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Team Fortress 2 Review
Posted on September 08, 2009 by Oscar Gonzalez

Medic! That all too familiar cry from injured teammates games will always resonate in our headsets like crying from a baby. The team over at Valve, makers of the legendary Half-Life, has brought us another creative production for hours of enjoyment. TF2 brings together 9 unique classes, each with its own voice, personality, and style. With online game play only and several maps to see, prepare for some great animated beat down.

After you start up the game, you are exposed to some very creative backgrounds featuring a few of the classes with bond-style music playing. The graphics are nothing to write home about but the approach that Valve took with cell shading and animation really wrap you around the humor and look of the game. Cell-shaded animation really allowed the designers to play with different looks and feel to each level and character. All 9 classes are easily identifiable by what they are wearing and wielding as their weapons. With the right mix of art design and color, you really do get drawn into the environment. Just the look alone they manage to create distinctive classes that you are able to tell what they do once you see them and an enjoyable environment to murder your foe.

There is not much along the lines of soundtrack when it comes to audio. More of the audio is in voice acting and sound effects. I have to commend the development team again on making each character unique and entertaining to hear. Let's take a look at the medic, he is a german sounding, stern voiced man. When you hear the voice, it easily becomes recognizable whenever you hear it. Another good example is the Scout, he has a Brooklyn accent with the attitude to match. So all in all the combination of great character design and excellent voice acting come together to add a touch of charisma to the game.

Now with game play, you have several different game styles to choose from including capture the flag, escort the bomb, death match, attack and defend, and point capture. Each game mode has its own fun way of challenging the player to come up with new and creative ways to defeat your opponent. The different classes have their own strengths requiring a true team effort to defeat your opponent. If you are the Spy you can disguise yourself as one of your enemies to sneak behind them and stab them in the back. A Heavy can take lots of damage, and when teamed up with a Medic, can be difficult to stop as he tears through your teammates with his mini-gun. Story line is pretty much irrelevant in this game since it's simply a PvP game.

Even with the lack of storyline and music, this game is lots of fun to play. Each class offers different and entertaining gameplay along with fun items and great weapons to use. Learning each class gives this game a lot of repeatability and fun achievements to earn.



- Arcgore

Oscar Gonzalez - Editor-in-Chief og (@) original-gamer.com | all author's articles

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