Haven't played it myself, but I've watched more than a few streamers on Twitch.tv play it and although it has some minor bugs in it (which the developers are working on constantly) - it does indeed look like it could be a game with a hell of a lot of potential.
The game is out on Steam in early access, which for those who don't know means that its liable to changes, will have many bugs and will only be available when the developers open up the server(s) for buyers to play test their latest build - just so you guys are aware before you decide to purchase.
Played last time they did public testing, I liked it. Bit slower paced than normal FPS. I found it difficult to spot the enemy and would frequently die without seeing who shot me. Need to get a headset so I can communicate with team mates
I've played this a few times over the last week and whilst a bit rough around the edges and needing a lot of updates to sort some annoying issues out (like tanks being unable to drive straight over garden fences and the like) there is a solid game in there. The community so far seems to be made up of people who take this kind of game quite seriously so squad tactics and following/giving orders is a priority to succeed. There are no scoped weapons barring the one sniper slot allocated to each section so everyone else is authentically on iron sights, so engagements are generally quite close range. One shot will kill you so using cover and not running around in open ground is essential.
The last game I played I joined an armoured section and found myself as the gunner in a Panzer IV, it's not like Battlefield, it requires a lot of chatter over the mic with the commander and driver to make it work and reminded me a lot of vehicle crew exercises in the VBS suite at Catterick.
Graphically the soldier and vehicle models are fantastic, but the environments could do with a bit of work in places (still looks good though), and hopefully they will bring some kind of environmental destruction in as currently you can't level buildings or flatten trees. They are only a very small team who have built the game so I'm prepared to cut them some slack to bring more features and improvements in over time. The sound effects and explosions are awesome!
I had a few good games on this over the weekend, one great moment was when I crewed up with a guy in a Daimler MkII and he drove us the long way round in dead ground until we were behind the Germans who were trying to take the village our infantry were attempting to hold near the Driel rail bridge. We got behind a Panzer IV that was shelling the village from a concealed position in a hedgerow, I hit it in the rear with an AP round and then a second whilst he was trying to traverse the turret, when I got a third into it their driver decided to try and bug out so we gave chase but broke in the other direction to the way the turret was traversing, knowing it would take too long for him to spin it the other way, I got one more round into it whilst on the move and destroyed it, my driver was cheering down the mic.
It's a far slower paced game than the likes of Battlefield and takes a bit to get used to at first, but once you get to grips with it then it's a lot of fun and playing with a good squad rather than attempting to go lone wolf is rewarding. You can't really play lone wolf in this game seen as one shot generally kills you.
I'm going to have a session on it this weekend, I've been wrapped up in Rome Total War 2 again lately but I'm fancying a few games on this, especially now they've released the Arnhem map. It's very squad based, it took me a few matches to realise you really can't go lone wolf like you can on the likes of Battlefield & CoD, once you get into the squad tactics it becomes very good. The sounds, explosions and vehicle models are fantastic.