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  1. I know there is a general thread about this game already but who's actually going to back it? Web: https://www.hellletloose.com/ Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackmatter/hell-let-loose Official Trailer: Karmakut's awesome commentary video: If I'm reading this right then it's only $29.95 USD (£23.00 ish GBP) for the Veteran tier that includes the following: Closed Alpha Access Closed Beta Steam Early Access Early Access to forums Founder forum badge Veteran forum title and badge To me the Veteran tier sounds like the sweet spot for price/content and looks like a bargain. This is an "All or nothing" project so if you like the idea of it you really do need to back it before October 30th :-)
  2. Just to point out some stuff that alpha and beta testers of both games can comment on the current strengths/weaknesses/difference of both games. Hell Let Loose is going to be, in my opinion, the most relevant game to compare Squad to right now since: - Both run on the unreal engine 4. - Both have roots on Project Reality. - Both aim to have very similar features, specially in terms of gameplay/teamplay. As a recent tester for Hell Let Loose and a Previous Kickstarter backer for Squad these are some things I can already point out that are the most significative differences to me: Graphics wise: - Hell Let Loose is a lot less blurry than Squad, including long range vistas and specially has a much sharper foliage. This helps to distinguish between friendlies/enemies making initial play a lot less frustrating than squad. Squad currently does requires more practice before you can actually identify enemies/friends effectively. - Hell Let Loose has a much wider and varied color palette and its map design resembles PR a lot more. The single map I was able to test feels and looks a lot more like PR WW2 or Forgotten Hope 2 but in HD rather than how Squad feels and looks compared to PR maps. Because of these points the maps are more vivid and feels more like the "real thing" in hell let loose, also its effects like reflections and shadows are a lot more refined compared to squad. - Squad maps are a lot bigger than Hell Let Loose, but for some reason don't feel bigger. - Squad just feels like there are more and bigger? objects blocking your long distance view most of the time making it feel like you are in a corridor, somehow hiding its huge maps. Perhaps this is because of how high the players "eyes" are from the ground?. In Hell let loose you always feel like you can see very far away and over most objects. Maybe that is because the maps are flatter or the objects are smaller or the far away objects are just sharper and easier to distinguish or perhaps a combination of all those points but the difference is quite significative. Gameplay wise: - Squad is far superior in player and weapons animations at this point. Specially the weapons look and feel a lot better in squad but perhaps it is because of the WW2 era weapons vs. modern ones. - Squad has suppression effects while HLL doesn't also contributing to HLL's faster gameplay. - HLL has some kind of slight recoil auto adjustment, meaning that when you fire your weapon will recoil a lot (WW2 style) but then recenter itself kinda automatically while in Squad you have to manually recenter your aim with the mouse. - Squad's running and walking speed are slower, making Squad slightly more tactical than Hell Let Loose. - Hell Let Loose movement feels a lot more like Battlefield 1 where you move faster and feel lighter and there is less momentum compared to Squad where movement and aim/turning speeds are slower and your character in general takes a little bit longer to respond to your inputs (not nearly as bad as Arma thou). - One thing Hell Let Loose does better is its ease to distinguish between friend and foes and for one particular/main reason: Aided by its sharper long range visuals and very different player model silhouettes for both the germans and the allies (perhaps also their walking/running animations are different). They made it so that the german models are slightly bigger, wider and their helmets are easily recognised even over very long distances. Also because its colors are more varied and vivid you can easily tell an allied "Light Green/Beige uniforms" vs. German's dark grey over huge distances as well. Therefore I've seen less players complaining about how hard it is to distinguish between friends and foes in hell let loose than in Squad, but that might be because there are a lot less "new" players in Hell Let Loose right now so they seem to know what they are doing better. All in all, I think that at this point if you come from playing PR you will feel more at home with hell let loose or if you want a new experience, never played PR before or come from another shooter like Arma/Insurgency you will like Squad more. PS: There is an off topic post related to Hell Let Loose but since this particular topic is about Squad and its current differences with it I believe this topic better fits in the Squad's General Discussion forum.