PALGN: Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 Review

PALGN writes: "When Rainbow Six: Vegas hit stores back in 2006, it was quite the achievement. Impressive graphics, a fun and challenging single-player campaign combined with a feature-packed multiplayer mode made the game very easy to recommend and was a turning point in a very positive direction for the Rainbow Six series. The next logical step was of course to capitalize on this success by bringing out a sequel with similar qualities. So, just over a year later, Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 is here, but unfortunately, the qualities are just a little bit too similar for our liking. While some areas have been tweaked and updated slightly, the majority of the game is ridiculously familiar to anybody who's played the first title, and simply a fresh coat of paint makes this outing a little disappointing.

The best way to describe Vegas 2, for those who don't already know, is that it's a tactical-FPS where you and your squad try to take out terrorists and foil their plans by disarming bombs, freeing hostages and other similarly heroic activities. The first Vegas left a bit of a cliff-hanger at the end of the story, and the second game aims to tie up all of those loose ends; while the narrative still comes off as a little patriotic ('let's kill the terrorists'), it's still enjoyable to experience."

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