'Valorant' Is the Tactical Shooter I Needed to Get Into Tactical Shooters

I have an on again/off again relationship to competitive shooters. I went through most of my childhood having never touched an FPS aside from the odd afternoon in senior year of high school, playing Halo over LAN in the computer lab. But the first time I had the freedom to really sink into a game regularly was in college, with Team Fortress 2. After that I poked around in the competitive shooter space for a bit, but nothing really stuck. Even Overwatch, which seemed primed to make me sink all my time into it due to its similarities to TF2, I fell off of rather quickly.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjpd5w/valorant-review