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Loadout's gun customization and well executed twists on shooter staples make it a free-to-play game that doesn't feel like a compromise.
Loadout's fast-paced shooting is worth a free download, but you might not want to crack your PSN wallet to progress.
The weapon-crafting is great but given the manipulative microtransactions this free-to-play shooter is not worth your time, let alone your money.
Loadout brings its robust weaponcrafting, extreme violence, and goofy sense of humor to the PlayStation 4, and with entertaining results.
I love to waste time with video games, but Loadout seems to point the gun in the wrong direction and then fire dud rounds at all the wrong ideas.
Loadout is a game that shows that you don't have to sell your soul to be free-to-play. It's a joy to play, and I can only hope that plenty more people on my Steam friends list decide that they want to download it too. GodisaGeek match day, anyone?
When it works, Loadout hooks you in with its deep weapon-crafting system and frantic battles where everyone is trying out their own crazy creations. And to its credit, Edge of Reality has shown incredible resilience in responding to the server problems so quickly. But Loadout isn't worth playing until it solves them.
In conclusion, then: Loadout is a riot. Loadout is free. It does not, however, provide a model that is conducive to me wanting to spend any money on it. The loadouts of the name are fun to make, but ultimately lack the variety they believe themselves to have. These things seems like a failure for a free to play game, but perhaps I am simply not its cash audience.
Ultimately, great controls and some occasional laughs aren't enough to stop Loadout from being an average game and one that doesn't deserve your time. However, it does have one positive effect and that is, it makes you want to play UT2K4 again and that my friends, is never a bad thing.