So what do people think of ARMA II?
Just wondering what people think of ARMA II.
I lashed out and spent the US$45 for the game over steam. Like ARMA before it, there was an expectation for a truly great game.
I was looking forward to great visuals, and immersive game play. As it was a new generation along from ARMA, I was also expecting some of the lag and jitterieness of the original would have been ironed out.
I have played about 5 hours now, both single player, and co-op on line.
Single player is ok. At the default settings I had to turn off the AA filtering as everything looked blurry, a bit like I had just come home from a bender. I think it will be a game that I will play through in SP mode.
When it came to online gameplay I guess the word I would use is dissapointing.
I am running on a system with two Dual core 3 Ghz cpu's and 4 GB of memory. My vid card is only a 3870, but seems to cope well in single player. I also sit on a 17Mbps down and 850Kbps up link (Measured).
I was playing on the internode server both when nearly full and when there were only about 8-10. It was jittery, and there was often tearing on the screen which I had not seen in single player.
Trying to target the enemy who were teliport moving across the screen was not enjoyable.
So the main reason for the purchase, online co-operative or VS mode looks like it will go the way of the original ARMA. Yes it still has its place, but to say the experience was disappointing is somewhat of an understatement.
I would be interested in hearing what others think of the game, particularly in online play.
Do you ever get that feeling when you are half way through eating a horse...
that you really weren't as hungry as you thought you were?