I think one important point about R6 which got a raw deal up to now is the question:
<span class="ev_code_RED">How do you feel about R6?</span>
I am sure that this emotional perspective is among the most important points we could express to UBI.
I am a big big fan of books and movies about elite troups... dressed in black battle dresses... masks... They are a kind of "cavalry" of our modern times. They are the good one who save the weak and defenseless. They are scary, highly professional and heroical at the same time. They suddenly appear in a blending flash from nowhere and pour death on those who deserve it in seconds. Then they disappear... leaving behind some shocked and deeply grateful hostages who will never forget about them.
They are the good ones! They win by teamwork, professionalism and courage. They are called when nobody else has the heart to do the job... or simply is not distantly capable to do the job. Human lves lie in their hands... men, women, children who they are the last chance for life to... who pray for the help of these ghostly fighters.
It's about training and planning! It's about responsibility! Sometimes it's about stealth... other times about lightspeed with shock and awe. And it's about teamwork! Ah well... and it's about HEROS!
Ok, i admit, that this is a bit much solemn. But actually that's the way I feel about this theme. And that's the way I feel (or WANT to feel) about Rainbow Six!
A game is about fun and phantasy. About emotions! And I believe that R6 should deliver exactly this kind of emotions to its fans! (At least in SP)
Actually, I don't know many genres or games that are able to raise this kind of deep feelings. Maybe a kind of Top Gun simulator or some RPG. But most games are "only" about fun. Fun often gets lost after a while. But it's different with deep feelings about a game: They might last a lifetime!
Of course, it must be still fun, since after all it's a GAME. Training must be fun! Planning must be fun! Several tries to find the best way to free the hostages must be fun! So R6 should not try to be the real thing. BUT it should give me the FEELING that I am a part of the REAL THING!!!
I am sure that this is exactly one reason why R6 fans all around the world were so deeply disgusted about Lockdown. LD destroyed this feeling of immersion and heroic and professional phantasies. I mean: Show me a little boy or even a "big boy" who does not dream about beeing a fireman, a pilot or a R6 member!
But now it's your turn! How do YOU feel about Rainbow Six?