This is great arena shooter. A FPS that tries to be its own thing instead of being a Quake clone #35216. Sadly, the player base doesn't correspond to the quality of this free & open source game.
One problem I have spotted is the terrible lack of videos showing what this game is capable of. If you search in youtube the name of this game, you can find a lot of RE videos, but sadly they made by people who doesn't have experience with the mechanics of this game and they just run around shooting. They make it look like a boring and generic game
And now, every person I know and every person looking for a new game to play, the first thing they do when they hear about a game is looking for gameplay videos. If they don't like what they see, they drop the idea of downloading this game entirely (judging book by its cover).
I made two videos from gameplay recorded last week (watch them on 720p/60 fps. They look terrible at 360p):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiodIqSuPiMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSKKdo1_Fbw
They aren't good or well edited, i made them just to show you guys what i'm talking about (Shirepirate died 2 or three times and Campy 1 in the first video. Not important or relevant in any way. I just wanted to point that out.).What if we created a bunch of videos showing the real face of Red Eclipse?.
Also, some people i have recommended this game over the internet have told me that seeing the word "Casual" in the main description turned them off this game. I think that they aren't the only ones and i suggest removing that word from the description; because today in the blossoming of competitive videogames the great majority of "gamers" feel offended by this word. Like they are playing a low skill game, and RE isn't that kind of game (hell, Quake 3 has easier mechanics to learn IMO and nobody calls it a casual game). It's a little detail that i believe it could help.