Very fun first person shooter/real time strategy game crossover. The objective is to destroy all enemy bases.
It is Aliens vs. Marines, each side has unique controls, weapons, and strategies.
Each player has a first person view, and each team has 1 commander who has a top down view like a real time strategy game, directing the players on the field and giving them support and supplies when needed.
A person should first understand the game and all units and structures, learn basic strategy, and play the game for a week or so before attempting to play as the commander.
A mic silent game of Natural selection 2 is not a good thing. A player should always speak up if they want an upgrade from the commander, or see an opening for an attack. Do not stay silent and assume your commander or other players see what you see. The more information you share with your team, the better.
I have seen countless matches where a team has control of almost all of the map, but end up losing, because they think that they've already won and don't need to communicate anymore. Slowly, the enemy team just wins all the fights and takes back the entire map.
This game also has good mod support, with some nice alternative game types, including one similar to gungame from counterstrike, where you simply try to destroy the enemy base, and you get upgrades and get better lifeforms through spending points. You get those points by killing enemies.
This game has a learning curve, you can't just jump in and start winning. It will take a lot of practice before you become good.
If you were thinking about buying it, you should definitely go for it. If you stick to the game past the learning curve, you will have loads of fun.
Plus, the developers are still supporting it with free, very frequent updates, with new content such as new units and weapons, bug fixes and better optimization.
Posted: November 25, 2013