As an avid cs player (I've played CS since 1.5- which includes 1.5, 1.6, CZ, Source, and also the original xbox version I have to say this is a great "update" to the game. Basically, take any cs game, add new visuals and slightly tweaked dynamics such as the physics and map layouts, and add in an intelligent matchmaking system and you got CS:GO. Unlike some, I personally like this game. It reminds me of my old days playing CS 1.6 and 1.5. When I was playing the game, someone said, WOW, head shots give me the thrill they did like in 1.6. I have to say that I couldn't agree more. I now know what was missing in source (aside from many other things). The first few days of the game the community looked huge! But the server list seems to slowly be shrinking already, and I'm assuming this is in no way related to the release of GW2 *rolls eyes* ;p. Hopefully the community perks back up soon so it feels like a unified CS community. My only other criticism, besides the already shrinking community is that the $15 price tag, and even cheaper if you got the early bird discount, seems to have invited a lot of hackers. And I can say that I see the mentality - if I get caught and banned, just make a new account. This sort of defeats the purpose of having a $15 price tag - which is to make the game accessible to a lot of people at a reasonable price, but unfortunately those "people" include hackers.
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