Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
Not a bad game but still not what expected
I was hoping for a more Operation flashpoint original game. However what I gt was a unfinished short console port with not so great controls. To start off the game runs great and sounds sounds just as good. That is about where it ends. This game mostly has a focus for multiplayer but with horrible connection to authetication servers its hard to even log into your account. On top of that in order to join a game you basicly have to know people or you wont get into a game at all because of the lobby system this uses.( Pros -Runs well and looks great -Awesome sounds -fun coop if you can get it running. Cons -controls are lacking PC friendlyness -buggy right out of the box from single player and multiplayer is even worse. -Clearly a straight console port. -Campayne is way to short and dull. It doesn't feel like you really have an impact on the island. I give this game a 7. There was so much potential but it was wasted. A Pc patch should be out by the time this review goes out. -James Davis
What the heck happened???
I played the original OF and it was made with realism in mind, since at the time it was partially funded by the military as a training platform, before Americas Army came out. But now it feels like an arcade port from the XBOX. I remember playing the original and having to know how to read a map, military style was part of the charm, but now, everything is waypointed on your hud changing everytime you get to a new checkpoint... lame. Graphically, it's far superior since the last one came out nearly a decade ago, if not more. But the original felt more like a combat simulation. There are other games out there that have pulled of this kind of gameplay better with better graphics and much more realism. If you're rich and just have money to burn, then buy it, if you're looking for a great simulation style fps squad combat type game, wait for something better. I hear Modern Warfare 2 is due out soon. Hell, crysis is almost 2 years old and stomps this game into the ground in every aspect. Skip this one.
This game is NOT a 10!!!
You guys giving this game a 10 are doing no one any favors. No game with this many bugs deserves a 10....END OF STORY! The multiplayer is completely broken and has no dedicated servers...in other words they are following the 360 path. Also did you notice the game sites didn't post any reviews until well after the console versions? My guess is that the pc versions were sent to the game sites IGN/ GAMESPOT/ETC. much later because they knew it had issues. In my opinion there is no excuse for this kind of half finished product to be on the shelves. Now all that said I'm not bashing the single player...only the multiplayer. But still the multiplayer should be in better condition than this and should not have shipped unfinished. It's pretty much false advertising to say it has multiplayer but then the multiplayer is all but completely unplayable. The game has potential…just unfinished at the moment.
Repsonse to Darksteps
Hav eyou bothered to look at the game settings? You can change the HUD realism to having a HUD to having nothing on the HUD at all and a setting inbetween. The point is to make the game appeal to more people. Hav eyou bothered to look at the game settings? You can change the HUD realism to having a HUD to having nothing on the HUD at all and a setting inbetween. The point is to make the game appeal to more people. Hav eyou bothered to look at the game settings? You can change the HUD realism to having a HUD to having nothing on the HUD at all and a setting inbetween. The point is to make the game appeal to more people. Hav eyou bothered to look at the game settings? You can change the HUD realism to having a HUD to having nothing on the HUD at all and a setting inbetween. The point is to make the game appeal to more people.
This game does not deliver as they advertised. "Most realistic FPS ever" It's not. It was released plagued with bug's. The interface for commanding your squad is a virtual Q-Pad. Infact the game is just a Console port to PC. It doen't have Dedicated servers, Someone (you) have to host a Multiplayer game through Codemaster (server) that is down everyday usually. If you ever manage to join a game and the host drops the server kicks everyone one, obviously. There's no support for flight control joysticks, oh but you can use a Xbox360 game pad for your PC? Read the CM forums first you will see 100's of threads about things that people feel mislead about this game. This game will be forgotten about in a few weeks and no patch is gonna save it imo. Save your money and wait for the FPS coming out soon.
A fun, and different experience
I got this thinking it would be okay just something to beat. Well i ended up loving it, i was suprised considering all the horrible reviews it got. The story line is okay but the combat is fun. Idk, i like it on the computer more than i like MW2 on it, but this games is garbage on the console while MW2 is way better. I enjoy calling in airstrikes and thing of that nature. The weapon work well and everything is balanced nice. I think it is a rent for sure. i didnt die all the time either and i played on normal, idk it was just somehow better than MW2 on pc but not better then MW2 on consoles... The graphics are average next gen and the sound is too, but i love the interface a lot for some reason and the aiming reticle, i would recommend this to any common shooter fan
Wasn't sure but glad I did
After reading so many people saying this game was better left on the shelf, to wait for a demo, etc etc I was really uncertain about buying it. I played the hell out of OFP1 plus whatever community mods met my liking and to hear folks saying this game was a step far from the OFP1 made it hard to spend the money. Broke down and bought it last night. VERY glad I did. Haven't slept much and at 35 staying up all night playing a game isn't something I do much. Yeah the graphics aren't the latest and greatest but if that's all your after then I feel sorry for you. If you have an open mind for a great game that will challenge you and you're tired of the same ole same old from COD, MOH, etc then grab this. You won't regret it.
Did someone finally put COD out for the Count??
Yes it has to be the greatest FPS I have ever played. I admit that I have been playing the COD for several years and have just enjoyed it but I was never really impressed with the game. It was and still is fun. Well lets me rephrase that (It) was fun! OPF puts any title to shame that claims to be a FPS war shooter. This is not an arcade game like COD or Battle Field. This is a War Sims hands down the best game to date. I use to play the Old OPF on my P4 and it was fun back then as well. Now it is Fun and Intense (That is an Understatement!) Yes you are put on the Battle Field and have no idea what the hell is going on but that is what our tax dollars pay for >> joke..so at first it is a little frustrating but hell how many times have you really opened up a user guide to know how to shoot a Rocket Launcher.. (Hint Keep the Cross Hair on the Target for more than 10sec). or order Commands. It just takes time. Oh and for the Difficulty level from normal being HARD but Real and the Hardest Mode being well just extremely Difficult but not impossible and it still holds that true to real life feel...Unlike hardest mode setting in COD WW it was just stupid and I am just glad that COD now is sweating bullets. This game ROCKS and Codemasters where are the Commercials for this game. What Gives Pass on the word and keep this game on top!
Possibly perfection for once?
I've read a bit about the development of the game, and the developers are devoted to making this game as realistic as possible. COD4 was revolutionary because of enhanced graphics and physics, but doesn't compare to this. Apparently, the difficulty level only changes what you see in your HUD. 3 shots and you're dead. Getting on your knees from the prone position is lifelike, and every movement is lifelike. Even the smoke of a 1,000-lb bomb will last for up to half an hour. This might be one of those rare games worth buying and not scratching!
Best game ever
Okay, the headline title is a lie. But that's the only way to get your attention. This is not an action-arcadey shooter like COD4. If you like games where you can take a million bullets and keep on living, this game is not for you. This is the closest thing to a military simulator as you can get on a console. The AI is horrible, I'll give you fellow reviewers that. They aren't as horrible as some of you make them sound, but they are less that stellar. The graphics look dated. The same why Halo 3: ODST looks. It's running on what seems to be an engine from 2007. Do they make the game unplayable? No. Graphics don't make or break a game unless it seriously impairs gameplay, which they don't. The gameplay itself is solid. If you can't hit a target at long-range, you have to take into consideration the wind trajectory, distance, and the like. It's a simulator. One bullet can and will kill you, damage your leg, taking away your ability to sprint, or maybe hit an artery and make you reach for a medpack. You can't just hit a button and pull out a weapon from your ass like in COD4. No, you have to put the current weapon away, pull out the secondary, and in same cases (RPG) set it down, load it, and then pick it up and aim. If you do this in the open, you're as good as dead. This game is geared toward the hardcore realists out there. Not little kids that like to play army-man super solider. The game fully deserves a rating around the 7-8 area, not a 5 like it's currently getting here.