Friday, August 19, 2011

Are You A Team Player...

Gameplay - 9/10
Storyline - 8/10
Graphics - 9/10
Game Score : 26/30

Welcome to the first in a hopefully a long list of modern and graphically challenging games to welcome my new graph-card. Today we are taking a look at a game that any PC gamer should know of and appreciate as a great game; Team Fortress 2. Team Fortress 2 (abbreviated as TF2) is a free-to-play team-based first-person shooter multiplayer video game developed by Valve Corporation. A sequel to the original mod Team Fortress based on the Quake engine, it was first released as part of the video game compilation The Orange Box on October 10, 2007 for Windows and the Xbox 360. A PlayStation 3 version then followed on November 22, 2007.

Team Fortress 2 is distributed online through the Steam system, while retail distribution was handled by Electronic Arts. In June 2011, the game became a free-to-play title, supported by microtransactions for unique in-game equipment through Steam. The objective of the game is defined by the game mode in use:

  1. In capture the flag maps, the objective for both teams is to obtain a briefcase of intelligence from the enemy team's base and return it to their own base while preventing the opposing team from doing the same.
  2. In payload maps, one team has to work to escort a rail cart carrying a bomb along a track through a series of checkpoints, eventually detonating the bomb in the other team's base. The other team has to defend their positions and prevent the cart from reaching the end within a set amount of time.
  3. Arena is a team deathmatch mode. Arena maps focus on smaller environments and no respawning after the death of a player's character. A team wins in arena by eliminating all of the other side's members in the arena or capturing the map's central control point. Arena was introduced in the August 2008 update.

There are nine unique player classes in Team Fortress 2, categorized into offense, defense, and support roles. Each class has at least three weapons: a unique primary weapon, a common or unique secondary weapon such as a shotgun or pistol respectively, and a distinct melee weapon in keeping with the character. The three offensive classes are the Scout, the Soldier, and the Pyro. The Demoman, the Heavy, and the Engineer make up the defensive classes. The final category, support, consists of the Medic, the Sniper, and the Spy. Personally my favorite class is the Spy since he has the ability to mimic the other team and infiltrate their forces.

Oh; in case you didn't realize by now the game is totally free-2-play and so is steam, so go ahead. Make an account on steam, download and install it, and get cracking. What are you waiting for??


August 19, 2011 at 11:50 PM

i love games like these where u have to be a team player. i'm currently downloading this game. i've seen the previews to it b4 and loved it, altho it is quite big it shud b worth it. <3

August 22, 2011 at 10:57 PM

poll on Will You Try Out This Game? ended with 1 vote for yes, no, and been doing that already.

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