Firstly let me say I love the COD games I have them all but lets be honest they are getting rather samey especially online. Operation Flashpoint is different, I would think its the most realistic FPS on the market and its a lot harder and tactical than your COD's. You are in charge of Bravo squad and you look after 3 other guys, and its down to you to order them and put them in the right positions. Do it correctly and they respond well, do it wrong your dead and so are they.
Graphically it looks great to me, game play takes a little time to getting used to the controls but die a few times you learn quickly. It reminds me a lot of the GRAW series. Shooting is not like COD you have to be more precise and allow for bullet drop over long distances so to be honest it is really like a sim, the AI shooting back are pretty damn good to. There are 4 different classes you can play the game as, and as I have found out if you choose the wrong one you can be in all sorts of trouble. The game is chaotic at times you get flanked you get over run so you soon learn to change your tactics if it didnt work the first time. I think its a really good game and I did enjoy the previous one as well.
Online is different,rather than your usual death matches etc this game is about team work and you work with each other rather than against each other. If I want death matches I will play Battlefield or COD but this is differerent and thats why I like it, its a change from the norm.
If you want to run around like a headless chicken then stick with the COD's if you do that on this game you wont last a minute, you really have to think about whats going on. If you want to get a feel of what war must be like and you are up for a challenge then this is a great game.
The only thing that is bad about this game is when you die the load up times do take a while and when you die as much as me can get a little tiresome waiting for it to load. Also bare in mind your team mates are not the brightest sparks and do wander into open ground and infront of you while your shooting, but apart from that this is a really good game.
I will continue to get the COD's but dont compare the 2 as they are miles apart. Operation Flashpoint Red River sorts the men out from the boys