Just had a blast.
It is unlike anything I’ve played before. Closer to ARMA/Dayz (I’ll explain) than BFV from my first experience.
Only played as a tank. Very satisfying - not because it’s a killing machine (which it is) - It’s because it’s harder than other games that contain tanks. For example, moving between positions takes time. You can’t see ANYTHING other than your front viewport. You have to use gears (Shift is up, Ctrl is down. They actually go into Neutral and you can really notice the torque difference - especially on hills or if you are stuck). This reminded me of driving in Dayz - very similar.
Basically, driving a tank is a challenge in itself. As it should be.
Gunning in a tank is also good. Because you have to use keyboard keys to move around and not whizz about with your mouse ( I hope they lock that control) - It means you can’t going on a killing spree because infantry can out run the gun barrel - but equally, get caught infront of a tank, and you’re dead.
Was really really nice taking points knowing that the infantry with me were using me as cover as I rolled forward. I had them to protect my flanks - they had me to advance. Felt very authentic as to what it was probably like (or very Hollywood, at least).
Again, as it should be.
You also have to manually reload after every round. Very much not arcade-like.
So first reactions positive. However. I wonder how much I’ll actually play of it. That’s probably more personal than anything… But it certainly looks good from the outset.
Finally, it is a beta, does need a bit of polish here and there. I’ll have to fire an actual gun at some point