« on: May 19, 2011, 07:18:01 AM »
I'm sure I'll have more than a few moments of gaming excellence to list on this thread, but one always stands out.
Command & Conquer: Renegade. For those not familiar with it, it's a base vs. base FPS based on the C&C series. As you fight, you earn credits, and with those credits you can upgrade your weaponry, buy yourself a tank, that sort of thing.
You can also buy yourself a superweapon beacon. About a minute after it's planted by an engineer class, a superlaser will blast down and obliterate any structure and opponent in the immediate area.
The map I was playing on had each base separated by a series of mountain passes. There was the base, the high ground, and then the other base in a separate valley. My team had a control point on the high ground, but the Brotherhood of Nod was winning the tank war down below.
I chose to go for my favorite tactic. If I could plant the beacon at the Hand of Nod and destroy it, the game would be over. I choose the engineer class, which is very weak by itself compared with any other class one-on-one, I bought a beacon and headed down to the enemy base.
If memory serves correct, you're supposed to plant the beacon INSIDE the Hand of Nod, but planting it outside the building was still a valid tactic. I sneak over to the building, plant the beacon, take cover and withdraw my only weapon, a pistol, ready to defend it.
A Nod engineer comes out to defuse the beacon. I burst out of cover and take him down with three headshots. Another engineer rounds the corner, and somehow I take him down in a duel. Then THREE Nod brothers come out, and at least one of them is a soldier. I'm screwed. I start withdrawing and zigzagging, trying to make myself a hard target, when BOOM, the soldier goes down. The snipers on the high ground have seen what's going on and are giving me cover! BOOM, another one Nod brother goes down to a sniper, and I take care of the last engineer.
I'm critically low on ammo and HP now, but I give the beacon one last repair boost and head out. Four Nod engineers come out of the Hand of Nod to try to defuse the beacon. The snipers take one out, but then the sky lights up, the superlaser fires, and the Hand of Nod has been destroyed.
One engineer. One pistol. One beacon. Two snipers. Done. Teamwork FTW.