You know something has gone properly wrong with Denied Ops during the level in which you're mowing down swathes of terrorists in Rwanda. They're black and, if you're playing as Lang, so are you - but this doesn't stop them yelling "I will kill you, whitey!" Oh, dear.
That's only a small flaw, yes, but this new Conflict is ridden with small flaws that eventually come to define the experience. Denied Ops, as you may know, dispenses with the four-man squad shooter dynamic, replacing it with an FPS in which you control two army blokes - Graves and Lang - and near-enough does away with the strategy of old.