Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising captures players in this way, drawing you into the struggle for occupation of an island off the coast of Japan. The game has no shame in its presentation, stealing its impressive opening timeline sequence straight from the Peter Berg-directed film, The Kingdom. The soundtrack is a mix of tribal beats and orchestrations, and more often than not will recall scenes from Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down. The story itself is a Tom Clancy clone, and pits the Russia against China in a bid for the fictional island Skira, which holds a critical resource for both countries: crude oil. The U.S. Marine Corps is called in to act on Russia's behalf against China...hence the title, Dragon Rising.