Prompted by a very positive review by Michael Peck at the Training and Simulation Journal, I installed my copy of Red Orchestra 2 and went right into the hell of urban combat.
Stalingrad, 1942 ... Here I come.
I joined one of these multiplayer servers that looked like for grown ups. There are few, it looks. If you have recommendations, let me know.
|The visuals in Red Orchestra 2 are good but not as impressive as other mainstream FPSs. Right now all I care for is good environment for urban warfare and as seen here, the game delivers the goods.|
It was a great gaming moment, with an obscure fratricide theme that pairs so well the brutality of the Stalingrad urban combat scenario. I owe the screenshots of this occurrence, because I obviously didn't have the spare time to hit the right key. To make it up, a few screenshots of the same game session.
|Getting ready to move into the open. There are troops out there, I see movement all over the place. But I can't ID them as friendly or foe.|
|Too vulnerable: a square surrounded by tall buildings from where snipers would have a heyday.|
|A wonderful keyhole that ended up being useless. Move on, comrade!|