Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad

If you look six years back in the video game history you will be surprised by the amount of World War II FPSs.
Someone without any special knowledge can tell that over 60% of games involved shooting Nazis in a creepy region in France.Back then the world started getting tired of this theme and this made the industry change its direction to Modern day Combat.

On the PC, however, one plucky multiplayer shooter never lost its sheen. Its obsession with realism and focus on the less trendy Eastern front kept it different and engaging. Meanwhile, its heart-in-mouth combat and dedication to the real soldier's experience truly made you feel like an active participant in a rubble-strewn nightmare. On some servers, the allure of World War II never quite faded.This game is named "Red Orchestra : Osfront 41-45" and it's getting a sequel.

" Heroes of Stalingrad " will be a more focused affair than Osfront 41-45. The crosshair falls upon close-knit battlefields in the Battle of Stalingrad , a set-to between the Germans and the Russians that stretched from July 1942 to February 1943.Within this battle various authentically recreated locations, like a wrecked train station and a vast grain elevator building, will see game modes like Territory (an attack/defend objective takeover mode, similar to what went before in RO1) and Countdown (a one-life-only timed assault on objectives) play out.

As for the general game mechanics the sequel remains a hardcore FPS with  locational damage, true ballistics, bullet-drop, accurate levels of scenery penetration and health that won't magically grow back (but bleeding can at least be stymied with a bandage).All of these factor into the realism mix.

Red Orchestra is a serious, bloody business, and it's exactly the sort of specialist and PC-dedicated shooter that the platform has been aching for. Tripwire was once a hero of the mod community, and Heroes of Stalingrad still has the delightful tang of the era when mod-teams would routinely blind-side you with dazzling new gameplay concepts and rule-sets. It's a proper PC shooter, then, with a proper PC shooter mentality.

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is due to be released Q2 2011 on PC.



17 comments:

  1. I remember these games, they got kinda boring because the story was always pretty much identical

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  2. Nice review man, I'll be on the lookout for that game!

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  3. I have installed Witcher 2 4 hours ago :P and i wonder should i go to work tomorrow :P

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  4. This could be a good change of pace.

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  5. only on pc? i'd love this on console :(

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  6. The 1st game required skill. That's what it makes good. Look at todays games. ModernWarfare e.g. - just run and shoot and youll make a penta kill... ffs

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  7. hahaha Spoiler Alert, The Nazis Lose the war.

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  8. finally some place change

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  9. I'm so over war FPS...lol. Looks great though

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  10. Waiting for this game to release!

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  11. looks cool, i'm looking into it

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  12. can;t w8 to get my hands on this!

    good blog
    +followed

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  13. Great review and great blog! Played the first Red Orchestra and loved it but never could stick to it.

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  14. Great stuff. The first one was on my list of games to check out for a looong time but I never got around to it. Perhaps I'll have more luck with this one!

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  15. First words of this post... yeah im too so fucking supprised by amount of WWII fps games. Im not just supprised im sick too

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  16. OMg every war has its own video game! I would love to play the most recent ones !

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