Get Hardcore with Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
"Call of Flashpoint: Dragon Warfare Rising"...? Yep, I'm trademarking it.
Codemasters has released a 3.5-minute video showcasing a lot of on-foot gameplay from their upcoming title Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising. Despite being hailed initially as a spin-off or "copy" of Bohemia Interactive's ArmA II, Dragon Rising looks to have plenty of breathing room, thanks in part to our disappointment with ArmA II's co-op, and thanks again to today's video, which we've embedded for your convenience.
The video simply reeks of Call of Duty-style controls and gameplay, going so far as to blatantly lift the Hardcore Mode from the series which made it famous. This is going to excite some folks and turn others off, but one thing's for sure: if Codemasters can pull it off, a Modern Warfare clone with realistic physics tweaks, tanks, helicopters, and a 278 square kilometer island could be a real treat. A single-player campaign that fully supports four players in drop-in/drop-out fashion -- a la Golden Billy winner Left 4 Dead -- makes this impressive video so much more exciting.
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising deploys October 26th.