Despite its presentational shortcomings, I tend to personally favor shooting games that put an emphasis on longer ranges and slower paced combat (in most shooters I am a sniper). Verdun does cater to that particular preference of mine. However, I suspect Verdun will be a very acquired taste for gamers. If you enjoy slower paced, boots on the ground squad based combat, Verdun is fundamentally a sound game worth picking up. However, to the broader FPS audience that likes quick twitch action and modern weaponry and lots of modes, Verdun is likely going to disappoint. I fall into the former category, but suspect I am going to be in the minority compared to most. With a little more polish and more content, I suspect Verdun would appeal to a larger audience, however.