if you have an account to be the first to know about our latest and greatest reviews.

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Review Positives

Simple Action, Fast: DDTank offers battle experience that can be started in thirty seconds and finished within ten minutes. If you’re after something without the depth of an MMORPG but with more originality than an FPS, DDTank may just be for you. It doesn’t take too much time to learn, you unlock most features within the opening levels of the game and before long you can have friends, enemies and everything in between, perfectly ready for the ten minutes you have free before leaving for work.

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It’s Just Great Fun: There aren’t enough games in the MMO World that are fun just for the sake of being fun. You can get constant enjoyment out of DDTank without the need to level up or perform meaningless quests.


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Beautiful Artwork, Destructible Environments: While DDTank obviously fails to offer the sort of open-world environments some can’t do without in their MMOs, the backgrounds of the battlegrounds look absolutely stunning. The artwork looks hand drawn and colourful and that’s enough for it to stick in your memory. The environments, just like Worms, become more battle torn as the fight goes on; meaning that dipping into a newly-formed crater for protection is a viable and sometimes clever option.

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Endless Customizability: If you get a thrill by the notion of dressing up your character in crazy costumes, DDTank may just be for you. There are quite literally hundreds of different items to attach to your characters and thousands of variations. Whether you like bunny ears, monkey hats or just elegant black tie, the developers have something in place for you. Add to the fact that many of the games can be purchased without the need to use actual money.

Almost-Perfect Community: Within an hour of playing DDTank, three people had friended me. Now, I’m not the sort of person who can sit in an MMO chat box for hours, but it always impresses me when people are so willing to jump straight into a conversation with a pure stranger. Maybe they were bots, selling Viagra or something. Still, it’s nice to make friends.

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Review Neutrals

The Non-Perfect part of the Community: As I said above, the community is almost perfect, but there’s always going to be people who spoil it. More than once I got into a game with people all too quick to report me for cheating if I won them or if I managed to hit them first time (which hardly ever happens). It’s never fun to come across crazy people, although you can’t shoot them either so I suppose DDTank is about as close as you can come to realizing that dream.

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Character Design: While I love the amount of customization available upon your character, the actual character design isn’t great. It’s a means to an end, a shell which is easy to edit without major changes and hence easy to dress up. Still, seeing the early characters, without any of the fancy clothes, isn’t great for an initial first impression and might put some people off.

The Quest System: Quests are one of those things we expect from an MMO without really ever enjoying them. DDTank has a quest system, but it mainly rewards you for doing things that you’d probably have done anyway which begs the question “what’s the point of giving quests?”

Review Negatives

Music: At first I was nodding my head to the music, occasionally even whistling along if I recognised a bit. Soon I realized that it had gotten inside my head and infected my brain. It was then that I realized, actually, it’s terribly annoying and probably deserving of the mute option available in the settings.

Hit Detection: It can be slightly annoying to fire off an almost-perfect shot and watch as your missile flies through your opponent’s head without doing them any damage. I appreciate that this is a free-to-play browser game, but it happens to often to be ignored.

The Writing: When you play in a game against NPCs, they usually have a catchphrase or battle cry which you read before the battle begins. One enemy said “it’s boring to watch you come.” I knew what they meant, thankfully, although I’ve taken down my Kinect just in case.

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