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OP Red River gets a release date

OP Red River gets a  release date

Codesmasters announced that Operation Flashpoint: Red River would be released on April 21 in Europe and April 26 in North America. The game will be available on Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC and today Corporal Ryan Balleto is testifying about his own experience in a new video.


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Commented on 2011-02-18 16:11:46
What an idiotic lead character. What the hell is he rambling about. It's like from some blockbuster war movie. What does this have to do wit realism. Most people who are actually at war shit their pants (literally, they wear dipers ffs). Strange design choice. This ain't COD.
Commented on 2011-02-18 16:20:01
Err, no one in the military talks like that.
Commented on 2011-02-18 16:24:06
Not touching this with a six foot pool after the stunt they pulled with dragon rising!
Commented on 2011-02-18 16:26:10 In reply to blmbox
Posted by droezelke
What an idiotic lead character. What the hell is he rambling about. It's like from some blockbuster war movie. What does this have to do wit realism. Most people who are actually at war shit their pants (literally, they wear dipers ffs). Strange design choice. This ain't COD.
Posted by blmbox
Err, no one in the military talks like that.
You guys should watch Restrepo.
Or any other documentary following a crew.
Commented on 2011-02-18 17:21:02 In reply to hotkirby
Posted by hotkirby
You guys should watch Restrepo.
Or any other documentary following a crew.
I'm not talking about his accent or diction; it's the tone of his voice.

It's like he's taking the piss.
Commented on 2011-02-18 17:32:18 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
Most people who are actually at war shit their pants (literally, they wear dipers ffs). Strange design choice. This ain't COD.
Lol, what? I'm guessing the shit-their-pants comment is a joke of some kind? The only time a soldier craps himself is if he dies or is so injured that he loses control of his "facilities".
As for the character, yeah, the writing is crap and if they wanted a southern accent, they should have hired someone with one. As for stupid, I've certainly know plenty of brain-cases in my time- we even had one guy go AWOL for 2 weeks to take care of his horses, lol. Then he married a chick 10 years older than him that he only knew for 2 weeks right before we deployed so he could get the separation pay. There's an idiot, and he was just about exactly like the dude in the voice-over...
Commented on 2011-02-18 19:03:06 In reply to Frozpot
Posted by Frozpot
Lol, what? I'm guessing the shit-their-pants comment is a joke of some kind? The only time a soldier craps himself is if he dies or is so injured that he loses control of his "facilities".
As for the character, yeah, the writing is crap and if they wanted a southern accent, they should have hired someone with one. As for stupid, I've certainly know plenty of brain-cases in my time- we even had one guy go AWOL for 2 weeks to take care of his horses, lol. Then he married a chick 10 years older than him that he only knew for 2 weeks right before we deployed so he could get the separation pay. There's an idiot, and he was just about exactly like the dude in the voice-over...
The comment was everything but a joke. I saw a documentary about American soldiers (don't ask me which it was, but it was made by American journalists) at war in Irak. The soldiers told in that documentary that some soldiers wear dipers when in battle because when the adrenalin caused by fear of death can make people piss or shit their pants. You don't even have to be at war. In a scary situation, like being robbed at gun point, some people do lose control and shit or piss in their pants. And I say this with respect, not to laugh at soldiers or anybody else.
I certainly believe you Frozpot, as you have been there. I am only trying to point out that I don't make this up based on my suspiscion.

Anyhow, the point of my first post was the poor design choice. Why would you claim to make a realistic war simulation, when the protaganist is an idiotic character. How does one identify himself with such a person while playing a game.
Commented on 2011-02-18 19:29:11 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
The comment was everything but a joke. I saw a documentary about American soldiers (don't ask me which it was, but it was made by American journalists) at war in Irak. The soldiers told in that documentary that some soldiers wear dipers when in battle because when the adrenalin caused by fear of death can make people piss or shit their pants. You don't even have to be at war. In a scary situation, like being robbed at gun point, some people do lose control and shit or piss in their pants. And I say this with respect, not to laugh at soldiers or anybody else.
I certainly believe you Frozpot, as you have been there. I am only trying to point out that I don't make this up based on my suspiscion.

Anyhow, the point of my first post was the poor design choice. Why would you claim to make a realistic war simulation, when the protaganist is an idiotic character. How does one identify himself with such a person while playing a game.
Err, that's weird. I've never personally experienced or heard of that from anyone I know. I was there in '05-'06, but my Brother and many buddies of mine were in '03 (OIF1). I've even got buddies that have been over there 3 or 4 times. I'm not saying you are lying or that it doesn't happen, but it's gotta be a pretty rare thing. Maybe some of those soldiers that never left the wire (base) and got mortared or something. Seriously, that funky, but I guess some people would be like that. If you ever remember the name of that documentary, I'd like to see it...
Commented on 2011-02-18 19:45:54
Maybe the soldiers were taking a piss, pun intended. Diapers are usually worn because you don't exactly have time to piss and shit when you please while at war.
Commented on 2011-02-18 20:10:34
"Yeah baby. Take it to the bank baby. Yeah they gonna respect my shootin' baby. War is easy baby."

Wtf was that? That video was very off-putting. Are they trying to copy Bad Company?
Commented on 2011-02-18 20:16:30
Horrible voice-over, and this is OFP? This is in NO WAY OFP, the only OFP is the one on PC. That was realism and tension...this makes it all look liek a big joke...sigh.
Commented on 2011-02-18 20:31:15
maybe the collectors limited edition should come with a diaper...as the games bound to be shit
Commented on 2011-02-19 01:16:17 In reply to FireWire
Posted by FireWire
Not touching this with a six foot pool after the stunt they pulled with dragon rising!
What stunt? You mean you bought it because you couldn't tell that it looked 100% shit from all the trailers?
Commented on 2011-02-19 01:50:11 In reply to Moonwalker
Posted by Moonwalker
Horrible voice-over, and this is OFP? This is in NO WAY OFP, the only OFP is the one on PC. That was realism and tension...this makes it all look liek a big joke...sigh.
My thoughts exactly. Anyone who had any doubts that Codemasters has killed the Op Flashpoint name should have none after this video. A comic relief, "rebel", hillbilly character thrown into your squad with the typical Afro American badass character? Any other cheesy stereotypes you want to throw in Codies?

It's almost like they are mocking the military with this game. I have never heard a service member speak remotely like that. Sure there are some less than intelligent soldiers, but most are honorable, intelligent people and are interested in more than just killing "stupid baddies".

If Codies had any honor they would change the name of this game to Middle Eastern Combat Shoot-a-rama and save the great OP:FP name any further disgrace. I honestly can't see a single saving grace for this game, and I can enjoy just about any game. It's not going to do linear, arcadey action as well as COD or MOH, and it doesn't even come close to tactical, sim warfare, so WTF are they even trying for? It's like they just had no direction and are going solely on the Flashpoint name. Sad, just sad...
Commented on 2011-02-19 09:44:45
Thats some cowboy wannabe operation sim. Day one !
Commented on 2011-02-19 18:59:55
It's horrible that Cm gets to rape what was once a groundbreaking franchise.
Commented on 2011-02-22 10:28:40
O.P. or O.F.?

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