So the lack of guidance is a bit annoying, since you literally have to figure everything out yourself. I don’t mind not having my handheld, but this is a bit extreme.
Anyway Linebacker and I fumbled through (never ask him to navigate – where are you? I dunno there’s buildings and some greenhouses. … Ok, I see a bunch of wooden buildings in a swamp. … No I said greenhouses.)
Anyway, after not finding each other, I managed to successfully escape the shoreline without dying, though I really should have - one dude had me dead to rights, but I -think- I managed the voice chat to tell him I was friendly. Must have since he stopped shooting me.
Anyway, only way we (I) managed to figure out generally what the heck I was supposed to be doing was googling a map and finding my way to an exit. Found some loot prior to that, but nothing much. Haven’t managed to loot a gun at all, but I’ve lost two by dying.
My third attempt I managed to actually kill two dudes (suspect they were AI), but an unseen third managed to kill me. I was so close to the exit, too.
Anyway, slightly frustrating experience, but I do like what I’ve played. There could be SOME hand-holding to help ease new players, I find, but I suppose there’s some charm in figuring things out.
That being said, I have no idea how to tell who’s AI and not. I have no idea how to flag to people that you have zero interest in killing them when they’re the same faction as you. And I’m a bit afraid this is just going to turn into a shoot on sight fest regardless of faction, but I can’t really say since I haven’t played enough.
Will continue playing for sure. It’s graphically really nice, though the inside of buildings is so dark it’s impossible to see without a flashlight, which, alas I do not have.