The Finals, My Favorite New Game

13 Feb

The Finals is a game in the FPS genre that is absolutely free to play and is a cool new concept in FPS games.

From the publisher:

Viewers at home, here’s the news you’ve been waiting to hear: THE FINALS is accepting new contestants, and that means YOU! That’s right, soon the world could be watching YOU tear apart our newest dynamic arenas and seize everlasting fame!

As you know, THE FINALS is the world’s greatest free-to-play combat game show! Our contestants plug in to our virtual world and join teams in escalating tournaments. They fight it out in our beautifully-rendered arenas based on real-world locations that they can alter, exploit, and even destroy.

Sure, you can aim and shoot, but contestants that add our carefully curated virtual environments to their arsenal are more likely to advance, so do anything you can imagine in the name of victory! Burn arenas to the ground! Send wrecking balls crashing into your opponents! Don’t just pull triggers – pull down buildings!

The Finals is a virtual game show where you as the “contestant” along with your team, take on two other teams in an arena based in futuristic maps.

The goal is to collect coin boxes from vaults, and deposit the cash into a deposit box before the other teams destroy you, or steal your deposit.

You are given several options to build your own “Contestant” and make them your own. You can fully customize your player with various hair colors, clothes and equipment, and even outfit your weapons with stickers and charms! There is an insane amount of customization!

There are also three different weight classes for your Contestant. You can choose from Light, Medium, and Heavy builds each with their own drawbacks and benefits.

Light Contestants

Light contestants have a small amount of HP, move quickly, and are super agile. They have a lighter weapon selection and are best for getting in quickly, damaging enemy players, and getting out. They are typically quick to die when faced with heavier builds.

Medium Contestants

Medium contestants are, as the name implies, perfectly average. Average hp, average movement speed, and middle weight weapons such as assault rifles and heavier shotguns. They can take more damage than a light player and are essential in my opinion to a winning team.

Heavy Contestants

Heavy contestants have a ton of HP, move very slowly, and have access to very heavy weapons such as an RPG  launcher, a powerul machine gun, and ever a sledge hammer! They are great for getting into the thick of combat and being able to withstand multiple enemies firing on them at the same time.

Destructible Environments

The coolest and most interesting thing that brings a new strategy to the FPS genre is that nearly everything in the arenas is destructible.  Think you’re safe because you’re surrounded by concrete walls? Think again! Those walls can be blown apart and suddenly you are completely exposed!

Protecting your cash out from the other team? Don’t be surprised when the floor blows out from under you and the enemy team steals it from you!

Overall I’ve really enjoyed this game, and am still learning how to be “good” at it! But if you’re looking for something different, The Finals is a fresh new take!