and kill some more!
the flaws in AI that still exist from the original, you will
find DF2 still a very fun game to play although you do need
some mental discipline to stop yourself running in guns blazing.
That actually comes via way of you dieing a lot, like teaching
a dog how to fetch a bone. The missions do vary and sometimes
a guns blazing assault will actually achieve the desired result,
but not often. Most of the time it's either an escort, attack
or rescue mission and all of which end up like the original
with you using the same style of gameplay for each. Namely run
around and kill a lot of people or be sneaky and plant some
bombs and then leg it.
the new engine in DF2 has gone a long way to disguise the otherwise
linear gameplay still present from the first game. You can use
the blades of grass as cover to be ULTRA sneaky, swim underwater
and plant charges on boats and general look open eyed at the
very environments and terrain around you. From grassy hills
to barren rolling deserts of dried land and small water holes,
a little like Africa but not. You also get a few more guns and
items, not that they actually do you any good as most will still
stick to the weapons they used in the original. Still no silenced
sniper like more modern armed forces are now using.
Despite the environments being much smoother, more complex,
not blocky (in D3D) and in general being more realistic, it
still felt like the original game but with a little extra bolted
on. The gameplay is certainly challenging while at the same
time being fun and allowing you the freedom to attack however
you please. That freedom could also be the undoing for most
people that will review this game as TO FREE and lacking restrictions
to keep the gamer in-line. You really have to play it like it's
a real world scenario.