A Tribute to Tom Clancy
Rainbow Six, Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon are just a few of the famous games influenced by the late Tom Clancy. We take a look at the past of Red Storm Entertainment and it's impact on the game industry.
Too soon gone.
What a great source of super novels and games. An icon in the industry.
Go softly into that sweet sleep.
RIP good sir. You have brought joy to an untold amount of people with your fantastic mind and you have left us far to soon yet your legend will live on with us, I raise a glass to you and all you have done. Fair Well on the long dark night.
Stellar tribute. He will be greatly missed. I will never forget playing Rainbow Six for the first time with my father. Rest in Peace, sir.
I have been gaming for 25 years now and I have never played a Tom Clancy game. How is this possible?
I lost count of the amount of hours I spent/wasted on Red Storm Rising on the Amiga... I loved that subsim because it was so detailed compared to what else was around (i.e. Microprose's Silent Service). Then Ubisoft started to dumb-down their games, apparently forgetting what made them great in the first place. RIP T.C. Greatly missed.
Brings back so many MEMORIES. Down memory LANE right now, spent so many hours throwing smoke grenades and hiding in the fog with thermal vision on. Oh Vegas 1 and 2, TOUCH ME. @_@
Good tribute to an amazing author. Good books, although most of the newer generation of players probably don't know anything about tom clancy other than his name is plastered on many games, even though I doubt he had little input or knowledge of half of them. He is very well known as a writer, and really old pc games, but it's a mistake to think anything modern is actually made by him in any way.
Although this may seem a little out of place or offense because it's off topic, I apologize in advance. But why not make a tribute for Mr.Yamauchi? He imo is a forerunner for probably one of the most influential people in gaming history, and is also more relevant to gaming today, then Clancy ever really was (Clancy the person, not the label "Tom Clancy").
One of the biggest war propaganda writers of our time. This man CERTAINLY does not deserve tribute or honoring for all his glamorification of the military machine and extreme patriotism.
RIP Tom. I have read all of his Ryanverse novels and a couple of Op-Center and maybe one Net Force though those two series were not written by him. The Ryanverse books were great. I was reading Rainbow Six (first edition hardcover) and one day, was reading the local paper and read that there was a video game to go with it. I stated right then that I would buy a PC just so I could play that game.
What a blast, especially playing on Mplayer. The SP had features not seen in any game previously nor seen since (real world time for healing and the loss of a team member if killed on a mission). I miss that type of game. Heck, the planning stage of R6/RS were the game. The action took all of 3 or 4 minutes if you set up your mission right.
Couldn't care less about these games tbh. But I did enjoy the books and movies, favourite being The Hunt for Red October!
they should really continue making games like the Vegas series. We want tactical shooters, not run and gun shooters. That you tom Clancy for introducing this mechanic into the gaming industry...
@edviges Probably the Greatest INSULT to All Tom Clancy games.
@wetblanketparade I do not know how this is possible. Go to the store and buy RainbowSix Vegas.
@CUDGEdave Worst of all is that the awful arcade R6 and Ghost Recon games that came after R6-3 and Ghost Recon 2 are the highest rated ones, those games didn't deserve Tom Clancy's endorsement...
He was a great author about his chosen subject in the same way that John Grisham is a great author in his chosen subject - the legal system. both have shown that all is never as it seems in the establishment. Although he was a USA patriot he did sometimes highlight that America is not as good as some people think it is.
But you are indeed entitled to your opinion of the man.
@Vienreich Whether you agree with his politics or not he was a good writer.As for glorification of the Military machine he is quite candid about how easy it is for even the best of soldiers to die in combat and "Clear and Present Danger" is about how a high ranking politician or Intelligence director can subvert the system. I don't personally agree with his politics and he is very patriotic but I wouldn't go so far as to say extreme. He was a good writer of Military/Political fiction regardless of political affiliation.
@ps3gamer1234 One of the biggest war propaganda writers of our time. This man CERTAINLY does not deserve tribute or honoring for all his glorification of the military machine and extreme patriotism.
@drlouies not out yet, rainbow six patriots
You should have played Rainbow Six. It is vastly different from Vegas and is what actually defined the Tac-Sim and is now a tacticool shooter instead of a Tac-Sim.
@WhiteKnight77 haha played that series too! Completely forgot to mention that. One of the tactical shooters I've ever played.