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Does anyone feel as though TF2 is overrated? I've had the game since Beta and the game feels way too casual friendly to me. It doesn't reward players for having amazing aim and game oriented skills such as bunny hopping, grenade jumping, etc. The skill curve just feels flat to me, it isn't like TFC where it could take years to get to a high level and it actually took a crap load of aim, map awareness, and overall skill than what TF2 takes to be considered good.

Now a days when I go to load up TF2 I can barely play for 20-30 minutes without getting bored to tears of how casual friendly/easy it feels to me, it seems like a game I could see people having a good time playing on the Xbox or PS3 but not on the PC. It just doesn't feel like a "core" FPS to me. Does anyone else feel the same way?
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Little too cartoony for me, but a lot of people like that.
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most public servers are on the easy side, try playing on some clan servers with mostly vanilla settings
    
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the game feels way too casual friendly to me.
That's what makes a game really great to me, and why I still like UT2004. You don't feel like you have to accomplish anything, just have fun and blow everyone up, respawn after dying, blow more people up, have more fun. That's what games are really about, having fun.
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I absolutely loved this game when it first came out. It was fresh, exciting and a helluva lot of fun.

Now, with the updates, stupid hats/gimmicks it's not fun. I want the old TF2.
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This is actually why I picked TF2 up. I wanted a game I could just get on and have fun, play with friends, and generally play non-competitively. Definitely not a game I usually play for hours-on-end, but I do enjoy getting some gibs every once in a while
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Join us on pipeline on the no [No Heroes] Servers. Games get really intense. Pub gaming is stupid.
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That's what makes a game really great to me, and why I still like UT2004. You don't feel like you have to accomplish anything, just have fun and blow everyone up, respawn after dying, blow more people up, have more fun. That's what games are really about.


It's like gratuitous sex, no foreplay, no thinking, no planning, just wham bam thank you Ma'am...or Sir where applicable.

[edit] Never played TF2, but L4D is similar in this regard.
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Does anyone feel as though TF2 is overrated? I've had the game since Beta and the game feels way too casual friendly to me. It doesn't reward players for having amazing aim and game oriented skills such as bunny hopping, grenade jumping, etc. The skill curve just feels flat to me, it isn't like TFC where it could take years to get to a high level and it actually took a crap load of aim, map awareness, and overall skill than what TF2 takes to be considered good.

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*Hands Mwarren a flamesuit...*
You're gonna need it :\\

I can't play TF2 for over a few hours, the maps are simplistic, but it's the community that makes the game fun, having good clan mates beating you, you them etc, makes TF2 great ^^
    
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I don't feel it's overrated at all. It wasn't meant to be a 'core' fps game. If they wanted that then they'd have it more CSS style. Look at the classes and look at how different they are. If you play demo, soldier (somewhat), heavy and medic you definitely have to have map awareness, (more towards demo) a crap load of aim (with pills) and overall skill to be able to face anything. This isn't some hardcore FPS game thats ultra competitive and the look of the game should indicate that immediately. Honestly if you expect some of those aspects then TF2 is definitely not what youd want to play to experience that unless you only play sniper or spy. As others have said the game is more about community and just playing for sheets and giggles.
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