Like many people on this forum, I still enjoy Rainbow Six Vegas 2. I think it's hands down THE best tactical shooter ever (yet) developed. It has the perfect blend of story, tactical options and freedom to tackle threats in different ways, HUGE variety of equipment, weapons and clothing options. Being able to truly create a custom character from head to toe is awesome. The games mechanics, cover modes and managing a squad are **** good. I don't understand how people are making comparisons to RV2 to Call of Duty....it's not even close?!?!? RV2 is such a much more robust game in terms of customizing characters, the variety of weapons, ability to equip silencers, commanding your squad, (which does pretty well when you get the hang of what to expect from them in terms of their AI) freedom to complete objectives and clear buildings different ways etc.
I actually enjoyed the campaign mode of RV2, and think the story was actually engaging and moved along at a decent pace. Honestly, I havent been able to finish BF3 or MW3 yet, because I sold BF3 after 2 weeks (man that game sucks) and I just plain lost interest in MW3.
Bottom line, if a game like RV2 is still entertaining after 4 years, and you can still play it over and over, and get a different experience every time, that's a successful game. I don't agree with those of you that are hating on Rv 1 and 2. I'm pretty impressed with that franchise and I hope Patriots follows along those lines. I for one know better than most that this is just a game, but in my opinion, as a guy who was an 11B in the Army, and now raids crack houses every other day in the dirty city, RV2 is a game that lets you use real life tactics with a squad successfully, and they did a great job with it. Sure the entries are limited in how far the squad members will execute or clear a room etc., enemy AI is a little intense and superhuman on veteran difficulty, but come on, there is NOTHING out there even close to RV2. It's a classic.
I think if UBISOFT were to polish and re-release Vegas 2 with updated graphics engine, the game would be a hit all over again exactly as it is!!! I'd pay 60.00 for the same game with up to date graphics. Heck, Microsoft did it with HALO, and RSV2 is by far a better game.