Saturday, September 25, 2010
So anybody here play Team Fortress 2? It's been a while since I've played, but it's so damn fun! For those who don't play the game, it's a class-based online first person shooter where you can play as characters such as Medic, Demoman, and Engineer. There's also several different gametypes like Arena, Capture Points, and Capture the Flag (or intelegence in this case).
Here's a current listing of classes: Pyro, Engineer, Spy, Heavy, Sniper, Scout, Soldier, Demoman, Medic. From what's listed, it's somewhat obvious as to what they can do. Pyro burns things, Scout has mad speed, and Demoman blows shit up. I started out as Pyro and eventually moved on to Engineer. I alternate between the two, but most of my logged time is with the Engie. Engies are good support roles and I've fit in with the class pretty well. As for the picture to the left, any Medic knows this situation quite well, because Soldiers cannot be healed when they're holding the Equalizer.
There's a considerable amount of weapon and item customization with the character Loadout screen and Crafting system. Once you find stuff through random generation during matches, you can change your primary and secondary weapons, along with a hat and a misc item. If you get enough of the same items, you can start crafting to eventually get metal and tokens to craft different items and weapons. It's pretty neat once you get into it.
I do have a few complaints though. The 360 version is sorely in need of a new release so all the customization and new maps can be used to play, it seems so...beta-ish for a person that's used to playing the PC port. With the PC version, it doesn't autoload controller settings for a 360-based controller, you'll have to make one yourself. The little trick I did was import the 360 controller settings from Left 4 Dead and then had to reconfigure more than half of the button mapping. If I can find it, I'll post it when I have the chance.