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Two points are awarded for major features and one point is awarded for minor features of the game (positive or negative points).
• +2 - Graphics - Models, textures and other graphical details are very good; looks almost as beautiful as ArmA II does. It is obvious that the developers put a lot of time, effort and heart into the game (even though there quite a few bugs).
• +1 - Mission Editor - Great mission editor (if you're familiar with the one from ArmA II, then you'll know why).
• +1 - Co-op - This game features quite a few co-operative missions and there are plenty of high quality co-op missions made by the community.
• +1 - Moddable - A lot of people here may, probably, disagree with me here and say that modding is not supported, but that's just half of the truth. The truth is that mods are allowed to be made as long as progress is tracked by the developers on the official forums and (this is the part that the modders don't like the most I believe) the content has to be trademarked by them. Anything ported from ArmA II, even lines of code, is strictly prohibited due to some weird contract the developers signed with the devs/publishers of ArmA II (this game is not made by Bohemia Interactive, they have asked permission to use their engine).
But, the good thing I think about the possibility of modding is that finished mods made by the community WILL be released as either free patches or, if the modders agree to it, paid DLC (I believe that mods become paid DLC if the quality is of very high quality and if the modders agree to it; I also believe that modders can be compensated, so, modders paid for their hard work!) and are credited for their work (good for portfolios I suppose). Mini-mods that improve on the vanilla game can be approved by the devs/publishers through free patches as well, making the game better.
The "D-Day" DLC, which comes out tomorrow, I believe was made in co-operated with modders that wanted to bring the Western Front into the game.
Total Positive Points: +5
• 0 - Real Virtuality 3 - Runs on the ArmA II engine. This can be a good or bad thing; some people love the engine, some people despise it. I am one of the people who really like the engine (but do admit that there is a lot of stupid crap in it which diminishes the fun). Going to leave this on a neutral point because it depends on people's views.
• 0 - Potential - This game has massive potential to be a very good game, if not better than ArmA II itself; all they (developers/publishers) need to do is listen more to the community (about what they want from the game, not just mods (there were a lot of people who complained about the decision to make a Western Front DLC set in "D-Day" because that is not what most people wanted for the game)), more DLC/expansions and more patches. If the developers can support their game properly, then this game will be much better.
• -1 - Some Sound Effects Some sound effects are pretty terrible, such as the Kar98k and Mosin-Nagant (which is a shame since they are the two most widely used weapons in the game)
• -1 - Voice Acting - The voice acting is pretty meh, but what pisses me off the most is the Russian voice acting; the quality of the microphone that was used to record the Russian voice actor's voices is atrocious; the voice is fuzzy and has a lot of artifacts.
• -1 - Small Multiplayer Community - If you're into multiplayer and multiplayer only, I don't recommend that you get the game for that as the multiplayer community is very small.
Total Negative Points: -3
Score: 7/10 - Pretty Good
(My scoring system may be a bit shit, but I don't care, 7/10 is deserving of this game I think)
If you like ArmA II, then I recommend you to buy this game since it is basically just ArmA II set during World War II.
NOTE - Just for comparison's sake, to give you a better idea of how good the game is, I would give ArmA II an 8/10.
I got this game back in 2002, I decided to re-buy it since I didn't have the expansions, wanted a Steam version and then (only recently found out after getting bored with the vanilla graphics) the "Morrowind Overhaul (2012): Sounds & Graphics mod (check the YouTube link below for some examples). I got it working an hour ago and HOOOOOLY shit! This mod is so damn good, it makes Oblivion look like that was the third game instead of this one.
I recommend anyone who hasn't played Morrowind, yet has played Oblivion/Skyrim to go and buy this game on Steam and get this bloody mod because it is so damn good.
Very good DLC to the main game, I just wish Eidos Montreal (developers) had made more such as this.
Example: They had originally planned to add three more city hubs for the player to do missions in; New York, USA (including Statue of Liberty, that area has been visited in the previous Deus Ex games and needed to be in the third but it got cut out), Montreal, Canada (where the developers were based, they revealed concept art of this area) and Mumbai, India.
Why didn't they make any DLC's for these three areas after the main game was released? I would have paid FULL PRICE, my body was ready.