More games should be like this one. These are the good games that don't get as much attention as games like Call of Duty and Battlefield.
Operation Flashpoint Resistance was best in the series imo. simulation of arma is best in its class. I don't care for glitches and optimization. ballistics and immense environment makes up for it. don't hate. appreciate :)
i bought arma 2 not really knowing what i was getting into and couldnt get past the tutorial with that dude full of bullet holes and trying to medpac him back to health. hopefully i wont have the same problem lol
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I'm a Marine combat vet of both Iraq and Afghanistan and this is as close as it comes to realism. CoD is neat but just really kinda meh to me. BF3 was ok, and I was very highly ranked when i played it (top 100), but nothing comes close to this game. This one is awesome.
This will not be for everyone. Most people don't want realism. This game will not make you feel like a warrior god.
Its kinda like Ghost Recon on crack. It's slow, hard, and unforgiving. Game is amazing.
The Arma series is something for it self. Its a true PC game with true freedom.. the best military sandbox out there.. However ironing out bugs and control clutter doesn't seam to be Bohemia's trademark... they tend to settle with "Playable".. With the right community and the right mod, there is no game out there that can beat this series on immersive gameplay, these games will give you some of your best moments in a virtual environment...a true adventure!
Bought this in Beta, thought by now there would be a good campaign mode available. The game is disjointed at best. It feels thoroughly incomplete.
I've put many, many hours into Arma games because, like Kevin said, there aren't really any equals out there. This is the place to be for a military sandbox.
BUT... Bohemia has exhibited time and time again that they are not capable of changing and learning form their mistakes... that or they are changing verrrry slowly. I thought Arma III would be BI's step into the next generation AI and UI wise, but it is not. It's still stuck in its awkward, clunky tweens.
But the visuals/animations/sound were certainly a step in the right direction!
From what I have seen of this game it looks more like a simulator than an average FPS, I can see why it's hard to get into. Will probably give it a try.
I bought this game during beta and I can't believe after 3 games, the user-interface is still so unfriendly. Can you imagine the same game but with the Battlefield 3 (or 4) engine ? I really like the concept of a truly open-world and realistic military simulator, but it needs to play better than this. Its not up to modern game standards in terms of quality and interface. I'm beginning to feel that Bohemia Interactive cannot pull this off.
Well, if I think CoD is too realistic to interest me because I prefer some fantasy or sci-fi mixed in with my shooters, then I know I should definitely stay away from this game.
@dipdish Depends on difficulty setting and weapon type. Close up, a rifle will kill you. But most engagements happen in the 1 - 300 meter range. This is the only game where tactics is more important for survival than individual reaction time and accuracy.
@RipperGrim It is, and for what it's worth, it's good at it too.
But as the video states, try to find a community to play with. http://www.folkarps.com/ is a great place to start, since they don't require membership to play with them. Visit the forums also to find groups to play with.
Good luck with Arma III, and welcome to the community!
@RGN07 It's called extended armor, and can be turned on or off in the difficulty settings.
With it off, everything dies with one bullet. There are alot of settings in the difficulty menu that you can tweak... And don't forget that ACE is around the courner (realism mod).
@Kentelyoo That is exactly what comes to my mind if i play Arma.
I love this huge areas and this realism and its tactic component.
If it could only be mixed with the fluent movement of Battlefield and his nice interface and user friendlyness it would be so amazing.
But sadly for me movement and interface just feels old and outdated.
But i will stay tuned with Arma for sure, but i have few hope left that it will become a better "steering".
@iBuSHiDo Oh yes you should. I tend to enjoy both sides, but not the middle. How about serious sam, or maybe blood dragon?
@aLmAnZo really, well then thats a game changer, i'm in. Thanks.