As I have mentioned before in the Cave War review I’m a springer fan but on this night I left the Artemis in the wings for others to borrow and focused mainly on my Hammershot. The hammer action sidearm of choice was tonnes of fun to use with quick fire, great accuracy thanks to the supplied Accu-fake darts and easy reloading. Again the ability for stealth was an advantage but as most went for Springers not as much as in the caves. I also took my Apollo for a first run and I must say it is a funblaster to use, the round velocity is higher than my other stock blasters and has a pretty flat trajectory for the engagement range of the venue. The prime though is rather loud so it is best to do it at the start of the round.
In terms of game types from the night the pick had to be Trouble in Terrorist Town it’s a game type I’ve never played before but after a brief explanation I was clued up and got to be a Terrorist on my first game. Knowing the other “Traitor” allowed me to stalk down the normal players as well as the detective and take down four. It was a fast paced opening to my first round and gave me a little bit of a buzz. However in later rounds when I was not sure who was the enemy the tension built as you had to check all points of the compass for a rogue player.
I’m hoping in the future that the the venues unique feel can be taken advantage of it would be perfect for some kind of Rainbow Six integration as it has a bank of cameras attached to a TV in the lobby. The main thing for me though is to keep the games fresh on the night. The worst part of any event like this for me is having to sit out for ten minutes after being taken out early.
I’ll finish with a little round-up between the two Games of Foam events I have been to so far, the caves has a more Battlefield feel. The spaces are larger and the chance for multiple people to hold down a corner is ever present. The Battlezone is more like Rainbow Six with smaller corridors and a small square footage overall. Both are unique and take advantage of NERF blasters of different varieties giving both events an open to all feel.