I understand not everyone likes the same things, so I am not going to argue anyone's opinon as that is pointless. I will say that I have seriously disliked a couple games upon first impression and wound up loving them and playing them for hundreds of hours.
Halo 4 is the first Halo I have played since 2006, and after many hours of Battlefield and COD it is a strange adaption. Nothing feels right the first few games, people take longer to die, it just feels off after being use to a completely different experience. A couple hours later though and I am seeing why the game is so loved once again.
Wow! You're so hardcore I'll bet you play Tic Tac Toe as a full contact sport! -HappyHappyJoyJoy
So, TC, I'm just curious. Name your top five "best" FPS games. Honest question.
OK that's difficult but I'll name 5 in no particular order, and there is more I just can't be bother to think of them, I'm open to all types of games though, not just FPS -Borderlands 2 -Far Cry 3 (haven't started MM yet) -Dishonoured is OK, little disappointing -Counter striker is fun but feelts out of date now -Left 4 Dead (on PC)
Many of these are first person adventure games. You're classifying Halo 4 as terrible because of its online multiplayer. That means BL2, FC3 and DIshonoured are out of the running. I'd take L4D out as well, since the multiplayer isn't a balance-heavy, map-heavy, large server experience. It's still based on adventure rather than combat.
This leaves CS. And honestly, if you're basing your FPS judgement of a hacker-heavy, clipping-error-filled, host-advantage-based, whoever shoots first wins, dated as all hell, horribly flowing game like Counter Strike? You've got problems man. Was CS fun? Yes. Was it great? No. It was awful.
You need to set your standards a little differently, because basing your opinions on essentially one almost-dead hackstravaganza means you don't really know what you're talking about.