KrazyerKate wrote:really? Team Fortress is better than MW2? I thought it just came down to personal preference. Is there a metric for how good a game is? How well did MW2 score on this metric?
do ? Modern Warfare 2 ( 86 ) vs Team Fortress 2 ( 92 )
to be fair, Modern Warfare is really an xbox game
above all else.
Here's my theory about shooters: every game is about shooting people, but they all differ in what is valuable to the player. Halo's about the weapons, Team Fortress is about interaction between players, and Modern Warfare 2 is about the maps themselves.
In Halo, the player with the best weapon wins. You do well if you manage to get your hands on the sniper rifle or rocket launcher, so gameplay revolves around getting the good weapons for you and your teammates. When people complain about the game, they complain about the douchebag with the sword.
In Team Fortress, the player with the best teamwork wins. You do well if you manage to organize an ubercharge or a buff-banner, so gameplay revolves around communicating with the other guys on your team. When people complain about the game, they complain about the douchebag playing spy/sniper and not talking on the mic.
In Modern Warfare 2, the player with the best location wins. You do well if you manage to hold down the mansion or embassy, so gameplay revolves around getting yourself into the better camping spot and protecting your weak spots. When people complain about the game, they complain about the douchebag that camps the same spot the entire game, or the douchebag that never stops to camp at all (marathon/commando).
personally, I'd enjoy TF2 much more if I could play it on the xbox. The PC version is just too damn fast and twitchy.