Excerpt: Gorbatsjov is proclaiming Perestroika, Reagan is putting his best performance as an actor as President of the US, and you are a grunt soldier trying to stop some rampage Soviet troops invading your country.
Excerpt: I absolutely loved Codemaster's 2009 tactical shooter Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising . Its mix of modern day first person shooter mechanics and real world military intelligence felt like the breath of fresh air that the crowded genre so desperately needed.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is I’ve only recently begun to really enjoy FPS games, and given there are so many games in the genre, my experiences range from utterly brilliant to downright depressing.
Excerpt: Games are becoming more realistic with every release as game developers strive for the ultimate immersive experience. But who really wants to go to war? Apparently, judging from the European sales of Codemaster’s war sim Operation Flashpoint, gamers are still looking for that ultimate combat...
Conclusion: Overall an amazing game which may appear too hard to gamers when first played, but after a bit of trial and error, you'll soon find yourself completely immersed in the action, and simply wanting more.
Excerpt: When Rainbow 6 came out, I tried it, and was fairly impressed by it. After all, here was a game where you could actually get killed realistically, instead of taking two rockets without dying, which seemed to be a predominant trend of the time.
Excerpt: Graphics & Sound:
The graphics in Operation Flashpoint are an oddly mixed bag. Some of the visuals, such as the character faces (with moving mouths!) and many of the buildings, are downright awe-inspiring.
Summary: Operation Flashpoint obviously draws comparisons to World War II Online, and this is what happens when the tactical shooter goes right. Fervently realistic gameplay, adequate sound, mostly stellar graphics, and expandability galore. A compelling and engaging single player campaign seals the deal.
Excerpt: The Chain of Command mod for the military tactical shooter Operation Flashpoint brings several major variables to the table lacking in the core game. Even though the player could control up to eleven other AI units while in the game (and only three tanks); triggers and radio messages--all of which...