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mi1ez 17th August 2012, 10:08 Quote
Are they gameplay screenshots? If so, WOW!
Ending Credits 17th August 2012, 10:12 Quote
Not sure the scuba diving really fits in with the ARMA ethos but we'll have to see; I can see it either working well or being a disaster, but Bohemia are quite good at making things work well.
Tynecider 17th August 2012, 10:34 Quote
On my wishlist
ya93sin 17th August 2012, 10:55 Quote
I never got a chance to pick up Arma II, but I really don't think I can avoid picking this game up.
Mankz 17th August 2012, 11:21 Quote
Looks awesome!
Necrow 17th August 2012, 11:31 Quote
Arma II is no doubt the best mili-sim out there. I have spent a lot of enjoyable hours on it, and learning how to fly the various vehicles in the game. I am looking forward to playing Arma III as I'm bored now with the Battlefield 3 experience although a totally different type of game. Day Z is the best mod out for Arma II and is worth a bigger review imo.
Jack_Pepsi 17th August 2012, 11:36 Quote
Got such a massive boner for this game.
longweight 17th August 2012, 11:51 Quote
EPIC. Dayz first though please :P
sotu1 17th August 2012, 12:06 Quote
Is it just me, but is anyone else not overly impressed by their 'photorealistic' graphics? They kinda look dated to me.
Draksis 17th August 2012, 12:11 Quote
Was gonna get ARMA 2. Then I played the demo. terrible animation, team mates sound like an answering machine.

Unless these things drastically improve, im not touching this with a barge pole!
longweight 17th August 2012, 12:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by Draksis
Was gonna get ARMA 2. Then I played the demo. terrible animation, team mates sound like an answering machine.

Unless these things drastically improve, im not touching this with a barge pole!

If you are playing Arma for the graphics and voice acting then you have no idea what Arma is for...
Dwarfer 17th August 2012, 12:26 Quote
One sentence - Platform: PC Exclusive WIN
Bauul 17th August 2012, 12:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by longweight
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Originally Posted by Draksis
Was gonna get ARMA 2. Then I played the demo. terrible animation, team mates sound like an answering machine.

Unless these things drastically improve, im not touching this with a barge pole!

If you are playing Arma for the graphics and voice acting then you have no idea what Arma is for...

My thoughts exactly. It's like rejecting an F1 car as being a terrible automobile because it doesn't have a passenger seat.
Draksis 17th August 2012, 13:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by longweight
If you are playing Arma for the graphics and voice acting then you have no idea what Arma is for...
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Originally Posted by Bauul
My thoughts exactly. It's like rejecting an F1 car as being a terrible automobile because it doesn't have a passenger seat.

Well yes - this I understand, and you would have a point, but I'm not looking for these things to be in the game or else I won't play it. I'm just saying these points (among others) had such a negative impact on me that I couldn't justify paying for a game that I had did not enjoy at all.

I wasn't knocking the game - just stating my personal impressions of it, that's all

;)
richiehatchet 17th August 2012, 13:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by Draksis
Was gonna get ARMA 2. Then I played the demo. terrible animation, team mates sound like an answering machine.

Unless these things drastically improve, im not touching this with a barge pole!

My feelings exactly....and the performance optimisation sucks too....2500k @ 4.4 /Gtx 580 and it runs like crap. Rig eats everything else for brekkie :-)I
V3ctor 17th August 2012, 13:49 Quote
DayZ 2...
Phil Rhodes 17th August 2012, 13:52 Quote
I bought Arma 2 with high (possibly too high) expectations, and gave up on it very quickly.

It relies very heavily on very good team play, with sane and sensible people who understand how to make and follow plans.

This does not describe the majority of people you'll find playing video games, and thus for me the experience was ruined.
paisa666 17th August 2012, 15:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by Draksis
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Originally Posted by longweight
If you are playing Arma for the graphics and voice acting then you have no idea what Arma is for...
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Originally Posted by Bauul
My thoughts exactly. It's like rejecting an F1 car as being a terrible automobile because it doesn't have a passenger seat.

Well yes - this I understand, and you would have a point, but I'm not looking for these things to be in the game or else I won't play it. I'm just saying these points (among others) had such a negative impact on me that I couldn't justify paying for a game that I had did not enjoy at all.

I wasn't knocking the game - just stating my personal impressions of it, that's all

;)

those are not negative points, those are no points, play it online, the come back and tell us again ;)
Star*Dagger 17th August 2012, 16:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by Phil Rhodes
I bought Arma 2 with high (possibly too high) expectations, and gave up on it very quickly.

It relies very heavily on very good team play, with sane and sensible people who understand how to make and follow plans.

This does not describe the majority of people you'll find playing video games, and thus for me the experience was ruined.

This is not a video game, it is a sim.

S*D
S1W1 17th August 2012, 17:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jack_Pepsi
Got such a massive boner for this game.
This :D
Dwarfer 17th August 2012, 18:27 Quote
I can just see the amount of idiots who buy this game because they think it will be like BF3 or COD and then realise it's not what they expected and demand a refund lolz
Skulldragon 17th August 2012, 19:41 Quote
Looking forward to this a LOT. Shame it keeps getting delayed, though :(. If it was on it's original release schedule, it would be out around now, if not already. Still, I'm willing to wait, as long as it's for a good reason.
Adnoctum 17th August 2012, 20:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by Draksis
Was gonna get ARMA 2. Then I played the demo. terrible animation, team mates sound like an answering machine.

Unless these things drastically improve, im not touching this with a barge pole!

I've always looked at the Arma series as the dumbed down consumer (or consolified) version of the VBS (Virtual Battlespace) series of military training simulators. Even then, COD it ain't!

Versions of VBS are used to train soldiers in squad tactics and procedure training, and because it is so easily modded it can be used for mission preparation. It is used by the US Army, USMC, UK MoD, AustDF, NZDF, CanForces, SingAF, IsrDF, amongst many others. Including security/law enforcement services.

Arma games develop on the forward edge of game technology and works out the kinks in the engine. Then it is turned into VBS. The Arma series is probably as close to realism while still being commercially palatable to mainstream audiences.
Tattysnuc 18th August 2012, 10:24 Quote
OK - please don't shoot me down in flames. Long time fan of Crysis/far cry/CAD/MW/Return to Castle Wolfenstein etc.
I've just started playing Battlefield SINGLEPLAYER and so far, so good. I've never been into online gaming, but am getting more and more intrigued by it, especially as there hasn;t, in my opinion, been a truly decent single player fps in years - I'd probably go back to the original Crysis, or even F.E.A.R.

Now that I've set the scene, my guess without reading around too much, is that the Arma series are completely based around multiplayer co-op. Does the Arma series come with a single player mode to get you into the game?

I've always been put off by the imbalance of players who clearly life their lives online playing these games - you know the sort. You load up the game walk three paces and find yourself re-spawning because some 13 year old has just head shot you with a bazooka.

I tied americas army many yeasr ago, again, single player, and that was ok - just a bit slow. Is this the sort of approach to gameplay I can expect from the Arma series or is it closer to Battlefield, or does it have the "size" and "freedom" that Crysis offers.
Skulldragon 18th August 2012, 11:09 Quote
Tattysnuc - Yes, there is a single player mode, as well as several 'Boot Camp' tutorial missions, though many people say they're not very good. I personally found the best way to get into the game was to set up lots of small missions putting me in different situations, and go from there. I actually spend most of my time in singleplayer, though again some people really don't like it.

I haven't player America's Army, so I can't compare, but Arma's singeplayer (and gameplay in general, really) could be described as 'slow'. However, that sounds like a negative description. 'Realistic' would be a better word.

Also, as size and freedom go, Arma offers somewhat more of those than Crysis.

Hope this helps
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