Reviews and Problems with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
2 September 2013
Summary: In 1999, I crawled out of Counter-Strike ’s wretched vagina to become the man I am today. And, now, I’m tasked with rating the game. How does one even rate his mother? In sixth grade, I would wake up for school at 5:30 AM, but then I started getting up at 4:30 just to get a couple rounds in before...
Summary: More update than honest-to-goodness sequel, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive maintains much of what made the original Counter-Strike (and Counter-Strike: Source) so fantastic, while adding a couple of new game modes, both of which were based on user-made mods to the original game.
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.
Excerpt: Counter-Strike had its humble beginnings as a Half-Life mod, pitting terrorists against counter-terrorists - a modern day iteration of the classic cops and robbers/cowboys and Indians game re-interpreted for a global setting.
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
Excerpt: Originally designed as a Half-Life mod more than a decade ago, Counter-Strike has endured because of its well-balanced, competitive gameplay that requires skill to succeed. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a revamped version of the classic first-person shooter, offering some tweaked modes on the...
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 my role models.
Conclusion: The importance of the original Counter-Strike cannot be overstated. It was one of the first online shooters, with sort of a realistic feel to it, and in a way almost every modern shooter owes something to CS. It was also the first game to prove the potential of the mod scene.
Pros: + Solid, classic gameplay. + Nice technical update. + True to the original. + Increased accessibility.
Cons: - Too conservative. - Most new features add very little. - Graphics could have been better.
Excerpt: Hay juegos que logran tocar la fibra sensible de una manera un tanto especial. Es el caso de Counter Strike: Global Offensive , el remake del mod original de Half-Life de 1998, que ahora se prepara para volvernos a enganchar a sus intensos combates multijugador.