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CS:GO - My First Thoughts
2012-02-23 23:54
Hey guys :) This is my first blog here on HLTV.org (and probably my last, just because i'm too lazy too write long texts etc. :P) Well here we go; As many of you guys know, the "CS:GO Beta Keys" were given away today, and I was so lucky as to get one :)! I immediately started the download, and after just a couple of minutes, the game was ready to launch. When i started the game, I kinda got the "CS:S Feeling" immediately (The startmenu etc.) But I have nothing against CS:S, so that was fine by me :) (Yeah yeah, 1.6 is the best, ofc :P) So after changing my in-game sens a little bit, and also turning down the sound, I was ready to test the game on a public server. I joined CT forces, where I got to know the Buy menu for the first time. In my honest opinion, the buy menu was really annoying :S I mean, you couldn't buy like in 1.6 or Source, by simply tapping "b43, b82, b83" etc etc, (I mean you could do it, but it was somewhat confusing :S) so you actually had to do it by hand (to get it right :P), and you couldn't go back in the menu, you had to close it by pressing the escape button, and then press B again to re-open :/ So that was kinda annoying, but I got used to it after a few rounds. The first weapon I used, was actually the Scout :)
My hand was really shaky, because the sensitivity was somewhat strange for me :/ (But I managed to get atleast 1 kill with it :P)

My second weapon of choice was the "PP Bizon"
This weapon was actually kinda OK to use, the recoil was decent and it didn't take too many shots to kill the enemy (Although I might just have been lucky, hehe :P) Those were my first two "Try-out-guns" and they seemed pretty OK as I said :) But I wanted to try all the guns, although that would take some time, so I decided to try only the "standard" guns. (I couldn't screenshot them all either, because that would take too long aswell :P) But let me explain the weapons most used in "competitive gaming" or the "standard" guns :)

The M4A1: Looks like a COD gun, acts like a COD gun, but you see some similarities in CS 1.6 and CS:S aswell, mostly the spraying part. My rating: 3/5

The AK-47: Looks like a mix between the COD AK-47 and the CS:S AK-47, but the spray pattern is more like COD I would say (I didn't try the AK too much though... :)) My rating: 3/5

The AWP: Looks (again) like a mix between the COD AWP (Or whatever it's called in COD) and the CS:S AWP, but I think you can compare it mostly to the CS:S AWP, which is kinda similar to the 1.6 AWP in most ways (I mean how you use it in-game). My rating: 4/5 (This would be my weapon of choice if I would ever move over to CS:GO, which will most likely never happen :))

Now that I got the weapons part covered, I wanna talk a little bit about the movement. This is something the developers should REALLY fix, as soon as possible. You feel kinda weird when you're walking, and I can't even explain how it feels :/ But when I tried to hold in shift to walk slowly sideways so I could peak around the corner, the charakter kinda "sprung" to the side, making me vulnerable to the enemies, and that was kinda annoying...

And in the end I decided to add the Buy menu
It's in Norwegian, sorry about that, but hopefully you understand some of it :)

And the Scoreboard


Now I have nothing more to add, and I hope you enjoyed my views on CS:GO :) (It might have been boring for some, and a nice read for others, but my point is how the game was for me :))

P.S: If you see any grammar mistakes or anything like that, just leave a comment about it :P
Great blog. Cheers!
2012-02-23 23:56:20
Thx :)
2012-02-23 23:59:14
how did i knwo if i got beta key !? where is the annoucement !? :O
2012-02-24 01:17:52
you got a pm from pus saying that you got one :p
2012-02-24 01:41:53
yeah but i just needed to put like in facebook ? or i need to do more?
2012-02-24 01:52:30
I dont really get what you mean.. I just commented on the newspost and then I got a pm from pus saying that i was picked to get a key..
2012-02-24 02:08:50
ohh ok ok
2012-02-24 02:27:47
and do you like it?
2012-02-24 23:27:04
Not really.. The way of moving is weird I cant explain really. Also the buy menu isnt great but I guess that takes some time getting used to. And its too bad that you cant bind one action on 2 keys. And de_train is failing since you cant crouch all the way under the trains but you get blocked almost half way.
2012-02-25 00:15:28
should also try, just need a key:D
2012-02-23 23:56:34
+1
2012-02-23 23:59:52
+1
2012-02-24 13:24:31
Thanks for that first blog =) Keep going this work !

Tbh, i want a key for try all of that ^^
2012-02-23 23:57:37
Ty :)!
2012-02-24 00:00:11
U are really lucky guy :)
2012-02-23 23:57:37
Nice read bro, I'm looking forward to get a key and see how it sounds for me.
2012-02-23 23:57:50
Thx :)!
2012-02-24 00:00:20
by: Pus - HLTV.org
#9
Thanks for the blog!
2012-02-24 00:00:16
Hehe np :) Just felt like showing my opinions :)
2012-02-24 00:01:31
by: Dare_Dev1L - HLTV.org
#28
Thanks for a key Pus, I will try to donate for your gf's breast implants for that ;) lol
2012-02-24 00:58:27
i'll sell a CS:GO and DOTA2 steam account
2012-02-24 00:00:48
Just give it to me bro.
2012-02-26 19:09:14
that's the point, the game is too CoD alike, that's why it will suceed on videogames, only on videogames
2012-02-24 00:00:52
english, do you speak it?
2012-02-24 07:14:59
I can speak english and portuguese, can you?
2012-02-24 15:02:07
Clearly, you can't write it then...
2012-02-24 20:53:43
are you understanding what I'm writing right? you are replying me, so yes I can write in english... and please, don't act like a fucking piece of shit complaining about other people english, I never traveled abroad and I don't have the obligation of write it perfectly, so stfu
2012-02-24 21:38:17
No M4 and AKM screens? Pfff... ;)

Post edited 2012-02-24 00:02:29
2012-02-24 00:01:47
Yeah I know, I was too lazy, but now that I think about it, I have some spare time atm, just wait 5 mins, and i'll add some photos of the AK, the M4 and the AWP :)

Post edited 2012-02-24 00:03:34
2012-02-24 00:03:18
Please sir, do it! :)
2012-02-24 00:04:33
come on!! and buymenu ss pls :)
2012-02-24 00:05:47
Ok, will add :)!
2012-02-24 00:09:59
I got key but i am total newbie here :D tell me settings !
2012-02-24 00:13:39
Well I have no special setting, because i'm kinda noob myself, hehe :P
2012-02-24 00:21:04
I played like 10 minutes... :D where is console and how t set fps and that kind of shits :D ?
2012-02-24 00:25:49
I actually haven't found the console yet, and I have no idea how to set fps, rates etc etc. :P I'm just as noob as you haha :D!
2012-02-24 00:29:16
hihihih :D np, thanks for nice blog btw :D
Gl
2012-02-24 00:30:05
by: alex! - HLTV.org
#26
go to launch options (where you type in -noforceblabalb on 1.6) on cs:go and add -console

when you launch the game you will have the console up, then you can bind it like "bind f3 toggleconsole" and you will be able to use it like in 1.6

(thanks to Schypher)
2012-02-24 00:37:23
its the same with all source games just for a headsup
2012-02-24 01:48:33
alex, you never let us down <3 :D
2012-02-24 02:51:11
i can't buy a kevlar like in cs 1.6 650$, the only thing u have to buy is kevlar + helmet 1k of cost kinda frustrating.

I played with the AK, it's the same like in css (same recoil) i didn't like it.

can't switch hands.(the gun)

The movement is like css, it needs a cs 1.6 movement to be perfect.

To adjust ur sens, i can't find the right settings just in numbers( i have to guess with the line were to put it...)

It needs alot of fixing

Post edited 2012-02-24 00:23:29
2012-02-24 00:21:44
Yeah, my thought exactly :)!
2012-02-24 00:29:45
i want to play that fucking rubbish game
2012-02-24 01:03:15
+1 :)
2012-02-24 01:05:56
-the Buy menu is really nice imo, u can buy as 1.6 or css, the n° are not the same but the new menu with the circle is really easy to learn.

-the sound is random

-the recoil doesnt exist

finally, this game dont requiert skill, i won a key TY hltv.org but i hate this game. This game is NOT cs. I think valve is making this shit to make us beleive that css is a good game, because YES, css is a good game when you just tried csgo.

Post edited 2012-02-24 01:20:14
2012-02-24 01:18:08
its not only to make us believe that css is good.

they are making this game for console gamers! U can't play with recoil with a fu**** PAD
2012-02-24 13:34:06
Good read man
2012-02-24 01:27:10
Thx ;)
2012-02-24 02:51:28
Ok, after 1 hour of playing cs:go my opinion is like this :
You will notice that there is lot of options in meny, like anisotropic filtering etc...
You will have to adapt to new mouse options like (acceleration, raw input, 2types of crosshair, zoom sensitivity etc...)
Buy menu is kinda cool, but not like in 1.6.
All you have to do is press B and list of weapon and gear will show up.Buy clicking on some item you will buy it and you can buy sme other stuff with the next click.

I set my resolution to 800X600, 4:3 ratio and ofc full screen.

Movement is like something between source and CoD, nothing similar to 1.6.
Models are "ok" for me(more liek in bf3 but still okay :D).

Guns and recoil:
first of all there is a new money system, different prices for gear and guns.I tried all weapons and grenades and i must say that only awp reminds me on 1.6 (you can still do quickzoom).Ak47 was my second best (recoil seems like 1.6 but after 10 bullets it's acting strange - like in CoD or Bf3).Next m4 was big frustration for me (no silencer and spray is like on Galil in 1.6). Nova shotgun is best new thing maybe (fast strong and accurate).They tried to fix recoil to be somethin between 1.6 and cs:s and they got something new.I think that i could adapt.

Pistols: Degale is awesome(sitil reminds like dgl in 1.6), usp was too weak and fast, and big suprise was Glock(my favorite pistol :D).

Nades: I must say that Flash and smoke are awesome.Smoke is real fog and you can't see trough.HE was okay, granade with flame(idk name) is same like molotov cocktail.Decoy granade is my favorite because it sounds like some gun or pistol is shooting when she explodes.
You can see some gameplay with some guns and pistols http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm12uN1C6Uw&lis..

Maps are kinda big and wide, textures are better than that in source, you can wallbang trough all dors and some boxes.

Bullet damage is similar to 1.6, wallbang damage and other...

Final thoughts: Is this game like 1.6 - NO
Is this game like CS:S - No, but they have something similar...
It is a new game with new gameplay and i think that people can adapt to it very fast, i was suspicious about this game and i still am, but let's give it a try, who knows maybe you could like it.
I personally like this game, ofc there is lot room for improvement, especially on movement, because if they tweak movement to be like in 1.6, man you will love this game :D.

This was my first impressions, i am too tired to play it more tonight, to give you more thoughts about this game.I hope that other players will share their opinions too, and i will try to test it more and update my experiences.

Gl, and sorry for bad english :D !

Post edited 2012-02-24 01:41:59
2012-02-24 01:38:00
the spray pattern of the AK is more like CoD?

are you out of your fucking mind?
2012-02-24 01:44:46
As I stated above "(I didn't try the AK too much though... :))" So I really haven't got too much info about the AK, must've been my first spray that seemed a little bit COD'ish ;D!
2012-02-24 02:53:55
by: Schypher - HLTV.org
#37
Don't use "B" to open the buy menu, buy with "E" it's faster ;)
2012-02-24 01:45:16
When they announced cs go I had high hopes, but more I read about this game I start to think it going to suck..

Post edited 2012-02-24 02:27:25
2012-02-24 02:27:00
well when the 1.6 community refuses to take in any change whatsoever, you'll have that
2012-02-24 03:10:49
Valve : We just updated Source - not replace it"
stfu
2012-02-24 07:04:50
what? who the hell said that

if youre gonna take the word of mads nerds who dont like adjustment, then you should take the word of source players who say it isnt source and that its something different.
2012-02-24 07:14:36
Valve isn't trying to make any replacement for CS 1.6 or CS:S.
Also they said why this is NOT COUNTER-STRIKE 2.
Their goal is to get more people to CS.
This is a mainly console game and a console game can't be COMPETIVE AT THE SAME TIME.
The recoil cannot be hard and the maps have to be simple enough for console players.
Lots of things should be easy for console players.

And we know there's a cs2 and "will come before hl3 is"
and it's obvious we have more years with 1.6.

Post edited 2012-02-24 15:27:19
2012-02-24 15:23:02
F****ck

this game is something like COD + CS:S... rly nice shit, valve. =]
2012-02-24 02:33:54
Well done zilent and thank you for your personal review :)
2012-02-24 04:44:52
Thx man :)!
2012-02-24 05:03:58
Nice blog bro! In my opinion it#s another fail like CS:S...
2012-02-24 05:43:13
Ty :)! And atm it seems like a, well I can't say "bad" game, but i'm just saying that it needs ALOT of work to be a game you can enjoy :)

Post edited 2012-02-24 06:01:35
2012-02-24 05:59:28
Yes, Valve said ' we just updated it' but their goal is take more people to CS community with first CS Console game. So CS community can be bigger and we can see more prices for cs1.6/css in events
2012-02-24 07:06:13
How is source a fail, it sold way more copies?
2012-02-24 07:18:06
by: alx^
#57
Because source fails in general of E-sports (gameplay)
2012-02-24 12:50:21
E-Sports is not Valves preoccupation, they are a publisher and they sell their games to large mass.

Post edited 2012-02-24 20:55:49
2012-02-24 20:55:29
Nyc review mate =)
Hope that valve fixes the movement thing n lesser the details in maps so tht this game can get a competitive look!
2012-02-24 13:05:01
Ty :)! And yeah, I have the same hopes as you :)
2012-02-24 16:48:21
I was wary, but after playing it, I'm convinced that it could be a really good thing. Was really fun smashing all the source players on a level playing field, and although I miss russian walking, and bunny hopping, general movement was more similar to 1.6 than I was expecting, didnt feel all "Icy" like it does in source.

Still can't spray for shit like, but in time sure will get used to it.

Overall: Would be more than willing to switch my team over to it for a good few weeks and really give it a good bash at a competitive level.
2012-02-24 13:30:56
with flash you can kill enemys?

Post edited 2012-02-24 13:36:50
2012-02-24 13:36:34
TFS
2012-02-24 13:36:43
Omg, you have a keeeeyyy!!!!!
Gimme :(
2012-02-24 16:24:11
;DDDD
2012-02-24 16:49:09
Nice blog, so - csgo sucks? :P Oh man, you don't say? :D
2012-02-25 00:09:38
Thx man :) It could be a nice game, but I don't think it would fit any 1.6 gamers, it's more like something the CS:S/COD scene would like ;)!
2012-02-25 03:51:51
Nice blog :)
2012-02-26 00:24:38
ejjz <3 :]
2012-02-28 01:39:32
<3 braaah!
2012-02-28 20:39:27
by: th3W
#80
nice job !
2012-02-28 20:46:29
Thx man :)!
2012-02-29 02:27:35
Nice =)

Post edited 2012-10-06 01:22:47
2012-10-06 01:21:27
Thanks blue, bit of a late reply hehe, but oh well :)

Post edited 2012-10-06 01:24:13
2012-10-06 01:23:19

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