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Operation Flashpoint 2 out in the open

Operation Flashpoint 2 out in the open

Codemasters has just released some new images for Operation Flashpoint 2, that also goes by the title Dragon Rising. It will most certainly keep all the players who can't afford to play Arma 2 on PC busy. The game is planned for release in September on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and of course, PC.

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Commented on 2009-07-02 20:07:00
Looks good. The grain filter is a bit too much for my liking, but maybe the PC-version will have the option to turn it off.
Arma 2 on PC is pretty good. A lot of bugs still, but knowing BIS they will keep bringing out patches. But again the helicopters are dreadfully hard to control. I understand they want to make it a sim, but I don't want a flight sim (don't think any soldier can fly a helicopter, stear a tank, fly a jet and so on, so they didn't have to push the realism in the choppers). I'm hoping OF2 will not have that simulation for vehicles.
Commented on 2009-07-02 20:20:32
Haven't really dug into the Arma 2 demo yet (just a little), but one thing they did get spot on is the colour scheme, it looks very natural. DOF is also done very well imo.

This looks kinda similar, but I'm kind of in unfamiliar territory when it comes to Army simulation PC games...
Commented on 2009-07-02 21:41:20
Looks good, but too much grain!
Commented on 2009-07-02 22:08:12
Hopefully when my joystick comes i can get to grips with the helis in armaII and in this aswell. Was doable with mouse and keyboard, but took a lot of effort just to get in the right direction.
I hope OPF runs a bit better than ARMAII, either way i think i prefer the art direction in this, and i hope it has a bit more structure/sympathy to those a little less hardcore sim.
Commented on 2009-07-02 22:12:04
It has certainly improved since its last appearance. But still not even close to being perfect.
Commented on 2009-07-02 23:15:19
I;ll be picking this up for the PC again... I'm having great fun with ArmaII at the moment.....
Commented on 2009-07-03 01:03:24
loved the first... hope this is close to it.

Announce an editer to come with it like the first one had and i'm sold.
Commented on 2009-07-03 02:07:58
lol looks almost exactly the same as ArmA 2, except the smoke in screen 3, which is insane. Photoshop?
Commented on 2009-07-03 04:58:50
Of course it's photoshop. But even with editing I think game is ugly. I tired of those sad gamma games. Also I don't think that game will offer some special exciting gameplay so it's boring.
Commented on 2009-07-03 15:11:24 In reply to Baleur
Posted by Baleur
lol looks almost exactly the same as ArmA 2
Oh hell no!
Commented on 2009-07-05 18:04:26
Arma 2 looks better, the graphics engine in that game is really impressive, second best looking game I have seen after Crysis.
Commented on 2009-07-05 18:24:18 In reply to Doom_Bringer
Posted by Doom_Bringer
Arma 2 looks better, the graphics engine in that game is really impressive, second best looking game I have seen after Crysis.
That's a tough thing to say about ArmA 2. As impressive as the engine is it isn't carried well by its art direction.. and Crysis uses both to wow you.

ArmA 2 also has pretty questionable performance.

What I'm most interested in is seeing how/if this game strikes a better balance between its quest for realism and its need for fun than ArmA 2.
Commented on 2009-07-05 19:01:06
Some questionable performance yes! I joined a multiplayer game the other day and it was totally pitch black! I could see the purple haze of the rising sun on the distant horizon and silhouette of a radar station and a house. For some reason this was running at 12 FPS on my machine LOLz

The regular day stuff that looks very impressive runs at about 40 FPS on high settings. The game's particle engine is also rather weak but it still looks mighty impressive IMO.

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