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2.0 out of 5 stars Not worthy of being called "Rainbow"!, 26 Sept. 2005
By A Customer
This review is from: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown (Xbox) (Video Game)
As a dedicated Rainbow fan I jumped high with euphoria at the news that Ubisoft were releasing a sequel to 6.3 & Black Arrow. Sadly, I hit the floor with a resounding thump!
This game does not live up to the reputation of its predecessors. Having played both the previous games to death (& then some...) I can sadly say that this falls seriously short of the mark for the following reasons:
1. The movements of your team members in the missions are jumpy, occasionally erratic & about as lifelike as a glovepuppet.
2. The missions, even on elite, are as hard as butter left out in the sun.
3. Worst of all - the gameplay where you take on the role of dieter Weber (Sniper) is dreadful! Having fired a few rifles in my time I expected there to be some kind of kick back recoil after each shot but no - you can almost do rapid fire without loosing your aim! & as for when the helicopter changes position - don't start me off... its worse than the old arcade games of the '80s...!
4. The removal of some of the weapons was a dire move & the charts for comparison are now over-simplified.
There are some areas where I can see an attempt at improvement - The weapons in zoom mode actually fire at the point where they are aimed so you need to be good (I never play with aim enhamcements on so this made for more realisim) & there is recoil etc with these guns. The explosions are muted but you'd expect that as Rainbow would wear earplugs. Also, its a nice touch to be able to blast doors open with the shotguns (A++ for that...!)
Sorry Ubisoft - whoever signed this off deserves a slap from Mr Clancy as this is not worthy of his name.
I'll think twice before buying another Rainbow game.
This isn't a Rainbow - its an overcast, wet Monday morning...!
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