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Despite initial appearances, covert operations are very much at the top of the agenda here, as the missions involve sneaking around, quietly taking out bad guys without disturbing the others and rescuing hostages intact. As with the previous Rainbow Six releases, the basic rule of one bullet can end your mission stands here too--you really will get no benefit from charging in all guns blazing, and that makes things satisfyingly challenging.
The ultimate effect is to make the game incredibly tense and quite difficult, especially for those new to the genre. The controls take a while to grasp, although once you're in the swing of ordering fellow troops around while keeping yourself alive, you can't help but be gripped. There's plenty to do and frankly you need to do the lot if you're going to succeed. Very often, a mission will be made or broken in the planning stages, even before your soldiers have set foot into hostile territory.
In truth, this pack doesn't add an enormous amount to the original game, but the very fact that it does offer more of the same is sure to satiate the franchise's growing genre of fans. And with sky-high production values and gripping gameplay still top of the agenda, we can only hope for plenty more in the series in years to come.--Simon Brew
What makes Black Thorn unique is the scenarios, locations and weapons. When choosing weapons, firepower and accuracy are major considerations as one shot can kill and the realistic movements of the anti-terrorist teams within the game add realism. This helps to engross the player, because a stray bullet can cost you a mission if you hit a hostage. The most important feature beyond the graphics and game play is the strategic planning that must go in before a mission. You must consider every aspect of you breach, based on available intelligence given in briefings. Poor planning will cost the lives of hostages and you team. Along with custom mission settings the game will keep the player interested for a long time, with a number of alternative scenarios. This is an addictive, must have game, you will be left wondering why other games aren't this good!
Other titles in the series include; Rainbow Six, Eagle Watch, Rouge Spear, Urban Ops, Covert Ops. To get the best out of you Black Thorn experience I recommend a Microsoft Sidewinder Dual Strike controller.
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