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    dkirschner's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (PC)

    [June 7, 2016 06:49:15 PM]
    After a couple days of intense Counter-Striking, I'm glad that I Counter-Struck, but I doubt I will want to get very Counter-Stricken in the future.

    The game is undoubtedly fun, way updated from the old version. It looks and feels great, love all the different types of guns. It's got some cool game modes I hadn't played in another game before. My favorite has to be Arms Race. It's like Deathmatch, but when you kill enough enemies, or the opposing team's current leader, you rank up and get a new weapon. The goal is to reach the highest rank, which awards a golden knife, and kill someone with it. That's how you win the match. I never got the golden knife, but I got to the previous rank a couple times. I think the weapons are randomized except for the golden knife so you're always getting something unexpected and everyone is forced to play with all different types of guns.

    One thing I dislike is the constant chatter of other players, usually saying asinine things or calling one another derogatory names. I'm sure you can turn it off, but somehow I feel it's part of the online shooter experience you're supposed to have. Makes you feel like you're playing with others and not bots. I didn't actually learn anything from their chatter, which I thought I might at the beginning. I played one mode where I thought one team was supposed to plant a bomb while the other tries to stop them or defuse it. I got yelled at one time for planting the bomb! As I observed, it seems you can win by killing all of the opposing team, and that's what they were all trying to do. So I was actively detracting from my team's informal objective by following the formal objective.

    What I learned a lot from was playing the same couple maps over and over. I picked up a lot of tricks from watching other players and from getting killed myself, including that you can open and close doors, that many people shoot through doors as they approach to kill people on the other side, that there are many, many more ways in and out of houses and rooms than it initially looks like, that you need to aim for the head or else you'll die a lot pumping bullets into people's torsos, etc. At first I was like, "Ugh, why do they keep picking the same map?! This is boring" and after a while I was like "There's so much to learn about this map, it never gets old!"

    Anyway, there are hundreds of guns that I could spend hundreds of hours shooting at other players. It's good fun, but seems like idle time when I could be progressing through another game with a story. I'll keep CS:GO installed as people want to play it every now and again (and until 6 months ago I couldn't join in).
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    dkirschner's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (PC)

    Current Status: Stopped playing - Something better came along

    GameLog started on: Sunday 5 June, 2016

    GameLog closed on: Tuesday 7 June, 2016

    dkirschner's opinion and rating for this game

    Time to try another shooter. First session is fun. Tons of achievements...mmm, achievements. ------------ Fun game, could play forever.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstarstar

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