beautiful_country

That’s a screenshot of the first thing you see when you start the training level in Insurgency, the new shooter from New World Interactive. As a rookie player, I was curious to see if the tutorial would make me go through another ho-hum plywood walled kill house. (It did.) Before it made me run there, crouch here, and shoot that, Insurgency showed this to me.

The trainer actually had the audacity to growl “Beautiful country, huh?” You’re going to plop that scene in front of me and ask me to agree that it looks beautiful? It’s got all the realism and craftsmanship of a set from a middle school play. It doesn’t look much better once you start moving either. Thankfully, the game is better than the inauspicious start, but what a way to wow the newbie.