FIRST 10 MINUTES | X360, PS3, PC Thursday, April 21, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Operation Flashpoint Red River videos

Operation Flashpoint Red River videos

Operation Flashpoint: Red River has just been released so as usual, you get to see a bit of the game with our homemade videos. In the first two, you will see the very first steps of the campaign I played on my own, while the last video will show you some co-op gameplay with Augur (aka Tkazu) and AbSoLuT_b, from the French side.

When you first play Operation Flashpoint: Red River, the first contact is not that positive. Visually speaking, one can't say Dirt's graphics engine really shines here, on the contrary. There are indeed some aliasing issues, simplistic textures, over-pixelated shadows, and the environments could use a bit more polygons. Thankfully, the size of the maps along with the freedom they offer helps compensate for the overall disappointing look of the game. Also, it is important to mention that the lighting effects are very well-done and that they give Red River a more realistic touch. Sound-wise, nothing too impressive either, be it in the weapon sounds or the music you hear when being driven to the next assignment point.

Also hard is getting used to the fact that you are not playing a standard first person shooter where you can shoot the enemies from up close and smell their bad breath. Here, you will most of the time aim at a tiny dot in the distance, hoping that he won't hit you first. You certainly won't feel like the invincible soldier you incarnate in the Call of Duty series. Some will love it, some will just pass. Unfortunately, even for fans, it is difficult not to get pissed at the AI, despite some nice tactical possibilities. It may get better as you progress into the game, but in the beginning, your teammates do not seem that bright. The solution then is to play the game with up to three friends. Indeed, unless you do not choose your friends wisely, you won't have to yell at them for not following your orders to the letter. It is undeniable that the game becomes more fun that way.

Depending on what you are looking for, Operation Flashpoint: Red River will either be your cup of tea or the most effective repellent ever. Hopefully, our videos will hep you make up your mind.

The First 10 Minutes
The First 10 Minutes (Part 2)
Co-op gameplay

All comments

Commented on 2011-04-21 20:12:24
Looks like an improvement over the first one. Seems like more hours of fun especially when you do 4 player coop hardcore mode. Thats the only way to play this game lol
Commented on 2011-04-21 20:17:30
I got this game yesterday on PC. It's not that bad. Better than the first for sure. But man, there is this one soldier and he does nothing but cursing and uses the f-word twice on average in 1 sentence. Not that I care about foul language, but this is so over the top that it just irritates me.
Commented on 2011-04-21 22:02:53
how is the multiplayer? like the first game? which was embarrassing
Commented on 2011-04-22 02:10:05
This feels like my kind of game
Commented on 2011-04-22 12:47:59
Watched the co-op vid and I must say, looks horrible. Not talking about the graphics though, it just looks so boring, the AI acts stupid,.. Wouldn't wanna spend even $1 on it.
Commented on 2011-04-22 14:46:04 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
how is the multiplayer? like the first game? which was embarrassing
There is no multiplayer, only co-op.
Commented on 2011-04-23 14:10:18
I'm assuming the gameplay for this franchise is slow but I don't see myself playing through this. Looks interesting though I guess

About the game


What's up?
  • GriftGFX
    GriftGFX Some of those games are not Xbox exclusives. (1 Hour ago)
  • Moonwalker
    Moonwalker @MikeManiac61: Hold on, no memorable games? Halo 3, Reach and 4?,Gears 1-3? Forza Motorsport and Horizon? Lost odyssey? Condemned? Crackdown? Alan Wake? Come on now :) (1 Hour ago)
  • Melmoth
    Melmoth the first game reminds me a lot of the souls series. doing dungeons/bosses in different orders, cryptic messages and hard to find areas. (1 Hour ago)
  • Melmoth
    Melmoth Legend of Zelda done, now on to Link to the Past. (1 Hour ago)
  • MikeManiac61
    MikeManiac61 @GriftGFX: That's true. I can't remember any memorable IP's from the 360 days lol. (1 Hour ago)
  • GriftGFX
    GriftGFX The success of the 360 had *a lot* to do with it being the best multiplatform console. There may be a diminishing returns thing there though... we'll see. (2 Hours ago)
  • scoobs0688
    scoobs0688 Scorpio will be nice and all, but if you don't have the software then ultimately nobody will care outside the hardcore who are buying it regardless. (2 Hours ago)
PreviousNext
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood GSY is getting some nice content at 3 pm CEST with our July podcast and some videos of the Deus Ex Mankind Divided preview build. :) (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood For once we'll be live at 4:30 pm CEST. Blim should not even be tired! (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood More Quantum Break coverage coming in a few hours, 9:00 a.m CEST. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood We'll have a full review up for Firewatch at 7 pm CET. Videos will only be tomorrow though. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Tonight's livestream will be at 9:15 GMT+1, not GMT+2 as first stated. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood New GSY Live dedicated this time to Just Cause 3 on Tuesday 9:30 GMT+2 (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Join us tomorrow at 10 pm GMT+2 for a new livestream. We'll be playing Rise of the Tomb Raider. (> 3 Months ago)
PreviousNext
Top stories