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Steam Insurgency Sandstorm

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Parge, 9 Nov 2018.

  1. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

    16 Jul 2010
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    Anyone played the first one?

    It's probably best described as Counterstrike merged with Battlefield. Hardcore in the sense that you die quickly, and there aren't any enemy 'markers' (you determine friend from foe by the way they look) but nothing like Arma etc.

    I've been following the development of 'Sandstorm' - essentially Insurgency 2, for a while and things are going fairly positively, which is good news with the release date coming up on the 12th of December.

    It was this or Battlefield V - and I honestly don't think BFV offers anything compelling or new for me, so likely this.
  2. Xlog

    Xlog Active Member

    16 Dec 2006
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    Been playing insurgency off and on since the release of a free mod.
    Full stand alone release was previously called "Insurgency 2", so calling Sandstorm that is a bit confusing.

    According to steam, played Sandstorm for 7h so far (pvp, haven't yet played with latest "18 pages long" patch), my thoughts:
    * I'm still conflicted about addition of call in strikes, in some rare cases they can help (smokescreen especially), but usually the person calling them in have no idea what he is doing or is spawn spamming, feels like it was added just to draw in COD crowd.
    * Vehicles so far are pretty much useless
    * Doors, vaulting, quick reloads, manual cache destruction are great additions
    * Some of the character models and voices especially are very similar between sides, so it leads to a bit of confusion about who is friendly and who is not
    * Thank god they kept scope mechanic, yes, its a resource hog, but it does look good
  3. cjmUK

    cjmUK Old git.

    9 Feb 2004
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    As per Xlog, I've played it since the initial mod. Been a great game throughout.

    Sunk about 25hrs into the current Beta.
    Addition of vehicles - too OP usually, glad they are crap so far.
    Too few maps currently (assume they are still optimising them and are rationing them pre-go-live)
    Still some Beta rough edges - facial hair is awful, weapon variety is not as good/interesting as previous version, maps vary in layout but all too similar in look & feel, still can't join mid game

    Not Sure:
    Air strikes - not usually a fan, but they are not OP.
    Too little distinction between Security & Insurgents - makes it more difficult, but that aint necessarily a bad thing.
    Dress-up barbie - can make superficial outfit changes. Why?

    It's still Insurgency through and through
    Improved graphics & sound
    Much improved AI - they can be devious & effective little buggers

    Cost me £20 - will have had my money's worth before it is officially released. I'm a member of a ARMA3 milsim unit - after a disciplined, tactical 3 hr Op on a friday, we usually finish off with a few 8-man coop Sandstorm games to let the proverbial hair down.

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