I've got an itch to run around and shoot people, human players, not AI. My problem is that AFAIK shooters boil down to either run 'n gun reflex based affairs (quake, unreal) or overly realistic tactical shooters (counterstrike, rainbow 6, GRAW, battlefield, everything). I'm simply not good enough to compete with the junkies that play counterstrike all day long, and I hate
tactical shooters. Is there anything out there that strikes a good balance between these?
I want something where I can use my wits to help me rather than skill alone, but still be able to take a few hits and keep on fighting. RPG qualities, like stats, equipment, inventory, etc. would be great but aren't absolutely necessary.
I've been playing Gunz
a little bit and it doesn't quite satisfy. I like how it mixes gunplay with swordfighting and being able to gain experience and buy better equipment, but it's too easy for people to exploit glitches in the game and use cheap tricks and such.