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RedSeaBear #1 Posted 27 December 2016 - 12:07 AM

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Thanks to a surprise Christmas Present I have the opportunity to review WoWs; Offline Mode. An interesting take on the game we all love to play. 

 

So with the format of the best ship reviewer on the forum, lets get to it shall we.

 

 

Quick Summary

A simple game for blowing up ships. Doesn't require an Internet connection or even a computer to play. 

Cost

Game cost about $13.40 US at time of writting. 

Patch & Date Written

I think this is patch 0.0.01, December 26, 2016

Not even sure this game has ever needed a patch. 

 

Closet In Game Contemporary

A pad of paper maybe?

 

Degree of Similarity

World of Warships has come a long way since this first iteration. This version is more tactile and seems like a very stable build. Although it does lack some of the polish and features found in the current WoWs Build.

 

Pros;

  • Play warships off line and without power even.
  • Easier to deal with hacks.
  • Simple rules and easier game mechanics to understand.  
  • Can be played with friends and family. 
  • Control a fleet not just one ship.
  • This version has SUBS.
  • 1v1 match making.
  • No micro transactions. 

Cons; 

  • Not feature rich. 
  • Cheating can be a problem.
  • No path for expansions.
  • Limited ship lines.
  • Limited multiplayer.
  • One time buy in cost, unless you can raid a relatives game closet.
  • Getting lucky with Blind fire is a must.
  • Limited maps.
  • This version has SUBS.

 

This is warships in its most simple form. And only supports Two Players. You are limited to 5 ships but you get to control those ships in a fleet action which is interesting.

Game Mode is a standard battle so you need to sink all the ships on the other team to win. 

The Battle field is very static once that game begins. 

Games seem to be quick, depending on how fast the players can call their shots and mark them. But there is no time limit, this isn't taking into account any fights that might happen over ship placement. 

Speaking of ships you get one ship of each of the five classes and if they are all sunk its game over. 

 

First ship in your fleet is the patrol boat, looks like a destroyer to me. Easily hid but has the smallest health pool of all the ships.

Patrol Boat

 

Next we have the cruiser, not as stealth as the previous ship but it does have more HP.

Cruiser

 

The wait is over this version of WoWs has submarines but they aren't as stealth as people would like.

Submarine 

 

Here we see the only Battleship you will be playing with. Decent amount of hit points, harder to hide but can take some punishment. 

Battleship

 

Finally the Aircraft Carrier. She has the most hit points because good luck hiding this girl. 

Spoiler

 

One down side to this game is the map variety. Its limited to just one map, some imagination is helpful.

 

The Bert Box

 Hi, I'm an imaginary friend of the Sinksalot Fleet and I want to think RSB for giving me a chance to talk about a troubling problem with this version of WoWs. That is the ways a player can cheat at this game. Now I'm not suggesting you employ any of these underhanded tactics. But I hope by sharing them you will be better able to spot them when they are played against you. 
Knowledge is power. 

 

First we have the Ghost Fleet tactic. Your adversary is playing the game but their ships never left port.

Spoiler

 

 Next is the Stacked Deck tactic, its a risky strategy but it can still give the other player a headache.

Spoiler

 

Finally we have the Boarder Hugger, The ships are on the board but just barely. 

Spoiler

 

There is one more cheat that can be played against your fleet and that is the dreaded Aim Hax.
Your rival has gained inside knowledge on your fleet, either they peaked while you weren't looking or there is a spy feeding them information, coast watcher style. 
Your Fleet is doomed its just a matter of time. 

Spoiler

 

Now that you've learned all the ways you can be cheated, I hope you will be armed to deal with them if sibling/cousin or former best friend try them on you.  

 

 

Consumables

You will need a lot of these for effective game play.

 

Fire Power:

You have Red Pins for Hits and White Pens for Misses. [See above picture]

Maneuverability: 

This game can be played anywhere. 

Durability 

Game is made of plastic so be careful with it and it should last several years. 

Concealment & Camouflage:

Neither side will see their rival fleet, its like a Ranked match with 8 Benson popped their smoke at the same time. I would recommend you don't play around mirrors and guard you fleets location.

Anti-Aircraft Defense:

You have a CV but there is no danger of Air attacks, I think we play with cruiser missiles or ICBMs.

  

Overall Impressions.

Skill Floor; Simple

Skill Ceiling; Low

 

Bears Summary;

Sometimes simple classics are just what you need to take a break from the camping meta found in the higher tiers. And I like how easy this game is to set up and play. That simplicity helps introducing new players to the game. Beware of some of the underhanded tactics some players could be tempted to employ. But all in all its a fun game.

 

Would I recommend:

Yes if you like classic game play this one is fun to have and who doesn't like to hear 'You Sank my Battleship' never gets old. 

Random Battle Grinding:

There is NO path for grinding up tech trees. This can be a plus and a negative in some peoples books 

Competitive Gaming:

Is there a competitive table top gaming scene? I mean my family can get very competitive with board games, don't ask about the Great Monopoly scandal of 2008.

Collectors:

Its a gaming classic so I expect collectors will already have it. But if you are new to the table top gaming scene why haven't you bought it already?

 

Recommended Consumables:

I find cold drinks and salty snacks are best consumed while playing any tabletop game.

 

Recommended Captain Skills:

Blind luck? You either get RNG lucky and hit ships blind firing or you develop a careful hunt and destroy method of locating the enemy ships.

 

I hope this review of a timeless classic WoWs battle mode helps in you choice for how to sink ships.

The Sinksalot Fleet salutes those who sail here.  


Edited by RedSeaBear, 27 December 2016 - 07:16 AM.

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Graphics could use a bit of work but looks quite fun regardless :P

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:D I just fell out of my chair laughing lol.
 
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Thraxian #7 Posted 27 December 2016 - 12:17 AM

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So, would World of Warships: Offline Mode: The Reboot be Battlestations Midway, and World of Warships: Offline Mode: The Reboot: The Sequel be Battlestations Pacific?

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I am going to rename my imaginary friend Bert.

 

Stacked Deck is OP....


 

 


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I hear their testing the water on subs in the offline version, though as of right now they act just like surface ships.

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Was I the only one that tried to make her aircraft carriers fit diagonally?

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View PostLittleWhiteMouse, on 26 December 2016 - 05:35 PM, said:

Was I the only one that tried to make her aircraft carriers fit diagonally?

 

I tried that once but my best was to hang my carrier and bb of the edge of the board so they couldnt get that last hit.

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View PostdonaldEpott, on 26 December 2016 - 06:38 PM, said:

 

I tried that once but my best was to hang my carrier and bb of the edge of the board so they couldnt get that last hit.

 

Curd I knew I forgot one of the Cheats. 

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Ah yes WOWS before detonation got patched in...... :D
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View PostMexicanarmada15, on 26 December 2016 - 09:09 PM, said:

Ah yes WOWS before detonation got patched in...... :D

 

detonation is when you pick up the board and toss it across the room:trollface:

 

 


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View Postslak__, on 26 December 2016 - 08:11 PM, said:

 

detonation is when you pick up the board and toss it across the room:trollface:

 

Ah yes the infamous 'Table flip' technique.

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