4.5 Average after patch! Zedfragg | 08/06/2009 | See all Zedfragg's reviews (4) I am a big Operation: Flashpoint fan, I consider myself a critical reviewer.This game on release was unplayable, framerate and bugs bogged down the realistic gameplay.After patches this game lost it's appeal due to bad experiences mixed with dated gameplay and dodgy controls.A lack of animations for the simplist things such as hands on a steering wheel (the wheel moves but the hands are static) and no animation for entering cars etc.Also I wasn't a fan of the "Vector based aiming", this isn't a bug mearly a personal preference.The campaign is still rough around every edge and I still encountered bugs even with the latest patch, much like STALKER: SoC I waited until all patches had been released to review it.This is a average game, sod the realistic gameplay if you can call it realistic. The fact is if someone just POPS into a car etc then it's instantly unrealistic.And for the hardcore realism fans take note.[*] Vehicle damage is bad (don't expect to take tank tracks off with a well aimed LAW[*] Graphics are sub-par and are badly optimized (This is due to a poor game engine)[*] Controls are suspect[*] The island is unimaginitive[*] The aircraft have very poor flight models[*] Stealth is unprobable considering that due to enemy super hearing/sight also forest and woodland combat gives AI an advantage due to hearing and sight being over the top[*] AI (Both Opfor and team) is quite rubbish showing signs of retardation in combat situationsI'll explain the AI now, in the mission editor I placed myself in a tank and placed 4 opfor soldiers without Anti-Tank weapons around me. They proceeded to lay down on the floor and turn on the spot.Personally I still play OFP at times and fail to see the attraction to BIS's latest bulls up.However, I do understand that people like this game although there are not as many players online anymore with few servers hitting the 30 player mark.Overall this game does few things right but one of the things it does do very well is the mission editor which has been carried over from OFP pretty much.I'll review Arma2 on it's release but judging from early German reviews it also has the same problems.