Oh Operation Flashpoint, you slay me.

Posted by Vexed (313 posts) -
This is not a rant, a cry for help, or a slam on the game.  I just wanted to share my experience because I think it's pretty ridiculous. 
 
 My copy of OF: Red River is unplayable.  I started up the campaign, sat through the tasteless intro video, and was ready to strap it on for some clunky pseudo-realistic tactical shooting action.   Except my dude forgot to bring his gun...  I was walking around with my hand held up like I had a question for Professor Pottymouth that he was never going to answer.  When I reached the forced tutorial firing range the game was pleading with me to hold LT to aim down my sights... but dammit man, I have no sights!  I have no gun!
 
My first thought was that I had somehow borked everything when I went to tinker with my loadout before the mission.  So I returned to the menu and tried to select weapons again (same problem) and then tried switching classes (nothing).  So my next stop was to go online and see if it was a glitch.  Sure enough, after sifting past threads of people apparently enjoying the game problem free, I found someone with the same problem.   The solution?  Clear the 360's cache.  Okay... sure, let's give it a shot.  So I clear my cache, start the mission up again, and viola!  I have a pistol in my hand!  Let's do this!  I get back to the firing range, aim down my now existing sights, and shortly thereafter get prompted to switch weapons with the Y button.  I press Y... and nothing happens.  Fuck.
 
So campaign is out of the question, but Fireteam missions aren't going to demand that I swap weapons right?  I'll blaze around with a pistol and make my squad do the heavy lifting!  Let's do this!  So I start up a Fireteam mission only to be greeted again by the perpetually raised empty hand.  Sigh.... It's alright, I'll just command my squad to victory from a safe distance!  There's some enemies, shoot those fuckers!
 
"Sir, we don't have weapons either."
 
FUCK!
 
(I then proceeded to try and heal myself and teammates as we got peppered with bullets until I finally died.  The game froze as the camera hovered over my pathetic unarmed corpse.)
#1 Edited by Vexed (313 posts) -
This is not a rant, a cry for help, or a slam on the game.  I just wanted to share my experience because I think it's pretty ridiculous. 
 
 My copy of OF: Red River is unplayable.  I started up the campaign, sat through the tasteless intro video, and was ready to strap it on for some clunky pseudo-realistic tactical shooting action.   Except my dude forgot to bring his gun...  I was walking around with my hand held up like I had a question for Professor Pottymouth that he was never going to answer.  When I reached the forced tutorial firing range the game was pleading with me to hold LT to aim down my sights... but dammit man, I have no sights!  I have no gun!
 
My first thought was that I had somehow borked everything when I went to tinker with my loadout before the mission.  So I returned to the menu and tried to select weapons again (same problem) and then tried switching classes (nothing).  So my next stop was to go online and see if it was a glitch.  Sure enough, after sifting past threads of people apparently enjoying the game problem free, I found someone with the same problem.   The solution?  Clear the 360's cache.  Okay... sure, let's give it a shot.  So I clear my cache, start the mission up again, and viola!  I have a pistol in my hand!  Let's do this!  I get back to the firing range, aim down my now existing sights, and shortly thereafter get prompted to switch weapons with the Y button.  I press Y... and nothing happens.  Fuck.
 
So campaign is out of the question, but Fireteam missions aren't going to demand that I swap weapons right?  I'll blaze around with a pistol and make my squad do the heavy lifting!  Let's do this!  So I start up a Fireteam mission only to be greeted again by the perpetually raised empty hand.  Sigh.... It's alright, I'll just command my squad to victory from a safe distance!  There's some enemies, shoot those fuckers!
 
"Sir, we don't have weapons either."
 
FUCK!
 
(I then proceeded to try and heal myself and teammates as we got peppered with bullets until I finally died.  The game froze as the camera hovered over my pathetic unarmed corpse.)
#2 Posted by gpbmike (864 posts) -

That's a bummer. I was really looking forward to this game. :(

I guess I'll hold out for ARMA III now.

#3 Posted by Jackel2072 (2280 posts) -

that is one hell of a glitch! i have been really thinking of picking this up, but i hear the campaign is god awful. brought down by your stupid team mates. who walk in front of you all the time and ignore orders. however, they say the co op is a lot of fun to play. but i dont think i really want to spend 60 bucks on a only half good game.

#4 Posted by Devil240Z (3442 posts) -

Why do they keep making more of these games?

#5 Posted by Jayross (2365 posts) -

@Vexed said:

Except my dude forgot to bring his gun...

Same glitch in Dragon Rising. Glad to see not much has changed.

#6 Posted by 01wilsonj (84 posts) -

Im eight missions in and having a blast, i hated dragon rising, im really enjoying red river, with a single player campaign that cracks the ten hour mark, varied mission types, loads of customisation, and maps you can litterally get lost in, i am going to finish the campaign, try the fire team modes and then blow through the campaign as a different class, this is the first decept ofp console port so far, with battle field and modern warfare still months off, this should keep me thourghly entertained though the summer.

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