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Short And Simple Review: Counter-Strike Global Offensive

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Posted on September 12, 2012 AT 11:42am

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the fourth game of the Counter-Strike franchise, not including Counter-Strike Neo or Counter Strike: Online. The game was released on 21 August 2012 on PC, Mac, Xbox 360, and PS3 via downloadable packages. Valve & Hidden Path Entertainment bring another game to the series from the roots of their Counter-Strike Source Legacy but how does it stack up?

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Gameplay wise the game feels a little dated. Some of the hit detection and collision logic doesn’t always add up and gives it an old feel. So, I suggest Casual Mode as players can pass through each others bodies. Not saying the Competitive mode doesn’t work its just at times a bit of a nuisance. The graphics are ok but could of been better. The online at times is laggy and drops a quite bit of frames. There seems to be a lack of features that we see in online games of today in departments such as customization and unlocks. These are really my only issues with Counter-Strike Global Offensive.

The game offers new maps as well as classic maps, new game modes, new characters, classic content, new weapons (molotovs for the win) and a new Elo Rating. With the Elo Rating , players are matched with others in multiplayer based upon their skill. So, you don’ thave to worry about being MLG right away and can still grow at a nice pace. The game offers a good mix of objective and elimination style gameplay across traditional modes Bomb Defusal & Hostage Rescue and adds a new Arsenal Mode that features the popular gun game mode from Counter-Strike and Counter-Strike Source.

Counter-Strike Global Offensive Launch Trailer

The Playstation 3 version offers some extra choices on how you play. You can choose among the Dualshock 3 controller, the Playstation Move and even a USB Keyboard/mouse.

The PC version of course will have its on set of mods and packages to enjoy. I just hope the game on the console side will get some extra DLC along the way at least.

This game offers a lot for strategic gamers and fans of this series. Fans of Socom and other strategic multiplayer fans will love this game too. Call Of Duty gamers be warn this is a lot different.

Short & Simple
Is It Fun? Yes
Good Gameplay? Yes
Does It Have Good Graphics? Yes… at time it looks dated at times it looks fine
Good Online ? Okay..even though it gets laggy at times
Replayability? Yes
With that being said “PLAY IT!” ..if you love strategic multiplayer shooters

 

Being a fan of video games, since introduced to him by his brother looking at Combat and Pac-Man on the Atari. AntDaGamer has been in touch with video games, art, and technology. Grasping his hands around several video game related websites and communities such as TGN, GameOn, Twitch.tv, Youtube, and his own site AntDaGamer.Com. Ant has managed to find contacts in the industry and show he has a passion to do anything video game related.




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