Sign ups for the beta are now open at http://www.shootmania.com/
After the trailer that was just released I'm incredibly excited. I'm an old UT2004 player and this is looking to scratch that itch.
So I played in the Alpha and now will be playing the beta. I think the game has a ton of potential and Elite is a very interesting gametype. Unfortunately I am not a fan of the movement system, and this game is begging for iCTF.
Movement. Feels somewhat like Quake, however walking around is a little more slippery. That's not the biggest problem. My beef has to do with the sprinting. You have a sprint meter which makes you move faster, obviously. To use this meter, you must first either jump or walk off a platform. While in mid-air, you press the jump button again and hold it down. This creates issues where the user presses the jump button too late, causing an extra jump to happen. In a game like this, accidentally jumping most often results in death. I can't fathom why this is the path they chose to implement sprinting. I can only hope they improve it or change it completely.
@handlas I'm really surprised they haven't mentioned the game at all. Maybe they've forgotten?
Only really played it for about 30 minutes, but I have to agree about the sprinting. Took me too long to figure out what was happening and it doesn't feel right at all. I'm not a competitive shooter guy though and I went into it as a Trackmania fan, and the game still felt super fun in the same way Trackmania is for me. I've got no chance of getting as good at it as I have done with Trackmania, but that's alright.
I'm not a fan of the movement either, and that sprint thing is just duuummbb. The only game modes I've found are all free-for-all and I'd really rather play on a team. Hopefully more people will be activating within the week.
Go into the Mania Store or scroll out from the main menu and install Elite and Joust.
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