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This review is from: Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (PS3) (Video Game)
10 years ago I only had one game for my PC Op Flashpoint, it was an incredible game and I wasted a lot of time on it , truly groundbreaking, exciting and challenging. When I heard the legend was returning to the PS3 I instantly went out and bought it on day of release, something I rarely ever do with a game, but I felt sure this had to be a winner. Well having only played three missions I am disappointed, I seem to remember on the original pc game the characters were introduced better, there was more of a story line and cut-scenes, this new game is a bit soulless, I have no attachment to the character I am playing or to the other squad members. Graphically it hasn't really evolved as far as it should have done in 10 years, again it is all a bit bland and unexciting. Controls are ok for the main character, but try and organise the rest of your squad and it get a bit annoying and they have zero personality! Also why couldn't the first couple of missions been played as a non-team leader where you could then get used to moving your own character without having the burden of worrying about the squad, after a couple of missions you could get promoted. I have also just read on the reviews here that none of the single player missions involve tanks?! In the old game that was some of the best missions, commanding a group of tanks rolling over the countryside!...If this is true I can see me swapping this game in very soon! On the positives, the weapons feel good, sound is good, apart from characters voices (lame!) and of course the fact you do have to work out your tactics rather than Rambo those PLA's mo-fos! As soon as Modern Warfare is out I don't think OP Flash will come out of its box again.
Edited Addition - One thing i forgot to mention was the map, it is horrendous, blocky and lacking any detail, why could they not have created a sattelite version google-map style?! Just not good enough in this new world of HD!