張貼於：12 月 24 日
Conflict: Denied Ops is, in essence, a "dumb" buddy shooter, where the AI will follow some basic commands, but it's nowhere as smart as Star Trek (the game), and the boss battles are... uh... annoying as heck, as you've basically been left to handle a big threat yourself instead of getting a little help that you should have gotten all along. The end result is somewhat exciting, albeit a bit "bland" sort of shooter.
There has been a history of Conflict series... This is the 5th game, having started with Conflict: Desert Storm. It actually came out back in 2008, so I'm playing it 6 years later. How does it hold up? Not too badly, actually, but definitely a bit... tedious and boring.
Backstory is simple enough... You're working for some unnamed intelligency agency doing black ops work. You're either the white old sniper Lincoln Graves, or younger black machine gunner Reggie Lang. So where are you fighting? Some tin can dictator "General Ramirez" of Venezuela want to take over the country and sent his men to take over a major refinery, and threaten to deploy nuclear weapons if US "meddle" in his country's "internal affairs". US is obviously disturbed so they sent in Graves and Lang to investigate leads track down what nukes is Ramirez talking about, and neutralize him if possible. So you ended up chasing leads all across the world, from arctic circle to Africa, from east coast of the US to South America... and so on.
The game basically is a series of shoots where you shoot your way into the enemy base, surviving ambushes here and there, turn here and there, while you keep getting updates about your objectives, as you often get secondary objectives. Most involves hacking a computer / defusing a bomb and so on. Of course, when you are trying to get out, then you get your big boss battle, where you often had to fight a gunship, a VTOL jet, or a tank without help. on the other hand I've also seen Alamo boss battle where you need to survive getting shot at from all sides.
There is a stealth mission or two, where you can do it much easier if you stay stealthy, but it isn't always possible.
Most missions have secondary and optional objectives, usually "protect a VIP / rescuee", whom needs to survive the final battle to count.
Autosave is few and far in between (at checkpoints), and that's annoying too. Obviously a lot of the boss threats have to be dealt with by Lang, who is also armed with a rocket launcher.
Your player character gets extra capabilities and/or equipment as you play the single player campaign. Sniper rifle gets an underslug shotgun (and later upgraded to full auto shotgun) and suppressor, as well as cornershot (hold gun around corner without exposing body, and use camera to take the shot). The short LMG gets underslung grenade launcher as well as faster cycling rate and better stock to absorb recoil. You also gain new grenade types, such as prox mine and incendiary in addition to standard frag, smoke, and flashbangs. Each also gets a silenced pistol for close range stealth work.
The graphics were quite good for 2008, though obviously out of date for 2014. However, there is a lot of destructible stuff on the map... cartons / crates, explosive barrels and gas cans, trucks, etc. And it's quite satisfying to pulverize stuff as your ammo (but not explosives) is unlimited. There are periodic supply chests available for you to restock.
Sound has some odd problems. Most of the time it works fine, but at times some of the reply dialog can disappear. When you order a "move to", you're supposed to get a verbal acknowledgement like "On the way", or "moving now". Sometimes, nothing. Also, the "crates breaking" sound is not very distinct and sometimes sound like shots or suppressed rounds being fired.
This game is the "don't get hit for a while and you get cured" type shooter, but by the end game, one or two serious hits WILL likely take you down.
All in all, Conflict Denied Ops is one of those "product of the time". There's nothing that really stands out except the "swap character" system, which had been done before too. It's not horrible, it's merely horribly average. I do recommend it if you can find it cheap. It's not Modern Warfare, but it'll scratch the itch for some shootable environment.