No complicated storylines, no wildly different and unbalanced sides, just pure non-stop blasting on a handful of polished maps. The magnificent nine is back - Engineer, Demoman, Heavy Weapons Guy, Medic, Pyro, Scout, Sniper, Soldier and Spy, and it's a fight to the death between 20c0 the two teams - RED and BLU.
Team Fortress was a superb mod for the original Quake, and the first real class-based online team shooter. Each class had a job to do, no class could really get the flag on its own in a proper match, and the action was fast and furious. Team Fortress Classic was just a quick update, moving the game to a more modern engine to pass the time while the team worked on a proper sequel. Team Fortress 2 was awarded "Best Online Game" and "Best Action Game" at the E3 back in 1999. Almost nine years in the making, many gave up hope and filed Team Fortress 2 right next to Duke Nukem Forever in the category of vaporware, abandoning any hope of ever seeing the game.
Instead of giving up, Valve actually started over with a new design at least twice, and kept designing, prototyping, testing and tweaking the thing until it was just right. After presenting the game again to the public in 2006 with a completely new look, the game still kept on changing as Valve kept on tuning and tweaking. It actually shows in the trailer - it has a few details that don't actually match with the final game, simply because the details kept changing right up to the last minute. Changing, until it played perfectly.
Team Fortress 2 trailer
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