Reviews and Problems with Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
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Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Review
18 May 2010
Excerpt: Something tells me that a lot of people are going to be surprised by Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising. Codemasters has loudly proclaimed that their new game will take players "as close to war as they'll ever want to get," but secretly part of me doubts whether most gamers will know what they're...
Summary: Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is a bit like the gaming equivalent of Marmite; you’ll either love it or hate it. If you have three friends to play through the campaign with and/or huge amounts of patience there is a good gaming experience to be found.
Excerpt: The single player campaign missions can be very long and time consuming, especially when you are thirty (30) minutes into a mission, catch a stray bullet and are killed. Then you must restart the mission, but dont plan on everything going the same way, because the enemy responds differently...
Excerpt: I was one of those people who was on edge waiting for the new Operation Flashpoint to come out. I played the original in 1991 and it was amazing: an open battlefield where literally anything was possible.
Excerpt: In 2001, Bohemia Interactive Studio and Codemasters released Operation Flashpoint: Coldwar Crisis . Touted as a tactical shooter/battlefield simulator, it garnered critical acclaim for it's realism and artificial intelligence, largely due to its use of the Real Virtuality engine, which at the time...
Excerpt: is described as being a realistic military FPS that requires you to issue orders, attack objectives in a variety of different ways, and in general, conduct a cautious yet aggressive campaign across the large island in question.
Excerpt: Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is the man’s man of tactical first-person shooters. This hardened sequel is a burly fellow, one that has no need for shaving cream, eye protection or seat belts.
Conclusion: Ultimately, I think Codemasters has got a lot of great ideas and gameplay elements in OFDR, but it just needed more time. There are too many rough edges here to make this easy to recommend to everyone.
Excerpt: You can’t go in without a plan. Maybe you could get away with it when facing a couple of online newbies, but when tackling the AI, strategy is a must. Whether you’re ready or not, enemy soldiers will be watching, often from within seclusion or standing so far away that you won’t even notice their...