Excerpt: It’s very clear in Operation Flashpoint: Red River that Codemasters were trying to retain the gritty realism of their past titles, whilst simultaneously making them more accessible and fun for the masses, well, they succeeded.
Summary: Operation Flashpoint: Red River does its best to put you in the boots of a Marine Corps infantry fire team leader in the midst of both counterinsurgency operations and a conventional battlefield, showcasing the intense realism and sweeping environments that the OpFlash series is known for.
Excerpt: Operation Flashpoint: Red River is a game stuck between identities. While its ambitions as a simulation are nowhere near as exacting or disturbingly mundane as ARMA 2 ’s, it’s also too demanding and tactical to be compared to the flamboyant action that makes up the play in Call Of Duty .
Excerpt: For all the hoo-ha about switching Operation Flashpoint to a more action-orientated position in its third iteration - the looming spectre of Modern Warfare's success perhaps a little bit too much for Codemasters to resist - I still found myself face-down in a puddle of my own blood within six...
Conclusion: This game is too CoD for the tac shooter crowd and too tac shooter for the CoD crowd. This is a poorly designed, awfully made game that probably spent more money acquiring the licenses for the songs that play during the intro/outro sequences than on the actual game development.
Excerpt: Operation Flashpoint: Red River is the John Wayne of tactical first-person shooters: old-school, politically incorrect, and really (really) rough around the edges — in a throwback “they just don’t make ’em like this anymore” way.
Pros: + Highly tactical, intense gameplay., + Excellent co-op experience for up to four online buddies.
Cons: - Disturbing lack of polish; a ton of glitches., ? Why are the games in this series always so rough around the technical edges?
Summary: With a focus on being the most realistic military shooter on the market, Operation Flashpoint: Red River offers fans a far more strategic alternative to their typical Call of Duty. With its modern-day setting and team-based gameplay, the game aims to make you feel like a marine.
Pros: Excellent cooperative play, Huge missions with scoping vistas, Plenty of scaling options to make the game as blisteringly realistic (or not) as you want
Cons: Graphic glitches and low-res textures, Frequently buggy and terrible AI, Absurdly clichéd dialogue and overlong between-mission sequences, Poor checkpoint layouts
Excerpt: Red River is the next instalment of the popular Operation Flashpoin t series from Codemasters that really challenges the first person genre. Just like ArmA 2, Codemasters aims for a realistic first person shooter experience that puts the worlds superpowers on high alert due to a civil war in the...