Hi guys i just finished playing NS2 for the first time and WOW!
First of all, i played NS1 for quite some time so i thought i could move about as normal..
My first disappointment was not being able to bunnyhop as skulk :( but oh well it's a "new" game so we'll let it pass.
Now after playing two rounds as aliens on a random server my impression was poor.
I expected some of the old ns elements to transfer from the old to new but as i played more everything i liked about the old one vanished..
There are some elements in the new game i really like, infestation for one and i like the idea behind the power system but the implementation is lacking.
but oh well it's a game in progress and i know the devs have been wanting to play around with some ideas :)
Some of them go too far, since i was playing my first games i sticked to being skulk for most of the game since it's the safest lifeform with "no responsibilities".
I enjoyed the skulk since it's a simple chomping machine all you have to do is press wasd and hold the mouse (Wish that worked though) and you carve through the marines.
After some time i wanted to play around with the lerk and was really surprised, i loved the rework they did although i miss my bite but they made it workable and really useful for the team, After some playing the hive we have been waiting for is complete..
Then i realized i became god! I could fly around and dodge as i wanted and BILEBOMB the marine base. So that's what i did the next 10 minutes or so until they fought back.
Instead of the 'ol good shotty they started building massive allien lifeform consuming black holes they called "Turrets".
Wow i don't know how many times i tried approaching one but came to a complete stop after half a second just so i could flee back to regenerate.
When i got behind them i was thankful they couldn't turn 360° and started throwing the bombs.
Of course as all good things it had to come to an end and eventually someone came and killed me with a brand new flamethrower :)
So i had plenty of res after taking the time to kill all those structures and marines so i decided to try the onos!
I must say it was very very new and nice but very strange at the same time.
First of all the first attack was really really useful, I hit a guy and he got thrown back and stunned!
Then i figured why not try to hit a couple of guys and keep them from standing up after getting hit and it worked like a charm!
I got 4-5 guys grouped up and started hitting them, and i kept stunning them with my hits if i had to stop one from getting a shot of the shoptgun i would hit him a little bit more.
After managing to kill those guys without a single problem but after a while i felt really strange because they removed my devour and added a stun to the attack so the onos could nullify all damage from 2-3 targets at all time while the team kills the rest..
That's mostly what happened both games, it was like a script (But maybe you can blame the players for that i have yet to find out).
I must say i completely support the Unknown worlds team in making this game and have proven so on two occasions.
I love how the game looks, i like the atmosphere, i love the sounds!
But i don't want to see one of my most loved and played games in the wrong direction, Away from their goal!
Thanks for reading this and if you guys were playing with me tonight thanks for being so helpful ingame :)
And looking forward to playing with the new and hopefully old players!
If you require tl;dr: i really like the game but not as it is.