June 13, 2008

Into the Breach Once Again

It's been a long time since I did any real online FPS twitch-gaming. For a long time I was addicted to Team Fortess Classic. I could spend hours upon uninterrupted hours turning other people into digital kibble. Back around Christmas I took a shot at Call of Duty 4 online and was "deeply humbled". (It doesn't help that I'm playing the PC version which is far more vulnerable to cheats and exploits than the Xbox version)

So I picked up The Orange Box a couple weeks ago on a whim. I'd been itching to play the second episode of Half-Life 2, and Portal had been receiving rave reviews, so it was well past time to make the investment. But what I'd really been waiting for, the part I'd truly been anticipating, was the inclusion of Team Fortress 2. Oddly enough I haven't touched that part of the suite yet. Why?

Well, I've been damned busy. There are several anime from the winter season I haven't had time to watch through to completion (and not for lack of interest). There's also a measure of anxiety involved. I loved the previous edition of this game. Am I going to be left out in the cold by the sequel? Am I going to have to cut my teeth again and completely relearn how to play? I don't have that kind of time to invest anymore. I'm hoping this weekend will afford me an oppurtunity to sit down with the game and put in one long solid play session that will let me know if I still have what it takes.

Below the fold are the TF2 promotional videos released to date.

Meet the Heavy Weapons Guy

Meet the Scout

Meet the Demoman

Meet the Soldier

Meet the Engineer (personal favorite)

The Pyro, Medic, Spy, and Sniper have yet to get their official "Meet the XXX" video, but they're on the way.

Posted in Videogames by: Will at 11:56 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 It's not the same.

I used to wreak havoc as a heavy weapons guy, about 3 to 1.

The new game is more of a free for all.  Without a good team it's kind of a mess.

I downloaded TFC again and found thousands still playing it.

Posted by: mesablue at June 16, 2008 05:39 PM (5yNaE)

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I don't doubt there still lots of people playing it. It's an awesome game. I've thought about jumping back into TFC, but getting it patched up was always a pain in the ass.

Posted by: Will at June 17, 2008 09:33 AM (WnBa/)

3 All the Team Fortress and Counterstrike stuff runs on their Steam platform now. Makes patching easier. 

I could not find my old copy of TFC so I just purchased it from their site for ten bucks.

Posted by: mesablue at June 19, 2008 11:29 AM (5yNaE)

4 AHAHAHA --- http://www.wegame.com/watch/Girlfriend_Fortress_2/

Posted by: mesablue at June 19, 2008 12:35 PM (5yNaE)

5

Oh gawd... Drop someone liek that in a game of Unreal2 XMP and watch her brain melt. Of course, I know a couple guys who would be just as slow on the uptake.

Are the grenades in TF2 similar to TFC? I could never get ConcJumping firgured out in TFC. It's an incredibly useful skill, but I just couldn't get the timing and position right.

Posted by: Will at June 19, 2008 01:46 PM (WnBa/)

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