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Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising Review
21 June 2005
Excerpt: I love the smell of broken cellophane in the evening. It smells like... a new game! Forgive the mangling of an Apocalypse Now quotation, but it's eerily appropriate for Joint Operations. JOPS is a Massively Multiplayer Online Shooter from the same stable as the perennially popular Delta Force games.
Excerpt: This is a really tough title to review. In Joint Operations, Novalogic has done a phenomenal job of meshing together a massive online wargame using just about every vehicle and weapon ever constructed by man (except fix-wing aircraft, and most notably, tanks). Staged in various (fictional?
Excerpt: I have spent hours upon hours with Battlefield
1942, both of the expansions, and the fantastic mod Desert
Combat. I’m still a lightweight compared to friends I know who play online, particularly a friend from Florida who constantly castigates me for riding the bottom of the team ladder time after...
Excerpt: This is pure opinion here on my part, but I think Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising is the first game from Novalogic that's really got it together. They've delivered quite a few Delta Force titles over the years, and have managed to capture enough FPS gamers each time to fund the next game, but...
Summary: In conclusion Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising is a great game, hours upon hours of fun. There are some problems with it. The game was released a little too early; minor errors have popped up every now and then.
Summary: wanted to be the mother of all multiplayer games. In comparison, they have all failed. , brought to you by the folks at Novalogic who brought us the critically acclaimed game, has captured the elements of modern warfare.
Conclusion: Once you start playing, the thing that strikes you about Joint Operations is that this is a huge game. There are approximately 30 maps, some measuring the equivalent of 50-square kilometers in size. Even with 150 players in a map, it's still possible to feel alone at times.
Conclusion: Financial farce aside, those looking for a fun-yet-serious multiplayer shooter can't go wrong with Novalogic's latest and greatest, even if the AI is a bit dumb, and provided you aren't looking for the next Halo, you shan't go away disappointed.