Squad Review

How does Squad reward you for playing tactically?

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Damagd (after 14 hours play time)

378 days ago

Oh god yes, communication between your Squad mates is so very rewarding

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Goob✅ (after 2 days 19 hours play time)

288 days ago

You live longer.

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How good an FPS is Squad?

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Goob✅ (after 2 days 19 hours play time)

288 days ago

It is a strong, team-based, tactical and strategic, first person shooter. It surpasses ARMA 3 in gameplay and mechanics, falling short only when it comes to yet to be produced content.

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How balanced are the classes in Squad?

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Goob✅ (after 2 days 19 hours play time)

288 days ago

Every role fills a niche.

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How open is Squad to explore?

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Goob✅ (after 2 days 19 hours play time)

288 days ago

Large maps and plenty of both urban sprawls and forests to explore.

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How well does Squad let you develop your character?

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Goob✅ (after 2 days 19 hours play time)

288 days ago

Everything is set in stone. Dated and signed by the developer.

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How much fun are the weapons in Squad?

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Goob✅ (after 2 days 19 hours play time)

288 days ago

The weapons have a steep learning curve, but once you master them, you're already on your way to dominating the enemy and protecting your squadmates.

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How realistic is Squad?

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Goob✅ (after 2 days 19 hours play time)

288 days ago

About as realistic as a game might allow while still being fun.

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Would you buy at full price or wait for a Squad sale?

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Goob✅ (after 2 days 19 hours play time)

288 days ago

Squad is very much worth the money, but it makes more sense to wait for a sale. Unless you hate saving money. What kind of question is this?

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Should you buy Squad now or wait for it to come out of Early Access?

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Goob✅ (after 2 days 19 hours play time)

288 days ago

Don't wait. We need you in our squad!

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How good are Offworld Industries at releasing regular updates?

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Goob✅ (after 2 days 19 hours play time)

288 days ago

Developers are very interactive with the community. Updates are slow but detailed and explained.

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Would you back another game by Offworld Industries?

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Goob✅ (after 2 days 19 hours play time)

288 days ago

Definitely. This game fills the let downs by Bohemia.

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How has Offworld Industries delivered on their crowdfunding goals?

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Goob✅ (after 2 days 19 hours play time)

288 days ago

They brought back Project Reality with beautiful visuals and addicting gameplay.

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How fun are the vehicles to control in Squad?

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Damagd (after 14 hours play time)

378 days ago

Easy but realistic

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Goob✅ (after 2 days 19 hours play time)

288 days ago

They're very... simplistic. They meet their needs and get the job done, but they're very plain. It's like if you took a cube and slid it on the floor. It works great on flat surfaces but acts clunky on bumpy or uneven terrain.

The best driving mechanics I've seen in a game are not from a racing game or simulator, but Halo: Reach on Xbox 360. This is based solely on how the vehicle reacts to the terrain. The suspension actually works, the tires grip what's under them, and the vehicles traverse like fluid over the setting.

To compare Squad to Reach, Squad is like GTA San Andreas. Press Left to go Left, Right to go Right. Forward to move. Back to reverse into a wall and get stuck.

The devs have talked about their plans to update this.

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Does Squad respect the military?

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Damagd (after 14 hours play time)

378 days ago

As far as i can tell, though i hope to see the British armed forces soon

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Goob✅ (after 2 days 19 hours play time)

288 days ago

Yes, and it shows that soldiers do not always know where the enemy is waiting.

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How does Squad reward teamplay?

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Goob✅ (after 2 days 19 hours play time)

288 days ago

You win the match and survive longer.

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How active is the PvP community in Squad?

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Goob✅ (after 2 days 19 hours play time)

288 days ago

Very.

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How good are the graphics in Squad?

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Goob✅ (after 2 days 19 hours play time)

288 days ago

They are decent. They look good in some places but bad in others. Call it a mix between Rainbow Six Siege and RUST. A lot was scaled back while they try to solve optimization issues.

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How good are the sounds in Squad?

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Goob✅ (after 2 days 19 hours play time)

288 days ago

Stand in the middle of a firefight with your headset at max. Tell me that doesn't sound authentic.

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How does Squad run on your PC?

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Goob✅ (after 2 days 19 hours play time)

288 days ago

60 FPS max settings. Same with others on varying builds.

Though, I wonder if it could do better. There are not many games to compare it to. ARMA 3 and Squad are built differently and utilize two different, unique engines. How either accomplish visuals or virtual trickery is unbeknownst to me. Still, it runs better than ARMA 3 vanilla for me.

i7-4790K
24 GB DDR3 RAM
ASUS Z97-A
GTX 980 Ti
CX 750W PSU
x2 250 GB SSD + x2 1 TB HDDs
ASUS RT-AC87R + Cat6 Shielded Patch w/ RJ-45
330/25 connection. More bandwidth than I need.

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