Reviews and Problems with Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
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27 February 2010
Conclusion: Xbox 360 gamers can add an extra point to the score because of the lack of technical issues which adds a noticeable limp to the PS3 version. That and an awful story aside, this is still a wild ride of a game that you should experience.
Conclusion: Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is not a game for everyone. Its high degree of challenge and tactical gameplay is for well-versed, patient, hardcore players. More casual players, even Modern Warfare junkies, need not apply unless you understand that the realistic experience offered in this title...
Excerpt: Even with the universal praise that Sega’s Bayonetta has already received, we remained sceptical about its overall goodness until we got to grips with it. After all, it’s only following the same slash ‘em up template as Devil May Cry and God of War. Or so we thought.
Pros: Superbly slick combo system that's as varied as it is exciting, Massive boss battles in stunning locations, Bayonetta. She kicks all sorts of ass and is funny too
Cons: The story. It's all over the place, Nowhere near enough Halos (currency) to buy everything in Rodin's shop, Certain QTEs are too fiddly
Excerpt: Perhaps the best thing you can say about Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is that there isn't anything quite like it available for console systems. This descendent of Bohemia Interactive Studio's realistic tactical military shooter for PCs is unique for how it deploys into your living room.
Conclusion: One could get the sense that Dragon Rising is mired in a quagmire of bugs, unintuitive menus and bad AI…and it is. The realism is unquestionable; the run and gun gameplay found in Call of Duty will not work.
Pros: Realism leads to intense firefights; extremely fun multiplayer; good number of weapons and vehicles to use.
Excerpt: Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Publisher: Codemasters Platform: PC , Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 UK Price (as reviewed): £17.99 (incl. VAT) US Price (as reviewed): $38.99 (excl. tax) It’s a mil-sim. Ok? Just so we’re all clear. It’s a mil-sim . A military simulator. i.e. not a shooter.
Conclusion: Having been quite a fan of the original Operation Flashpoint (even though I have to confess to be pretty terrible at actually playing it), I was more than a little excited to see its "sequel", or rather a game that aims to take that title's unique atmosphere and give it a makeover, land on my...
Excerpt: Grab your ILBE, because your going In Country Marine! The radio traffic came in for the new AO, and it's Lima Charlie. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is one hell of a tactical simulator with real world USMC tactics in mind.