Team Fortress 2 was everything I was expecting and more. The graphics are really stunning, and I love the cartoon style character classes. All the guns and weapons look really amazing, and it makes for a fun gameplay environment.
The classes are pretty well-balanced, and I even found it enjoyable playing as a Medic. There are some maps I’ve played where it seemed most advantageous to play as Engineer or Heavy Weapons Guy, and I racked up a lot (maybe too many) kills that way. It really depends on the map. With that said, most of the official map releases are well-balanced.
There are a couple of classes that I could never seem to figure out, like the Spy, the Pyro, and the Sniper. Maybe it just takes a different type of player. And as much as I enjoyed playing as a Scout, I usually get killed off quickly. Some of my best results were as a Heavy Weapons Guy, Engineer, or Demoman.
TF2 is really a game about balance. Too many of one class in your team and you’re sure to fail (although there are times when it’s most advantageous to have an all-Scout team). If you can fill a niche that isn’t being tapped into, you’re more likely to succeed (most often that means playing as a Medic).
The game was actually fairly accommodating of my Rambo-style approach to FPS’s (aka rushing). When you’re playing against human players, I fidn the element of surprise can actually be quite effective.
It’s been awhile since I’ve played this game, but I would definitely play it again if I could connect with some more people. Speaking of which, look me up on Steam if you’re so inclined: My tag is Dr. L337Sp0on.