Summary: The most famous of the classic blunders, we're told, is getting involved in a land war in Asia. Arma III should be at a healthy remove then, centered as it is around the battle for a fictional Mediterranean archipelago.
Pros: Active modding community recycles the game's assets into wonderful permutations, Methodical approach to combat offers a welcome change from popular standards, Campaign occasionally resonates with the drama of authentic warfare, Multiplayer battles seethe with tension
Cons: Campaign is hampered by tonal inconsistencies, a throwaway plot, and awful voice acting, Controls alternate between being helpful and fussy, but they're always obtrusive
Excerpt: Arma 3 is the recent open world tactical military simulation shooter by Bohemia Interactive. The Arma series has been widely credited for its realism, “mili-sim” gameplay style, and the series’ huge scale.
Summary: Much like the warfare it simulates, ARMA III is intense, messy, and challenging. The massive sprawl of two fiction Mediterranean islands provides the backdrop to near-future lethal operations that resemble little else in video games.
Pros: Measured mechanics prioritize strategy over haphazard gunning, Coordinated attacks lead to tense warfare, A vast array of interesting user-created scenarios, Lifelike visuals can inspire awe, You can contribute to battle in all sorts of ways
Cons: Somewhat light on developer-provided content, Performance problems, particularly online, Finding a good multiplayer match requires effort and patience
Conclusion: I really enjoyed what Arma II set out to do. It was a complicated, extremely ambitious hardcore game that set out to portray realistic military combat. It had lots of great ideas, but unfortunately it wasn't flawlessly executed.
Strap on your hiking boots, it’s gonna be a long walk – Arma III review
16 September 2013
Excerpt: Although I’ve long been a fan of the Operation Flashpoint lineage, which bears a striking resemblance and supplied a lot of the coding talent at work on Arma, I’d never managed to delve into the franchise until now, and reviewing Arma III came to me as a welcome assignment.
Pros: Massive world to explore with lots of potential for long-range engagements, Extremely detailed, lush visual presentation, Hyper-realistic combat will satisfy even the most die-hard sim enthusiasts, Deeply layered co-op possibilities (if you find the right people), Huge variety in terms of gamepla...
Cons: Controls feel clunky and, at times, are frustrating, Very steep learning curve, Complex command system that can backfire at inopportune moments, Long periods where you’re just hiking to an objective, Technical issues can result in some severe performance problems
Conclusion: That's what's beautiful about Arma III. It looks utterly gorgeous, and when it's running well it's fantastic. My computer, with its -- then top of the line -- three year old components, doesn't struggle too much with running the game, but many people will have problems.
Conclusion: Abgesehen von einigen Kritikpunkten liefert Bohemia mit dem ersten Teil der Kampagne von Arma 3 mit knapp 7-8 Stunden ein solides und spannendes Spielerlebnis ab. Das klingt zuerst vielleicht etwas wenig, jedoch werden wir ja im Laufe des Folgejahres mit zwei weiteren Teilen rechnen dürfen.