As opposed to mere speculation
about the game, I'll tell you instead about my experiences with it. While its still not scheduled for release here in the us for a number of months, I managed to get a copy anyway. My thoughts:
Quite possibly the best game I've even played. Well, it may not end up being my favorite, but the detail
in this game is amazing. Not the texture resolution
mind you, but the different ways it can be played and the different game types mixed. It begins as your standard fps
affair, but as the game progresses, you first learn to work as part of a squad, then command a squad. You'll also learn to drive an M1A1
tank, and fly a Cobra
gunship among other things. Its a FPS
sure, but its much more. Strategy
, Role Playing
, its all their. I accidentally shot one of my squad in the head, I genuinely felt bad
about it. That's the level of involvment this game has.
is simply generations ahead of what I have played against before. Unlike, say, the Delta Force
series, your teammates act logically
and intelligently, in fact, sometimes you find yourself riding the coattails of your brilliant teammates. The enemies
will run when they need to, throw grenades
at the right time, call in the tanks when they hear a disturbance, etc. They hit the deck when being fired upon, and hide when they're outnumbered. Overall, extremely impressive
The maps are amazing too -- none of this 'We only generated a box X big, so don't run that way, or you'll reach an imaginary wall'. These are fully rendered
entire islands, and they're pretty massive. I'd estimate an hour or so irl
to run from one end to another on foot, much less via vechicle of course.
Overall, a very engrossing game. I'll definitely buy it when its finally released here in the us, if just for the documentation. Its well thought out and well implemented, with a plot to boot. Its the best game I've played since Jagged Alliance
. If you enjoy any of the genres it takles and want a challenging game, this is it.