I've been following and meaning to write a review of this game for about 4 years now. I would've loved to start when it was in open beta, but it went out of open beta before I found this site. So you'll have to take my word for how things used to be. When I played it for the first time, absolute routs were frequent, and the enemy might be driven from the field before the twenty minutes were up. Now, it's a brutal fight where I might find myself in the same trench for half the match, without the role of attacker or defender ever meaningfully
|Before and after: Seeking cover from incoming enemy fire. Note that throwing yourself in a crater does require you to be able to fall faster than the enemy bullets can catch up to you. I was unable to do so.|
|I totally didn't spectate a match because I needed to ragequit a little. This was for you guys.|
So you could see the game better. You're welcome.
I played some of Battlefield 1, and I have to say, while Battlefield 1 is a fun game, it didn't quite feel as strategic to me. It felt like a World War 1-skinned Battlefield. Verdun is focused on being about World War 1, and though the normal $25 price tag is a little too steep for me, if it's on sale, I recommend you get it and hit me up on Steam at Stripe_The_Hound, or keep an eye out for me in-game with the username I had when I started playing it in beta: Stripykiller.
Verdict: Trench Warfare Absolutely Sucks, but at Least I Have a Bayonet.