Saturday, October 10, 2009
Rainbow Six Las Vegas
After finishing Batman: Arkham Asylum on the 360, I picked up a 'bargain bin' game called Rainbow Six Las Vegas.
It took me a while to get into it, but once you get going, this is a good game. The graphics show the game's age, but the gameplay is tight. You command a three man squad and you have to get your tactics right to defeat terrorists who have taken over several casinos in Las Vegas.
The fun part of the game is setting up assaults using your team. You can storm a room using a variety of explosive devices and you can outflank enemies on two sides using your squad. Like Gears of War, there is a run-and-cover system that gives you time to plot your next assault.
The main weak point in the game is that the checkpoints are spaced far apart. It should autosave after a major battle, but it doesn't, which is annoying but also gives you more to play for.
This was big release back in the day. If you can spot it in the bargain bin like I did, pick it up - you won't regret it.