posted by UncleBiff (SAINT PETERSBURG, FL) Feb 1, 2009
Member since Feb 2008
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
I really liked the first rainbow six for ps3, but it lacked a good playable online game. Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is probably the perfect game. It is the second half of the story form Vegas 1. Graphics are 500% better. More weapons to choose from, but have to earn. AI is incredible. I never got hooked on online gaming until Vegas 2. You get to choose a room to be in. What a concept! There are many game options to choose from without earning them like in SOCOM or Call Of Duty. Very well rounded game.
gamers (70%) found this review helpful
I have been waiting several months for the sequel to RB6V. It was more than worth the wait. One of the problems I didn't like about the original vegas was substandard graphics and the lack of destructible enviroments that are common in Nex-Gen systems. Vegas 2 delivers on all acounts. The graphics aren't quite as good as say COD 4, but are diffently Nex-Gen. The Controls are identical to the first Vegas with all the same squad commands plus the addition of being able to select multiple targets before entering through a window or repel rope. One of the big differences in this game is how you upgrade your character by earning various skill points.
Every kill or tatical command executed earn you standard Experince Points. Using explosives, the enviroment, or head shots earn you bonus Experince Points (EXP). EXP is use to upgrade you rank from Recruit all the way to General. Each new rank earns you upgrades such as new camo, armor, weapons, and such.
A great addition to this game is Skill Points, which are earned in three different areas: Marksman, Close Quarters Combat, and Assault. Marksman is just what is sounds like, you get points for Head Shots, Long distance kills, kills while your repeling and killing enemies who are repeling, killing a sprinting opponent, and by shooting through thin cover to kill an opponent. Rewards are gained after a min. amount of points are achieved and usually range from new Assault to Sniper Rifles. Close Quarters Combat, refered as CQC in the game, is just as it sounds as well. Points are awarded for kills with blind fire when using cover, kills from sneaking up behind, and kills at less than 10 meters, and such. Awards are usually new shoot guns, armor, and light machine guns. Assault Points are awarded by using exposives to kill and oppenent or to dissable an opponent ei; Flash Bangs and Smoke Grenades, and using explosives in the enviroment to kill opponents.
If you like Vegas 1 you'll love Vegas 2, its just better.