Product Type: Electronic Arts PC games
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What an FPS!
Team Fortress 2 (PC)
Member Name: RemnantField
Team Fortress 2 (PC)
Advantages: amazing game!!!
Disadvantages: glitchers, people that want to ruin your game, trading can end up in scam
Now, to get this settled, we all enjoy the first-person shooter genre of the video gaming community if you play avidly, at least, the majority of us do. What's in the current market today is vanilla, it's Call of Duty or Battlefield, and even the most recent, HALO 4. So, how to sum them up? Well, I have played Call of Duty, and sure it really is satisfactory for a while. Then you play online, and once you get through all the game modes, you ask, what now? What do I earn? Well, you have to prestige, or do whatever you want afterwards, brag about what level you are. I honestly have no idea how it works, so let me introduce to you, Team Fortress 2.
Look at the front cover of the DVD copy. It should be noticeable. You should see a slightly bearded fatso with biblical amounts of ham in his fists. You see a hardhat guy, a HAZMAT psycho, and some western assassin. These are only 4 of 9 unique and distinctive characters you, the player, can control as you make your way into the game. So now you could ask if you did, what's with the massive fists of the mini gun man? Why is everything so shiny? Why so much red? Well, do you know the company named Valve, the geniuses behind TF2? They're art style was not that much of a priority, but that NEVER meant that they were lazy. Treyarch, Infinity Ward, Dice, Activision, and whatever other companies of award winning games were very balanced, they perfected models, resources, skyboxes, dialogue, so many in-depth developer concepts. Valve really focuses on gameplay, and that is what makes them so unique. Half-Life was their most famous series of FPS games, and was extremely popular during 1998 and later. It still is, about 10 million copies or maybe less by 2012, yes, that is an estimate. The games graphics obviously would've been neater, I didn't really pay attention to 1998 graphics, but what made this game so different was that there were absolutley no cut scenes, the whole game was played while in first person view. There were chapters title as such, and the setting of the game was Black Mesa and was in the future. Other games made by Valve are developed by the company's main 3D game engine, Source.
The way that Team Fortress 2''s default GUI is obviously similar to Half-Life's H.E.V. suit's GUI, different font, but same GUI. As I mentioned before, there are 9 different classes, they have no actual name, but they are named as: Scout, Soldier, Pyro, Demoman, Engineer, Heavy, Medic, Spy, and Sniper. As you can see, their names suggest what they are experts in and the point of each class is to use their abilities (special or not) to your advantage. There is also no Deathmatch thing like in the more popular FPS franchises, this game primarily uses communication and the classes to advance toward points and capture them. Different gamemodes include: Attack/Defend, Control Points, Payload, (Blu (Builders League United) moves a bomb from their spawn to a certain place) Payload Race (same idea, but both teams race their bombs to points) and even a co-op mode called Mann VS Machine where a team of 6 players battle 8 waves of robots and prevent them from deploying a bomb.
There is taunting, and you could even kill when taunting! (Taunt kill)
Throughout your playtime, as long as your item server is okay, you are able to find items that you can equip on any characters as long as the weapons/hats/misc/etc. items are wearable by a certain class. There is a cap on how much you find each week, my average item count from what I remember is 8-11 per week.
A key aspect about why a Team Fortress 3 hasn't been made is because Valve updates Team Fortress 2 and mainly has themed updates, like Halloween became Scream Fortress, December Holidays became Australian Christmas, but sometimes Valve makes an patch/update that has no holiday relevance, for example, Mann vs. Machine! Not only is it a game mode, but new types of weapons called Botkiller weapons, as well as some outfits that were robot themed. I thought that MVM is one of the most memorable updates Valve has ever made. It is almost lie another different game!
Overall Rating: 9/10
Summary: amazing and truly a great game.