I had high hopes when I purchased this game and I must say that I was somewhat satisfied with the game. The graphics are good, the gameplay is pretty fluid (I especially enjoy the ease of control and addition of running using L2). The NPC's will follow commands pretty well but occasionally, they do get a case of the stupids. But hey... can't have everything.
I like how the XP is earned either offline or on and with each level increased in Marksmanship, CQB, and Assault will unlock weapons and gear. I love the customizations for your character, including using the Playstation Eye to create a distinct face for your character, although you can't put certain helments on a custom head.
My only gripes with this game are first the AI. there's no real challenge. If you've been getting beaten pretty bad on a level, you can pretty much memorize every location the bad guys will spawn up. Not too bad, but I would expect a little bit more.
And my next gripe, which is definitely the most important gripe, is the online gameplay. Now, when I've been able to get a game going, I've had a lot of fun. Each level is designed for CQC with a few decent sniping positions. The problem is getting into a game. I've had a lot of lag issues and losing connection with the servers. I was expecting better from Ubisoft but right now I'm very disappointed. For right now, I'm chalking this up to a new game and will have the online gameplay fixed in 2 weeks or so. But for now, I still have the single player, which should keep me occupied for a while.
Overall, it's a decent game. If you're looking just for the online play, I would hold off for a little bit. It's worth at least a rental.
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is very similar to the first game. The story is pretty much the same as the first one. Terrorists are attacking Vegas. The graphics are a little better than the first one but not much. The gameplay is what is really quite good. The cover system is very fluid between first person and third person. The shooting is very spot on and their is usually no framerate problems, but there are some texture issues every now and again. The coop is crazy fun. Playing the campaign is very short but playing with a friend brings major replay ability. Overall it is a very good shooter worth maybe 30.00$ but not sixty so definitely rent it or if you can get it on sale do that.
gamers (77%) found this review helpful
I must say that upon getting this game, my expectations were high. All the comercials and videos of this game prior to its release showed what could have been a great game.
However, after starting to play it, it took me a while to actually get into the gameplay. I guess, one thing that dissapointed me from the getgo was the graphics. They are good, but they can definitely use a lot of improvement. Specially in the era of games like COD 4:MW, HALO and even GRAW 2(which has been out for a while by now).
Like I said above, the game takes a little while to get into. To begin with, the story is a little bit confusing at the beginning. The jump from the past to the present time do not seem to have any relationship with one another. It seems that it is there for the sake of tutorials.
After that, the gameplay improves. Everything you would expect from a R6V game is there. I would say that, if you don't mind graphics a bit behind for their time, then you will not be dissapointed with this game.
Now, the multiplayer...well, I have not played it enough to be able to review it...
Overall, this is a good game... It IS definitely better than the 1st. You will not be dissapointed. My only recomendation is that you lower your expectations at the time of playing it.