Warframe is a game I’ll probably never stop coming back to simply because there’s so much content in it that I’ll probably never experience it all. Here’s what I think of my last trip to the world of Warframe.
Warframe is incredible. If I ever get around to making my best games of the decade list it’ll be really, really high on the list if not at the very top of it. I love this game more than every other looter shooter out there. I could never get into the Destiny craze, The Division is run by a bunch of idiots, and Gearbox ruined Borderlands 3. Warframe, on the other hand, has always been at the very top of the genre. And to make things even better it’s also free to play. That didn’t stop my wife and me from dropping over $500 in it over the last 5 or 6 years though. So how good is Warframe right now? The answer… it’s really, really good and has a lot of content that I want to sink my teeth into.
Digital Extremes has never been afraid to overhaul Warframe and that’s exactly what they did, again, during my absence. It’s too much to go over here so if you’re interested in all of the changes click here. Warframe plays as good as it ever had. It’s fast-paced, over the top gameplay and incredible amount of different Warframes to play as means there’s literally something for everyone to enjoy. Most games only offer you three or four characters to choose from in games like this. Well… Warframe offers you over 30 and every frame plays vastly different than each other.
When I first booted the game back up it was to help my wife farm for some materials in a high-level zone. She had been begging me for weeks to play Warframe again with her and I just didn’t want to. I have over 1100 hours in this game and I was burnt out. I needed a break so I took a really long one. I left Warframe for over a year. When I started playing it again it was like I never left. Mashing the melee button on my keyboard did a number on my fingers though since it had been so long since I did anything like that. But my muscle memory was there and I had a lot of fun going through random survival missions with Betsy while we farmed for Argon Crystals.
I didn’t want my crystals to go to waste so I decided to build that Mesa Prime I had in my foundry since forever and I ended up building her, Titania Prime, Ember Prime, Atlas Prime, and I even bought Grendel (with cash) off the market because I was not going to go through that long, stupid ass process of unlocking him the normal way. And Grendel is a really unique, and fun, Warframe to use. I love puking on stuff with him.
I’m getting sidetracked here. My point is, that I got sucked back into Warframe after I told myself I wouldn’t. I was just there to help my wife and I ended up grinding up multiple prime frames, going down to Earth, and unlocking my Archwing so I can fly around the open world, and went fishing. Warframe has its claws stuck in me again and by the time I’m done, I wouldn’t be surprised if I had 1200 or even 1300 hours in the game.
I think what I missed the most was the experience of gaming with my wife in this game. We hadn’t played a game together in months because we have vastly different tastes. Warframe is one of the few games where we could both sit down and play for hours and we never have to worry about the developers ruining one of our builds to cater to a different community of players since this game is a PVE experience FIRST. We also don’t have to worry about the developers removing content because the game is too “bloated”.
If you’ve never played Warframe before I highly recommend it. It’s an incredible game that has some of the most satisfying gameplay you’ll find in any game ever. The 30+ different frames almost guarantee that you’ll find something to suit your own playstyle and the community is amazing. If you play on PC feel free to look me up @drakulus23. I’ll help you and give you some tips to help you get started. I don’t play on Xbox anymore so if you are an Xbox gamer you could feel free to ask questions on the game here, Twitter, or Facebook.