So Zombie Studios (The developers of the rather excellent free-to-play shooter Blacklight: Retribution) released a new game called Special Forces Team X a few weeks back. I downloaded the 360 version's demo when it first came out and thought it was pretty fun, if a tad generic and rough around the edges. I thought it would be a good squad-based competitive shooter to play with my usual gang of friends, so I decided to go ahead and pick it up today.
That was a mistake, and I urge you guys to avoid this game at all costs, at least as far as the 360 version goes. The game has been out about two weeks and it is already so flooded with hackers that the game is unplayable. It has been a while since I've seen this much hacking in one game. I just played three matches on three different servers and they all had hackers.
First match was a guy that went 30/0. You can tell he was hacking because when you shoot people in this game you see damage numbers. Every shot on this guy didn't generate any damage numbers like we weren't even hitting him. Second match there was a guy on my team that ran around constantly firing his light machine gun. You could hear this gun firing the entire match, never once stopping to reload, and he somehow had perfect accuracy and nailed every enemy to come into view with a perfect headshot. Third game was a guy with the knife who was literally flying around the map, swooping down to slash people before flying back up into the air.
****ing hell, this is why I haven't been playing multiplayer games much anymore. I'm sick and tired of hoping into games, only to see hackers all over the place. Yesterday some of my friends were complaining about hackers in their session of Planetside 2 that were running into their warp gates (Areas that enemies can't enter and you are invulnerable to damage while in) and killing them all. Last weekend my cousin was complaining that his guild in Guild Wars 2 went into World vs World and faced hackers that were actually DDOSing people! His guild was about to launch an attack when every single one of the members involved simultaneously lost their connection. I'm not talking connection to Guild Wars 2, I mean their actual Internet went out. Yeah, 30+ guys from all over the US losing Internet at the exact same time? That isn't odd at all.
I guess I'm going back to Torchlight II, Droid Assault, and Titan Attacks. Those have been my main games for about a week now. Nice, fun single player games devoid of ****-monkeys that get their kicks from ruining everyone else's fun. That, and painting my Warmachine/Hordes minis while listening to music on Pandora. That is a relaxing hobby, until you knock over a $4 pot of paint and have it go all over the place.