Reviews and Problems with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Operation Vanguard
Rock, Paper, Shotgun
21 November 2014
Summary: A recent study by the PEW Internet Project exposed the blindingly obvious hypocrisy of most people’s attitudes towards online services. We don’t want our privacy compromised, we don’t think big companies can be trusted with our data, and the power of corporations like Google makes us uncomfortable.
Excerpt: It's hard for me to write about Counter-Strike because, well, Counter-Strike made me; the underpass of Dust is my Hyrule Field, Golden Saucer or Shadow Moses, and as a 14-year-old kid in a clan with big dreams and middling skill the rest of my team became role models.
Excerpt: In a world full of competitive shooters, Counter-Strike always stands out. Games like Call of Duty and Medal of Honor may pride themselves on their online games, but Valve's super competitive shooter thrives on it.
Conclusion: I share my one gripe with quite a lot of other CS players. Shooters, including the original and Source versions of Counter-Strike , rely on visual cues to enhance the experience, a key element of which is how the players’ bodies respond to bullet impacts. CS:GO lacks in this department.
Conclusion: Some would conclude and suggest CS: GO hasn’t changed so why bother. This is flawed – GO is perhaps the most exciting game in the series. It’s culled the crap, brought new content and tactics to a near-perfect series, and focused on community. It’s got an extremely bright future ahead of itself.
Conclusion: The traditional CS modes are excellently balanced. Games are fast-paced without being unmanageable, skill is rewarded in both the planning and outfitting stages as well as in battle, and good teamwork typically beats individual skills.
Pros: The intense, skill-based combat of Counter-Strike is as enthralling as ever, Low price, New modes put a clever spin on classic Counter-Strike., The intense, skill-based combat of Counter-Strike is as enthralling as ever, Low price, New modes put a clever spin on classic Counter-Strike.
Excerpt: The core elements of the Counter-Strike series haven’t changed much since the original Half-Life mod emerged in 1999. That trend continues with the newest update, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, for better and worse.
Pros: The improved visuals, Arms Race mode, Traditional shooter mechanics of CS are intact
Cons: Same old maps, No attempt at bringing the series forward, The steep learning curve for newcomers