Excerpt: Natural Selection 2: Combat is an upcoming, standalone title from developer Faultline Games and publisher Unknown Worlds. The title is based on a mod of Natural Selection 2 , which was originally a mod of the highly popular game series Half Life .
Conclusion: Natural Selection 2 is one of the first games I’ve played that doesn’t just boast a teamwork mindset but actually delivers on it. Games like MAG made teamwork and leadership seem important but couldn’t make the idea of listening to other players enticing enough.
Excerpt: Galactic grudge matches between heavily armored space marines and parasitic alien species are nothing new, but Natural Selection 2's cool hybrid approach puts a fresh and exciting spin on the timeless conflict.
Conclusion: Natural Selection 2 is good, very good. The game play is varied and well executed, without ever feeling out of balance. Combining both first person shooter and real time strategy elements scared me at first, but Unknown Worlds did a fantastic job in meshing these two elements, giving players the...
Engaging variety and refreshing complexity make Natural Selection 2 a supremely rewarding experience, once you come to grips with it.
13 November 2012
Summary: Some games are easy to pick up and play. Others require you to learn, improving and developing skills as you go. The multiplayer-only Natural Selection 2 proudly sits in the latter camp. The latter camp isn't for everyone, and that's okay.
Pros: Great amount of depth and variety, Gameplay encompasses a wide range of playing styles, Match flow varies hugely from game to game, RTS and FPS elements are both exceptionally well-handled
Cons: Not enough maps, The lack of hands-on tutorial makes matches initially intimidating
Summary: The Reese's Cup of games The original Natural Selection came out a decade ago as a Half-Life mod. It was one of the handful of mods that managed to stand out from hundreds of others thanks to its unique blend of real-time strategy and first-person shooting.
Conclusion: By keeping, in a similar fashion to StarCraft, the two controllable races not only visually distinct but fundamentally, adds exponentially to the play experience and longevity of Natural Selection 2.