WARFRAME: The Second Dream

By: JD Hardin

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For those of you who don’t listen to the podcast (or view depending on how old this article is when you read it), I am a Warframe player. Some may remember the game DarkSector for XBox360, PlayStation 3, and PC. If you ever got the chance to play it, consider Warframe a continuation that takes place thousands of years after the events of DarkSector.

Wikipedia classifies Warframe as such:

“Warframe is a free-to-play cooperative third-person shooter video game developed by Digital Extremes for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Equipment can be earned through gameplay or bought with premium currency called Platinum. Most cosmetics and boosts can only be purchased with platinum, though some items are available from other sources. The game is free to download and play.

In Warframe, players control members of the Tenno, a race of ancient warriors who have awoken from centuries of cryosleep to find themselves at war with the Grineer, a race of militarized human clones; the Corpus, a mega-corporation with advanced robotics and laser technology; the Infested, disfigured victims of the Technocyte infection; and The Sentients a race of machines, that were the chief enemies of the Orokin’s during the Old War. To fight back, the Tenno use advanced exo-armor with unique abilities—the eponymous Warframes. Available missions are scattered across the planets of the solar system, the moons Phobos and Europa and dwarf planets Pluto, Ceres, Eris and Sedna. Additionally, players can also access missions set in a pocket dimension known as “The Orokin Void” or “The Orokin Derelict” through the use of keys.”

Here recently Digital Exremes released a new quest for Warframe, The Second Dream. TSD is the first cinematic quest since Warframe initially released on March 25, 2013.

Having played through quite a few missions, it’s positively breathtaking. The graphics are stunning as always, the cut scenes are powerfully ominous and foreboding. As a seasoned player, the opening cut scene is quite terrifying.

Even those who don’t play can sense the palpable danger and difficulty of this quest.

The story is one of mystery and secrets, each mission exposing one or more. The opponent is quick, deadly, and near unfazed by Tenno attacks and Warframe abilities. As far as the ending goes, I’ll let you know when I get there.

For those of you who play Warframe, this is the quest we’ve all been waiting for. Those of you who don’t play, it would seem you should reconsider.

Warframe: The Second Dream

Graphics: 5/5

Story: 5/5

Gameplay:5/5

 

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