Riot Games' new tactical FPS " VALORANT " has been extremely popular since its closed beta test.
To find out why it's so popular, we've been playing "VALORANT" at Saiga NAK, and here's our review!
New age tactical shooter is no joke!
Character-driven and competitive, "VALORANT" is an FPS game that requires players to use their character's unique abilities and hard-edged aim skills.
The game rules are based on traditional blasting rules, but the addition of abilities makes the game feel old-fashioned and allows for a wide range of tactics.
The controls are the same as in traditional FPS games, so regular FPS players will be able to adapt quickly.
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Comfortable gameplay and refined graphics
The first thing that surprised me when I started playing the game was that the game is lightweight but very graphically well-designed.
The operating environment was just released from the official website.
The CPU and GPU, which are recommended as high-end specs, are now at the low-end of the market.
Despite being so lightweight, the graphics are very beautiful and not inferior to today's FPS games with beautiful graphics , and the graphics are very sophisticated.
While beautiful graphics are very attractive because they increase the immersive experience, they also reduce visibility and require machine specs.
In addition, it is difficult to secure the frame rate in FPS games.
This title addresses these problems by lowering the spec requirements, while at the same time lowering the hurdles to participation in the game.
The game is open to a wide range of players, which is rare in today's games, and I have a very good impression that the game provides an environment where a variety of people can play.
A variety of tactics can be enjoyed with each agent's different tactics.
At this point in time, 11 agents have been implemented as control characters, with the first five selectable: Jet, Sage, Sauva, Phoenix, and Brimstone.
The remaining six, Viper, Omen, Cypher, Bleach, Reyes, and Raina, can be unlocked through gameplay.
Each agent is divided into four roles: "Duelist," "Sentinel," "Initiator," and "Controller," and each is assigned a set of abilities in which they excel.
The key is to make full use of the abilities of each agent to give the team an advantage, and it is also possible to combine the abilities of agents to work together.
The abilities of these agents create a variety of tactics, making the game deep and unpredictable.
The game is carefully crafted to convey that the emphasis is on the gunfight.
Let's go to the practice range to train accurate aim!
What is important at all times is to use accurate aim in order to defeat the enemy.
The damage of a headshot is especially large and affects your chances of winning a gunfight, so it is recommended that you go to a practice range.
The practice range in this game not only allows you to practice the aim of each weapon, but also has a wide variety of practice modes and allows you to use the abilities of the agents.
In addition to the basic "Unleash" rules for placing and disarming spikes, there is also a mode for sniping enemies from a distance and a mode for training reflexes.
Each practice mode can be set to a different difficulty level, making it a great way to test your skills.
Especially on "Hard" difficulty, the enemies are so strong that they will take you down the moment you make eye contact with them, and accurate aiming is required.
I have played many FPS games in my life, but none have given me such a wide range of practice.
It might be a good idea to train your aim in the practice area so that you can respond calmly in any situation.
Some things to look forward to in the future
Although this game has a very high level of perfection, there are some improvements that we would like to see in the future.
One is the long game time of the basic "unrated" game rules.
Unrated" is a 25-round, 13-round game mode with a maximum game time of 52 minutes.
In addition to the fact that players get bored during the game time, they may hesitate to play because of the long time they are tied up in the game.
There is also a "Spike Rush" mode with different rules, but it would be more casual to have an "unrated" mode with shorter rounds due to the different game rules.
Although only a few days have passed since the release of the game, the quick response of the management in terms of maintenance and bug fixes has been remarkable.
Let's keep an eye on the game and hope for further improvements in the future!
For more information on "VALORANT," please visit the official website!