If you have been gaming for a while already, you will know that the Counter-Strike series has not changed much in terms of gameplay. This is both a blessing and a curse to this game series.
The Counter-Strike has always been a fight against the side of Counter-Terrorists and Terrorists. This can be likened to the real life struggles of CIA operatives and “terrorists” worldwide. The game includes modes such as Hostage Rescue and Bomb Defusal that are all too familiar sights in CIA-related films and events.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or CS GO for short, is the latest and downloadable extension of the game that keeps all the maps and weapons that you love intact. Though CS Go is obviously not a mimic of the Call of Duty series, it certainly does not offer new features past that. It includes over 16 new maps, most recycled from the old expansion.
The bright side to the latest CS expansion might be its visual effects upgrade. The rugged look of the old maps can now be seen in an improved light, weapons included. Moreover, CS GO includes new game modes such as Arms Race and Domination. Arms Race gives you unlimited respawns with different weapons every time. Alternatively, Domination is a Bomb Defusal and Arms Race combination.
The slow pacing of the old Counter-Strike game can still be found in CS GO. Slight changes to weapons can be found though, such as old guns being changed to new ones (e.g.,. MP5 to MP7). Die hard Counter Strike are sure to enjoy this latest expansion, though some might also resent its lack of change.
Another feature of the game to consider is that it has a high learning curve. This means newbies all over tend to perform worse for a while compared to long time veterans of the game. Event though tutorials share basic knowledge of controls, it tends to be difficult to beat old players.
Experienced players will be thrilled to know that their strategies still work in the CS GO environment. Game modes such as Bomb Defusal and Hostage Rescue still require the same old tricks to win.
Overall, if you’re looking for a brand new FPS game to relish you are out of luck. However, if you are a hardcore fan of Counter-Strike, you have our blessing of buying the game.