I’ve been playing this off and on the past few days, and while it’s still very buggy, I’ve been enjoying it so far. Modern military shooters are a dime a dozen nowadays, and I think I like Insurgency because it strikes a nice balance between the arcadey feel of a Counter-Strike and a game like Squad, which I have found incredibly difficult to get into.
Here’s a nice video detailing what all it has:
As far as content goes, I feel like it does quite a bit to distance itself from the jingoistic military types. Both classes have a diverse set of character options for you to customize your character. My security forces character is a Middle Eastern woman who wears a military beret on top of her shayla, and my Insurgent is all decked out in the latest track suit fashions.
That said, there is some problematic stuff. In the co-op missions, the insurgents have a whole enemy type who’s job is to rush in and suicide bomb you. You can get a rush of these characters, and it just feels ridiculously offensive after a while. Also, as expected, the online community can be hit or miss… I’ve had games where a dude will use a slur, and the WHOLE team will call that idiot out. Other times, I’ve seen a team of Insurgents doing the typical racist stereotypes when on mic.
I haven’t seen anyone really talking about this game with Mutant, Ashen, and others releasing, so I was curious on the impressions here if anyone else has played.