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[PS Vita/PS3/PS4/PC] Helldivers

by wip3outguy7 Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:21 pm

I picked this up at release last year and it's free for PS+ members this month (Feb 2016). Cross-play between all Sony systems (sorry, no cross platform play with PC).

What is it?
Helldivers is a top-down, 4 players co-op, twin-stick shooter that is set in a Starship Troopers influenced universe. There is a lot of emphasis on teamwork and friendly fire is always on. You will have to work with your fellow Helldivers to complete objectives and liberate the resources Super Earth needs to spread managed democracy throughout the known galaxy.

How does it play?
What if XCOM was a top-down, co-op shooter? I think that's how I could best describe it. Not familiar with XCOM? Imagine a co-op Starcraft space marines themed shooter. Players select from 3 different factions to fight against and are given planets of varying difficulty to begin their Helldive, drop pod style. Helldivers can be played online or offline, though playing online opens up a community based campaign where progress is pooled toward an overall galactic war with the different factions. Events are triggered when the community reaches certain goals.

I enjoyed playing Lost Planet 2 with some of you guys and though the two are very different games, Helldivers shares that over-the-top sci fi vibe with 4 player co-op and a huge toy box of weapons, vehicles, and special perks to play with.

Add me on PSN and let's save Super Earth together: Randy_M_Green
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Re: [PS Vita / PS3 / PS4 / PC] Helldivers

by touchofkiel Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:53 pm

Been looking forward to trying this, but need to clear up on some space on my Vita first... or maybe just download the PS4 version. My PSN ID is the same as my RB user name. Feel free to add me! (along with any other game you want to play)
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Re: [PS Vita / PS3 / PS4 / PC] Helldivers

by ElkinFencer10 Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:11 am

Shit, I need to download this when I get home while it's free. Add me on PSN (just tell me you're from Racketboy and what your forum username is). My PSN ID is the same as my forum username (ElkinFencer10)
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Re: [PS Vita / PS3 / PS4 / PC] Helldivers

by wip3outguy7 Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:05 pm

Join me tonight if you guys want to farm for samples. I have a huge toy chest to upgrade. 8)

I will probably be streaming on Twitch.tv the whole time too: twitch.tv/wip3outguy7
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Re: [PS Vita / PS3 / PS4 / PC] Helldivers

by darsparx Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:36 am

Definitely one i need to play. I'm not usually a fan of shooting games of any sort(except maybe shmups which I need to add some to my collection), but a top down twinstick I think I could get into....good thing i already renewed my stuff thanks to the fact I have quite a few games I want to play that force me to keep the sub even though the quality of ps+ has kinda dropped....
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Re: [PS Vita / PS3 / PS4 / PC] Helldivers

by flojocabron Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:01 am

WTF!

Is it that popular that PSN's servers are super slow?

Downloaded the game the other day and since I saw the topic,I decided to play it.

aaaand I'm stuck on an update!

But why is it so damn slow? I've got 58 minutes left and its only at 17%

Hope this game is worth it.

i'm only happy that I got it free as i'm a PS+ lackey.

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Re: [PS Vita / PS3 / PS4 / PC] Helldivers

by wip3outguy7 Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:05 am

The update took forever after I installed the disc version. This was before the PS+ availability. So I think it's just pulling from a shitty server.

The game servers have been taking a pounding since PS+ though. I haven't really experienced any issues with the group I dive with (one guy couldn't connect until I hosted tonight), but there are many accounts stating that things haven't been this unstable since the game launched last year. Just hang in there, everything will level out once some of the newer players get tired of their free game and move on to something else.
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Re: [PS Vita / PS3 / PS4 / PC] Helldivers

by wip3outguy7 Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:09 pm

So the disc version that I bought was unopened and it came with a code to redeem for the Vita and PS3 versions of the game. I already purchased the core Helldivers game when it was released last year, so I don't really need this. However, the code does include all of the DLC that's on the PS4 disc.

Edit: NVM, a friend at work expressed interest to I sold it to him.
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Re: [PS Vita/PS3/PS4/PC] Helldivers

by ElkinFencer10 Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:44 pm

So I started playing this for PS4, and while I'm utterly garbage, I'd love to play with some Racketboys (or Racketgirls). Anyone DTF sometime (down to fight; get your mind out of the gutter)?
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Re: [PS Vita/PS3/PS4/PC] Helldivers

by Fragems Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:42 pm

I picked up a copy a while ago haven't opened it yet though :P.
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