FIRST 10 MINUTES | X360, PS3, PC Saturday, October 10, 2009 | 10:26 PM

The first 10 minutes:
Operation Flashpoint 2

The first 10 minutes:<br>Operation Flashpoint 2

It's been quite some time since I've been involved in a proper first 10 minutes of game, so when our frend Bombstrike came by with Operation Flashpoint 2 in his bag there was no way I wasn't going to ask him to record some footage for us. There it is, with his quick impression being that it was a potentially great game, ruined in part by the allies IA being utterly bad.

The first 10 minutes

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Commented on 2009-10-10 23:15:37
yes! finally a first 10 mins i want to watch :|
Commented on 2009-10-10 23:23:52
i had this on ps3 and it hurt my eyes i looked so bad,with pop ups metres in front of you,screwed trees
360 version is sweet,
had the odd bad bit like AI at start,but once u master controling the AI it rocks
Commented on 2009-10-11 00:00:20
Just got back from the shop with my copy. w00t

Been sold out EVERYWHERE here, and this store only had 2 left.
Commented on 2009-10-11 01:10:23
Love the game so far. Really does remind me of the old GR games a lot so I am happy.
Commented on 2009-10-11 02:19:30 In reply to INDIGO
Posted by INDIGO
Just got back from the shop with my copy. w00t

Been sold out EVERYWHERE here, and this store only had 2 left.
Damn you must live out in the boonies. My Best Buy had piles of em for both systems lol.
Commented on 2009-10-11 03:44:48
I got this game pre-ordered but it may take a while for me to play it, because of the damned Royal Mail strike. Not watching this 10 min video, because I don't wanna ruin the experience, sorry Blim...

I'll just wait for it a bit longer...
Commented on 2009-10-11 06:28:41
The ai isn't quite as bad as everyone says, your teammates can be a bit bad at finding cover at times, but the enemy is pretty good at flanking and setting up diversions. And the game gets ALOT better if you play it in co-op with three friends.
Commented on 2009-10-11 06:54:33
I think lolpwned just failed at loosing his virginity and has to let it all out somehow.. ;(
Commented on 2009-10-11 08:43:21
Man, you've really got nothing better to do. Is this fool "whatscraking"?
Commented on 2009-10-11 10:50:40
That slideshow title montage was so amazing! Insane music. Reminded me of GRID.
Commented on 2009-10-11 11:00:27
lolpwned must be desperate for attention, i swear...
Commented on 2009-10-11 11:20:21
Sorry about that. Guy is gone.
Commented on 2009-10-11 11:22:19
This comments section desperately needs an Ignore poster option.

As for the game, I got it on the PC a few days ago but I'm not that impressed with it. I like the controls for issuing commands, the title music is different and it runs great on my system but everything else is average IMO... average graphics, average audio, average A.I., average gameplay, etc. The checkpointing is poor, there's no manaul save option so die and you have repeat large sections again nor is there any tutorial section, you're dropped into a warzone where the game issues you instructions that pop up annoyingly as you roam around.

In it's favour it is more accessible than ArmA II and at least runs better but that doesn't make it a good game. I think it's a disappointing follow up to the glitchy/buggy but classic original. I hate to say this but the game feels like it has been severely compromised to run on the consoles.
Commented on 2009-10-11 11:27:53
Guys, for the people who are interested here are the unlock codes for the missions:

Code 1: Encampment: OFPWEB1
Code 2: Debris field: OFPWEB2

Unlock missions:


Have fun!
Commented on 2009-10-11 12:03:40
Still waiting for a demo...
Commented on 2009-10-11 12:56:40 In reply to Fenrir
there is no demo planned for consoles,
well i playing it on 360 and it looks sweet on my 37" 1080p system with 5.1 dts,audio is good,annoying voices.
im on about mission 6 and im loving it
Commented on 2009-10-11 14:00:01
For me to use the commands and everything, the squad AI has to be good, and I've heard it isn't. Squad shooters are one of my favourite genres (SWAT 4, Republic Commando, Brothers in Arms, Full Spectrum Warrior). Can anyone who's actually played the game give some testimonials on this?
Commented on 2009-10-11 14:22:56
That weapon movement is a joke. It is a shame, it has the same name, like the previous outstanding game from Bohemia Interactive.
Commented on 2009-10-11 14:33:51 In reply to ramiuk1
Posted by ramiuk1
there is no demo planned for consoles,
Good thing I'm not waiting for a console demo, then.
Commented on 2009-10-11 15:05:13
Having good fun with this game on co-op, reminds me of ghost recon 2 for the xbox. My only issue is that you cant choose your loadout at the beginning of each mission. You're stuck using whatever weapons they decided to give you.

They were using "70 customizable weapons" as a selling point, then they don't let you choose or customize your weapons :(

Its a little annoying when you enter a game, and the squad leader (host) gets an m4 with a peq laser, and a eotech. Then everyone else gets a vanilla m16.

I only find the AI is bad in online vs mode for some reason.
Commented on 2009-10-11 15:07:49 In reply to ramiuk1
Posted by ramiuk1
i had this on ps3 and it hurt my eyes i looked so bad,with pop ups metres in front of you,screwed trees
360 version is sweet,
had the odd bad bit like AI at start,but once u master controling the AI it rocks
Hey m8! did you buy it for the ps3 and 360 for you to judge them both bud?

PC version looks so much better than the consoles though.
Commented on 2009-10-11 15:22:38 In reply to aphex187
Depends on what PC you have.

Lets not go down the mines bigger than yours road though.
Commented on 2009-10-11 15:39:58
Not my bag although it does look realistic (to a point). To me, it kind of proves the point that too much realism kills the fun as it seems like much of the game involves shooting tiny little targets in the distance and micro managing your seemingly inept squad AI. Landscapes look nice for an open world though...
Commented on 2009-10-11 15:43:58 In reply to aphex187
Posted by aphex187
PC version looks so much better than the consoles though.
It still looks spectacularly average though for a PC game even running on maximum settings with 4096 shadow maps at 1920x1200 with 8xAA and 8xAF so, personally, I don't think it matter which platform you play it on. Sure, I get 60 fps on my system (Core i7/GTX 280) but it doesn't make up for the mediocrity of the game as a whole.

PC owners with decent setups looking for a war sim would be better opting for ArmA II IMO despite all the bugs and glitches as even in that state it's a much more rewarding and enjoyable game.
Commented on 2009-10-11 15:58:17
Comparison between both versions:

PS3 wins here.
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