Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
Only if You're Ready
Yes the game can be hard at times. War IS hard. This isn't a COD type game where arcade gameplay rules and you can just run around trying to get your kill/death ratio up. You get shot in the head or chest and uh... yeah you're done. I see some say if you get shot anywhere you die... TOTALLY FALSE. Sounds like a COD player that is used to getting shot 10 times and surviving. If you like real damage and battles that you actually have to think about before acting, this game is for you. If you want a game you can blindly disregard the enemy and rush in, then stay with COD. It does have some technical issues here and there but overall it's a must for fans of real scenarios and outcomes. A new Operation Flashpoint is on the way too!!
Not Too Bad
I'm currently playing through Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, I'm on level 3 and i am getting my head kicked in at many a turn but I'm enjoying it. The reason for my enjoyment of suffering is because this isn't an average run n' gun fps this a war simulation and very fun, I constantly find myself thinking my strategy to take the smarter and safe approach to keep me and my men safe even though death lurks from any angle at any time. The graphics are solid with a few texture flaws but nothing too noticeable, but my only issue with this game is the squad mechanics. The issue being that if you've given them bad orders before they will tend to stop listening to you and doing there own thing, this can get very frustrating but also adds to the sense of realism. I would recommend this game to anybody who wants a challenge, if your looking for a challenge but Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising not America's Army: True solider's this game is much more solid and realistic and it features the best of the best the United States Marine Corps OORAH!!
Shouldve listened to the other reviews
I bought this game today well it was either this or socom confrontation with the bundled headset which i was going to get but they didnt have. So i just though eh ill just buy this game because it looked pretty good from the videos to the screenshots. I was wrong this game like what was mentioned in some previous reviews has bad graphics for far range. The enemies you face look blurry and not good detail at all, and since this game is based on far range it does not go well. I also do not like how you are timed on your missions. After time after time trying to get into multiplayer i finally did to see that it was very laggy. I got in a jeep right away and i started going, kind of, the jeep kept bouncing everywhere on a straight road and it was terrible. So i got out and started shooting and it was very laggy there and the ai's were going everywhere. I will say this has a good challenge but for everything else a disappointment. Im planning on returning this game.
The previous title on Xbox was one of the most realistic shooters I've played despite the extremely dated presentation. Among memorable moments: Trying to return to your forces without a map after having your squad overrun and killed by the enemy, who patrolled the mostly open terrain in APCs, gunships and on foot (in particular, having a foot patrol come within feet of me while hiding in brush); leading Abrams(?) tanks into a fast paced but strategic and epic struggle against enemy tanks over rolling hills where spotting the enemy and issuing timely commands was half the battle; engaging the enemy in an intense firefight on a hillside with few trees, having to lie prone or seek cover behind a tree and advance and flank the enemy before they had the chance to do the same. These were indicative of a taut, harrowing military shooter that was the exact opposite of run-and-gun and all the better for it. With a next gen presentation and co-op or multiplayer options, this title should dominate all others. Can't wait.
Almost a good training simulator for the Army.
Remember when XCOM was going to be remade as a first person shooter with some strategy elements? I imagine it would have looked a little like Operation Flashpoint with aliens. Dragon Rising is more hardcore than Call of Duty. Auto-healing after a few seconds? Man up and call for a medic! Think you can just run around like a maniac and rack up head shots? You'd better seek some cover. Think camping will win you the camp? Think again and order your squad to flank left before you become a bullet salad. This game is people who like games where death actually matters. You lead a squad through missions and some areas will have multiple missions at a time, and they're all for the most part pretty realistic. The graphics are a bit dated (even for an older PS3 game), and could benefit from a wider color palette. Even though you're guided through a tutorial at first play there is a bit of a steep learning curve, and your companion AI isn't perfect. I'm okay with the enemy AI being able to spot me from what seems like a mile away, because it's what attributes to the trademark challenge of this series. If you're up against snipers, then of course they're going to spot you a mile away with their slick scope. To keep this review short and spoiler free, I'll just simply say that I recommend it to someone who's looking for that Call of Duty for the smarter player. Anyone just looking for another Call of Duty will fortunately never have to worry about running out of those, and may be safer staying well away from this franchise. Below I'll recommend a few games for the tactical gamer.
More than expected!
Well this is not your normal run and gun game. Wide open area gives you the, want, to want to move extremely fast, but taking a head shot from nowhere slows you right down. This is truly a combat simulator. you must take your time, and SLOW YOUR TEAM down. They get ahead way too much and stand in front of you and when you move, they move back in front of you. This is a great game, it brings a high need of stradegy to the first person shooter, and is the only one of it's kind. Worth getting. Several side missions; First mission took 1.5 hours to complete with completing sides missions. Graphics aren't the greatest of games I have seen but for the amount of other things in the game i can compromise. Interface and controls are a little weird and take some getting used to but you can manage in about 45 minutes. The Ai is awesome, never doing the same thing twice so you cant die then restart and think they will be in the same spot because they won't, and lastly, the helicopter controls are DIFFICULT. Anyway, go buy it!!!!!
NOT YOUR EVERYDAY RUN & GUN SHOOTER
All of you that gave this game a poor rating. Don,t know what you're talking about. I'm ex-military & a war vet. This is a real war-simulator. Not a shooter in the likes of modern warfare. Even though mod. warfare does have real wartime elements through out the game. But, this game here is real as it gets. You can't just roll up on the enemy & take them out. You definitely have to be smart when engaging the enemy. Flanking the enemy is definitely required here. The game I must admit has it flaws, like all games it is hit or miss. Ask any ex- service member about any war simulator & they'll tell you the truth on how real these games are. The enemy a.i. in this game is dead on & I do mean dead on!!! these guys rarely miss when they fire on you. This game is for real gamers that love a real challenge.This game is not for those of run & gun shooters. Because, what you do in those types of game won.t fly in real combat!!! So all of you run & gun shooters stick to those types of games, the stuff in this game is too much for you anyways & I kick tail in run & gun shooters also. Oh yeah, the military does use these types of simulators to train their personnel, ha-ha!
Great Game, a Few Bugs
I read all of these reviews before buying, and thought it would be a great game anyway. Boy, was I RIGHT. This game delivers an awesome, realistic storyline and online. The story isn't like COD, where you get to know the characters, but it's great anyways.This is the hardest game (on normal difficulty) I've played since PS2. It's not one of those frustrating games, but a challenge. Online is also very cool, at first it was just ok, but then I played an awesome night map where you invade a town, and it was AWESOME. It was so realistic, and AI online is really smart, and tactical. One thing online that's bad though, is there are some very laggy matches where vehicles are hard to drive. But on the plus side, helicopters are AWESOME. They're actually hard to fly, but can transport your entire team. I suggest renting before buying, as some people are noobs who just run & gun. Hit me up if you want to play or join my clan, my PSN is kingofemus.
Dissappointing, but fun
This looked like a really good game, and there was a lot of hype surrounding it, but the gameplay was sub par at best. The best way I can describe it is as a hopeful competitor to the PC versions of the original Ghost Recon series, but with worse squad controls, and more difficult interactions. The lack of button mapping is really annoying. This joins the ranks of shooters that unfortunately force you to use buttons that you don't like and there's now way around it. I don't see how button mapping isn't a standard feature on every game made today, but... I liked the effectiveness of bullets against your character and the injuries, it was very reminiscent of the Ghost Recon games and their life like play. The sneaking around and avoiding fights was great too, but somehow the gameplay just falls short, it's not exciting or engaging at all, just repetitive. The lack of an ability to customize your own weapons loadout is possibly more annoying than anything else, with the exception of 1 mission it seems like you always have a terrible gun and a terrible equipment loadout. It's a mediocre game, definitely one to rent, but I wouldn't buy it unless you're stuck in 2003 and haven't played Ghost Recon for PC.
well this just wont compete with modern warfare 2. but even if it wont with other people it will with me it will see some playing time even in modern warfare 2 craze. well the game itself is really fun and challenging its not run and gun if you do this you will simply find yourself dead very quick. you have to choose engagement otherwise you have a better chance of failing. the multiplyer is a 7 because the only multiplayer that is worth playing is is coop story, the other games have way to big of maps for 8 people. the graphics are great they are just short of pure awsome. the graphics just make this game better. the sound is the most realistic i have ever heard. the game focuses to on what accuracy all the guns have and they have a different model for each one. like and they have amazing ai. well for engagement can be tough until you get used to it. the reason is is because u dont get wthin like 100 feet. most shot are taken from 100 meters plus because the ai arent stupid they will kill you very very fast. well if you like realistic shooters buy it, if not this game is not for you.