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What a shame Codemasters, you've ruined it!!
on 25 July 2011
I bought this game with every expectation of it to be at least equal or better that Dragon Rising, but I was left very disappointed. Codemasters have taken an extremely good simulation and made it into a high spec console first person shooter!!
Gone are the excellent points of being able to go anywhere, and complete your mission in any way you choose, thereby giving you playability over and over and over again. In this you are restricted to following a set path and unless you do you can't complete your mission. For example, when you sprint there is no sound of your breathing becoming laboured and then when you stop there is no unsteadiness, instead you can sprint the whole distance of the mission without any problems.
Second, the opposition are scripted to respawn in the same places and follow the same paths, there is no AI as compared to OF:DR. This gives the distinct console feeling.
Thirdly, you have to listen to this very annoying Staff Sergenant who can't resist shouting constantly every obscenity known and stupid remarks, as does a lot of the AI base squad. Whilst I am not a prude, this is not in evidence in any of the other Flashpoint games in such a number!! A complete let down I say. It gives the impression of you, as part of the squad are there to shoot everything and anything and borders on being racist dare I say, strange for the current climate!!
The graphics are as good as Dragon Rising though, especially the heat shimmer which is neat.
If you like a console feel first person shooter then buy this, if you're looking for more of the same (Dragon Rising), you'll be disappointed!
Codemasters, you've a lot to answer for runining a brilliant title!!!!