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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive review

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Krikkit 24th August 2012, 10:51 Quote
Holy crap.

Not only is it a new Counter-strike, but it's a 99%er! Must. Buy.
B1GBUD 24th August 2012, 11:07 Quote
Me thinks someone slipped something in to Joe's coffee this morning!
Sc0rian 24th August 2012, 11:11 Quote
99% wow.. It does look really good. Although I wish they released HF3 before this. This will delay the HF3 release even more!

By the way the last image is 404'ing (http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2012/08/counter-strike-global-offensive-review/2012-08-23_000003.jpg)

Also I cannot post from the front page, it moans about invalid thread id...
Digi 24th August 2012, 11:24 Quote
Sensational! It could have gone either way I figured, with a bashing for lack of innovation and such but as you point out, there is innovation there, it's just restricted to the CS type of innovation.

And that kind of innovation usually means, nothing needs changing. CS is still the king of the shooters!
azrael- 24th August 2012, 11:53 Quote
Have to remember to pick it up in the inevitable next sale. Unless, of course, I get a chance to play it earlier and realize I simply _must_ own it.

BTW, you can't post comments from the article. At least I repeatedly got an error. Something about an invalid thread or some such.
MiNiMaL_FuSS 24th August 2012, 12:21 Quote
Latest news confirmed: VAC bans will not be carried over to CS:GO.

I think this is fair given the time difference in games.

I myself got a ban when TF2 was new for using a glitch to unlock all the content - stupid and childish at the time, and I've rightly not been able to play TF2 or CS:S or any other Source Engine game since, no complaints here. But lesson learnt, many years and a lot of growing up later, I'm happy to see i can play CS:GO :)
Bonedoctor 24th August 2012, 12:52 Quote
Here here! Just been playing and SO-SO CS with plastic surgery and shiny new look. New maps are great - tight and focused - and gameplay needs new skills/tweaks (?rego/hitbox/recoil change) so a new challenge there. Good one Valve. Keep up the good work.
Bogomip 24th August 2012, 13:15 Quote
Few new maps, lack of kill cam, but still gets 99%? Seems a bit high given the lac k of new maps especially is a fairly large omission. What is better to regenerate a series after all than brand spanking new maps that new players be on level playing field with the older player?.
Anfield 24th August 2012, 14:18 Quote
Good to see they didn't try to reinvent the wheel.
Certainly going to buy it, once i'll have some time to play it, prob tomorrowish.
CrazyJoe 24th August 2012, 14:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by MiNiMaL_FuSS
Latest news confirmed: VAC bans will not be carried over to CS:GO.

VAC bans haven't carried over to new games since L4D came out. Since then, VAC bans only apply to the game that you cheated in.
Loafers 24th August 2012, 15:09 Quote
the game is that good eh?
hoochy 24th August 2012, 15:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bogomip
Few new maps, lack of kill cam, but still gets 99%? Seems a bit high given the lac k of new maps especially is a fairly large omission. What is better to regenerate a series after all than brand spanking new maps that new players be on level playing field with the older player?.

Lack of kill cam? Is this something you would really want? I know it's something I wouldn't want - it would detract from what CS is about for me. I can see why people may want it in the casual mode, but comming from competitive 1.6 I can see myself spending most time playing the competitive mode.

As mentioned in the other thread I'm enjoying what little I have played so far :)
Dwarfer 24th August 2012, 15:56 Quote
I think it's good but not 99% good! More 85%. There are annoyances ie only 1 frag per person really Valve... I mean really?
Bogomip 24th August 2012, 16:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by hoochy
Lack of kill cam? Is this something you would really want? I know it's something I wouldn't want - it would detract from what CS is about for me. I can see why people may want it in the casual mode, but comming from competitive 1.6 I can see myself spending most time playing the competitive mode.

As mentioned in the other thread I'm enjoying what little I have played so far :)

I quote the review:
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Originally Posted by Review

Demolitions isn't the whole game however and a close look at Global Offensive as a whole reveals a few unusual absences from the game. There's no new levels in the Classic and Competitive modes, for example - though a few subtle tweaks to existing maps will doubtlessly send hardcore fans into a tizz. This isn't the end of the world once you acknowledge the price point and mirror polish, but it's an unusual gap for Valve to leave. So is the lack of killcams, which is one thing even the most fierce COD attacker will admit are a good idea for those learning a multiplayer game.

I dont play CS, all im pointing out is that maps and this (which COD fan apparently love) would to me, with the emphasis put on them, to be worth more than a 1% drop :)
Shirty 24th August 2012, 16:24 Quote
It must be a damn fine game, Joe doesn't even like multiplayer games as a rule!
fdbh96 24th August 2012, 16:40 Quote
Wow 99%, is this the highest scored game ever on BT. I wasnt going to buy it but it looks too good to pass up :)
mighty_pirate 24th August 2012, 16:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by fdbh96
Wow 99%, is this the highest scored game ever on BT. I wasnt going to buy it but it looks too good to pass up :)
Well, since the switch to percentages. There were a few 10/10s before that.
CardJoe 24th August 2012, 17:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by mighty_pirate
Well, since the switch to percentages. There were a few 10/10s before that.

Actually, the highest score I've ever given was to Sequence, which got 100/100. I had the art editor make the image special, just before we were all moved to freelance. I've also repeatedly asked to be allowed to elevate Chime to a 100/100 because, really, how could you improve that game?

As for the 10/10s. I'd change some of those too. I was very young when I gave BioShock a 10/10 and I hate my review of Braid as well. It deserves a 10/10, but not for the reasons I gave.

C'est la vie.
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Originally Posted by hoochy
Lack of kill cam? Is this something you would really want?

Killcams are very valuable to casual players. I'm surprised they aren't included as an option at least.

As for the lack of maps; consider the price and the polish in place and I think it's forgiveable. Especially with an SDK on the way and the fact that the new modes get new maps too.
fdbh96 24th August 2012, 17:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe

Killcams are very valuable to casual players. I'm surprised they aren't included as an option at least.

As a very casual FPS player, I really don't like the killcam, I'd rather see whats going on in the game or just play again straight away. Like in BF3, you see 10 secs worth of player randomly shooting and running. I do like a match winning killcam though :)
mighty_pirate 24th August 2012, 19:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
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Originally Posted by mighty_pirate
Well, since the switch to percentages. There were a few 10/10s before that.

Actually, the highest score I've ever given was to Sequence, which got 100/100. I had the art editor make the image special, just before we were all moved to freelance. I've also repeatedly asked to be allowed to elevate Chime to a 100/100 because, really, how could you improve that game?

As for the 10/10s. I'd change some of those too. I was very young when I gave BioShock a 10/10 and I hate my review of Braid as well. It deserves a 10/10, but not for the reasons I gave.

C'est la vie.
Agreed on all points.
Heh, I can visualise your disgruntlement over those three.
MiNiMaL_FuSS 24th August 2012, 21:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by CrazyJoe
VAC bans haven't carried over to new games since L4D came out. Since then, VAC bans only apply to the game that you cheated in.

nope, always been engine based my man.
Arghnews 24th August 2012, 21:57 Quote
99% abit high.
The one real issue I find is that matchmaking in a party sometimes joins a full server, which is stupid, and that sometimes there literally me and my 2 mates, and one other guy in a lobby then full of bots. Come on, there must be 6 other people playing CS:GO gungame at 11 on a Friday night. Also, matchmaking has a tendency to join us to servers in the US with over 200 ping...

Thank god for the community playlist browser!!!

Apart from that matchmaking hiccup, I agree, it's 90% and you should buy it. Enjoying it so far, even though me and friends are rubbish :D
CrazyJoe 24th August 2012, 22:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by MiNiMaL_FuSS
nope, always been engine based my man.

Come on now, let's not use little snide phrases like "my man" when you're talking nonsense.
mp3manager 24th August 2012, 22:42 Quote
'Bango bongo bish bash bosh' in a weggie accent.....almost fell outta my chair when I heard that on nuke.
Worth the £12 for that alone.
nchhabs 25th August 2012, 04:31 Quote
I'd agree with this review - I've been enjoying the new CS quite a bit recently. The only thing I would qualify a 99% score with is that spraying with rifles has become almost impossible compared to CS:S, even close range. I think it would have been optimal to leave the ability to control the sprays like you could in Source, rather than have spray-recoil at the point where even pros can't effectively utilise it in their arsenal.
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