What to expect from the new Counter-Strike Global Offensive
After being announced, the new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive generated many doubts about it. Although many players have had a chance to see the beta of the game, others still could not “feel” the new game, having to settle for analysis and videos on the internet.
That said, what to expect from the new Counter-Strike? It’s good to make it clear that contrary to what many may think, CS: GO is not just a copy of CS: Source with a new layer of updated graphics – certain quirks are present in the new version.
Focus on the team
Some differences in the gameplay of CS: GO will give more importance to teamwork, which may not be good news for those who like to run alone on the map killing enemies. With teams of up to five participants, new equipment and weapons will prioritize the support of allied units, such as a new line of shotguns and incendiary grenades.
In addition to the new weapons already mentioned, another novelty that will affect the gameplay of the gamers is the new interface for buying items. During matches, the player also needs to be aware of the accuracy of the shots, as the sights have been adjusted to be even more sensitive if the player is running or walking.
Cross platform game
One of the features provided in CS: GO is the possibility to play between platforms, such as PC and PlayStation 3. Called Cross-Platform, the feature allows players of both systems to enter the same servers and fight with friends. The feature already exists in another game of the producer Valve, which is Portal 2. Union between platforms is always a good thing, because it means union of players.
However, it seems that this feature will not happen more between the PC and PS3, and Valve has not yet revealed the reason. It’s a pity. Maybe in the future there will be some change in that decision.
Will it appeal to everyone?
Difficult to answer this question, especially when it comes to an old franchise in the market. More old players may not like the new Counter-Strike changes, or, on the contrary, they will like the new version even more. One plus point of the game is that it will be friendlier to new players, who have no experience in the other games in the series, and this could give a renewed fan base.