Who hear has played the lovely masterpiece that is Natural Selection 2? If you don’t know what it is, allow me to explain!
NS2 is a strategic FPS (kind of) with two teams of six. There are the Marines and the Kharaa. As a Marine you play as dudes with guns, big whoop. Where it’s really at is the Kharaa.
Crazy aliens with mouth cams, each with its own abilities. You start out as a small Skulk, a dog like creature that’s pretty weak, but it’s quick and can climb on walls. You can later evolve into different entities such as the Gorge, a chubby hippo creature that supports the team by building walls, planting turrets, drilling holes into other areas, and healing your team/increasing structure growth, the Lerk, a bat-vulture thing that leaves clouds of toxic spores wherever it goes, the Fade, a quick ambush predator with sickles for hands and the ability to teleport over vast distances, and the dreaded Onos, a big rhino-gorilla beast that does MAJOR damage to anything it hits.
Kharaa also have a “hive leader”, that helps buff the team, order them around, research new abilities and structures, and place them. The Marines have the same.
The Marine’s are pretty cool too. While the Kharaa get different evolutionary abilities from their Hive, Marines get different weapons and tools. Jetpacks, Flamethrowers, giant Mech Suits, the whole kazoo. Unfortunately Marines don’t have multiple classes, which kind of sucks, but it’s alright considering all the badass weapons you can get.
If you have played it, I ask you, what’s your favorite class? Marines or Kharaa? Personally, I can’t stand playing as a human.
If you’re a Kharaa player, what’s your favorite creature? My personal favorite is the Gorge. No idea why, I just love being able to build little mini fortresses with turrets I guess.