Rainbow Six first impressions

Posted: October 1, 2015 in Gaming, Nerd
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So last night I received my beta code for Rainbow Six: The Siege, and immediately started the download.  It downloaded very quickly, and I let my buddy know as soon as it was done.  When he found out I got a code he was as giddy as a school girl as he got his code a few days ago, and was just waiting for someone to group up with.

We added each other as friends on Uplay, and immediately joined in a party together.  The first thing we did was play a quick match of Terrorist Hunt, in which I died super quick, because my buddy told me to stand by the wall he had set a breaching charge on.  Thinking nothing of it as I am used to no friendly fire in Call of Duty, and casual lobbies of CS:GO, I stood by the charge assuming he wanted me to push the breach as soon as it was blown.  So imagine my displeasure when he blew the charge up, along with me.  I called him a few wonderful names as we both laughing because our chat feed was full of people calling us NOOBS (love that word).

After our Terrorist Hunt we added another friend to the group and decided to jump into multiplayer, and boy was that an experience.  Our first round which was a defense, Totojoe (our new member), almost immediately took out a team mate thinking that he was an enemy.  Lots of laughter ensued from that one, and then it was time to assault.  Our two randoms were taken out quickly on the assault so it was Ben, Joe, and myself moving to the objective.  Both Ben and Joe had riot shields (more on these in a bit), and I had an assault rifle.  As we entered the room with the bomb a enemy jumped out of cover and started blasting.  I was behind Ben so I let his shield take all the damage before I started returning fire with my rifle, only to see Ben sidestep right into my line of fire mid burst.  So Joe and I are left, and I get -100 points for blowing Ben’s head off, when we are hit from the front and the flank.  I die but Joe is able to clean up the mess and win us the round.  Needless to say our two random’s really hate us by this point, but we ended up winning the match so its all good.

Now that I gave you a little story let me tell you about some of the things I like, and the really only one thing that I hate.

The things I like.

  1. The gameplay is very tactical.  Coming from fast paced shooters, I had to learn to slow down, and very quickly because this game is about taking your time, and figuring out the best move.  If your playing with friends you should definitely configure your load outs to maximize your options.
  2. The weapons- The weapons feel really responsive in this game.  I haven’t looked at damage stats yet, but for the most part they seem pretty comparable to each other.  Shotguns are devastating up close, but the spread is to great to be effective at range, and your assault rifles are very accurate especially when you use bursts instead of spray and pray.
  3. Equipment-  There is a whole lot of equipment to be used on both sides in this game.  You can use rolling drones, breaching charges, grenades, concertina wire, shield walls, and several other cool pieces of gear.  Like I said before configure your load outs with your team to maximize your options.
  4. Parties-  I like when you can make parties without much trouble.  5v5 with people you know and can actually talk to makes it so much easier to make strategies.

There are more things good about this game, but again I have only played for maybe two hours and want to get more time in before I put out too much more, and you also have to remember that this is still beta so some things may change.  Which brings me to my last point and my biggest complaint.

THE RIOT SHIELD!!!  This load out is extremely overpowered, and I don’t use that word often.  When used correctly the riot shield makes the user almost invincible, and the big problem with it is that while you can’t hurt him the guy is also shooting a pistol back at you.  I know, I know, it’s only a pistol right?  Yep just a pistol that without aiming seems to get more headshots than the players aiming down sights at someone head!!!  Now don’t get me wrong you can kill them but it takes a lot of coordination amongst your team.  If you have grenades use them, if you don’t you better flank him quickly, but also take into account some of his teammates may have shields as well.  So of all things I have seen so far, I hope the riot shield receives some changes.

I will be playing some more tonight so i’ll take some better notes about things that I see, but I wanted to give you my very first experiences and impressions of the beta.  Thanks for reading, and as always any comments, likes, and follows are greatly appreciated.


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