All I hear is bitching in this thread...... This is CS... not BF, not CoD, not Quake..... stop comparing it to these games. It is a different kind of game.
No destructible environments? Who cares really... I mean with BF3 it is all the same animation no matter where or how you hit the buildings, they all fall the same way.
Different feel and mechanics to CoD..... Thank whoever you worship/pray to, it is a good way to rid yourself of franchise fatigue and the ass-raping of your money that CoD has become. Besides everyone knows CoD pretty much ripped one of their multiplayer modes off of CS entirely... Search and Destroy anyone??
CS is a staple classic that most of us have been playing for almost 10 years... and well some longer than that. The tactics and strats that can be come up with are an amazing element. Can't do it in CoD, too many campers with OP inventory items and killstreaks. Can't do it in BF, too many vehicles, maps too big, not really geared towards the close quarters of 5v5.
Valve got the input from both CS:S and 1.6 competitive communities in an attempt to bridge the gap between them.
Thanks to a fellow member of TPU, I have a CS:GO beta and I have been playing it.
They up-scaled the visuals, tightened up the controls and mechanics, tweaked the hitboxes, and redid some the maps.
This was made for the fans of CS and is catered towards them. Not the CoD kiddies that just wanna spray, talk like big boys on voice communications, and brag about their broke ass killstreaks. Not the BF kiddies that enjoy the super over the top effects, bullshit aim and hitboxes, running stuff over with vehicles and destroying the whole map. CS:GO holds onto the roots of CS, and if you haven't played it yet, then STFU and GTFO of this thread.
Flashy graphics and DX11 do not make a game. Console ports if done properly and well can be a good thing... look at Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. Don't hear too much bitching about the console foundation of those games. Some of you guys are ridiculous in your expectations and what you feel is a good game. Do any of you know how to program? Do any of you realize what goes into making a game? Because if you do, you would appreciate what the developers do more than anything. Not just some couch developer that trolls around internet forums bashing works of art for the sake of bashing.
If they make a game that maxes out hardware such that only about 10% of machines can play it, a select few of the PC Gaming community bitch. If they make a game that has bad graphics, a select few of the PC Gaming community bitch. The current engine scales well and for those of us with the higher end machines do have some eye candy to look at. The game is still very playable and enjoyable at most resolutions and looks good.
If you love CS, whether it be 1.6, CZ, or Source, you will love and enjoy GO. The aiming and some of the new guns might throw you off for a bit, but it will come. It's just like riding a bike.
CS was indeed in need of an overhaul and the community too divided. I hope this does bridge it all together.
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