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First person shooter games are very competitive and your virtual life depends on fast reflexes and accurate aiming. Aim Hero can help you improve your skills in popular games like CS:GO, Overwatch, and Paladins. Support for more mouse configurations is in the works for this early access title. Currently this game is a little rough around the edges with its limited music and map selection, but it still has potential in increasing your skills to give you an edge over your competition.
There are seven training modes with numerous targets to shoot with varying speeds, directions, and angles. Most of the training modes last three minutes with the exception to the Fast Aiming mode which only lasts for ten seconds. A majority of the training sessions have unlimited ammo except for the Penta mode which only gives you a few shots to hit the moving targets that maneuver horizontally across the screen.
At the end of each session you’ll get a training report which will display the total shots fired and how many of them hit the targets. Your accuracy will be calculated and scored accordingly. Your misses are tracked and subtracted from the score. Negative scores are possible and your best score will be stored for future reference. Ideally your best score will be the current round indicating that your aiming is indeed improving.
Some of the training sessions only have one map while others have a few to choose from. The developers plan on adding more. All of the map choices have bare bone visuals so don’t expect the lush and realistic environments that popular FPS games offer.
I achieved a 97% accuracy in the Classic mode that has multiple targets fading into existence. If you miss, there will be a mark left on the screen for a short while afterwards. If you’re looking to hit moving targets then you’ll find the Strafing, Penta, Simple, and Lightning Gun modes fun. Most of the game modes equip you with a pistol but as the title suggests, the gun shoots lightning in the Lightning training session.
Despite having a good Gamdias gaming mouse and a high quality SteelSeries mouse pad, I can only blame my aging body for my poor performance in the Reflex mode. Targets are fairly predictable in all of the other modes except for this one where they suddenly appear and disappear just as quickly. You have to be fast and have decent hardware to do well here. Like most FPS games, Aim Hero will bring out carpal tunnel symptoms if you have it. I’ve had to do a few wrist shakes mid-session to ease oncoming pain.
Cat owners should take note that their cats may find the moving red targets fun to watch. One of my cats enjoyed watching me play and sat in front of my monitor to join in the fun. Since you’re only shooting moving targets and not humans, this game is safe to play for people of all ages. As long as your wrists can handle the stress!
The visuals and sound effects are pretty bare bones and there is only one music track that constantly loops as you’re playing. You can lower the music volume as well as adjust your difficulty in the game options if you desire. Hopefully more unique maps and music get added to this game in the near future.
Despite the lack of content, there’s plenty of potential in this title. The developers actively listen to and implement suggestions given by the community. The asking price of $4.99 is reasonable and this game is worth picking up if you want to entertain your cat or improve your FPS skills.