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I bought this as a game to play primarily in cooperative mode with my brother, what also has a PS3. We had the previous rainbow six vegas game on the PC and we played through the entire campaign having a lot of fun in the process. If you have played any of the rainbow 6 games you have some idea what to expect. Team based first person shooter which is very unforgiving of gung ho tactics. If the baddies see you first then its likely you will be dead quickly. In single player you have two computer AI characters to help you - you can give them orders to scout up ahead, hold their position and throw grenades - all using the D pad on the controller (if you have a headset you can use voice commands but I found them hit and miss). This comes in handy as often assaulting enemy positions from multiple angles will be the best way to protect yourself. In Co-op you only get one additional player to help. Also actually connecting a game can be a bit of a pain if you aren't familiar with your router (you need to open about 6 ports on it). This game doesnt add a great deal to the previous iteration of the game - one notable addition is that of experience points unlocking new camo and weapons. But unlike some recent FPSs you get no choice in what to unlock. All in all in co-op and single player this is an entertaining and challenging addition to the rainbow 6 series. And I'd recommend a purchase second hand (at time of writing you can pick this up for 12.99 from GAME).
This is one of the first games I bought for my PS3 and I still play it today. The action is brilliant and has some cool features that you wont see anywhere else. Vegas is a really good setting for this type of game. I can't think of another action game that has you fighting through brightly lit casinos, with slot machines crumbling under gunfire. The squad controls are easy to get a grasp of. Whatever you are looking at when you press the squad move button determines what they will do. If you are pointing at a door they will stack up, at a bomb they will diffuse it. I really like its simplicity, it lets you concentrate on the action. Vegas takes the cover mechanic from gears of war and improves it significantly. You can blind fire round a corner or quickly snap your player round for accurate shots. I found cover to be vital in this game, if you don't use it you'll die very quickly. There's some awesome tools at your disposal. You can look under doors with a fibre optic camera and fast rope down the side of buildings for a dramatic entry. Overall, Rainbow Six Vegas is an enjoyable action game with some pretty unique features.
When I first purchased my PS3 I was recommended Rainbow Six Vegas to play as a brilliant game to play online. I must note that i've never been a first person shooter fan and have never bothered playing through the story mode on any sort of game previous. Rainbow Six Vegas changed my view on first person shooters and their capabilities completely. The game is set in Las Vegas, shocking I know, and follows the Rainbow squad who have been dispatched there. The overall objective is to defeat the terrorist, Irena Morales, and her mercenaries who have been attacking areas of the city. I must admit I found the single player to this game rather tedious, perhaps because of the inability to sprint and the lack of action in certain areas. There are no cut scenes in the story mode, with there being updates via video instead. The storyline certainly improved for the sequel in my opinion. Perhaps the defining point of the game is the unique cover system where a player can hide behind something, not being visible to an enemy, but can see everything in front of them and be able to pop out and shoot. Unlike most first person shooters there is no sprinting in Rainbow Six Vegas which was fairly annoying in story mode but genius online which I will go onto later. Weapons tend to have a fair bit of kick back forcing the user to tap the shoot button to fire. Players can rappel and shoot on a rappel, fast ropes can be used and various gadgets can be used such as radar jammers. My favourite weapon was the C4 by a long shot. There is a lot of fun to be had covering behind a wall whilst your C4 is on the floor only for some poor lad to walk past and you know what happens next. 99% of the time, if I am on Rainbow Six Vegas I am online. It is by far the best online experience i've had to date. There is plenty of character customisation online leading to some quality outfits and brilliant banter. There are also plenty of diverse maps and game modes with weapons being available to everyone. The use of headsets makes Rainbow Six Vegas online and is priceless to this game for enjoyment. As I was saying earlier, there is no sprint button and this really adds to online as it means people can not rush off on their own but talk to team mates and think a bit more, something which made Rainbow Six Vegas 2 a let down. It will take a very long time to reach the top ranking online; i've played it for a long time and i'm miles off. I don't play this game anymore, but I definately miss the good old days of Rainbow Six Vegas online. A classic.
After buying my PS3 I had a real struggle to find any games that I fancied playing after completing GTA, because to me it seemed as if no other games came close to measuring up. Rainbow Six Vegas was something that caught my eye after seeing Tom Clancy's name on the title, because although I never read his Rainbow Six book (the book which introduced the Rainbow Six team to the world and spawned off the game franchise) I knew of his work and the great storylines that were in his books. To begin with I found the controls of Rainbow Six pretty tricky, but this was mainly due to the fact that they were different from the GTA buttons, and I had spent so long being used to that. Nevertheless I often found myself pressing the wrong buttons and throwing grenades when I was trying to fire my weapon! The storyline of the game in my opinion is slightly weak considering it has Tom Clancy's name on the title. You never really understand any motivation being the terrorists, and the fact that 100's of Terrorists managed to infiltrate Las Vegas without anyone noticing is pretty strange. The most disappointing part of the game is without a doubt the ending, where you are left with a major cliffhanger, which only serves to set up a sequel game (Vegas 2). This is very disappointing after battling through the single mode and you are left wanting for a satisfying ending. However for what it is, the game play is fun and you can use a variety of tactics to fight your way through the casinos with your two AI buddies. The two guys you fight with usually fight well alongside you, however are sometime prone to getting stuck against walls or at doors leaving you to fend for yourself. There are a variety of weapons and gadgets at your disposal throughout the game, and it is fun using them in different ways to save hostages and kill the bad guys. Overall the game play is good, but the storyline isn't, which leaves me to give it a 7/10 rating.
When i brought my PS3, i was initially amazed by the console and played Resistance Fall of man for hours upon end. Then there was almost a shortage of games available that appealed to me. I was searching Amazon and saw this game, and although i had already owned it on my previous Xbox 360, i thought that it would be a good game to play with my friends and I was going to buy it. Then unfortunatley it got delayed (seems that everything does on PS3 nowadays) a month which was quite frustrating. I then did eventually buy it when it came out and i'm very glad that i did. It's superb. A really good game. Although it does take quite a while to get to a basic standard on the online mode. This might put some people off as it is not as easy to pick up and play as games like CoD 4 but still it is a great game, with a great campaign and a great on-line mode.