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About four months ago now I started playing Resistance & Liberation, a world war two first-person shooter based on Valve's source engine. Initially I played it with my brothers and gave up after around an hour and a half, my main reason being that, while the mod is centered on team-play, everyone was just mad dashing it and acting like it was Team Fortress 2.
Due to my bad experience I shelved it and did not look back for about a month. I then decided to give it another shot and re-installed Steam (which I had removed because of a fatal issue that I could not resolve by any other means).
I quickly got hooked. Linking up with random players and operating as a squad piqued my interest and soon became an addiction, leading me to clock way too much time gaming and not enough on other activities.
The mod has a fair load of issues and flaws. Mainly, at least for me, the lack of incentive to work as a team and instead go lone wolf as well as near zero survival value. But despite this I still draw pleasure from fighting alongside fellow gamers in a mod that, while not usually utilized, openly supports team-play and squad management which, if done correctly, can prove extremely effective.
Another thing I like about it is that weapons actually do something. Unlike most shooters where players are bullet sponges, when you shoot someone in R&L the chances of them surviving is rather low. This makes it way cooler in my opinion. It also adds a certain level of tension as a bullet could come out of nowhere and kill you instantly if you are not careful.
People can say how awful the grenade throwing is, or how the developers ruined the mod by not interacting with the community more, or that the updates took cool stuff away. But honestly that doesn't really matter. What this mod is all about is interacting and working with other players in ways I just never see in other FPS games I play. Though, granted, true team work is still hard to come by.
If you like games more realistic then Call of Duty but not as complex and intensive as Hidden & Dangerous 2, then you should enjoy R&L. At the very least give it a try and see what you think.