I had to log on to say… ahem.
I’m almost shocked, because I’m arguably the worst FPS player ever. I’m having very few of the problems you guys are having with the game in terms of combat balance. Sometimes I find myself limping away with 2 HP and I still make it. I’ve died about 15 times, most of those instances to jump puzzles or the 3 pokey arms of doom.
MP5 too weak -
Hold down the trigger after peeking around the corner. Mow them down one by one. It takes just over half a clip to kill someone, but it sure is a lot better due to accuracy compared to the original MP5. I never used that thing. Now I always find myself holding that weapon. In that instance where I had 2 HP left, I was sniping the last straggling soldier with this weapon.
Revolver too inaccurate -
That’s weird, the only time I ever missed with that thing was when I was getting repeatedly shot at from behind in a frantic situation. Otherwise, I always win quick draws against Vorts.
Revolver ironsi–no. options. opt out if you no like. simple.
Soldier reaction time superhuman -
I can agree with this. It gets a bit irritating, especially because my reaction time is really sub-par compared to every other gamer on the planet. Even so, it rarely becomes an issue because I wander into a health kit or station further down the way to make up for my late reaction.
The 3 pokinators of doom -
Agreed, found sprinting to be more effective.
Grenade throwing arc -
That upward arc that is automatically added to the throw is irritating.
Grenade launcher -
Those things need to be heavier and fly slower. Right now it’s just another missile launcher.
Yeah 10 rockets seems weird to me.
My main peeve is that the shotgun needs to have slightly more spread and more damage, then firing rate slowed down. I used to have the shotgun as my main firearm in HL1, now I just use it to mop up headcrabs. Anything above that seems to survive unless I pump two shells in and/or shoot it off like it’s an auto shotty.
As for you guys, it’s not Max Payne. Take cover, use tripmines, shoot from around the corner. And take your revolvers to the gunsmith because mine works just fine.