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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Hat Fortress 2- wait, I meant Team.

     Today I'll be reviewing the multiplayer FPS Team Fortress 2, made by valve. TF2 is kinda weird FPS as it has a sorta RPG element in the way of an inventory and ingame shop, where you can buy new weapons and items as well as, you guessed it, hats. Whilst this upset more than a few people when valve added it to the game ("omg tryin 2 get mor mony frm us") its now widely accepted as a part of the game; and who can complain when it's free to play?

Because every heavy deserves a monocle and a top hat.

     In TF2 you have the choice of 4 game modes; capture the flag (or in TF2, the enemy intelligence), control point (where you have to hold points for a certain time), payload (where you must move your cart, loaded with explosives, into the other team's base to win) and arena (a full blown deathmatch.) All of them are full of fun, but my personal favourite is payload as it leads to some very tense and exciting gameplay near the end. Once you join a game, you have to pick your class from a choice of nine: pyro, engineer, heavy, soldier, spy, medic, demoman, sniper or scout.

Try and guess which one is the heavy.

     Each class has its own strengths and weaknesses, and each also has its own set of items, weapons and hats which can be found whilst playing or bought in the ingame store for cash. The key to TF2 is successful teamwork; a heavy is useless without a medic, snipers need to be watched or they'll easily be backstabbed by enemy spies and engineers are deadly as long as you cover them enough so they can set up their dispensors and turrets. Whilst this may seem a little daunting at first, once you get the hang of it TF2 becomes alot of fun- especially if you play with friends.

If you dont work together, you'll all die. Repetedly.

     Overall, TF2 is a very enjoyable and different multiplayer FPS, thats easy to get the hang of and has lots of playability. Add this to the fact that it is completely free on steam and you have a winner. I hope you enjoyed this review and, as always, if you like my stuff dont forget to leave a comment and follow me to show your support!

9 comments:

  1. i just realized i have enough hd space for this now! gonna DL :)

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  2. I never was THAT much into TF1, although many years have gone by and i guess i could find this one more enjoyable. I guess i will give it a go :)

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  3. I have TF2, but for some reason it just refuses to work, it sticks on the loading a game page for ages, it could be that I'm being impatient, but I don't think many games take that long to load. Either way, what I saw in the training and in the fights against the computer have interested me, and I consider it a shame that I can't play it properly.

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  4. I haven't played either of the tf franchise, but the mechanics sound pretty interesting. I may give it a go.

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  5. There is a reason why this game is so popular, it's good!

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  6. I heard it recently went free to download, I guess I can check it out sometime. Thanks for the review! +follow

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  7. I'm going to give it a try now that it's free to play

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  8. Lol wow the last post seems disgusting for some reason haha. Awesome post! +1

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  9. Played it and loved it until the crackers messed it up on the Xbox, but I hate it on the PC. Lots of turn the corner and die situations.

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