Our biggest gripe with Facebook "games" most times is the lack of actual gameplay involved in them. Things like Mafia Wars
seem much more like stat management spreadsheets couched in a social networking medium rather than games with a social media component. That said, it seems that 3G Studios is bringing a full on 3D shooter to the website in Brave Arms
, announced this week and set for a March launch.
As the screenshot above corroborates, Brave Arms
puts players in the first-person perspective for a Team Fortress 2
-eque cartoony death match. CEO James Kosta says in the press release announcing the game that, "Our new title, Brave Arms
, will bring first-person shooter games to the masses." Snarkier, meaner bloggers might mention games like Doom
, or Call of Duty
at this point, but we wouldn't do that. Nope. No sir. We'd just say something like, "How has EA not jumped on Facebook with Battlefield Heroes
, nonetheless id Software/Bethesda with Quake Live
?" As you might imagine with this type of free-to-play fare, there will be some form of microtransactions, though nothing has been explicitly detailed just yet.