Posts Tagged ‘Insurgency’

Insurgency – What it is and what not

October 12th, 2008 3 comments

I lately got a talk with one of my people in Steam Friends. He claimed Insurgency sucks because there is no crosshair and he got killed within midair.

Seriously, don’t expect Insurgency to be a Counter-Strike: Source clone. It is definitely not. It’s not even a Battle Field 2 or Call of Duty 4 copy. It’s a seperate mod for Half-Life 2. The best mod I have seen so far.

In the game, you have no crosshair. This sounds differently compared to other games, but you have iron sight. This makes the game more realtistic in my eyes.

Additionally you don’t see who killed you and you don’t see who you’ve killed. This stops the “cheater”-insults at it’s beginning because you can’t link a kill to a specific person. So the game is less noobish compared to Counter-Strike: Source where you get flamed, insulted and harrassed in every possible situation.

But the most important part: If you rush like rambo and act in no teams you will lose. How I stated before, it’s not Counter-Strike: Source where you could kill the whole opponents just because you are good.

And anyway, isn’t Counter-Strike: Source a very bad Counter-Strike clone? I played CS for 6 years (starting in 2000) and when CS:S came out it was just – uh – ugly: No skill needed anymore to be good. Just rush around, shoot on the feet and hit the head. Yeah, CS:S is better than Insurgency I see /sarcasmn.

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October 11th, 2008 2 comments
Buhriz, a map of this mod. Picture taken from the developers homepage.

Buhriz, a map of this mod. Picture taken from the developers homepage.

Insurgency – This is the name of a HL2 mod which is distributed over Steam using SteamWorks. It’s absolutely awesome. If you like modern warfare shooters you will like this. It is a mixture of Battle Field 2 and Call of Duty 4. But made as a mod for HL2 and as professional done as BF2 and COD4.

The objectives are easy: Capture points and kill your opponents. And capturing is the most important part which gives more moral points. There are different capture modes such as defend (once you lost a point it’s gone) or capture and recapture.

To the moral points: Every time you killed an opponent, you gain a moral point. If you capture an objective you gain 2 points. But if you do a team kill, you loose 5! If you got too less moral points, you simply run out of reinforcements. So if you got killed, you can’t respawn. As less people of your team can respawn as easier it’s getting for your opponents to win.

One of the sniper riffles of the insurgency

One of the sniper riffles of the insurgency

The maps are really well done. I already mentioned it’s as professional as BF2 or COD4: This counts for the graphics. The details are really deep and you often come to the conclusion “Is this still a Half-Life 2 mod?”.

To the gameplay: You can select two squads on both sides, and every squad has several classes. Two of every kind. My favorite class is the Sargent on US Army, because you’ll have an M4 with a really accurate scope.

This leads us to the bugs: The game is still in development. You will notice this when you select a class or team. Sometimes you select your team and class and just after this, you will get back to the teamselect-menu. This can happen several times.

The US Army is one of the most chosen team in this mod. Their weapons are really strong.

The US Army is one of the most chosen team in this mod. Their weapons are really strong.

Another issue is that if you selected a class someone else selected too, he will spawn on this class first and then you will spawn. But if this class is now full, you will spawn on a random other class. This really sucks. The developers should lock a class as soon as it got selected.

And there is an issue that you sometimes don’t see the cool loading screen. It will only appear gray with the “VAC-Ban warning”.

But the most annoying issue is that the game crashes (atleast for me and Stealthrider) if you got a steamcommunity window open. Such as a steamfriends chat window. We both need to close steamfriends in order to connect to a server without crashing the game. After that, we can restart steamfriends.

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