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?
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:
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