Diablo 3 and Counter-Strike

It has been about a decade since I have played Diablo 2 or Counter-Strike. They are probably my most enjoyable games from the years of 1998-2003. Having joined the Navy in 2004, I found less time to play these games, I also found myself absorbed in the addictive world of MMORPG’s with FFXI and off and on WoW. Luckily this year is going to be a revisiting of those fun years of competition and dungeon crawling for demons. The reason for this is Diablo 3, after being in “development” for 10+ years since Diablo 2 was released, is finally seeing a release date next month with a new engine and a story 20 or so years after the death of Diablo in the last game. I am interested to see where they go with the story in this installment since in the last one Diablo and his brothers were dead forever or so the story goes. I have long awaited this game and will soon be able to play it with fervor.

Counter-Strike was my first and still only number 1 FPS I have played, because the competion is actually based off skill then a rank up system seen now a days in FPS’s making longer players more “skilled”( better equipped) then new players. In Counter-Strike everyone is held at the same level and access, with the only upper hand is players that have been in the round longer, therefore having a bigger wallet to buy the better items. The good thing is on the next round everyone starts out on equal footing again. Though not given a release date yet, it is closer than Half-Life “3” is with still no news on that game, it has been announced by Valve that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be released in 2012 providing me with end of year enjoyment of the new map/playstyle. They added a new playstyle taken from the player modding community of competition based on weapons, as a players kills people they “move up” in the gun chain, eventually leading to the player only using a Knife. The most advanced players favorite weapon, and who ever makes it to the knife weapon first and makes a kill with it wins the round, making it a race to win as well as making harder to kill your opponents. It is an interesting playstyle and I look forward to trying it out and increasing my skill so I can once again get into a clan and their server start out at rank 450 and with in a week make it into the top 10 players on the server. I was at one point “lucky”/skilled enough to do multiple rounds of “suicide” runs into the enemies territory and come out of the round as the soul survivor with 1 out of 100 hp left. My most memorable kill from old CS was playing Office (my favorite map) and jumping up to look into a window and getting double headshots in the 1 second I had my head up in veiw. I miss those days and I know when I go into this new installment I have a lot of rust to knock off. I hope to maybe see some of my classmates on these games and team up to wreck havoc.

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2 thoughts on “Diablo 3 and Counter-Strike

  1. Thanks for writing about these games. Please be sure to put this in the proper category on your Feedback form. I’m not exactly sure which section this is being submitted for.

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