While Kingdom Come has already reached its goal, another indie project that is worth a look is Aderyn's Cradle from Mojo Game Studios. The CryEngine-powered PC project is on Kickstarter and is described as an open-world fantasy adventure game with an environmental experience and a new type of strategic first-person melee-combat. The story deals with humanity's relationship to religion and nature. The player controls an exiled traveler caught in the middle of this struggle with 5 classes available, 5 distinct environments and some upgradable stuff. Get a first glimpse with the trailer and screens and more details on the Kickstarter page.
But they haven't stayed consistent. In BF1 the best vanilla SMG is *by far* the hardest to unlock. (10 Hours ago)
Example: the best AR in BF3/4 is the AEK and it's one of the first guns you unlock in both games. (10 Hours ago)
@Tinks: Right.. a lot of their unlocks avoid this issue by putting all the best stuff at the front of the unlock tree. (10 Hours ago)
the unlock rate is bad when it means gaining perk advantages against others with less playtime. (11 Hours ago)
and then letting you use those weapons against users who don't have them has always seemed wrong to me (17 Hours ago)
@MikeManiac61: I don't mind the unlock rate too much (although there are a few exceptions in BF1) since they frontload the best weapons a lot of the time. But locking good weapons behind DLC (17 Hours ago)
@GriftGFX: Having the same sentiments. It's reminding me of Battlefront 2 and their system where you have to grind so much for an unlock. (17 Hours ago)