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Reviewed: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear
Author: Chris Kim       Date: October 22nd 1999
Page: 4


 
Final Breakdown

Gameplay:

Is easily one of the most involving and innovating strategic action games ever made. With many improvements made upon the original game, Rogue Spear provides a lot of the same fun that was in the original game with thereupon some more. The game sports several different gameplay modes, each unique and fun to play. The campaign mode is very involving and provides lots of excitement and challenge in one.

Graphics:

The graphics play a large part in the game, the addition of great looking environments, textures, objects, and models, the graphics don't disappoint. But these aren't the most impressive visuals seen in any game. The game runs very well on even a last generation 3D Accelerator (TNT), and the graphics are very scalable. Some objects can't be broken, like lanterns or lights, aren't affected at all by gun fire. Some of the bullet holes are very unimpressive and bland looking, unrealistic.

Sound and Music:

The game has a very good musical score and has very impressive sound effects, which are actually important to the gameplay. The sounds are quality and sound realistic to how weapons should sound. But on the downside, some weapon effects don't sound as realistic on objects such as lanterns or other objects.

Multiplayer:

The game is very fun to play in multiplayer with tons of options to play, but the game can be lagged down to a slug pace. Luckily, a patch has addressed this issue.

AI and Difficulty:

The major downfall in the game is the low intelligence of the computer AI. The opponents will hear and act to the most common reactions like loud gunshots, but that is about it. They won't hear the loud footsteps of a soldier running, and sometimes just run clumsily into walls. The difficulty of the game is very hard, but it is appropriate to be so.

Controls and Interface:

The interface is rather clean, and easy to use. The controls in the game are excellent and refined to use. All the options are easily configured and can be configured like the simplicity of walking.

Overall:

An excellent game, only lackluster AI and laggy multiplayer are the bad parts of the game. Better pick up a copy today!

Glide Underground Editors Choice Award
Pluses (+)
  • Excellent Strategic Gameplay
  • Good Graphics
  • Good Sound
  • Great Control
  • Minuses (-)
  • Dumb AI
  • Laggy Multiplayer
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    Added:  Friday, October 22, 1999
    Reviewer:  Chris Kim
    Score:
    Page: 4/5

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