Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising gets its second helping of downloadable content today with the Overwatch pack, bringing two new multiplayer modes and two new fire team engagements to the battle for Skira.
With at least one potential game of the year exclusively nesting on the Playstation 3 and a price drop under its belt, the PS3 has had a pretty darn good year.
New Halo, new downloadables for Mass Effect, Fallout 3, and Grand Theft Auto, new Forza. It was a pretty good year for Xbox 360 owners.
Poor PC gaming.
While Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising touts itself as a tactical squad-based shooter, what really separates this franchise from all of the other gun games is its brutal difficulty and faithful adaptation to real battlefield conditions.
For four years, I studied everything about East Asian security dilemmas and conflicts in post-Soviet Russia. What good is my international relations major if I can't inflict it on a game developer?
Everybody loves a good explosion. And text flashing on blank screens is nice, too.
Sion Lenton, Executive Producer on Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, says the game isn't competing with Modern Warfare 2. It's just trying to get out the message that war is scary.
Amidst a flurry of new screens and one relatively impressive trailer, Codemasters' Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising slips from summer 2009 to autumn 2009.