Publisert: 19. november
EA contracts out a game. “Developed in collaboration with U.S. Special Operations soldiers.”
-The player's character actually thumbs the selector switch on his weapon.
-They managed to actually research what gloves are available at the PX/MCX. So good on them.
Mildly offensive considering the mindless shooter shell the whole product is wrapped in so tightly.
The developers tried to act like this was "realistic."
They actually interviewed vets... supposedly.
Then they set out bragging about how they actually interviewed vets.
Which means they spent more money advertising that they put the smallest quantity of research possible into the subject matter than they did actually researching the topic.
Which must be why super sonic 12.7x99mm NATO cartridges can be fired without the audible crack that would have alerted every swinging ♥♥♥♥ in the village, from the back of an ATV, at 600M, with sub MOA precision. Even with the argument that the modified M82, fitted with a suppressor, may have been firing custom sub-sonic ammunition, the sound a .50 BMG bullet would make on impact would be loud enough to wake the dead. The player is permanently in the "hero" one man army roll. The game is tailored to serve as a form of masturbation for childish delusions of grandeur with regards to wars, what they are like, and how they are fought.
This attitude is highlighted by scenes such as a U.S. Operator rolling a grenade into a room before checking to make sure that there are no civilians present. Which stands out as odd considering that there are confirmed “allies” and civilians in the village. Or several scenes in which supposed JSOC Operators are engaged in MOUT Ops, at night, and have NEVER heard of limited-penetration tactics. Nope. They all just run in through the fatal funnel in bullet time, every time. This could be explained away as the characters being aware that their health will regenerate over time.
The "Support the Troops" closing message honestly comes off as offensive when placed at the tail end of a mindless, on rails, Michael Bay style, shooter.
That being said, the game might just be your cup of tea for a lazy afternoon. Especially for real virtual grunts of the digital age. One afternoon is about how long it will take most players to clear the campaign. If you ARE considering purchasing the game, it is highly advisable that you wait for a sale.