Posted: May 19
War is hell, but if you're gonna do it, you gotta do it right. This game is as relevant and riveting today as it was when it first came out. It makes no bones about what it is: A pure tactical simulator, geared toward getting your team out alive and completing objectives from rescuing hostages to full-scale assault on armored patrols.
My only gripe with this game is that, while it has good singleplayer, the AI of your team cannot often be trusted. Sending the computers into combat situations often results in friendly casualties, meaning it is best to take control of the squad you're sending into battle at one time. This is just my experience of course, but it does hamper you in that you cannot have two teams conquering two objectives at the same time. However, they can act as sentries if placed right, and will defend points and shoot enemy soldiers with great accuracy, just not while they are on the move.
Really though, this isn't a big issue, all it means is that the missions take a little longer, and even so, time flies when you are having fun!
The AI of the enemies is very good, and they'll give you a bit of a bite even on recruit.
This is not an arcade shooter, its a milsim on a tactical level. And I guarantee, if you take it as that, you're gonna have a helluva time.