My conclusion, maybe I should calm down first. See the first couple sections of this review were nice and calm, with a slow typing of the keyboard. But then when I got to the AI, my blood pressure went up, I was typing three times as fast, and kept thinking of more idiotic incidents with the AI.
The guys and girls at Red Storm Entertainment did a great job on the graphics, sounds, and the UI menu system.
They dropped the ball on the series with their lack of artificial intelligence programming. They have ruined what was a classic series, and quite frankly not only should any PC gamer not buy this game, you can pretty much forget about the greatness of this series past because it will never be again.
Whoever was in charge of the AI should really be questioned about releasing such a poor result in this product. The beta testers might not want to mention they beta tested “Lockdown” in their next job application.
I’m finishing this game, then uninstalling it. Never in my gaming experience have I had a game I wanted to love so much be so disappointing. The thing is you can’t fix these problems with a patch. What needs to be done, (minus a complete recall, and reassignment of the game to another development unit), is the AI, which is a serious game killer, needs programming, the maps need to be opened up, and weapons tweaked a little more. Then you will be forgiven and another classic in the Rainbow Six series may just emerge.
Until then, go back to Raven Shield. Better yet, the original Rainbow Six game.
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