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"Caliber", but not that

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"Caliber", but not that

In the midst of the fight against coronavirus at home, we received an offer from Wargaming, which captivates with its component: to test the game “Caliber". We agreed, because even in the shooter segment there is something to choose, but the assortment is such a thing ...

The Wargaming company gave us two press accounts, that is, those in which there are all open characters and several boxes with cartridges. And we started the familiarization process.

Bonus for beginners - yes, all new players who register, by following our linkwill automatically receive 7 days of premium account for an easy start.

What I liked, is that the game runs on not-so-modern laptops (2,6 GHz and 8 GB of RAM with a 1 GB video card). That is, the race for the "iron" is not very mandatory.

And so, having installed the game, we began to study it.

I liked the graphics, on the level. The technical side, too, because as already mentioned, system requirements are not fatal for computers and wallets.

The idea itself is not new. “Battlefield 3” in a new version, but with nuances. Unity as an engine is modern.

But the system requirements and components are not of much interest to us, the main thing is that it works, and if you want beauty, it is clear that there is no limit for imagination and wallet.

The main thing is what's inside.

"Caliber" is positioned by developers as a free tactical action game about modern special forces. It is clear that here it is “free” - it is “conditionally free”, but we will talk about the economic component a little later, there is not so simple, surprisingly.

A team of four people takes part in the battle: attack aircraft, sniper, medic and support fighter. They differ in weapons, skills, equipment and, mainly, their actions on the battlefield.

The game features real special forces: from Russia, Germany, the UK, Poland, and the USA. That surely did not have enough Israeli guys (and you can also girls), but even so the set is quite imagined.

Two types of battles are available: PvE missions and battles against other players, i.e. PVP.

Each type, as it turned out, requires a different approach, that is, the application of different abilities and skills of operatives (the so-called characters in the game).

In general, the process of character development in the game is very short. This is both a plus and a minus. On the one hand, not so much time is spent on pumping, on the other hand, the choice itself is not rich. More precisely, it is not at all. You can pump skill ... and that’s it! Variability is very low.

Of course, there are many fighters, and this somewhat compensates and allows you to try different versions of the game, but this is where the economy comes into play. Because you have to either earn money for the fighters or conditionally donate.

However, it is worth noting that for pumping a fighter to its fullest, it is spent according to the sensations of scanty time. This is not a branch tanks or ships to pump, it is much faster. But there are nuances.

There is no need to sit and pump a fighter for a long time. Full development does not take much time, we checked it. Then you just sit and enjoy to the fullest from a personal little cyborg.

There is, however, a moment that is not entirely pleasant. This applies to the entry-level line, the first four players, a kind of nameless “Recruits”. All the rest must be acquired. Not very convenient, but (let's be honest) the game was not created so that everyone could cut into it just like that. The Wargaming company must also compensate for the costs, and - what the hell is not joking - to make a profit.

500 rubles for two new operatives - well, really it’s not good news what expenses.

Game consumables are inexpensive (a distinctive feature of "VG") and are used infrequently. And therefore, even at the initial level, loans normally accumulate in this way. With gold, for which you can buy new operatives, modestly. Do not pamper. This is a fact, but ...

After playing on the press accounts, we thought that all newcomers should give a try to play at the beginning of the game several battles on the operative with the maximum leveling. Well, just so that a person has an idea who they will have to play for their money. And more willingly he invested this money in the game.

This is our ship experience yelling. In the "World of Ships" just like that: download-download branch. And this thing is not quick at all, and in the end you get the not-mentioned “Kleber” not by night. Or Venice. In general, who played boats, he understood what was at stake.

Here you can give a try: here he is, a superhero with whom you can play after a while and have fun. For example, I really liked the German machine gunner, a nice car to destroy everything. A British medic came in to work with him, who beat out of a shotgun no worse than from a sniper.

There are, in short, from whom to choose.

Confused that the specificity of skills in arms tightly attached to the fighters. It is sad that there is no way to teach a fighter to use other weapons. This would really make the game interesting.

Meanwhile, some missions (“Emir’s Castle”, for example) are performed by our fighter with the SVD - this, you know, is still masochism. BCC would be much more appropriate.

You probably already realized that after playing on the press accounts, we turned on our ship accounts and went under them at the very beginning of the game.

That's where there was pain and humiliation in full ...

However, having descended from heaven to earth, my colleague Krivov did go towards the sky! Yes, one battle out of five has already been won, already the fighters were as crooked as I, a small fan of shooters, but they won!

In general, we conducted the main test of the game on our personal accounts. That added adrenaline very seriously, but in the end we were able to evaluate the game in full.

Player Mode (PVP) we tried superficially. In fact, this is a 4x4 game in a truncated version of the location. In fact, there simply collide two groups of players and the one who is more literate tactically wins.

There was nothing for us to catch there, even on operatives of the maximum, level 50.

The game mode with bots is more productive, they mostly play there for now. The game is still new, anyway.

There are problems with the balance of operatives. Some generally do not fit the mode with players, there are those that are difficult to use with bots in some locations.

But there are generally imbalanced. The same Briton Watson. An advanced player can replace any operative with this medic. Or use it so that the enemy has no chance at all. But in the end, the killer medic also contributes to the game’s options.

In general, “Caliber” is a game about tactics and calculation.

You will shoot like crazy, you will be left without cartridges and you will lose. At the beginning we had a few moments when we were actually cut out with knives.

Then I didn’t like that there was no weapon of the last chance like a knife or dagger. This is clearly a flaw. It turns out, a little carried away - everything, he died aimlessly and let the team down. Give the knives to the operatives!

Cartridges, although a renewable resource, but, again, you can’t play Rambo. You must clearly understand how to act, otherwise at the most uninteresting moment you fail the team, without any main weapons.

Rushing around on the map, just shooting enemies, is also not an option. Opponents, including bots, if dumber, then not much.

In Caliber, each fighter has three key indicators: health, stamina, and armor. With armor and health, everything is simple: the first reduces the damage received, the second does not recover on its own (first aid kits to help!). It’s far more important to understand how stamina works. It is spent on running and using unique abilities, every fighter has this.

Suppose you play as a medic, but instead of sticking to your role, rush around the map like crazy. Who after this will be able to provide qualified medical care to a wounded ally? In matches against other players, endurance is restored very slowly, so an extra run can go sideways. It’s also a surefire way to catch a bullet by running around the corner.

The distance to the target affects the damage. Different types of weapons are designed for different distances. Plus individual ballistics for each weapon. In the conditions of austerity of ammunition, all this gives a gloomy sense to all fans who want to run aimlessly, shooting in all directions.

Communication As we have seen, you can play on any suitable computer, if there is a headset. In our opinion, playing without Caliber will not work. There is no program for communication - the internal voice chat works quite normally. But the microphone is very necessary.

In general, those who plan and prepare will benefit. Just as gangs will always lose to a trained army (and especially special forces), so in Caliber will win the one who is better played and thought out. General coordination and communication is the key to success.

Caliber is primarily a team game. It doesn’t matter if you play with three friends or join a team of strangers. First of all, you are a team in which each player is valuable. Especially a skilled player.

You can write and talk, discuss and criticize for a long time. Perhaps we will return to this topic. In the meantime, having spent more than 60 fights in 4 days, we can say the following.

"Caliber" is a new and promising project, the developers believe that they listen, analyze and constantly refine the pain of the players, so we emphasize the word "promising".

The game really can be very, very promising. A short pumping of operatives, interesting enough stories, short missions - all this can make Caliber a very interesting “game of friends”.

We tested this “mode”, thanks to Nikolai Stepanov and Alexander Sapkin. Playing four, when all four have known each other for a long time and can agree, is a very good decision.

The “Friends Game” for friends-fans of this style is generally interesting. This is a good way to spend time without straining too much in a good virtual company.

In general, starting from the first steps in the game "Caliber", we are inclined to recommend that readers can try this game. Costs, that in time, that in money, can not be incurred, but the pleasure of getting a wagon.

Try it, suddenly you like it? I'll meet you ...

Bonus for beginners - yes, all new players who register, by following our linkwill automatically receive 7 days of premium account for an easy start.


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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 24 2020 20: 06
    You need to look for yourself what is there, otherwise the game will be "raw", there will be a bunch of bugs. ...
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    1. smart ass
      smart ass April 24 2020 20: 51
      Vg brought well done
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    2. smart ass
      smart ass April 25 2020 00: 48
      If you don’t donate, give it to others. Everyone wants to eat and preferably several times a day.
      1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
        Kote Pan Kokhanka April 25 2020 05: 29
        Why not!
        By age category 40+, I'm closer to the young audience of the site !!! I repent I can drive tanks to the Word of the Tanks, ships in Pirates of the Caribbean and the army to Total Var !!! So the appearance of a review of computer games on my beloved VO does not bother me! Let it go! That guys earned money - God forbid !!!
        Let there be a new heading, maybe the young ones will catch up, and then they will look at other branches and maybe meet the wonderful authors of VO: Vyacheslav Shpakovsky, Eduard Vyashenko, Valery Ryzhkov, Sergey Linnik and Bulbak, Mikhail Trilobit and many others !! !
        Regards, Vlad!
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    1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Kote Pan Kokhanka April 25 2020 05: 32
      OPS. I also did not pay attention !!! wink
    2. Roman Skomorokhov
      April 25 2020 08: 11
      Quote: Sentinel-vs
      Also Skomorokhov in the authors ...

      Oh, that's it ... I play, yes. And not just VG games. And I’ll play, it’s more interesting than beer under the TV set. Not your own comments to read, after all, for days.
      1. smart ass
        smart ass April 25 2020 17: 04
        Temboley in the nightingale telly and beer comes back, it’s better I walk my leopard 1)))
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      1. Golovan Jack
        Golovan Jack April 25 2020 00: 05
        Man, you again react to familiar phrases (in this case, "bad with finances"), without giving yourself the trouble to ponder their meaning. It is sad.

        Quote: Aristarkh Ludwigovich
        Sadly, is everything so bad with finances

        The point in this case is that the article is little in the context of VO:

        The network publication Military Review has been operating since 2010, publishing current news and informational and analytical articles of the following focus: military affairs, geopolitics, types of weapons, the course and results of military conflicts, public opinion on a number of social and economic issues

        ... but also clearly commercial (see links to "free entry" into the game. For each click on such a link, the owner of the game pays money ... you might be surprised).

        And you all fight with the mills ... buddy.

        Quote: lexus
        And the "gadyafeld marshals" disappeared somewhere, amazing. "Sisters of the Order", who live wonderfully in Russia, where?

        Change your avatar, Rossinant as a "carrier" will be just right for you ... IMHO, yes yes
        1. Roman Skomorokhov
          April 25 2020 08: 12
          There, before the article itself, it is written: "As an advertisement." But apparently, the letters are unfamiliar in words, not everyone could. And it was made on purpose so that someone does not like it - mimocrocodile. But what about us without Personal Opinion?
          1. Golovan Jack
            Golovan Jack April 25 2020 08: 49
            Quote: Banshee
            There, before the article itself, it says: "As an advertisement"

            Sorry, didn’t notice. Old and dumb request

            To justify it, I usually read articles, not headings ... as is customary here for many yes

            In addition - I just expanded the statement of a respected Aristarkh Lyudvigovich:

            Sadly, is everything so bad with finances
          2. cherkas.oe
            cherkas.oe April 25 2020 12: 07
            Quote: Banshee
            There, before the article itself, it is written: "As an advertisement."

            Letters larger and in red were needed, then no one would read it. And so, I had to delete a hundred comments - the artel "wasted work"
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  10. cniza
    cniza April 24 2020 20: 56
    In general, starting from the first steps in the game "Caliber", we are inclined to recommend that readers can try this game. Costs, that in time, that in money, can not be incurred, but the pleasure of getting a wagon.

    Opium for the people, it’s not so ...
    1. Simple
      Simple April 29 2020 09: 31
      I do not quite agree about opium.

      The brain can and should be pumped in various ways.
      If you are not working on creating neural connections in your head, then they (neural connections) begin to break down. As a result, you are aging. Just a person should do everything in a balanced way.
  11. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 April 24 2020 21: 04
    Bring up a galaxy of couch fighters smile
  12. jekasimf
    jekasimf April 24 2020 21: 05
    "Ally conducts reanimation", and then we wonder why so many pimply idiots arrange massacres in their own schools. Yes, they treat life like a game. They think they will press a button, reset the new Persian and order.
    1. Plate
      Plate April 26 2020 20: 38
      Even after almost a week of shooting I didn’t think so ...
  13. Gardamir
    Gardamir April 24 2020 21: 07
    You know, gentlemen of criticism and ridicule, and you yourself have transferred a lot of money to the site? All this is similar to how guests come to you and start to scoff. It is permissible that we swear with each other. But walking here every day and making fun of the site is certainly incorrect.
    As far as I remember, wargaming has ordered articles before. What is the crime here?
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    2. Squelcher
      Squelcher April 24 2020 22: 43
      Golden words, I absolutely agree with you on this!
    3. Aibolit
      Aibolit April 24 2020 23: 57
      Quote: Gardamir
      You know, gentlemen of criticism and ridicule, and you yourself have transferred a lot of money to the site?

      uh Sorry, but you had to transfer (money to the site)?

      Quote: Gardamir
      As far as I remember, wargaming has ordered articles before. What is the crime here?

      normal practice (such an advertising article), especially on the topic.
      The electrate just doesn’t really like WG- because they are GREEDY
      1. Gardamir
        Gardamir April 25 2020 08: 38
        Sorry, but you had to transfer (money to the site)?
        optional but
        normal practice (such an advertising article), especially on the topic.
        1. SOVIET UNION 2
          SOVIET UNION 2 April 25 2020 12: 01
          I am also shocked by the realities of capitalism. In the USSR, everything was bad! Journalists were clamped by the CPSU! But under capitalism, how? And under capitalism, freedom! And how does it manifest? And journalists can write what they want! Truth? But there are no party instructions! It's good? Great! I can write what I want! No question! Write! AND? What? There is such a thing! I have no money! AND? Well, who would throw! AND? What will happen then? Well, if they throw it, I'll write everything they want! Who wants? Sponsors or readers? Well!? Well? AND? What have we come to? Someone sings that there was a dominance of party speeches and articles. It was so? Now open any media! Party dominance is zero! Zero! What is there? And there is an advertisement! Who lived in the USSR? How often were films or programs interrupted by meetings of the CPSU Central Committee? Who wrote newspapers and magazines in the USSR? There were meetings and decisions of the CPSU on every page? Do you see the difference? What was in the totalitarian USSR? Media control? And under capitalism? Complete media freedom? Freedom? Why then advertising? And how did they live without advertising in the USSR? Duc paid a subscription !? Which one? Free? For advertising? Paid! Not advertising was paid, but the subscription of the publication of interest! But the TV !? What about TV? There was no subscription. Was there one TV channel ?! And what kind of shisha did he work without advertising? Duc state funded! Yes! Was it hard? So there was nothing to watch !? Today, a bunch of channels! Watch is what? And in the USSR, streets were already empty when viewing rating programs! What do we see today? There are tons of ads on TV! Why? Is TV free? Like I watch ads for free? The Internet! There is traffic charge. Is it logical? It is logical! And what does the advertisement have to do with it? What is it? The site has a connection loot and plus advertising loot! Or is it completely wrong? What are the ideas of capitalism? Fuck loot from advertising, fuck loot for connection, fuck loot from donations? Well, then what is the effectiveness of capitalism? In the USSR, there was enough money from subscribers without ads! Today there is no money from advertising, connections and donations !? And why the hell are we then such an inefficient system? Maybe it's better to change the system? This I argue as a competent consumer! Or am I a completely illiterate consumer? What then is my illiteracy? And how then should I competently consume? Let me be taught! hi
          1. Amateur
            Amateur April 25 2020 12: 44
            Media control? And under capitalism? Complete media freedom? Freedom?

            Under M.S. Gorbachev, the magazines "Communist" and "Playboy" published a joint issue called "Member of the CPSU".
    4. jonht
      jonht April 25 2020 00: 29
      Wargaming not only orders articles, but actively contributes materials for them to the authors. Of course, not everyone writes for denyushki, but on the other hand, why not. You can write, write, the main thing is clear and USING reliable information and sources.
      I have the same Roman Skomorokhov articles on historical airplanes really like, and if the photos were shared VG, this article certainly did not get worse. hi
      1. Roman Skomorokhov
        April 25 2020 08: 14
        No, VG did not share materials on the aircraft. I've just been playing ships for 4 years, now I'm playing Caliber.
        1. SOVIET UNION 2
          SOVIET UNION 2 April 25 2020 12: 12
          And the meaning of the games? What is the income from them? Under Brezhnev, I decided to check the fortune. Games did not bring any income. Since then I am an opponent of games. But are you playing? No! I don’t play and I have no desire to play! I have a question for the players. What are you living on? Or professional cheaters, and so you live? If you live off games, then games are your job!
        2. jonht
          jonht April 26 2020 09: 43
          I also play tanks and ships, sometimes airplanes and tried the hummingbird a couple of times, but it didn't go.
  14. Avior
    Avior April 24 2020 22: 03
    I approve.
    Resources need to make money anyway, better in such an explicit than any hidden advertising.
    Who does not want, does not read.
    And life without money has not yet been invented.
    Advertisements and so few, do not abuse, any non-disconnectable advertising videos or pop-ups, as it is on many other resources, is not observed here either
      SOVIET UNION 2 April 25 2020 12: 19
      And life without money has not yet been invented
      Why life without ads have not yet been invented? This was in the USSR! You subscribed and read without ads! What today? Pay little for advertising? Or are the requests great? Honestly, I am enraged by such appeals. If you ask for payment, then there is no advertising! If there is advertising, there are no requests for payment!
      1. Avior
        Avior April 25 2020 12: 28
        like no one has requested payment from me yet, for free
  15. Horst78
    Horst78 April 24 2020 22: 11
    Well, if it comes to that, I'm for the Armata Project. You can really beat there, not like the "tanks" of the VG. I forgot about them for a long time.
    1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Kote Pan Kokhanka April 25 2020 05: 43
      To each his own!!!
      For example, I am a usable pirate and Total War who are 100 years old at lunch! And new games somehow did not enter, it happens!
  16. Sobol
    Sobol April 24 2020 23: 32
    Have arrived recourse Previously, real topics were discussed. Armament, politics, science, development. To read the comments of the Specialists was no less interesting than the article itself. Will we start discussing FPS in toys now?
    It is sad.
    1. raif
      raif April 25 2020 13: 30
      Since there is a practice of reprinting "easy-to-understand pseudo-historical articles" from Warhead, why not advertise games? no matter how they write that "tanks with tanks do not fight", but 95% of men wildly believe the opposite and fight in "Tanks" wink
  17. seacap
    seacap April 25 2020 00: 10
    Yes, they were only 5 years late that way, and the game was without a plot, without meaning, and the cop was in its worst manifestation. VO already hit advertising, it is clear that mani are needed.
  18. Klingon
    Klingon April 25 2020 02: 15
    Did you roll into the tanks too? it's not serious. Resource beguiled? this is not a site "gamer"
    and yes, all these "conditionally" free games are designed to pump out the dough using donation.
  19. Jack O'Neill
    Jack O'Neill April 25 2020 08: 04
    There are Tarkov, that’s enough.
    1. Roman Skomorokhov
      April 25 2020 08: 14
      I would not say that it’s good in Tarkov now.
      1. Jack O'Neill
        Jack O'Neill April 25 2020 21: 43
        I would not say that it’s good in Tarkov now.

        Better than Caliber. Arcadka ...
  20. AleBors
    AleBors April 25 2020 08: 57
    I don’t play. There is no time and desire. Does VO start advertising?
  21. Slavs
    Slavs April 25 2020 12: 22
    Interestingly, the question is to everyone outraged ... Who made you read the article to the end ?? And how deep has your world crashed after reading ?? It seems to me - no one and nothing ...
    Which of the outraged is ready to financially support the site ?? I'm afraid if there are any, then we will read about the strategically important bakeries and candle factories of these very disinterested, kind people ...
    Times are ...
  22. ximkim
    ximkim April 25 2020 14: 00
    Crumble stuffing !!
  23. Vladycat
    Vladycat April 25 2020 15: 36
    Advertising is so advertising. Whoever pays is dancing. The game is funny. I've been sitting on it since the alpha test. A fun team game. And sometimes everyone chatters through the measure of the headset and merges, and sometimes a clear team play, not a single word in battle, not a single death - it's nice to see. The game is not asking for much money yet. I pumped four against bots and I'm sitting on it. The rest are not very interesting. You can rarely run. And in terms of solid games, even for viewing on YouTube, I advise "serious games ARMA 3" every battle there - you will admire a military operation
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  26. Batonkt
    Batonkt April 25 2020 20: 17
    Taking this opportunity, if already on "advertising rights":
    I demand from the potato my hard earned about 1000 wooden rubles that I donated during 2010-2018 .. based on the fact that the tanks I bought and earned were subsequently dropped by the potato below the baseboard. Until my hard-earned money is returned to me and (until I demand it) the hours spent simply I urge everyone not to mess with potatoes - they will deceive me.
    About me: noob. about 65-70 thousand battles, 52-53% wins rate. 6500-6600.
    Now I don’t play because every six months a katroha kills or plows tanks and maps so that I have to learn to play again a month later.
  27. aws4
    aws4 April 25 2020 20: 25
    oh little toy appeared advertised and patted his hands)))))))))
    1. Charik
      Charik April 25 2020 20: 55
      rejoice - rejoice, clap your hands
      1. aws4
        aws4 April 26 2020 05: 29
        you don’t take me for that .. although I’m a little over 40, I haven’t played toys and are not going to play yet .. I don’t really like toys. sit at computers and languish ... a disgrace !!!!!!!!! Are you Charik apparently one of those?
        1. Charik
          Charik April 26 2020 14: 14
          and what are you foaming, I brought the words from the song and that's it and you tried something on yourself?
          1. aws4
            aws4 April 26 2020 19: 38
            Well, firstly, the first races I hear the words of such a song .. it never occurred to me that I might not know? secondly, Charliki like you foams ... be quiet the youth can not take out ..
            1. Charik
              Charik April 26 2020 19: 48
              what to take out? a conversation with you? Anton you are like an ant, you carry all uh, bullshit
              1. aws4
                aws4 April 26 2020 19: 50
                conversation???? Well, everything is clear with you bird talker)))))))))))))))))))))))))
                1. Charik
                  Charik April 26 2020 19: 59
                  I'm not a bird, I'm a monkey, it's good that you understand, you don’t need to explain anything
                  1. aws4
                    aws4 April 26 2020 20: 02
                    yes be whoever you want me on the side .. he called himself and decided, let the last word remain with you
                    1. Charik
                      Charik April 26 2020 21: 54
                      What kind of people? As if he was cheated, they begin to write all kinds of differences, go over to personalities and hang up labels.
  28. Living7111972
    Living7111972 April 25 2020 21: 32
    I also threw everything at the ships, and then I realized the ocean fleet is a luxury and I play on the ships that I like
  29. Days
    Days April 26 2020 00: 11
    Wat tin how many comments rubbed. Free market wassat
  30. Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg)
    Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg) April 26 2020 17: 32
    Things are apparently quite bad.
  31. Praetorian4
    Praetorian4 April 26 2020 23: 30
    Five caps, there are five caps (s)
  32. Nitten
    Nitten April 27 2020 15: 45
    ... As an advertisement ... If you look at reviews on the mechanics of the game, then immediately everything becomes clear. On key points that are unrealistically fun, the authors did not even mention ...
  33. Nikita, f
    Nikita, f April 30 2020 05: 42
    Mmm gavnetso review