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I'm not a big FPS fan but I enjoyed this game.When you move around and
aim your weapon it feels smooth unlike many other FPS games that have
clunky controls. I like how your fellow soldiers will fight
alongside you in battle and you'll see many of them getting shot dead to
add a sense of realism.The developers tried to add a bit of variety to
the gameplay,because besides the ''gun down every person you see who is
not an ally'',the gameplay encourages you or forces you to use stealth
which involves doing things such as crouching or laying down behind
vegetation so the guards can't see you and you can eliminate guards with
silenced weapons and you'll need to be accurate/fast with your shooting
because the guards are sometimes in groups and they have guard dogs
with them and if they alert the other guards they'll ambush you.
Some areas have very little visibility because you'll be in a thick
snowstorm.You can use drones to kill enemies when they're far away.Some
enemies are positioned up high making it challenging for you to
eliminate them when they have the elevated position.There's times you'll
need to steer a snowmobile or boat(you can die instantly if you steer
the snowmobile off a high ledge)and while you're doing this you'll need
to shoot at enemies.There's also helicopter segments where you can lay
waste to enemies that are on the ground with the powerful helicopter
gun.Some missions require you to defend important data objects from
enemies who swarm the building you're in from multiple areas.Many
enemies will come at you head on and you'll need to pay attention not
just to what's in front of you but also what's behind you because
enemies will try to sneak up and attack you from behind too.
The game is very short and can be beaten in 6 hours and I don't like
playing shooting games online so this game didn't have a long lifespan
for me.I replayed the game on the hardest difficulty which increased the
lifespan of the game to over 12 hours but the game cost 79 AUD when I
first bought it and was even more expensive at other stores.The special
ops can be challenging because they involve doing sections of the
campaign's missions under stricter conditions,such as against time
limits or against larger numbers of stronger enemies.I must admit I got
bored of the special ops quickly because you're just re-doing parts of missions under stricter conditions. Also,I found the story to
be a bit cliche and off putting because it's the typical America and
their allies fighting against terrorists kind of story and to get people
emotionally attached you'll see the enemy army invading America and
attacking American suburbs and landmarks and I guess it will get
Americans emotionally involved,but it doesn't work for me.
The game's graphics look clean and smooth but not realistic and are
nowhere near as good as other high profile 2009 releases such as
Killzone 2 or Uncharted 2.The warzones look kind of cool when you see
rockets lite up the night sky and American landmarks being damaged.
I can't remember much about the sound effects,music,VA's.
Overall,for me it was entertaining but it was a short-lived experience
and you'll probably need to enjoy online play to get the most out of
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