I loved Operation Flashpoint (Add on packs included) on the PC despite its little bugs here & there. Naturally I was looking forward to this release, even if it is 10 years too late.
This is just another great game sabotaged by the developers.
If you like Operation Flashpoint stay away from it but if you are new to this kind of thing you may like it because you will not have expectations from the original game.
It is nothing like Operation Flashpoint and is far more in line with Battlefield, Call Of Duty or Americas Army. The only thing that makes this game Operation Flashpoint is the title.
Hybrid Simulators & Arcade games do not work so give it up, just make it one or the other.
The AI of your squad in Operation Flashpoint original was good when it came to following orders and putting fire down on the enemy. In Operation Flashpoint 2 the AI is pathetic at best, they have problems hitting targets and following orders at times that result in too many restarts.
When you restart in the middle of a fire fight it will start with a dark screen so you can't see anything while the enemy close in on you shooting = bang, restart, bang, restart Grrrrrrrr.
Leave the squad behind where they are safe because they are just a liability most of the time.
" Fire at will " is great but they don't know which one is Will so it is just your ammo going down as you win the war alone. The bodies disappear quickly so in a tight spot when you are low on ammo there are no enemy weapons around to use.
The control system and aiming with sticks can be so hard that you usually spend more time fighting the control system than the enemy shooting at you.
No weapon load out unlike the original Operation Flashpoint.
No aim assist that is badly needed because you do not have the fine control of your gun sight unlike with a mouse. This makes a fire fight hard.
Software houses don't have a clue, I expect a product to work and evolve not become so apathetic or novice that I lose interest in gaming. You get the feelling that this title is being sold on the strength of the sales of the original " Operation Flashpoint " and in reality they have little in common.
Codemasters was once a great name in gaming so what happened ?
This sequel game had massive innovative potential and they destroyed it.
Will this game get any awards as did the original Operation Flashpoint ?
Just making a game look good without playability is a bad call.
If you like Battlefield, Call of Duty or Americas Army you may like it.