Uptown September 20 2012

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18 September 20, 2012 UPTOWN movies ★★★★ Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Developed by Hidden Path Entertainment/ Valve Available now for the PC, 360 & PS3 Published by Valve Rating:M at all in the past dozen years, then you already know exactly what you're getting with Global Offen- sive. Playing as either a terrorist or a counter-terrorist, you careful- ly manoeuver your way through structured and incredibly complex levels to complete objectives such as planting/defusing bombs and holding/rescuing hostages — or, more commonly, simply killing the enemy team before your own is wiped out. It's one of the simplest shooters in concept — a glorified modes are being tackedonto games to artificially boost their value and any other measures taken appear to be done to appeal to as broad an audience as possible, it's refresh- ing to see a game such as Counter- Strike: Global Offensive — a semi- sequel/remake to a notoriously difficult online tactical shooter — make absolutely no concessions to compromise its singular vision of providing the toughest,most inclu- sive multiplayer shooting around. If you've played Counter-Strike In an era in which unnecessary diversions Gaming Guide Mel Stefaniuk Keeping it simple Counter-Strike: Global Offensive wisely eschews an unnecessary story campaign for a no-compromise multiplayer shooter game of cops vs. robbers — but the amount of skill and teamwork required to be able to even keep up with the players who have been honing their skills for over a decade is staggering. This is not a game for the faint of heart and, unless you're will- ing to invest the time, you're going to be spending a frustrat- ing amount of time in limbo after being killed, waiting for the next round to start. The fact that the very best players have about 12 years of practice under their belts does not make things easier but it does give the game a far more satisfying sense of accomplish- ment when you do begin to hold your own against them. The actual changes Global Offen- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive things up might have felt restrict- ive in a full-fledged, full-priced driven campaign and turned this into a $60 retail game. Instead, by sequel but, in its wisest decision, Global Offensive doesn't attempt to extend itself beyond what it is: a download-only $15 modern- ization of a formula that still feels unique in the market. 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