4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Stealth not crash band,
This review is from: Rainbow Six: Vegas - Classics Edition (Xbox 360) (Video Game)Having owned an Xbox 360 for about 5 months now I have intensely played a number of games that I am comparing this to (Halo 3, COD3, COD4, Half-life2, GTA 4)
This is different from your normal crash band shoot-em-up, much like Metal Gear Solid (PS3) you are a small team (and sometimes an individual) who have to fight often large numbers of bad guys. The skill is in learning the uses of different weapons and how to take cover and fire over and around objects. There is real fun in using your team members to clear small rooms with flash bangs, grenades and explosives. If the terrorists are stupid enough to stand near doors then use it to your advantage. The use of the snake cam is a good touch. You can survey the room before making an entry, which you should do at all stages. This is a game where the AI is well trained and aggressive, and they like to sneak up on you too. Don't be fooled into running into areas where there are likely to many more bad guys you will get killed.
The graphics look a little dated compared to more modern Xbox favourites, but that's to be expected. They are still good and give a real sense at time of what life as a `Special Ops' could be (rather than working in IT and writing reviews on Amazon).
My only `beef' with the game was the lack of sensible save points. On a modern console with 20Gb of storage the last thing I wanted was to have to play a tough 20 minute sequence only to die (which is easier than you think, as one shotgun blast will do it) and have to play the entire thing again. Plus when you `outfit' at certain points you expect that selection to stay with you, it doesn't. If you die you have to come back to the checkpoint and`re-outfit' which seems somewhat bizarre and at times very frustrating.
To make the most of this game:
Learn to take cover ! (Learn to shoot around and over things)
Have a hand gun, sub machine gun and a sniper rifle. Dont just use sub-machine guns
Try the shield in really tough situations, it works !
Have grenades but mix it up with smoke for situations in the open and lots of bad guys or incendiaries for smaller spaces packed with baddies
If your a more tactical player this is for you, if your more of a `run-and-shoot' you may find this disappointing as you will invariably play certain parts a number of times. It's meant to be fairly life like, as such even the `normal' setting is tough
For the price though there isn't much else this involved and tactical, my copy was £13....