Cloud Pirates - Pros and Cons of My.com's New Aerial Shooter
In this article we will be looking at a game called Cloud Pirates.
What is Cloud Pirates?
Cloud Pirates is a new MMO being developed by the Allods Team. Allods Team is a Russian game developer and is the company behind Allods Online and Skyforge. Their newest project is Cloud Pirates which is currently in Closed Beta.
Cloud Pirates is a steampunk, fantasy themed, shooting game in which the player assumes the role of an airship captain and his job is to clear the skies from the enemies.
It is not just shooting game with airships though. The game also has RPG and MOBA elements in it. There are many airships to play with, all with different strengths and weaknesses and various degrees of difficulty and all of them customizable. Each ships also has abilities which it can use in combat and depending on the type of ship those abilities differ. For example small, fast ships which are used for attacking have offensive abilities while heavy ships have support or defensive spells to help their teammates.
Personally, I would label this game as a hero shooter game with RPG elements in it.
Is it a clone of Warthunder?
The answer to this is no.
I wouldn’t call this a clone since the only common feature that these two share is the air combat; and even that largely differs between the two.
In Warthunder you pilot a WWII plane and the combat is more realistic and slow; and planes are not the main feature of the game, WWII vehicles are, which includes ships, tanks etc.
In Cloud Pirates, you basically control an airship with all sorts of different weapons: cannons, laser beams etc. and the type of your ship determines your role into the game.
For a better reference , you can see a gameplay video of the game below:
Before I begin with the PROS & CONS of the game. Let me just say that this is a
First-impressions article about this game, not a review. And I would like to ask you to treat it as such.
This means that things that I might say here may or may not be the same in the future when the game releases.
I shall start with the PROS as usual and then move on to the CONS.