Publicada: 15 de abril
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I am slowly weaning myself off Team Fortress 2. A combination of Valve's utter indifference and Backscam.tf's corruption has killed the fun in both the gaming and trading side of Steam's one-time flagship, so it was with a heavy heart that I decided to look elsewhere for some F2P multiplayer fun. CS:GO doesn't appeal to me as I find it too full of try-hards pretending to be Rambo. I don't want realism, I want fun!)
Nosgoth is just out of final beta and looks like it might offer a decent alternative. If you remember the old Legacy of Kain games, this will be a familiar game world. Players compete in a twenty minute 4v4 humans vs vampires deathmatch; ten minutes per side, first to thirty kills. There are currently four classes on each side, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. For those of you that like shiny trinkets, the game randomly drops currency and items, with an award for each consecutive day you log on plus occasional bonuses for winning (anything from perks to new skins). Trading will be added soon, so the devs say.
Graphics and gameplay are great (with only a few bugs remaining) and there is a reasonable learning curve and a decent amount of players (with more discovering this every day) which means that Nosgoth looks like it's here to stay and will only improve as the months go by. Even now, it has that 'just one more go' vibe to it, which is the hallmark of any decent game.
The matchmaking is all over the place right now, but this will even out as more people start playing. For the moment though, you may find you get taken apart regularly once you get past Level 15, as the matchmaker throws you in against the big boys at that point.
Nevertheless, this is a polished and well-constructed game, and I look forward to seeing how Square Enix shape this game going forward. This will do nicely until Valve decide to give a toss about TF2 again, if they ever do...