VaranDragon wrote on Sep 28, 2023, 07:17:
Is it just me or does this look exactly the same as the previous CS:Whataver it was called? Seems like at least from a visual fidelity and gameplay experience perspective, nothing significant has changed.
I mean, as someone whose basically had some iteration of CS installed since beta 1.4 in like 1999, I can confirm, this one has significant updates to the original CS GO. Not just in the visuals, but gameplay impacting ones as well. Most notably the smoke and how it can be utilized this time around. It actually has volume to it and interacts with whether you shoot bullets through it or launch a nade at it. You can try to see what's behind it by spraying bullets into it or tossing a nade and the smoke disperses for a second.
Other than that however, I'd say it's mostly changed to keep it relevant and fresh. Obviously a fresh coat of paint and it does look super clean visually. The weapons are sharp and appear HD in comparison to the original CSGO. Some weapon spray patterns have changed (AK-47) and to me, it feels better though I know not all share that thought. Sound effects also got an upgrade and sound more loud and realistic in comparison to CSGO.
Overall, if you didn't like CSGO, you're not going to like this one much more. It's the same game with a fresh look and some gameplay tweaks to better the experience. Though I don't think they're significant enough to bring someone who never liked the originals into it.