I played a few games of Onslaught after work there. On easy difficulty level because I want a nice gentle introduction to the mode. First of all on Isla I joined 3 others and completed it in about 8 minutes. Worked out well and yes, it was easy.
Then Mike got online and I set up a private match. We played Atacama Desert and there are a lot of vehicles on this level! We got into the Hind which was a bad mistake. Didn’t last long and had to contend with 2 or 3 tanks on the first flag without armour. Luckily I was an engineer, took out one with an RPG and another with my repair tool. Mike respawned as an assault class to supply us with ammo.
The enemy hinds are really annoying! Luckily they’re pretty dumb too. They’ll hover overhead after bombing us so it’s an easy kill with the RPG. On to the last base where we took out a few tanks, rolled in there, rolled out to repair and in again and sat on the flag until the game ended.
Final score? I got 79 kills, Mike got 96. Both of us died 3 times. One of those deaths for both of us was changing class. Me from assault to engineer, and Mike from medic to assault. In retrospect we should have just looked for appropriate kits from fallen enemies but we did have 2 tanks breathing down our throats! Besides, what a KDR! 🙂
Once the sheen wears off I can see myself playing Onslaught mode when I’m too tired to go up against human players. On easy difficulty the enemy will fall with just a few rounds from a UMP, without magnum ammo.
The aim of the game is to complete it with the best time. Mike and myself finished in Atacama Desert in 23 minutes which we’ll probably destroy in the coming days. There’s a leaderboard made up from your friendslist and I see Geoff and Gary completed it in 9 minutes. So, plenty of room for improvement.
Oh yes, to repeat something that was said in a video below, the best squad needs one or two engineers, and assault guys, and probably a medic too. Medic isn’t so important as you have infinite tickets but if all the team die it’s game over. I don’t think there’s any point in a recon player in Onslaught is there?
So, is Onslaught worth getting? Hell yeah. It should have been included in the original game as it uses much the same assets as the regular multiplayer game. It wasn’t, and EA have spotted an opportunity to make more money. Suck it up and buy it. It’s fun.