Yes and no. The "healing salvo" costs some virtual currency but you can buy it for 1-2 guns with the starting currency you get when you are a new player. In addition, it only takes like two matches to earn enough currency to buy the healing salvo. The game is mega generous.
I play this game like I play Quake. Fast, never aim down the sights, and with a rocket launcher and laser gun (that works like the Quake Lightning Gun). Feels good to have a shooter in my life again.
I saw a few minutes of Brad play this on Unprofessional Friday last week, but not enough to get a good idea of what it actually is. He was only testing weapons up to the point I had to stop watching.
I saw some numbers flying out of enemies when they got hit, Borderlands style, with customization options. That alone is enough for me to want to give it a go, but I doubt my current PC (laptop) will play it in a manner I'll be satisfied with. :S
Ahhh I've not watched that yet. Still catching up on Breaking Brad.
The system requirements seem pretty low in the wiki. You might be able to run it decently enough.
Installed it on a whim since it's free through Steam. Seems like there's a lot of room for character progression and the animations/dismemberment are a lot of fun. I'm not a huge fan of free to play as a business model, but it seems like anything you'd want to buy is purely cosmetic. Definitely going to poke around a bit more but I can see myself dropping the $20 for the "Starter Pack".
Comparing The Avengers to the Transformers films is silly. If you want to say you don't like either film franchise, that works. But one was praised by critics while the other was shit on by critics for a reason.