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Over-Hyped, Under-Delivers...Rent It & You're Done Before Nightfall
on October 14, 2010
OK...So I got suckered into buying this with the Amazon $20 pre-order bonus. This game isn't worth $20 period. Once the novelty of the Afgan location and fighting the Taliban/Al Queda wears off (after about the first 10 minutes), you're left with a military shooter that consists of:
1) Kick in door.
2) Shoot dumbass enemies who take turns popping their heads up so you're sure to get the all-important head shot.
3) Move to open field area.
4) Shoot dumbass enemies who take turns running around in circles out in the open.
5) Move to next building.
6) Go back to step #1, rinse & repeat.
All the while you're listening to a non-stop (literally non-stop) radio chatter dialogue that seems to include everyone in the military except YOUR character. To be fair, there are some "challenges" along the way that do serve to break up the monotony, somewhat. But when you're lasing targets that can't hit the broadside of a barn or you're dropping missile & gatling gun fire on dug-in Taliban that just stand there and watch you blow them away...I mean, WHERE'S ALL THE REALISM we were promised? If it were truly this easy, the Afgan War would've been over in mere days.
I don't know about the online multiplayer aspect because I don't care about the online multiplayer aspect. Once upon a time (before online multiplayer, which usually isn't done right anyway), game developers developed a COMPLETE GAME and sold it to the masses. This "complete" SP Campaign, that anyone with opposable thumbs can complete in one afternoon, is such a RIP-OFF that I really don't have much else to say. Yeah, it was kind of fun while it lasted...Then the moon came out and it was already over.
Developers/Producers/Marketers SHOULD BE TAKEN TO TASK and be forced to answer for ripping-off the gaming public with $60 games like this that are over in less time than you spent sleeping last night. SIMPLY UNFORGIVABLE AND I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER DICE OR EA PRODUCT AGAIN!! There...I did my part. Now it's YOUR TURN!