I’ve talked to some people here and there, read some reviews, seen some forum posts about how the game is bad etc. I can’t quite figure out the real reason people don’t like the game, because I honestly doubt it’s because of bad matchmaking and “poor” balance right after a launch. I personally didn’t really find any of these issues that bad at all, as soon as I changed my steam download region at least. However, this is not supposed to be a discussion about just the few issues specifically.
I also think that most mature people will recognize that these issues are common in games right after launch and not give them too much merit. I want to try and figure out why some people dislike it, and my idea is that the learning curve is too steep compared to the expectations people enter the game with.
When I first tried the CTT, I didn’t know what to expect, so I basically had no specific expectations.
I went in just thinking that it looks cool, funny and like just another FPS game.
When I began playing it, I became incredibly confused and overwhelmed with information, about an hour later though, I had found the best game I ever played. I’ve probably got about 120+ hours if you add up all the tests at this point and it’s rising.
This was my first impression experience with the game when I didn’t exactly have any expectations, all I knew was that it was a new FPS game and that I was growing pretty bored with most FPS games out at the time. I don’t think a lot of people went in with the same expectations, or lack of, that I did. From what I gathered from the people I talked to, read about on the forum and some of the reviews.
It seems to me that they went in with a expectation that the game is yet another FPS game and that it IS similar to other FPS games they’ve played. If somebody does that in this game, then going straight into PvP, or even some PvE mission, is going to become a rude awakening for them.
I think that if you go into a game like this with the wrong expectations, then you’re probably going to have a pretty bad time because you suddenly need to climb a fairly steep learning curve compared to other FPS games. Which I believe is pretty frustrating.
I had this issue when I started playing Company of Heroes for the first time when up until that point I had been only playing Command & Conquer games. I got my ass kicked by the Easy AI like six times before I learned how to play to the degree I needed. The only reason I stuck through that frustrating experience was because I thought the game had great potential for fun, if you knew how to play it. As it turned out, I was completely correct, the game was incredibly fun to play once you got past the steep learning curve, but not everyone is going to realize this with all games and might miss out because of it.
What I want out of this thread is discussion on the topic and whether or not you agree/disagree, why and maybe some examples to why.