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Binky
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GO!

Reviews look good, but most seem focussed on PC experience. I guess that's fair enough considering the heritage, however it's the console players that will be new to this and need telling what their version is like.

The fact it runs on mac is a good thing. Means I can pick up where I left off having got shot of a PC years ago yet I have xbox friends that would want to play. Wonder if it's any good. I'll be downloading the demo today and finding out for myself.

hmm...
#1 at 13:24:47 - 22/08/2012
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Surely Xbox guys will just be playing CoD instead?
#2 at 15:15:34 - 22/08/2012
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I can't decide on this. Had about 20 at lunch time before heading back to work.

It certainly feels like a PC game on an xbox. I can't quite tell if that's a good thing or not. Feels VERY old school. No "iron sights", no run button, once you're dead you are dead. All the things I thought I liked about CS when I played it for 100's of hours from 2000-2004 ish.

I did like that the left shoulder button as crouch (and therefor steady aim) but I think the biggest issue I have is that the best thing about CS was owning someone with a pistol. A pistol with a controller vs. someone with a shotgun/AK is going to be VERY difficult.
#3 at 15:18:38 - 22/08/2012
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Does it have bot matches? I'd be very tempted if so.
#4 at 19:27:50 - 22/08/2012
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The PC beta certainly had bots to play with, they're alright.

The beta really didn't float my boat, it just felt like CS again.
#5 at 19:48:03 - 22/08/2012
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Unless my mate convinces me to buy it on Xbox I think I won't bother. It's still a great game, but there are better ones out there already I think.

First time I've ever really missed having a mouse too.
#6 at 22:35:20 - 22/08/2012
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Whizzo said:The PC beta certainly had bots to play with, they're alright.

Cool


The beta really didn't float my boat, it just felt like CS again.

Wish I'd tried the beta to find out what had changed. I so rarely play CS I'm probably fine sticking to CS Source every now and then.
#7 at 12:34:30 - 23/08/2012
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Trip SkyWay said:
Whizzo said:The PC beta certainly had bots to play with, they're alright.

Cool


The beta really didn't float my boat, it just felt like CS again.

Wish I'd tried the beta to find out what had changed. I so rarely play CS I'm probably fine sticking to CS Source every now and then.


That's pretty much the feeling I have too.
#8 at 13:02:08 - 23/08/2012
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Just grabbing the trial. Been without internet for a few days, so not won any new caption comps. May have to shell out for this if it's good.

Never played CS in my life.
#9 at 14:21:35 - 23/08/2012
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Half-an-hour of demo time tells me this isn't one I need to buy. Charming community.
#10 at 16:34:03 - 23/08/2012
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Binky, I have a code for this going in the review bagsies thread if you want it?
#11 at 19:25:59 - 23/08/2012
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If he doesn't, I'll happily have a crack at it. I'm just trying not to buy anything else at the moment.
#12 at 19:59:30 - 23/08/2012
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evilashchris said:Binky, I have a code for this going in the review bagsies thread if you want it?


YES please xxxx
#13 at 22:16:36 - 23/08/2012
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OK, ended up playing this a lot after winning yet another XBLA code. I really like the fact you can play through the whole thing with bots (and everything counts towards your awards, etc).

Despite some online teething troubles, I'm now really enjoying my first encounter with CS.
#14 at 18:06:40 - 29/08/2012
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Glad you're liking it. It took me a while to accept its limitations compared to CS on pc, but I must say I'm rather enjoying it now too. If you ever want to jump into a friendly game with me and a buddy, my gamertag is Binksy.
#15 at 23:46:52 - 29/08/2012

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