Operation Flashpoint: Red River Review (X360)
Posted by Martin Solc (MatesLbc89), May 03, 2011 12:54
Singleplayer and Story
After clicking through the setup of your new single player campaign you will get to the first unpleasant moment. Of course, I am talking about the loading time that takes about two to four minutes. This wont get any better even if you install the game to the hard drive. Instead of an intro movie you will be surprised by an animation showing a war map which is followed by a few minutes of speech about a fictive conflict in Tajikistan. This makes you actually look forward to playing. Finally, after all this your character appears right in a military base in the middle of nowhere accompanied by his team. Here your meet your new commander who will show you how to shoot in the firing range and how to throw grenades. Very soon you have the luck to get to your first action.
Each mission in Red River starts almost the same. You are sitting on the back of an army Hummer with your unit and your commander. This guy keeps telling you what a lazy squad of stupid greenhorns you are, which he doesn’t forget to combine with all possible and impossible bad words that even west side gangsta rappers would be ashamed of.
All the missions are very very similar. First transport with Hummer or a chopper followed by long trip on foot that can get easily very boring. The next part is mostly attack on a village and then defending the village against some enemy soldiers that appeared out of nowhere. After completing all your objectives you have to lead your unit back to the Hummers and move to another part of huge environment.
The flatness of the campaign can often be unbelievably boring, even fighting against your enemies. Those guys just somehow run around the villages but mostly just stand like dummies, firing at you with AKs.
Rating: 1.0, votes: 1