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You see your target, you aim and get his head in head in your sniper rifles sights. BANG
Delta Force (PC)
Member Name: Planescape
Delta Force (PC)
Date: 15/08/00, updated on 15/08/00 (29 review reads)
Advantages: Gameplay, reasonable graphics
Disadvantages: Graphics look dated
Delta force was quite a shock when it was released, not because of the style of gameplay but because of the graphics engine used. Novalogic opted once again not to use polygons for Delta Force but their usual Voxels. Voxels are very difficult to describe and i have yet to meet a man who has been able to. But they are a reasonably good alternative to polygons. The one advantage of Voxels is they don't need a 3D card to run effectively.
The main problem with Voxels is that they can't really do small objects very well, and even large objects are exactly brilliant. The only thing that they can really do graphically is landscapes and that's about it.
The story for Delta Force is that you are a soldier in the top secret American group known as Delta Force. Your mission is to stop a number of terrorists around the world.
To complete this mission you must undertake around 40 levels of wiping out personel, saving hostages and stealing objects.
This is all good fun, although sometimes the gameplay does get a bit samey. But the fun is restored when you get your hands on a sniper rifle. The sniper rifles in this game are the best in any game except for Delta Force 2. You can stand 1km away from your target and still manage to take his head off.
The other weapons that you use throughout the game include silenced and unsilenced machine guns and rocket launchers.
All these weapons are accurately tranferred to the games world.
The game isn't too difficult although some parts the missions do get quite tricky. In some missions it can be quite easy at first but then it can suddenly get a lot harder especially if the enemy find out where you are.
Sound is a very important part of this game, the best way to play this game is with headphones. This is because you need to be able to hear where the guns shots are coming from. This enables to know where the enemy are coming from.
The game has been executed
very well and Novalogic should be praised for their accomplishment in this style of game. They have succeeded where others companies have failed, take a look at Spec Ops. That game was as buggy as hell and was crap and so was the sequel. Delta Force is far superior to those games and the only game of this style that only comes close to this game is Rainbow Six.
Even if you don't like this style of game you'll most likely enjoy Delta Force, even if it is only for the sniper rifles.