Warframe Game Review:
Warframe is a 3D free-to-play cooperative third-person shooter game set in an stunning sci-fi world. In the distant future, war against the Grineer Empire leads humanity to summon ancient warriors from the distant past. Called “Tenno,” these agile fighters are equally skilled in blades and guns, able to carve their way through scores of enemies with skill and aplomb. A vast arsenal of these human weapons are called upon in mankind’s darkest hour to rescue their brethren from total annihilation.
As one of these Tenno, staked with protecting humanity, you’ll root out the Grineer from all their hiding places, scouring the Solar System and eliminating this nefarious threat. You’ll choose from among dozens of deadly Warframes, each with its own set of skills and strengths. The game progresses through a series of levels, each themed around a planet or region of the Solar System, and each requiring a squad of four Tenno to clear. As you advance, you’ll unlock more power for your Tenno, including new weapons and skills, letting you take on even tougher enemies.
Tenno have a number of sweet moves at their disposal, including the ability to “parkour” over and around obstacles, ziplines they can balance on, wall-latching and wall-dashing, and more. Tenno are also spiritual warriors, able to channel energy to spectacular results, including augmenting their weapon damage or activating special powers. Even when downed in battle, Tenno can continue to fight and rally to continue their missions.
It’s a counter-intuitive game: rather than increasing the length of its grind, Warframe has shortened it to digestible amounts. Rather than constantly reminding me it has items available for sale, Warframe has quietly nudged me whenever it has one of its frequent updates. Instead of providing small, single-digit percent chance upgrades, for a character with a single powerful ability, Warframe has created a massive variety of extremely different playstyles and emphasized constantly switching those up.
I wish more games were like Warframe. I like being able to jump in for a few minutes and feel like I progressed just as much as I like to log on for a few hours and feel like I did a lot of different things. I love being able to pick specific loot and make concrete progress towards that. I love how all my abilities seem different and interesting. I use a combination of my abilities, mods, weapons, and my friends abilities to have a good time. Play Warframe here