Awesome if you have just the right system else painful to play.
21 June 2011
Summary: I'm disappointed because though I believe that if I spent a several more laborious hours attempting to fix the issue I get video lag or cpu lag with this game that I have yet to be able to correct. I have an i7 950 cpu OC'ed to a stable 3.31GHz with 8GB DDR3 RAM at 1640MHz, a GTX 590 at OEM settings with a GTX 260 OC as the dedicated Physics card on a WIN 7 Ultimate 64-bit platform with all of the Windows updates blahblah...
Summary: This game has great goals - a persistent real world war environment however is is extremely difficult to use. I am a hard core gamer and have been gaming since the mid 90's and mastered many games and thrown a lot of them by the wayside because they were just too complex. I have played EVE for about 6 years and that has been said to be a very complex game and it is - but the developers have consistently made it easier to use.
The most realistic Alpha Software simulator on the market
Amazon Customer, Amazon
27 March 2011
Summary: This game is for hardcore simulation of Alpha Software, and as such, will appeal to people who want to be video game testers. These people will find no small number of bugs. Anybody looking for an actual finished video game though, should not bother buying this. The buggy experience begins with a DVD that will not read in some computers. Mine only read it as having 8 character file names. Once you begin with the game, you encounter many more lovely bugs.
Summary: Just a few things to say. Ive been looking forward to get this game for a while and unfortunately I was really disapointing. The concept is incredibly awesome as far as buidling your base and units in a 3d first person or 1st person environment. Usually base buidling and such is based on an overview layout and the player doesnt get the option to be 1st person with detail. So thats a huge pro. Sadly though, its one of the buggiest games I have ever played.
Summary: My friend bought this game and played it once or twice before getting bored of it. I decided to give it a try and was thoroughly disappointed. To say this game has bugs is an understatement. To say its a simulator is an over-statement. The enemy AI has aiming skills that puts Mark Wahlberg's character in Shooter to shame. At one point, I lodged a stinger missile into the cockpit of a Mi-8.
Summary: This is like putting Turtle Wax on a used car in hopes it sells better at trade-in. It is a slight improvement from Arma I, but dry. The developers should have spent more time on the single player story line. Tacky and dry. The whole 'earning money' bit really takes away from the realism as well. As for multiplayer, again, an improvement... but I spend myself using the game as a running simulator than a military sim.
"Ultimate" Military Simulation - DEFINITE quotation marks!
J. Chamberlain, Amazon
29 August 2009
Summary: Armed Assault 2 (ARMA 2) is a military action-startegy game based around squad and platoon-level tactics. The biggest problem with this game is it's complexity and interface. They claim to have "intuitive" controls, but it takes a series of obscure keystrokes to do even the most basic tasks; Let alone while being fired upon! There is a tutorial ("Boot Camp" as it is called), but the tutorials are confusing and lack several of the tasks needed to complete the campaign.
Summary: In a few words...an unpolished BETA. On a high end machine the game looks beautiful, and the landscapes have depth that no other military games can even touch, but aside from the graphical prowess and massive scope in the MP games there are just too many flaws to fairly recommend this game except to the most die hard fans of mil-sim action games.
Summary: The best feature of ArmA 2 is the superb graphics. Bohemia Interactive is lightyears ahead of everyone in making realistic landscapes, light effects, and models. The animations are a bit sparse, but what is there fits well with the game. Unfortunately everything else turned out to be a disappointment.