Rainbow Six : Vegas 2
one of the best of the Rainbow Six series!
This is one of the greatest Rainbow Six games, only Vegas 1 and Raven Shield can match it... My kind of shooter, and the best shooter games have Tom Clancy's logo on them!
VEGAS 2 is prolly the best multi-co-op shooter
My problem with Vegas 2 for the PC is the Controller! You need to by a Microsoft 360 controller for windows which costs roughly 56$. Now i like using my mouse and keyboard, but sometimes i would like to sit back and play and not sit so close to my monitor. And the whole wireless keyboard and mouse thing isnt as responsive at a greater distance. I think Ubisoft has created an illegal monopoly with this terrible feature. They need to allow Logitech controllers. I feel they need to be sued! Other than that, this game rocks! Im not interested in storylines when im playing a shooter, who cares. Story lines are for adventure games. THis game is great for those who like to play shooters with their buddies. I also like the Wall cover feature, making it look realistic. The gameplay is addicting. First week i didnt sleep! They need to add more weapons and features, but keep the WALLCOVER! shooter games lack this! It helps, and makes it interesting!
I havent played a "war" type shooter in some time because npthing out there very appealing in long time.. I needed some action and Vegas 1 wasnt great, but not bad so i flipped down a few sawbucks and got Vegas 2. This game is simply horrible, I cant even call it a game. First off, its an Xbox port. What this means is they made it for Xbox and want to suck up extra money so they compile it for the PC and basically piss us off, because they just dont play the same... Anyhow the real truth is.. this game is not a game.. its a pathetic storyline, game where you do some urban ops, but because the game was made for xbox, which doesnt have a mouse, they decided to screw with the mouse sensativity on the pc. (Custom Sensativity with mice does not help much, I have a G9, they seriously lock out control) What this does is nothing more than tick you off as you have very little or absolutely NO control over your gunsite aim. So while enemies pop around corners, you are about to throw the mosue thru the window because you cant get the target on the enemy.. thus the enemy shoots you and with the pathetic, "wound blur" and whatnot you find yourself unable to control your character whatsoever and enjoy the "content" which is as basic and boring as I have ever seen. Seriously this game offers ZERO entertainment and will raise your blood pressure and if quality played a part in what products can be on shelves this one would be a MUST RECALL, i wouldnt play this game if i got it free and no other games exist.. IT IS THAT BAD!
I hope Mr. Clancy is getting paid ALOT
Because this game is, as well as the previous Vegas 1 and Lockdown, an embarrassment for Ubisoft. First off, it's another console port. But big picture-wise, this is UBI's 2nd failed attempt to make a COD4/Halo2/TF2 clone and appeal to those crowds (and that profit), while at the same time crapping all over a respected franchise that, before UBI acquired it, people knew what they were getting for their money. The gameplay has changed so much from what R6, Rogue Spear, and Raven Shield were that it is almost unrecognizable (unless of course you play the aforementioned games). The single player campaign is mindlessly boring and contrived, and the multi-player, which used to be the meat-n-potatoes of Rainbow Six games and what kept them fun 1 and 2 years after release, is still, after 2 or 3 auto-downloadable patches, in shambles and flat out not fun. Don't buy this. It's not Tom Clancy, and it's definitely not Rainbow Six.
Could be a fantastic game, if made by a better company.
Let's get the good things out of the way first. Rainbow 6 Vegas has an ingenious game play system implemented with it. The Cover system used in Rainbow 6 Vegas is a fresh and unique way to go about the tactical shooter. It gives the game a great sense of tactical presence and is very unique. If any of you have played the old game "Winback" for PS2, the system is similar to that. It's a Duck and Cover system where you utilize the terrain as your protection, which can make for some really interesting firefights. You now also have the ability to create a custom character which places "you" in the game as an actual Rainbow Operative. The Story itself isn't bad, and unless you have a specific idea of how you'd react to situations the character is genderless enough to make it a very nice and rich story for you as a character to be immersed in. With that said, there is precious little "new" equipment for your operative to wear in Vegas 2. Most of the equipment is rehashed from Vegas 1. That said, the equipment from Vegas 1 was highly varied and allowed for a large variety of choices and styles for you to create your own perfect operative. So what you see is that the bread and butter of this game is solid from a design aspect. It has a wonderful Gameplay system with a very rich immersible character creation system which can really put you right in the action when you're playing. Now for the negatives. While the game as you've read so far has amazing features and super customization, it is riddled with bugs. Unless you have the exact computer that was using to create this game. Chances are you're going to run into some kind of issue with performance. I HIGHLY recommend visiting and reviewing the Vegas 2 Forums before you buy this game to make sure you won't be running into an issue that is plaguing a lot of the other customers who dropped a lot of money just for it to work below expectations or not at all. There are issues with Firewalls, Port forwarding, Native languages (yes) which can interfere with your ability to log in. If you have a good sound card, any kind of hardware acceleration will cause the sounds to overall not work. Gunfire will not register, there is good deal of Popping, mission critical sound effects, like Orders, will sometimes not play or cut out halfway through playing. From a Design point of view there is also a big issue with the "new" content in Vegas 2. As said earlier, a good portion of the Customization for Vegas 2 is simply rehashed models from Vegas 1. Well along those lines, a lot of the multiplayer maps are from Vegas 1...and before. You're looking a remake of Oil Refinery and Import Export from Ravenshield (Rainbow Six 3). There are about 3 new maps, some or most of which have reused textures from the first Vegas (like Dante's Casino). The new gun Models themselves are OK. The animations are not. Unless the animator had the ability to use an animation from the first Rainbow 6 Vegas there is a stark difference in quality. The reload animations on the new guns are shoddy at best as well as a bit inaccurate. I've seen better animations in counterstrike. As well as the hostage animations. As you're probably aware games like these usually have the budget to use "Mocap" or Motion capture technology for their models. Which is why Jung and Michael and the Terrorists look so fluid and realistic. This is not the case with the Hostages; and as well as not being Mocapped, the animations are horrible at best. Online play is laggy again. The same issues that plagued the first one are still here...and possibly magnified as well (as there are now issues with simply logging on). They have released a SADS (Stand Alone Dedicated Server) So if you can find one of them, chances are the lag wont be as bad. However, if it's not present the game jitters and stutters. I've also run into an issue with Punk Buster not working properly which wont allow me on to those servers. I
Not as good as I thought
I am a HUGE fan of RSV1 but mainly the online play...especially the attack and defend mode. On RSV2 the online mode in my opinion is very poor, limited respawns on attack and defend, I don’t get it. Why not let the host of the room decide what he wants to play and have unlimited as an option. and why not bring back the calypso casino, that is the most played map on the first game and I know there are ALOT of people disappointed that the map is not there and once again a lot more people are upset about the respawns. I myself enjoy the story mode but I buy games mainly for online play, you can only play story mode for so long before it gets boring. I also enjoy the terrorist hunt and like the new ranking system but even all of that cannot convince me to play the online play, I have returned to RSV1 to play attack and defend as well have many others. Honestly I wish I could have my money back, I have stopped playing the game about 3 days after I bought it....Maybe they can put a patch through to fix all of this I am not sure but something needs to be done...
A Great follow up to the original
I played R6V1 when it came out and for many months after its release. Granted there were plenty of bugs and problems with it, the graphics were not nearly as good as they should've been. Especially in comparison to the 360 version. Now that I have played this one (R6V2) I am very very very happy. I have the graphics turned all the way up to full and they are crisp and look great. The game play is much like the first one, as one would expect in a sequal, with a new feature (sprint), with sprint added to the cover system it makes the combat exciting and intense. Yes just one feature does that. I have enjoyed hours of coop online play and regular TDM play. This is definately a good buy. I suggest it to anyone who loves the R6 series or any kind of tactical shooter. 9/10
Still looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!!
I was hoping for a product that would be a follow-up to "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas" not one that in every respect looks and plays like it came before "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas" ! The graphics are reminiscent of those of 5-6 years ago, dropped weapons and AIs lying/standing "on the ground" about 4 inches above the surface. Sooooo many doors to breech, no ability to go prone, unable to jump small furniture or walls, still can't send members of the team to separate locations........also, it would have been nice to be able to save the game at more frequent intervals. With games like "Crysis" and "Call of Duty 4" now with us, "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2" is a huge disappointment for me, both in graphics and storyline. The game is also significantly shorter than expected.
Think about this...
One of the biggest things that killed Vegas for a lot of clans was not the game play, it was the total lack of server support. I have a clan that has been playing the R6 series since the day of msn game zone, we all enjoy the series and where it has gone. However if a game is going to be truly successful then they need to make sure we have a way of admining the game properly. This isn't a request this is a requirement, so before anyone purchases this game take the time to read the forums at ubi.com and make sure we are going to have some control ... just my 2 cents.
Why is it not a tactical shooter?
R6V is the pinnicle of a perfect balanced shooter between realism, cinematic, and fun! You can't design a quality game like this if it is not done by an really good dev team that knows what they are doing. R6 series has gone through a lot in the past going back and forth in its various iterations between hardcore realism and fun that FINALLY in R6V, has got that chemistry dead on right. It is both FUN and it is TACTICAL. You still have to think about your approach and study the environment to your advantage. The only difference between this and old rainbow is that the gameplay control IS A LOT BETTER in R6Vegas and it does not punish you heavily for making minor mistakes. After all this is a game! If extra challenge is required, there is always a harder mode which is much like one shot kill by npc. What is a run and gun shooter? Quake or Serious Sam are run and gun shooter. Do you run circle or bunny hop around enemies in point blank range to kill them in R6V? NO! so this is not a run a gun shooter. It is a tactical shooter that let you properly enjoy it. Both R6V and GRAW series are the top of everything measured against now. It is that awsome of games! There place in gaming history is set until something better comes along which is probably the next shooter coming out of UBI soft. If you hardcores like your oneshot, everybody wipe, super accurate npc, pointless time consuming planning that needs to be done over and over again, there is always that ArmA game that came out you all can go play.