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Rogue spear is one of the latest offerings from Red Storm, Tom Clancy's software house, and is a sequel to the very popular Rainbow Six. Set in the near future, terrorism is on the rise and it is the job of you and your team to go in and persuade them with a few bursts of gunfire so that they may prefer to consider a new occupation. In Rogue Spear, You take control of an elite anti-terrorist squad in the not too distant future. The levels are extremely varied and challenging. During the course of your many missions you will find your team flung into various climates and terrains as well as onto (and into) planes, ships, chemical plants, military bases and even huge and convincingly realistic nuclear reactor plants. The game is based over 16 missions and consists mainly of 'kill the terrorists' or 'save the hostages', although there are a couple of 'sneak around without being spotted' missions. Also included in the game are a number of training missions which will allow you to get to grips with the game without killing all your operatives and are well worth spending a bit of time having a look round. Your team can equip itself with the cutting edge of military hardware, all of which behaves exactly as you would expect.There is a vast arsenal of weaponry in Rogue Spear. New shotguns, really, really big sniper rifles, and the most useful piece of equipment ever...rubber bullets. Heck, you even get C4 this time. Some of the weapons, like the Barret sniper rifle, are sweet. Others, like the Dragunov and Skorpion just suck ...But there's definitely a gun for every player in this version. There are new sidearms, a vast array of sniper weaponry (some with multiple levels of zoom for when you need that extra precise shot.), and now smoke grenades. The graphics and sound are absolutely first class all the way and greatly enhance the atmosphere and tension. Particularly effective is the constant radio chatter
between the "teams" which your group is divided up into for each mission. One mission takes place in the ruins of Kosovo and this level is an absolute delight to play. The cobbled streets wind around in a very convincing manner and time really seems to have been spent to create as realistic a gaming environment as possible. The first time you play this level, one of your teams will be picked off one at a time in a seemingly deserted street. When you finally work out just who shot you, you are really going to be impressed. Rogue Spear has three difficulty levels which helps to add some longevity to the game also. "Veteran" (The 2nd level) level is so different from the easiest level that you do not really feel like you are repeating yourself and perhaps the game's strongest point is that you never know what to expect. Terrorists are not always where you found them last time (In fact, they usually aren't!) So it is pretty nice game and I think you should try it.
This game is thrilling, action packed, and has a great storyline. The thing that picks this from the rest is the sheer amount of things that you can do. You can do anything form organise the mission, clothes, guns, right up until completing the mission. These are the plus point but there a bad points too. The thing that is annoying is that this could have well been brought out as a mission pack for Rainbow Six. Not much is changed from the original, the same layout etc. However, this comes with its advantages, people who have played the original can get straight into the game, and lets not forget the stunning graphics that come from this view. The level depth is brilliant too. The sheer range of place you can travel from. another great thing that the developers have done is captutre the atmosphere. With rain effects, fog effects, this makes you really feel a part of the action. Brilliant. Lets hope it can carry on for the long years to become, im looking forward to more games like this.
This game is just amazing. Once you start playing it your hooked. I'm not going to go into detail about the game or weapons itself or i'll be here all day. What I would like to say is that if you do have this game you just have to play in Online against other people. I would recommend that you use MSN game zone simply because you can see what everyones connection is like (if people have poor connection then they tend to warp in the game. Warping is when someone jumps around the game). I've had this game for a while now and only play it online. I'm not too keen on the offline version as its too hard and i don't have the patience. When you play online you can take on your friends, or play strangers. People have formed clans and you can join them or take them on. But believe me when i say its amazing online, and can make you jump, especially if your playing in a dark room. Theres nothing better than taking on another human, at least you can't blame the computer for cheating if you get shot ;o) . This game is going to be hard to improve on.
So, just what is Rainbow Six? It's actually a pretty good game, albeit very hard and extremely frustrating. Some of the gameplay mechanics simply go straight against common sense, but some concessions had to be made to accommodate computer gameplay. Other elements are very realistic, and some of the gameplay elements are right on the money. Players who thought Spec Ops had lots of potential but didn't execute well should check out Rainbow Six because, despite the faults, the game does work better and does have that immersive, realistic feel. Players can even experiment with the game mechanics by looking at some of the definition files in the Rainbow Six directory. Rainbow Six is a pretty good game that over time - and perhaps with official and unofficial sup port - may become a great game.