I was just wondering what everyone thought about the tradition of these games going back to the originals like R6 and R6 Rogue Spear and GR ( I don't know about GR2 as I don't play console games any longer ), but here's my question...
Over the years I have played various shooting games with low levels of realism (some of which are understandable) and had not been terribly impressed; many were fun in their own right such as the early days of Counterstrike and my personal favorite Unreal Tournament.
However, it was my first experience with R6: Rogue Spear that really won me over, I like many people enjoyed the seeming tactical realism of this game, where you could withstand no more than one or two hits and actually had to work to stay alive, take cover, sneak around etc rather than these other games such as bunny hopping and dying/respawning every minute.
Well I'm sure everyone's very familiar with all these old games, but bringing ourselves forward to the present and near future I've found that Ravenshield is getting a little long in the tooth and yes I know they've had an expansion pack for it (my favorite is ofcourse coop missions on veteran) but as of late I've been unbelievably disappointed in the direction of recent games, namely Battlefield 2.
I made the mistake of trying to use R6 style tactics in this game and found such results as,
you shoot someone 3-4 times in the chest and head... they turn around start bunny hopping towards you then lay prone 3 feet in front of you while you're still shooting them and then proceed to kill you by stabbing your foot with their knife ( hellllo cheater strike )
you are actually penalized under the current point system when your teammates fly their planes into or run over you with their tanks, or even if they outright blow you up or shoot you... ( Oh gee, I'm sorry it was my fault for being in your way... thanks I deserve -8)
Sniper Rifles that in their description are good to as much as 1000m ( ie SVD Dragonuv )
but have one level of zoom and a person looks the size of an ant from 110m.. and that isn't the best part...
I camped a tower near an enemy airbase from approx 90m and shot someone 2 times in the head as they ran for their jetfighter... and they were able to hop in and fly away...
( this one doesn't even deserve comment )
Well long story short... We've all been more than patient waiting for a Ghost Recon 2 that will never come (has been canceled for Ghost Recon 3) which by some store accounts is slated for mid-sept (I'm thinking more like nearly X-mas)
worse still R6 Lockdown which was going to be March, no wait June, well definately September, er... well sorry guys try back Q1 06'
That's not even what concerns me anymore, after seeing the first teaser videos of Lockdown I saw such appauling things as an operative who ran out in the the middle of a town square gun blazing vs 3 or so terrorists... and he killed one (ok) but then actually 10 feet from the other two terrorists stopped to drop clip, pull bolt, grab another clip, insert, reload and the whole time the terrorists stood there patiently and politely waiting to be PwNed... (how nice of them)
But how I do worry, now I may just be too old now (post college and risking arthritis now, heh my new razer diamondback is in the mail to replace my weathered Mx 510.. but for the love of god (like I told my local Ebgames staff) either they start making some tactical shooting games in the fine tradition of R6/GR of old...
( Instead of 9-12 year old blow em ups that are great for Army Recruiting (hey sarg? when do I respawn?)) or this Old boy is going to have to quit shooting games altogether in favor of grandpaw's strategy games...
thanks! comments please.