I wanted to wait until the game was fully fixed to review it, but it shouldn't take this long.
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Warhawk is the first game for the PS3 that is available on Blu-Ray disc and on the PlayStation Network. If you buy the disc form it comes with a wireless bluetooth headest for the regular price of any other game, which is real nice. It is like getting a free headset. The PSN Store version comes just as the game, but the price is cut by twenty dollars to fourty dollars. So either way is a pretty good deal. The downloadable version does not come with instructions at all, which is sort of weird. Other games on the PlayStation Network have had web browser links built in to load up manuals and things like that, but Warhawk has nothing at all. I would say you do not need it, but with Warhawk, you do. I mean there is so many ways to change the controller to your liking. you can fly the warhawk using the tilt sensing of the Sixaxis controller. However, the tilt support never feels responsive enough to be useful in tense situations. Also learning to talk to others would be a big problem, if someone did not tell you or if you do not have the manual (L3 is the button to talk). Which when you push it, nothing on the screen shows that you are talking and the indication for others talking is almost unnoticable.
The online community is a pretty bad one for Warhawk. The list of rooms is all mashed together, which makes it hard to find a room you are looking for, if you are looking for a certain room. Which another problem is you can not make a ranked room and play in it. That makes no sense to me what so ever. Not to mention with there being clans on Warhawk making a try out room is useless. Mostly because you could only play unranked, unless you wanted to just sit and watch everyone elses stats go up. The refresh never works, so when you try to enter a room that says only has seven of eight people, you get bumped out witha message that says "Sorry, room full." constantly. Another thing, any ranked room you go into will not start being ranked until atleast eight people are in it. Which I find to be quite stupid, then when it does get eight people it starts all over again. Which makes you feel like "Why am I even playing at all then, until eight people join?"
Warhawk is pretty chaotic at most times. If you play Death Match, don't plan on staying alive more then one second each time you respawn. It just won't happen. Most people on Warhawk either still have no mic for the PS3, don't know they can use the PS2 mics, or just plain don't use it at all. Which makes for a huge lack of team work everytime you play. Warhawk is a game that could be great with proper team work, but with this area lacking, it can get very annoying, mostly by spawn campers.
You always spawn, there is no waiting for your entire team to die off for the next round to start, which is very nice. It keeps the game action packed. When you spawn, you are automatically on foot with a lame simple pistol and two nades, but there is a tons of weapons around your spawn that you almost trip over when starting out. These weapons include... include an assault rifle, flamethrower, sniper rifle, rocket launcher, and binoculars. There is a couple vehicles such as jeeps, tanks and each team has its own style of warhawks. And in some areas, you'll find turrets that shoot flak or homing missiles, which are very effective against incoming aircraft (These are pretty cheap, but very effective).
Warhawk is a fresh new feel to online gaming, although Incognito is having a big problem with some of the online features. Such as rank lose and being re·gained. Which the worst part there is all the thing you can customize in Warhawk, like your characters and jets comes from your rank. So the higher in rank you go the more you unlock, so everytime the game takes your rank back down to zero, you lost everything you just costumized. Not that you lost it for good, your rank can come back anytime, if it be five minutes or a week. The thing is when it does come back you have to go in and change everything back to how you had it, this can get annoying ten times a week. Also other problems include rank ups, join game errors and refreshing not working right. By now you would think this all would be fixed, but yet still a problem. Although this stuff happens Warhawk is still a pretty fun game.