posted by adrunkfool (BENTONVILLE, AR) Jun 15, 2011
Member since May 2011
gamers (71%) found this review helpful
I found this game way better then Call of Duty and just a little under Battlefield. This game really puts you on the front lines as a soldier and is crazy realistic. There is no just running up in a town and sprinting around corners and killing everyone in this game. In Red River its all about playing smart and using your team to accomplish the missions. Other shooter gamers mainly the fans of CoD will fine this game annoying seeing as you have to use your brain in this game. All ways have cover, never sperate from your team, and move up slowly to prepare for any combat. CoD fans who are so use to putting on Juggernaut, last stand and just running in trying to be the hero will not like this game. But if you want a team based game thats as realistic as it can get and using brains and strategy to overcome your enemy then this is the game for you. 8 out of 10 for me. Very good game
posted by agt_johnny_utah (SIMI VALLEY, CA) Aug 14, 2011
Member since Aug 2011
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Operation Flashpoint: Red River filled me with moments of great frustration, disbelief and the occasional fun. i against all better judgement persevered through the campaign in its entirety, experience several moments of joy, but ultimately unfulfilled. Few quick thoughts...
#1. Nearly every interaction with enemy AI is at great distance. You'll spend most of the game shooting enemies the size of ants. I played through the title on a 61" television and found myself squinting to see the baddies for 95% of the campaign. Sniper up and you'll enjoy this game more. For a game that sought realism i found this incredibly frustrating. No afgani fighter with a 60 year old AK-47 is going to be able to hit me at 1,000 yards.
#2. The long humvee and heli rides in and out of a mission... i get the point of trying to add realism, though this just sucked the life out of me. Waste of time with no clever integration into the story. just a front row seat to a constant berating by your staff sergeant.
#3. mission guidance was lacking. several missions require calling in airstrikes on enemy encampments... well, good luck trying to figure out what to bomb. the environment is bland, repetitive and the lack of heads-up display on your target leaves you failing to fulfill mission objectives.
#4. Airstrikes and mortar support were fun while they lasted.
Operation Flaspoint has Always been well known for being an extremely realistic Combat Simulation from it's PC era, and frankly I was amazed the first 360 installment pulled off the absolute perfect PC 2 Platform transition that it did, with only minor and subtle losses noticable only to OFP PC version fans.
Sadly I cannot honestly say that this installment of OFP lived up to the same ground breaking caliber which the first 360 title knock my socks off with. I found far too much either flawed or worsened in OFP:Red River to hold it up in the same light as it's predisessors.
With that said... I am in no way shape or form damning this game at all, infact I would strongly and highly suggest this to any FPS fan cause even though it seems to have taken a step backwards from the previous, it is still in my opinion the best FPS when it comes to the ultra realistic graphics and physics standing far taller then any FPS title in that respect .
If I had to choose one thing to change this title for the better I would by far have to choose a total overhaul of OFP: Red River's Multiplayer gameplay, Which souly consists of utilizing Xbox Live to Co-Op all the Main Story driven Missions and Stand-alone Secondary SP missions. Don't get me wrong, the SP missions were great fun, although had I known that was all there was regarding MP options, my overall game playtime for this title would have been drastically less.
Final Note(to codemasters): if you guys do plan to pick this title up again and please do, Please Please PLEASE! BRING ON THE VEHICLE COMBAT(ground, air, and add sea!) the PC vehicle combat was EPIC!!!
OFP:R.R. SP rating: 9/10 -add vehicles to achieve 10/10 OFP:R.R. MP rating: 0/10 -MP only got this horrid rating due to the fact that I couldnt bring myself to overlook this great titles Major oversight of having 0% additional MP content. Sure DLC soon to come(not good enough an excuse)
-Overall Rating 7/10 (-2points) due only to above mentioned MP flop-