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IGN: Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Review

IGN writes,
"Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising has proven one thing: I would not last long in a modern war. Not only would I die quickly, I'd die in embarrassing ways. Nobody remembers the heroics of the soldier that stuck his head up in the midst of a hail of gunfire or the idiot that ran out into the open field without checking for enemies on the perimeter. Keep your head down. Keep your adrenaline in check. These are the lessons you'll have to take to heart if you want to survive on the battlefield; in real life or in Operation Flashpoint."

Presentation - 5.0
Don't come looking for bells and whistles, or even any cutscenes introducing a level.

Graphics - 8.5
On a good PC, this is one fine looking game.

Sound - 6.0
Rarely will the gunfire or explosions pack the punch you'd expect. The voice acting could be a lot better.

Gameplay - 8.0
Unique, realistic, and fun. The hardcore will have a ball. The AI could be a lot better.

Lasting Appeal 8.5
The open nature of the quests and co-op play offer great replayability.

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Saaking2479d ago

Sounds like an interesting games. Unfortunately, there's way too many better games coming out.

Pandamobile2479d ago

But unfortunately BC2 doesn't come out for 5 months.

CernaML2479d ago

But but but... Bad Company 2 was developed with the 360 hardware in mind! The PS3 version can't possibly handle it!

ryano232772479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

"But but but... Bad Company 2 was developed with the 360 hardware in mind! The PS3 version can't possibly handle it!"

And thats why MW2, BC2, OFDR, MGS Rising will never be as good as they possibly could be. DVD holding multiplatforms back

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Checkmate2479d ago

I thought it'd get better reviews than it's getting. I might rent it and judge for myself.

evrfighter2479d ago

I was very disappointed when I first played it yesterday.

However I just got out of a coop. microphones sound rather good. lag can be iffy if your pinging over 85ish but tolerable. what probably made it really fun was our squad leader sounded like an old army vet. No doubt he was former military. Those guys usually add to the experience for these types of games. not so much for games like CoD or CS.

For the pc version to truly shine. They have to add dedicated server files and change it so that players can join games in progress. This game had major potential and they dropped the ball.

As far as graphics go, I can care less about low-res textures. I get around 95fps maxed out. Their engine is very optimized. Gameplay is great. It's the lack of detail that's creating all this backlash. vehicles handle like crap, no flight stick support, no lean, no dedicated servers, no joining in-progress games, bodies disappear after a minute or so. The character models aren't scaled properly they seem to be like 4ft tall.

These issues probably cost them a lot of sales. Let's see if their decision to cater to the console crowd paid off.

harv0522479d ago

I still don't get it.....8.2 is a very respectable score, yet people brush it off without even trying it....

BubbleSystemSuck2479d ago

i just played first mission on Xbox 360... very ugly. Low models, bad texturing, popping, Bad AI... i give it a 6.
Recomendation: rent it and wait for MAG, Modern Warfare 2 and Badcompany 2

on PC maybe is good...

Sarcasm2479d ago

I have to agree. I rented it for the 360 and was sorely disappointed.

The color saturation is way too strong and the low-res textures and aliasing everywhere makes it so damn hard to see the enemies.

They are really aiming for a simulation feeling, and does a lot of things right. But the bad things make the game not enjoyable. IMO.

monkey6022479d ago

I was thinking of getting this tomorrow. Wasnt completely sold on it though. You guys pretty much just confirmed my doubts. Guess I'll rent it and see first.

Thanks

CyberCam2479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

It's funny how COD gets a pass on low end textures but other games get hammered for the same thing HAHA!

As for me I have it for the PS3 & I LOVE the game! Finally a console game for the mature military sim gamer! About time there's a game where players don't magically absorb bullets but have a mortal aspect where you actually fear for your ONE & ONLY life!

I love the fact that even when you get hit (not fatally) there are still consequences. If get hit in the arm, your aim is off... if you get hit in the leg, you can't run anymore. You have to patch yourself up or bleed out & die... not just see the edges of your screen turn red, then after taking cover for a few seconds your magically healed again LOL!

EDIT: Wow, looks like a touched a nerve with the COD fans! I guess they don't feel that COD has low end texture in their favorite arcade FPS LOL!!! I suggest they fire up COD4 again & take a look at the wall, ground & grass textures in the game!

Pandamobile2479d ago

Yeah, COD4 on the consoles had terrible textures.

iamgoatman2479d ago

Because we all know graphics are the only thing that matters, right? I mean gameplay, thats so 20 years ago.

y0haN2479d ago

CoD4 still has poor textures on the PC Panda! Still one of my favourite games though.

OpFla2 looks hilariously bad on consoles by comparison though.

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beavis4play2479d ago

"Not only would I die quickly, I'd die in embarrassing ways. Nobody remembers the heroics of the soldier that stuck his head up in the midst of a hail of gunfire or the idiot that ran out into the open field without checking for enemies on the perimeter."

that was 2 very funny sentences.

HarukoHex2479d ago

Just got off the game, if you want something easy stay away, also if all you care about is graphics stay away, the game looks amazing for the ammount it renders at once, but its no looker. >.> well the explosions are awesome!! XD

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