Excerpt: After a long wait and a lot of hype surrounding the game, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising has been released. How does the sim style shooter stand up to MG scrutiny and how good is the conversion of a traditional PC game to a console.
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Xbox 360 Review
29 May 2010
Excerpt: Those who have become accustomed to running and gunning in Call of Duty, Halo and just about any of the many other console FPS lining the shelves, will get a rude awakening if they apply the same mindset when they’re playing Codemasters Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising.
Excerpt: The squad medic lies moaning, bleeding out halfway back down the hill. Do you risk crawling the twenty metres on your belly to administer a field dressing? Dilemmas of choice are what sets Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising apart from the current glut of other first-person modern war fare.
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...
Conclusion: If you are a huge fan of games like Call of Duty you may well feel that Dragon Rising is not for you – especially early on, before you fully get accustomed to the game style required. But given a bit of time, the tactics and game style will feel quite natural.
Excerpt: Geeks and fanboys love to argue and one of the longest standing of these ‘debates’ has to be that of the PC vs the console. The Geeks will tell us (in l33t spk) that their displays are sharper and their controls more accurate. The Fanboys will then reply (IN CAPPS!!
Excerpt: We are a plankton. We live in the sea. We eat and grow, eat and grow…. Amoeba-chomping in a microcosmic ocean. Its a simple yet addictive premise that sets up the game that was recently snapped up by Sony for both the PSP and PS3.
Excerpt: It’s Like… …being as close to war as you ever want to get. At least, that’s what the back of the box claims. If you’re unfamiliar with the Operation Flashpoint series, let’s get something out of the way right off the top.
Conclusion: If you prefer the open-world tactical approach to military battle games over the more hollywood-esque shooters like Halo and CoD, Operation Flashpoint may just be for you. As always, if you've already played, leave some commentary so readers can see a more comprehensive picture.