One of the biggest video game related news items over the past week came from Valve games. Unfortunately, it wasn’t Half Life 3 (damn you Valve), but for those that don’t own one of the best multiplayer shooters of the past five years, it was the next best news. Team Fortress 2 recently became “Free to play”.
First of all some background. If you have never played Team Fortress 2, you have no idea what you are missing. It is one of the last few “classic” shooters out there. Everything about the game is “easy to learn, hard to master”. There are a couple of different game types, a couple of different (official) maps and only nine character classes. In this day and age of Battlefield and Call of Duty and insane customization, it seems underwhelming.