I figured I'd do something stupid and post a conversation I had with a friend and I was sharing my excitement for the game with him.. He laughed at my glee with the game. I felt everything I was saying was true to me and my opinion of the game and my observations of it. I figured this would eb a pretty cool way to present a review. This is unedited random *stoned* babble of a man who was loving the new game he was playing.
(10:22:02 PM) MAbans: Is it silly to register a domain called "afatblackcock.com" just so I can have "[email protected]
" as an email?
(10:22:26 PM) Michael EPGS: LOL
(10:22:46 PM) Michael EPGS: Wow, I laughed pretty hard on that one.
(11:03:55 PM) MAbans: dude.. TF2.. Best multi-player.. AMAZING!
(11:04:08 PM) Michael EPGS: Haven't played it yet.
(11:04:14 PM) Michael EPGS: Heard it's funky fresh.
(11:04:37 PM) MAbans: Oh dude.. It's so freakin' amazing.
(11:05:03 PM) MAbans: I've been playing hardcore.
(11:05:04 PM) MAbans: http://steamcommunity.com/id/Marcelo_Abans/stats/TF2
(11:05:27 PM) Michael EPGS: Cool stuff man. Take some FRAPS
(11:05:41 PM) MAbans: 1st weekend I didn't play wow was the weekend I got this game..
(11:06:30 PM) MAbans: Classes are perfect. Maps are a dream.. I can't talk it up enough... A near perfect mutiplayer experience. Such a awesome throw back to old school gaming that was jsut fucking fun..
(11:08:14 PM) Michael EPGS: Never played the original.
(11:08:30 PM) MAbans: Neither did I..
(11:08:40 PM) Michael EPGS: What makes it old school D:
(11:08:42 PM) Michael EPGS: Or feel that way.
(11:08:50 PM) MAbans: Like I remember playing Quake.
(11:08:52 PM) Michael EPGS: Wait. No. What old school game does it feel like.
(11:08:53 PM) Michael EPGS: Ah.
(11:08:57 PM) Michael EPGS: Never played that either :P
(11:09:10 PM) MAbans: That game sucked but you played it because something about it was just really fun..
(11:09:22 PM) MAbans: I remember dumping hours.. Flying axes and stuff..
(11:09:36 PM) MAbans: Then somewhere along the way games just got really complicated.
(11:10:14 PM) MAbans: Strict team structures, rules, team killing, scoring ranking.. etc..
(11:10:29 PM) Michael EPGS: LOL
(11:10:36 PM) MAbans: It made it too competitive and unfun at times.
(11:10:47 PM) Michael EPGS: "OKAY, I DROP OUT OF THE HOG PASSENGER SEAT, GO IN THROUGH THE FRONT, COME OUT THE BACK WITH THE FLAG AND WE'RE GONE"
(11:10:58 PM) MAbans: That's what made HALO so great, if you were good.. You were GOOD...
(11:11:14 PM) MAbans: All of us were the same class, a spartan.
(11:11:26 PM) MAbans: You all started off with the weapon set of OUR choice..
(11:11:35 PM) MAbans: You and I battle for who gets sniper..
(11:11:49 PM) MAbans: If you get it I immediately try to back you up and cover you..
(11:11:56 PM) MAbans: It was flexible. Fluid..
(11:12:03 PM) Michael EPGS: A thing of beauty.
(11:12:09 PM) MAbans: HALO 2 after playing it made it too competitive.
(11:12:17 PM) Michael EPGS: Yep
(11:12:22 PM) MAbans: It lost it's magic.
(11:12:36 PM) Michael EPGS: 3 isn't too bad. Still competitive :P
(11:12:52 PM) MAbans: HALO 3 makes an effort but again new suits of armor, that do different things like give speed. It's too complex.
(11:12:57 PM) MAbans: So on to TF 2
(11:12:59 PM) Michael EPGS: WHOA
(11:13:06 PM) Michael EPGS: Do new suits give different shit?
(11:13:09 PM) MAbans: yeah
(11:13:13 PM) Michael EPGS: Wow, wtf.
(11:13:25 PM) MAbans: You can lighten it to make you move faster but lose fire pwer dmg.
(11:13:29 PM) Michael EPGS: Quick question. Is Orange-Box for X360 (TF2) multiplayer?
(11:13:42 PM) MAbans: Yeah but it's better on PC by far.
(11:13:51 PM) MAbans: I played it today on xbox360
(11:14:04 PM) MAbans: You need that keyboard and mouse for the real experience.
(11:14:13 PM) Michael EPGS: Shizzle.
(11:14:24 PM) Michael EPGS: Take some video for me.
(11:14:50 PM) MAbans: I'm sure you can get used to it. But it would be tremendously unfair for xbox 360 players against PC players..
(11:14:56 PM) MAbans: So you got 9 classes.
(11:15:05 PM) MAbans: Each plays very different..
(11:15:27 PM) MAbans: Scout you run around and double jump and are 2x as fast than everyone else.
(11:15:46 PM) MAbans: You Solider is great at splash damage.
(11:15:59 PM) MAbans: Pyro is awesome clean up with it's ambushing.
(11:16:10 PM) MAbans: That's offensive.
(11:16:33 PM) MAbans: Then you for demoman and Engineer who are mostly for guarding or clearing stuff out..
(11:16:52 PM) MAbans: A good demo and engineer make it a night mare for anyone to get into an area..
(11:17:11 PM) MAbans: Then Heavy which is a tank, he gets used a lot in offensive moves..
(11:17:17 PM) MAbans: Those are defensive.
(11:17:22 PM) MAbans: Then you got support.
(11:17:52 PM) MAbans: Sniper of course, long range deadly accurate and capable of hsing someone with minimal effort, it's fun to play..
(11:18:09 PM) MAbans: Spy which is used a lot more than I expected.
(11:18:34 PM) Michael EPGS: I'd probably play something that's hard/least played. Hence why I snipe in most games.
(11:18:35 PM) Michael EPGS: :-/
(11:18:49 PM) Michael EPGS: One, I need video. Two, I have FTP for you to upload the vids of. Three, lemme play :P
(11:18:58 PM) MAbans: Spy is awesome, you can disguise as them.
(11:19:00 PM) Michael EPGS: Sniper is easy for US, or easy in general...
(11:19:01 PM) Michael EPGS: LOL
(11:19:02 PM) Michael EPGS: Really?
(11:19:13 PM) MAbans: Yeah like you can look like their team with one of their names.
(11:19:25 PM) Michael EPGS: That's fucking golden.
(11:19:28 PM) Michael EPGS: Goddamn.
(11:19:37 PM) MAbans: Like sometimes I'll be a spy because their defense is too tough with too many engineer..
(11:19:46 PM) MAbans: But you can sap the sentries that they put up..
(11:20:03 PM) MAbans: You can run and turn invisible
(11:20:15 PM) MAbans: In shot kill ALL class with back stab.
(11:20:21 PM) MAbans: One Shot*
(11:20:28 PM) Michael EPGS: Quick question. How do you fight a spy?
(11:20:31 PM) Michael EPGS: Like, get 'em?
(11:20:50 PM) MAbans: Lets say we think there is a lot of spies.
(11:20:57 PM) MAbans: I'll switch to pyro..
(11:21:07 PM) MAbans: See there is no TKing..
(11:21:18 PM) MAbans: So you can hurt only your enemies and yourself.
(11:21:40 PM) MAbans: So if a spy is next to you dressed like our team I'll burn you both, but only he'll die..
(11:21:55 PM) Michael EPGS: LMAO
(11:21:57 PM) Michael EPGS: THAT is great.
(11:22:04 PM) Michael EPGS: Wow.
(11:22:12 PM) Michael EPGS: Yeah, that game sounds pretty fuckin' fresh just on that small information.
(11:22:13 PM) Michael EPGS: Nice man.
(11:22:13 PM) MAbans: It's simple but deep.
(11:22:23 PM) MAbans: Then there is the amazing.
(11:22:25 PM) MAbans: Medic.
(11:22:42 PM) MAbans: The medic can turn a fight around..
(11:23:04 PM) MAbans: They have like a ghost buster's type gun.
(11:23:28 PM) MAbans: You point @ a teammate and Poof.. You heal him..
(11:23:34 PM) MAbans: It's a stream..
(11:23:42 PM) Michael EPGS: Yeah.
(11:23:46 PM) MAbans: He can run circles around you
(11:23:48 PM) Michael EPGS: Makes the guy invincible that he's streaming.
(11:23:55 PM) MAbans: not true.
(11:24:07 PM) MAbans: You can take a lot more dmg but you aren't invincible
(11:24:23 PM) MAbans: Because, all players have a chance to give a crit' hit..
(11:24:37 PM) Michael EPGS: oh
(11:24:49 PM) Michael EPGS: lol, CRITICAL DAMAGE
(11:24:52 PM) MAbans: So a solider shooting a crit rocket, can easily kill 5 guys (Most I've done) in a single shot.
(11:25:10 PM) MAbans: The rocket comes out all glowly
(11:25:57 PM) MAbans: The medic is kind of useless for any offense.. I've seen some good ones who have killed me with their brain saws but they are weak..
(11:26:06 PM) Michael EPGS: Alright man, enough. I ain't gonna be playing this game and you're making me giddy.
(11:26:15 PM) Michael EPGS: Haven't seen you excited like this in awhile :-o
(11:26:20 PM) MAbans: So they need another player.. But cool thing is you still get points for helping
(11:26:32 PM) MAbans: So if you kill 4 people you get 4 points as well as do I.
(11:27:00 PM) MAbans: So there is constent incentive to keep healing and of course the person you are healing to keep you alive..
(11:27:23 PM) MAbans: Oh they have an ubershot that makes them invincible for 10 seconds. that's cool too
(11:27:28 PM) MAbans: anyway gonna try that?
(11:28:00 PM) Michael EPGS: If Steam has a demo week for it, yeah.
(11:28:16 PM) MAbans: I'll buy it for you... it's only $20
(11:28:26 PM) Michael EPGS: You do that and I'm your dedicated healer.
(11:28:27 PM) MAbans: You can pay me back if you like it. Which you will.
(11:28:39 PM) MAbans: Gimme 2 weeks.
(11:28:42 PM) MAbans: I'll gift it to you..
(11:28:43 PM) Michael EPGS: It's not a matter of being cheap, just don't got the money, you dig? :P
(11:28:48 PM) MAbans: Wird.
(11:28:51 PM) MAbans: word..
(11:28:55 PM) Michael EPGS: What class do you play?
(11:29:15 PM) MAbans: There are my stats
(11:29:15 PM) MAbans: http://steamcommunity.com/id/Marcelo_Abans/stats/TF2
(11:29:30 PM) Michael EPGS: Soldier ;D
(11:29:31 PM) MAbans: I'm was gonna write a review for this game on destructoid.
(11:29:46 PM) MAbans: I'm just gonna copy paste this convo..
(11:29:55 PM) Michael EPGS: Smart ;-)