Metal Assault on Aeria Games
Metal Assault is one of the more entertaining online games hosted by Aeria Games that I've come across. Basically, Metal Assault is somewhat a multi-player version of Metal Slug, where you shoot at members of the opposing team alongside others. Should you happen to have a penchant of shooting at others and getting shot at of course without all that fuss about actually holding a gun, you might like Metal Assault, maybe even more than I do.
At the start of the game, you are required to choose from four various characters, each specializing on a particular aspect of the game and equipped with their own back-stories, which can be found on the main site of Aeria games. I've chosen Ai, whose abilities lie mainly on scouting and support, or so it was stated.
All players are provided at the start of the game five distinct species of firearms: rifle, sniper rifle, shotgun, pistol and rocket launcher. You'll be rewarded License experience for your efforts in battle mainly by killing an enemy player on the battlefield. License experience can be distributed to any of the types of weapons mentioned in order to raise the License level of the concerned firearm, enabling you to wield better weapons of the same species.
Adequate use of any of the weapons mentioned above would lean on certain occasions during battle. For instance, the rocket launcher would come in handy when dealing with an enemy player hiding close behind a barrier, mostly ones using sniper rifles, whose usage would require skill and concentration as it is more suited to striking enemy players from afar. The rifle is perhaps a personal favourite, considering its most prominent characteristics is the rifle's high firing rate and brief reloading time, facilitating every player's endeavour on the field as quickly as possible.
Every character is attributed to a specific set of skills, a portion of which you may be required to obtain from an NPC called Steve. Not only are you rewarded with License experience after every battle, skill points will be given as well. Said points can then be used to purchase upgrades for your existing skills. In my case, most of the time I would use Hawk Eyes to expand my field of vision in order to locate any enemies hiding beyond its boundaries, and Recovery, should I sustain any damage during battle, thus prolonging my time on the field before being killed by a lucky shot from a sniper rifle that is.
It is advised also to always assign all the skills you think you may need in battle to a specific hotkey, enabling easy access on the field.
I have much to learn about Metal Assault for the moment, and still, I find the adrenaline rush extremely addicting, that I suppose all other players addicted to it would experience while playing. Should the endless diversity of MMORPGs out there have begun to bore you, do try Metal Assault out by simply clicking here.