Good Cop: Starhawk Review
May13

Good Cop: Starhawk Review

Let’s address the elephant in the room first: Starhawk’s single player campaign is underwhelming.  The plot is a string of clichés and the many potential themes are pushed to the periphery, never to be expounded.  But it does meet its (small) goal of preparing you for the multiplayer better than other games of late in a similar position.  Call of Duty, Battlefield, and other shooters that are ostensibly built around their online play...

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Bad Cop: Starhawk Review
May13

Bad Cop: Starhawk Review

Starhawk is a bizarre creation, an amalgamation of several different gaming directives cobbled together with uneven success – a little more polish in a few areas would have gone a long way here.  As is Starhawk is best played with a concessionary attitude, a conviction that you’ll eventually love everything here once you get past X/Y/Z. Its shooter learning curve is more a matter of mastering the clunky controls then familiarizing...

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Starhawk Multiplayer Advanced Strategies (Part III): Defensive Facilitator “The Lanna”
Mar23

Starhawk Multiplayer Advanced Strategies (Part III): Defensive Facilitator “The Lanna”

- INTRODUCTION - The Lanna is focused on cutting the defense slack. You are the Osgiliath to your fellow defender’s Minas Tirith.  Floating around the middle of the map, she is focused on destroying incoming enemy assaults, providing the last hope for stopping a runaway flag, and creating a kind of buffer base between your opponent’s base and your own, both for protection and to assist in the above. Even if you find...

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Starhawk Multiplayer Advanced Strategies (Part II): Offensive Facilitator The Gadfly
Mar19

Starhawk Multiplayer Advanced Strategies (Part II): Offensive Facilitator The Gadfly

- INTRODUCTION - Meet the Gadfly, so named because he’s primarily concerned with being the biggest nuisance imaginable – a real jackass actually. No one sees more rage quits then a successful Gadfly, testing the opponent’s defenses, getting cheap kills, and destroying as many special buildings as she can. The Gadfly will force your opponents into real defensive-philosophy stumpers: was arraying my walls like this a good...

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Starhawk Multiplayer Advanced Strategies (Part I): “The Facilitators” Intro and Basic Tactics
Feb29

Starhawk Multiplayer Advanced Strategies (Part I): “The Facilitators” Intro and Basic Tactics

- INTRODUCTION - I’m confident the strategies I’ll lay out here will help you, the lone player without need of team, dominate in Capture the Flag and other objective based games.  Most importantly, these tips will weather the current and future rounds of patches that are addressing some of the flagrant balance issues.  When the dust clears, these ideas will retain value. Others have dropped tactics for straight offense and...

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