A multiplayer shooter destined to be a classic
Valve has done it again; they have created a masterpiece of a game. The team in Bellevue, Washington has created a truly magnificent multiplayer first-person shooter worthy of the highest accolades for its near perfect balance between its nine distinct classes (of which are the Scout, Soldier, Pyro, Demoman, Heavy, Engineer, Medic, Sniper, and Spy), its wonderful cartoon-like graphical style, and its outstanding and addicting gameplay. I have spent over 200 hours with the game since its beta launch in September and there has never been a dull moment. Even when there are only two or three people in the server you're playing in, there can still be loads of fun to be had by just goofing off with melee weapons and character taunts. But the real fun comes when playing with a full team of 12 to 16 players that knows what they're doing and acts like a team. Playing on a team with true chemistry is one of the most satisfying feelings in the world, especially as you plow through their defenses on cp_dustbowl. This feeling is more than worth the measly $20 it costs to purchase this magnificent game. If you haven't already, you need to buy this game. It's $20 on Steam or at retail; the game is also included in The Orange Box, which is $40 on Steam.