World of Warships is an award-winning massively online multiplayer game that has a lot going for it. Developed by the same team that created World of Tanks, World of Warships has big shoes to fill, and it does so splendidly!
This free to play game also crosses multiple genres, and it is both a realistic naval warfare simulator game, an online game that allows you to pitch your skills in battle against other players. You will also have to exercise strategic thinking and time management skills, as you customize your ship to suit the battles ahead.
Last but not least, it is also a shooting game, as you will have to both navigate your ship in choppy waters and fire at your enemies at range. It can be difficult to aim, but it is so satisfying when you sink the enemy ships. Trust us, we know how it feels after a long fight!
First and foremost, World of Warships is an online multiplayer game. However, you will not get to jump right into the thick of battle just yet. You will have to be prepared by completing a tutorial on the controls, and battle it out against AI bots before you can choose the PvP option.
This made a lot of sense to us, as we would not want to play against new players who may not even know what they are doing yet. Such a victory would ring hollow after all.
Once you have familiarized yourself with the controls, you can step into the wild and play against other players for the full experience this game provides. Will you sink or swim? That will depend on your mastery of your seafaring and turret shooting skills.
But before that happens, you will have to pick a side...
Here's where the strategizing comes in. As you play, win battles, and earn game credits, you can upgrade your ship for the battles to come. But bear in mind, your faction/country determines the technology available to you, so choose wisely your upgrades!
Ultimately, what is most important in choosing your tech is your playstyle. Be it a heavy hitter, a flighty and speedy ship, or an all-rounder, the choice is yours to make.
As you may know, moving a ship is very different from driving a car, in that turns can be harder to manoeuvre, and it is more difficult to come to a complete stop. You will also have to gauge the ocean currents to know how much you should be turning. While the controls are all easy to learn, they are difficult to master
Also, your enemies are no sitting ducks. Constantly moving and firing at you or your allies, hiding behind islands and finding safe spots, they WILL fight back. It is so much more difficult to hit and sink a moving target, but it also feels so much more rewarding and satisfying when you succeed in doing so.
At the same time, always be mentally prepared that not every game will go your way, and sometimes you may be on the losing end. Which is fine, you can't expect to win every battle after all. And like they say, growth only happens in the face of adversity. Having difficult opponents means you will progress and level up as a player.
But you can be assured that even when you lose, you lose in style as you will still get to enjoy the realistic HD graphics!
World of Warships is a free to play game, enjoyed by so many players around the world. It has a well-thought out game design, great player vs player action, and realistic HD graphics. Simply sign up for an account, download, and play, all for free!
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