The graphics do make the world look more fun and I really like the little touches they have added. Instead of another flat wall, there is an area of computers or a closed office or...
And the removal of grenades (for the most part) makes this an entirely different beast. You are forced to work together, it scales back the spamming, and slows down the pace of the game a tad. Further, the changes to the classes make this much more fun, unique, and, in my opinion, increases the strategy aspect.
The heavy is truly
lethal now, medics are much more useful, scouts can really confuse the opposing classes now, the pyro is more useful, there is less of a focus of camping snipers, the demoman is no longer an "I win" button, spies have some neat tricks and can create more havoc, etc.
I would like to see them make a tweak here or there (heavy + medic = super strong, scouts are killing a tad too much, pyro could use a minimal health or damage tweak, spies need to bleed when shot, etc.,) but it is one hell of a game.
I love TFC, but for me, this fixed the things that always bugged me. I rarely, rarely play deathmatch games these days (I've been killing random players for years, it takes something unique to appeal to me) and this will definitely drag me back. I think most whiners are those that want quick, easy games.
Having experienced two crashes thus far,
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