Alright, despite all the hate this game has been getting, it is a MUST for any military enthusiasts. It is all but obvious that the developers took their time in researching and developing characteristics unique to your average ticked off 19-year old devil dog Marine. Let me break this down.
You are Sgt. Kirby, fire team leader of Outlaw 2-Bravo. Your unit consists of an Auto-Rifleman, a Scout, a Rifleman (You), and a Grenadier. If utilized correctly, you can OWN the mountains of Tajikistan. You are being led by SSGT. Kirby, who gives the general smart allek remarks to questions asked by his squad members. Now the entire story is great, but i would like to have seen a little more involvement by the characters, i.e. some hints of being on deployment, talks about home, more cut scenes, etc.
Game-play: Although it feels like you are being instructed by an angry Japanese man, the controls and the command radial become second nature before the start of the 3rd mission. Controls were smooth to me, and functioned well. A.I. got glitchy in some places, but hey, its a MASSIVE map, with tons of sounds and effects unique to the mission. In the 5th mission, you go from fighting insurgents to the PLA. The game-play does really well in creating the "oh my god" factor felt in the characters' voices during the mission, due to never have engaging a true military force before. The fighting in that mission is hectic, and throughout the rest of the campaign, you are reclaiming areas you swept clean of insurgents days before. The game delivers this material very well.
Graphics: With the massive map and environmental effects, it is safe to say graphics hold back the game a little. They don't stick out, but they aren't awful either.
Overall: Welcome to Tajikistan. Get ready to get dust in your pants, and hair on your chest. Go get some Devil!! For any military enthusiasts, this game is nothing short of a must-play.
Your teamates AI is horrible. They will run straight into your own humvess and die. Best way to play is with 3 other people so the computer won't be controling them. It's not a bad game it just need alot of improvement.