lurppis trashes CS:GO in interview
WinFakt captain and HLTV.org contributor Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen trashes CS:GO in an interview with PC Gamer.
The former Evil Geniuses player has been seen posting on the Valve forums about the upcoming sequel, saying "[CS:GO] is not fun. It's a terrible game right now, and it's not by any means fun."
In an interview with pcgamer.com, Kovanen put his thoughts into words, pointing out a lot of details he feels makes the game unfit for competitive play and even claiming that Valve is lying.
Concerning updated versions of the maps featured in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the Finnish talent expressed his dissatisfaction about de_train and de_nuke in particular.
"de_train is the worst with two towers, the bomb train in the middle of outside, oversized trains, ladders on the sides of trains, most of trains removed in the inner site, et cetera.
de_nuke has a lot of its best parts removed without backstairs to lower and back bombsite and short hall in lower. It all feels like they just really want to handicap the game by making it easier," he told PC Gamer.
lurppis trashes CS:GO
A recurring word from people who have been entered into the beta phase of the game's development is recoil. The vast majority is not satisfied, nor is Kovanen.
"It's really hard to control (if even possible) and it feels like you could never spray at a spot, turn 90 degrees and still be accurate at another guy. You're basically stuck one-bulleting people or going for mindless sprays which might result in two people emptying their clips at one another with both people surviving.
The bullet tracers are also really annoying and I don’t understand why they're even in the game, It seems like another effect to make it more console-like; it’s just something more that will get in the way of seeing things clearly," he continued.
However, caster Jimmy Whisenhunt, who pcgamer.com cite as a former professional – a man who never made the Invite divisions of Cyberathlete Amateur League or ESEA – believes that screen movement is to blame, not the weapon recoil.
Kovanen is not the only professional player to have expressed his displeasure with the sequel. Among others are Arseny "ceh9" Trynozhenko and Sergey "starix" Ischuk of Natus Vincere and ESC Gaming aces Jakub 'kuben' Gurczynski and Filip "Neo" Kubski.
In an attempt to convince the public that Valve are listening to the community and professional players' feedback, the video game development company has blogged about their work and launched a series of 'Meet the Pros' videos.
Kovanen is not thoroughly convinced. In reaction to some of the comments posted in the PC Gamer article, and adding some more interesting information in the process, the Finland resident states that right now Valve is not listening to CS 1.6 professionals, so either they need to start listening or to stop lying to the public.
"One more thing: Valve doesn't certainly owe me anything. I have never paid for their products, and I have made a living through one for the past seven+ years. If Valve wants to make CS:GO bad it's not a big loss for me as I don't plan on playing all my life regardless.
What is my problem then? They CLAIM to listen to CS 1.6 pros to make a good game to get the younger kids to buy it in hopes of being good, and that is a 110% lie. That is my problem. Either listen to us, or stop lying to the public."
Read the entire story over at PC Gamer.