1 of 8 people found the following review helpful
mediocre noob friendly shoot em up,
This review is from: Counter -Strike: Source (PC DVD) (Video Game)counter strike has been dumbed down since version 1.3 to cater for its growing fan base and to appeal to more players, with source this has gone more than a step too far. the graphics are better but they arent even that good, if you take the time to study the environments and guns and players, everything looks cartoony, when you fire a gun it doesnt feel like you just pressed fire, its like a cartoon bit of yellow flash and thats it.
tactically its nothing like counter strike on hl1, whilst that had become more and more of a sprayfest since 1.3, in source you have to spray to get kills. and when you do it is very easy to get kills, try and pick your shots off and a combination of poor reg, poor hitboxes and weak guns means you will wont get the kill unless you start spraying.
it is a very good game for people new to cs as it easy to pick up, it looks good and the emphasis of completing objectives rather than just wiping out the enemy has been made second place so its more of a quake shoot em up set in the modern era only without auto respawn.
other negatives are that valve promised source to be a port of 1.6 and yet it has fewer skins, not even half the default maps, ugly gun models, the new maps added are so unbelievably bad and basic they must have taken a day to make and a lot of the older map have been altered and so lost their gameplay in favour of a few fancy looks.
if you played cs for a while you will be dissapointed in source, if you didnt you will like it, regardless cs is dying and source will replace it although valve have done nothing to enhance the game and utilise the powerful hl2 engine so you are playing a new game limited to the 8 year old hl1 engine. so much more could be added to make it a more modern diverse intricate game, but valve have left it a shallow spray fest shooter and chosen to ignore the objective side of the original cs, we dont even have vehicles which was one thing the makers of cs always wanted in the game and actually succeeded in adding over 6 years ago but valve removed them.