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https://www.huntshowdown.com/
http://store.steampowered.com/app/594650/Hunt_Showdown/

*EARLY ACCESS GAME* Hunt: Showdown is a competitive first-person PvP bounty hunting game with heavy PvE elements, from the makers of Crysis. Set in the darkest corners of the world, it packs the thrill of survival games into a match-based format.

Anybody else playing this? I woke up to an alpha invite over the weekend and have played a few rounds (won nothing yet). I still haven't gotten a good hold on the game and how to be `good` (playing solo doesn't help that I guess), but I think the foundation for the game is awesome and it feels pretty polished for an EA game. I imagine they're trying to do early access "right" (IMO) which is having the core game ready and adding the rest of the content/fixing bugs as they come along instead of throwing a broken shoddy build into people's hands early on.

I got the gist of the game as being sort of a L4D type game in the Crytek engine from the videos, and was excited from that alone (didn't watch/read too much). Playing it, it's much different but in a good way. This video explains the concept well:
 

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this actually looks really interesting. The gameplay looks complex, like they really thought it out well.
 
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Yeah, I have been looking forward to this game.
 
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Very nice! Been following it eversince I saw it appear on my steam queue. Can't wait to see more of it. Too bad I missed the alpha sign up :D
 
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It released today officially in Early Access: http://store.steampowered.com/app/594650/Hunt_Showdown/

Without sounding like a shill, get it! I think the $30 price tag is okay for the game in the state it is. Honestly does not feel as unpolished as you'd expect an EA title to be, but of course does have its issues. They've been updating the game regularly since it was in closed alpha and I think it's only going to get better.
 
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I personally hate the super zoom you get from a weapon when you want to "aim more precisely" by holding the SHIFT button. If you're not using a scope I don't understand why they have what looks to be a 2x or maybe 4x zoom built into using the SHIFT key.

Normal aim (right mouse button):
Capture.JPG

More precise aim (hold shift):
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What's with the super zoom in? That irks me to no end.....makes me wonder if I'm the only person that feels this way?

When I first heard about this game and saw some alpha footage, it really peaked my interest. Then I saw the person do some super zoomed in aim while using a shotgun and it instantly turned me away. It really makes me dislike the game..... Egads, I'm rather picky about this, aren't I?
 

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I personally hate the super zoom you get from a weapon when you want to "aim more precisely" by holding the SHIFT button. If you're not using a scope I don't understand why they have what looks to be a 2x or maybe 4x zoom built into using the SHIFT key.

Normal aim (right mouse button):
View attachment 97568
More precise aim (hold shift):
View attachment 97567

What's with the super zoom in? That irks me to no end.....makes me wonder if I'm the only person that feels this way?

When I first heard about this game and saw some alpha footage, it really peaked my interest. Then I saw the person do some super zoomed in aim while using a shotgun and it instantly turned me away. It really makes me dislike the game..... Egads, I'm rather picky about this, aren't I?
Well, with it being early access, here is your chance to make this point to the devs, to be heard.
 
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Played a handful of games last night, extracted twice with the bounty (one waiting and killing the players who killed the boss and once killing the spider boss). The game is very fun when it works, unfortunately towards the end of the night we had issues with being able to start the game when joining a player. Restart game worked first time, but couldn't get it to work after and gave up. Apparently that's been happening since the Alpha so hopefully they fix it quickly as that's a pretty big issue IMO.

That being said, the atmosphere of this game is just so fucking good. The binaural audio really helps with that, but the level design, monsters, just everything is so well done and comes together to make the world a truly creepy and super interesting setting. Can't wait for the game to be 'finished' and for more levels (I hope eventually) to be added.
 
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