Please explain Escalation to me?

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  1. gbm

    gbm Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    Big fan of FOC (in fact, it got me into collecting) and I've logged a ton of hours playing online....now I noticed that ROTDS does NOT have traditional multiplayer; but rather "escalation".

    Can someone please explain to me what this mode is, and perhaps how compares to an online team deathmatch or something like that.

    Thanks!

    edit: so s I read more about it, 4 players play online defending off waves, right? Does that mean a human player will never be playing against another human player? In other words, all four humans will be playing against the computer?
     
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    You've got it right. One to four player-characters fend off increasingly numerous and dangerous computer-controlled enemies, upgrading weapons and buying health and ammo earned by defeating said enemies in order to stay alive and maintain an advantage.
     
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    Any good?
     
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    Yes and also, escalation has been in two of previous three recent transformers games, so I'm wondering why you haven't played this mode.
     
  5. gbm

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    lol, yeah odd right?

    Well I was so into the team deathmatch, and capture the spark, that I never paid any attention to the other modes.

    Bummed when I saw none of them returned.
     
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    If you have ever played Gears of War's Horde mode, that's what Escalation is.
     
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    Or Mass Effect 3 multiplayer.
     
  8. gbm

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    Unfortunately I haven't.


    Bottom line, is it any fun?
     
  9. HeyPiRon

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    In FOC - very fun and interesting, especially if you play it with friends. In ROTDS - weird. I try it one time last night. Very fast and higgledy-piggledy. I just can't understand whats going on in ROTDS escalation. Maybe it's just me, but it's odd. Many characters but without any personality. FOC escalation is class-based tactical wave-survival. ROTDS escalation is like a mess.
     
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    eeeesh, certainly not the review I was hoping for.
     
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    If you're looking for good escalation, WFC is your girl. Infinite waves, huge, varied maps.....

    Beats both FOC and ROTDS.
     
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    I like WFC and FOC escalation, but ROTDS... Maybe I do sothing wrong or my teammate are too strong - but it's too easy. They promised us bosses - where them? I only see one weak Jazz coming about 8-9 wave. Where is bossfight after 15 wave?! I don't understand their logic.