View Full Version : Should I buy this game?

03-11-2010, 02:42 PM
Ok I've just read this topic (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1174190) to find out that this game is free, so. Could someone explain to me why I'd have to pay 4 for it? (I live in the Euro area, that's about 5,5 $). Is it free in the US only?

The original purpose of this topic was, though, to find out whether this is a good MP game for me or not. I have the Orange Box and I love TF2 to death, on the other hand I have CS:S which I really can't play, because most players are just too competitive. So is HL2DM as competitive as CS:S or is it enjoyable for a newcomer too? And, even more important, are there still people playing it?

03-11-2010, 02:52 PM
It isn't free, it comes bundled with another game or standalone.

It's pretty enjoyable from my point of view, and I'm a relative newcomer. There is still a fair amount of people playing it, and about 1000 or so servers listed.

03-11-2010, 03:35 PM
Just use the free AMD/Nvidea offer. Its enjoyable in my eyes. The community is about that of TF2, good times to be had ;)

03-11-2010, 03:56 PM
From what I've seen and heard about CSS, it seems the majority of players are like this. I've played HL2DM quite a lot and there does seem to be a greater range of player skills. You will probably find quite a lot of people who are new to it, but also quite a few good players, and a lot in between.
My advice would just be to be aggressive and to learn the different tactics. You can tell from watching someone for a few seconds how good they are: for instance, a bunny hopping player is often good, whereas someone who tends to walk a lot is generally worse.
Try and learn grenade punting and bunny hopping as quickly as you can: they're quite hard to master, but can increase your performance formidably.
Other than that, just keep playing, and go kick some ♥♥♥ ;)

03-11-2010, 05:32 PM
Got it via the NVidia promotion, thanks to anyone! :)
And I have to say, gravity gun could make any game worth playing IMO

03-11-2010, 06:21 PM
Its only free with these offers: