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Old 04-18-08, 12:25 AM   #85
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I'm a little disappointed in the graphics, but the Gameplay is great.
I love experience and ranking systems with unlockables in games. Very motivating IMO.

Too bad Story Coop is for 2 players, Terrorist Hunt is for up to 4 Players tho, u make most of ur EXP Points in Terrorist Hunt anyways.

Just reached maximum level in Marksman, almost max level in CQB and lvl 13 in Assault... Assault can be a real pain to level up...

Still trying to get some EXP quickly... for the next Rank I need a total of 30.000 EXP X_X
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Old 04-18-08, 11:36 AM   #86
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Just played some more, still loving the game. I know some people think it looks bad because of the low polygon count, but I think in a high res and with a good amount of AA (which you can do, since performance is stellar) this game looks really, really good because of how clean and smooth it looks, as well as just having good level design. I am often in awe even at how good and clean it can look... certainly not for everyone, but for my tastes it's a stellar looking title.

I played a "chase scene" this morning through backyards and over patios and it was a thrilling experience, truly unique in the genre and fun. Then there was a section through a library with some great sniping and cool peek-a-boo amidst the stacks. I loved Vegas and Vegas 2 takes it all and polishes it to a shine rarely seen in games, in my opinion.

I highly suggest a purchase.
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Old 04-18-08, 12:17 PM   #87
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I'm not sure if this is what you meant, but the game is indeed harder than the last and requires much more tactical thought.
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Old 04-18-08, 12:19 PM   #88
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I loved Vegas 1 and 2, even though Vegas 1 was slightly better due to most being taken in center of Las Vegas with all amazing level designs of fictional but realistic casino buildings. Vegas 2 are much more polished and yeah, it's fun and all that. I played all the way through till end like with Vegas 1. That's pretty rare for me. Not to mention, I died a lot more often in Vegas 2... lol.

I disagree, while I love old R6- Vegas is more of refresh installation of R6. It's better than repeating same concept of R6 in every games. Maybe in future R6 games, it'll go back to old R6 concept with next generation engine and whatnot. I like it when developers try something new with R6, sometimes it fails, sometimes it successes. I look forward to brand new R6 game. Vegas 2 is reported to be last for Vegas series.
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Old 04-18-08, 03:32 PM   #89
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I'm not sure if this is what you meant, but the game is indeed harder than the last and requires much more tactical thought.
Played Vegas1 on Hard and only got stuck a few times. Guess I should play Vegas2 on Normal, eh?
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Old 04-18-08, 09:01 PM   #90
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Well I hesitantly picked up a copy.

Graphics are rubbish IMO, but that doesn't really concern me cause game play is where it's at in a Rainbow Six game.

Game play wise, same old same old. Move from one linear room to the next, clearing through a selection of 2 or 3 doors (ooh selection, gee it can't be linear when I have more than one door to enter from - How about being able to enter a complex from the other side and come in round the back way, or any way you choose?)

Same old arcadey sequences for rappelling, same old scripted enemy spawn. Ever wondered why enemies in rooms 2 or so rooms away don't respond to loud gunfire like they did in the original hard core rainbow games? Cause they haven't spawned yet.

Don't get me wrong though, a first person shooter is a first person shooter, I actually enjoyed what was on offer, I just wish there was a real Rainbow game.

Actually if they just named it Call of Duty : Close Combat or something I wouldn't have my expectations and memories of the glory days of military PC based tactical shooters set so high.

As a blam, blam, gay console shooter I give it 2 solid thumbs up.

As a Rainbow Six game, I give it a silenced headshot as I creep to the hostage room without alerting any terrorists on the way (try doing that in this game).
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Old 04-18-08, 10:17 PM   #91
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I give it a silenced headshot as I creep to the hostage room without alerting any terrorists on the way (try doing that in this game).
I do... often.

While I agree the Rainbow Six games have been steadily toned down in the simulation and realism arenas, they are still tactical shooters. If you play on "realistic" and don't use silencers, smoke, cover fire and your tactical map, you WILL die, and OFTEN. If you play terrorist hunt in single or multi on realistic, where the maps are open and they come from behind you and flank you all the time, you WILL have a hard time.

It's a tactical game for sure... the lack of a planning element before a level doesn't make it a "blam blam" shooter.
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Old 04-19-08, 01:33 AM   #92
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I do... often.

While I agree the Rainbow Six games have been steadily toned down in the simulation and realism arenas, they are still tactical shooters. If you play on "realistic" and don't use silencers, smoke, cover fire and your tactical map, you WILL die, and OFTEN. If you play terrorist hunt in single or multi on realistic, where the maps are open and they come from behind you and flank you all the time, you WILL have a hard time.

It's a tactical game for sure... the lack of a planning element before a level doesn't make it a "blam blam" shooter.
You can sneak through a whole level, evading the spawning enemy's? Can you make a video of that please? I would love to see it.

I played it on 'realistic', seemed like an absolute joke to me. Still it's a good game for what it is like I said.

The pre planning phase has nothing to do with it. There are so many factors missing in these new so called "Rainbow Six' games I could barely list them all.

I think mainly the original games were much more 'adult' or 'mature'. But look, it IS a console port and like I said, I think it is a good first person shooter.

It is definitely a LOT easier to just pick up and play, so I can understand the mass appeal of these games.
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Old 04-19-08, 03:42 AM   #93
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I do... often.

While I agree the Rainbow Six games have been steadily toned down in the simulation and realism arenas, they are still tactical shooters. If you play on "realistic" and don't use silencers, smoke, cover fire and your tactical map, you WILL die, and OFTEN. If you play terrorist hunt in single or multi on realistic, where the maps are open and they come from behind you and flank you all the time, you WILL have a hard time.

It's a tactical game for sure... the lack of a planning element before a level doesn't make it a "blam blam" shooter.
The thing is, in t-hunt, they dont flank you, they just spawn behind you, silencers does not really matter at all. I like rb6v2, but t-hunt is so horribly broken that tactics mostly does not matter.
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Old 04-19-08, 06:55 AM   #94
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All kinds of flashing textures now with the patch installed.. Great job UBI you just destroyed Vegas 2. Had to revert back to 1.0 by reinstalling the entire game. Joy!
Same here. I was thinking one of my cards was bad. I didn't play with the origional version though. I'll try that today, and see if it helps.

I hope it's the game and not the card. I just got them.
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Old 04-19-08, 09:32 AM   #95
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You can sneak through a whole level, evading the spawning enemy's? Can you make a video of that please? I would love to see it.
I don't know why it's hard to understand... if you take your time, move from cover to cover and use your silencer, you can easily stay out of huge firefights in most cases. I do it all the time, I pretty much never take my silencer off.

If the game is a "joke" to you on realistic mode you have some uber shooting skills I wish I had. I get killed as often as I don't, and I move very slowly and try to think tactically.

I'm NOT saying the game is as tactical as it used to be (you use the word mature, which I don't think fits, but whichever), I'm just saying it is still very much a tactical game. You can be less tactical but still be tactical.
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anyone have multiplayer feedback? any good? what types does it have?
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