If you like the idea of a war shooter with its roots grounded firmly in the soil of realism rather than fun, then Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is definitely worth checking out.
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The action takes place on the fictional island of Skira which is based upon Kiska, an Alaskan isle, just one year from now. Russia and America have built a shaky alliance based on their joint interest in freeing the land from Communist China.
Where this new Operation Flashpoint instalment really succeeds is in creating a heightened sense of realism and razor sharp tension. The graphics are truly excellent but unfortunately everything is in dull, realistic tones of green and brown which can become very fatiguing on the eye and pretty depressing (though I guess a war game situated in a happy land of bright candy colours might be a little off-putting).
Unfortunately the game is a lot less successful in a number of diffferent areas. It virtually riddled with bugs and glitches which are confounded by very frustrating AI. There's none of the camaraderie that should exist between comrades at arms thanks to a near-complete lack of characterisation in the squad and missions can begin to feel very repetitive.
If you fancy something slow, tense and tactical then Dragon Rising could well be a good game for you, otherwise it's probably best to stick with COD and Battlefield.