Guys, CS is completely different from AA.
AA is a simulator: it tries to emulate actual combat with real squad tactics, and realistic weaponry; you are issued a M16, M203, M249 etc. just like in the army
CS is more of an arcade shooter. You can "buy" weapons from god-knows-where.
Which one you like better depends on the type of game you like to play: do you like fast paced games? choose CS then. Do you like more realistic Squad based combat where working as a team gives you an edge? Choose AA.
I think that reviewer hates to use his brain. (Much like Exploder, but that's another story)
The scoped rifle view makes you feel like a drunk sailor on the rolling high seas
Nice exaggeration. Even the sniper rifles don't bob that much, especially if you go prone.
Friend/Foe identification is very hard.
It's supposed to be. You have to be able to make quick, accurate tactical decisions. Apparantly having to think is a bad thing.
Also, gameplay seems to be entirely oriented towards getting stats.
That is utter nonsense. Gameplay is oriented towards sqaud work. (I don't know why I wrote that, but I just had to.) Anyways, if AA used the Source engine, it would be the second greatest FPS of this decade (thus far), first being Half-Life 2 obviously.