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Helldivers, I Love You
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Helldivers, I Love You

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Dear Helldivers,

I knew I was going to have fun with you right form the beginning. The first screen of the intro pretty much cemented it. In other words, you had me at “Super-Earth.” But it’s more than just having fun, really. I think we’ve got something special here. I mean you are made by Arrowhead (the same folks who were behind Magicka), after all.

I’m generally not a huge isometric action game fan. I used to play a fair bit of Diablo 2 back in the day and have messed around with twin-stick shooters on my phone here and there, but it’s not one of my preferred genres. You’re different, though. You’re special.

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There’s a huge list of reasons as to why you stand out among the crowd, but I think the best place to start is with your cross-platform functionality. Being able to play you on my Vita, PS3, or PS4 is a wonderful option to have – as is the way my data carries over from one version to the next so I never lose my progress. You’ve even figured out how to use the Vita’s rear touchpad in a way that isn’t super-awkward!

Then there’s all the loot. I love loot. But what makes your loot (or in this case, orbital drops) so cool is that I can see what I can earn by completing missions and choose accordingly. Then I can spend research points to upgrade my favorites. Also: hello, mechsuit. You know the quickest way to my heart.

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And you’re just so much fun to play! Solo is great in its own right, but the literal drop-in co-op (as in, other players are fired down to the planet’s surface from an orbital cannon) is nothing short of amazing. It’s totally chaotic, and I’ve accidentally killed a teammate and been killed by teammates several times over, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. The way the different pieces of equipment can support the team or have an advantage over certain enemies is wonderful, and I can’t truly express just how much I adore the end of mission standoffs while waiting for the dropship to come pick us up.

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You don’t even punish me for failing. Not much, anyway. I’m cool with earning fewer points and less experience because I died a bunch if it means I can still earn that sweet new turret once the planet is finally conquered.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that you’re the best, most unapologetically fun shooter I’ve played in a long time. I’m so happy that you exist.

Sincerely,
Rob

P.S: I love you!

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