!@#$*@#%@$$#!!, Why haven't I bought this game earlier? I am truly blown away by this. It's awesome, I love it.
It feels so fresh after playing 5 years of cod/bf/moh etc. The teamwork in this reminds me of my BF2 days. And yes, that is a massive compliment.
This game has a amazing atmosphere, I really feel like a WW2 soldier while playing this game. It really is a big deal to keep your head down or you simply die. The game is hard, I have been playing Realism mode exclusively. I heard somewhere that classic is suppose to be even harder?
After reading some of the discussions here before I bought Rising Storm. I was afraid I might run into a super-elitist community that will discourage noobs fairly easily. Now, after playing for roughly 10 hours. I must say this is only partially true. I did encounter some jack-asses. But over-all the people are very friendly and it's really common sense, I don't know how to effectively play the Flame-Thrower or Squad-leader class yet, So I don't pick them. Allot of people seem to have trouble understanding how much you handicap your team by playing your class wrong.
I found the American Arsenal to be considerably easier to use. With the M1 Garand giving you some more breathing room if you miss a shot. The BAR is a total powerhouse and I do feel like the Americans have more firepower (I suppose this is realistic and intentional?). Because of this I found myself , and more noobies (lower ranks?) sticking to the US side.
I've been having a go with the sniper and mainly rifle-man. But, I do plan on mastering the flamethrower as I have to honor my nickname :)
Some people pointed me towards the guide section on steam to learn more advanced classes like the flamer and SL/ TL.
I've had some pretty cool experiences from killing off a bunch of Banzai ♥♥♥♥(See video) to sprinting in a artillery barrage to the next objective. In short, I really enjoy this game, and I can see myself playing this alot more. :)
Here is a video of the things I come up with when ♥♥♥♥ hits the fan :)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQpIRVo4FMg