Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Reviews

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Posted on 29 December 15 at 22:03, Edited on 05 October 17 at 17:36
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Revamping my review as it was my first and I want to be more thorough.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege

The primary focus of this game has been directed at Multiplayer versus online. Siege does retain Terrorist hunt variations from previous installments of the Rainbow Six series.
Before beginning to play you can squad up with friends to join games together or use the match making system to fill your team.

Multiplayer Gameplay: You can choose from Casual or Ranked(available once you level up). Both play similar with a few differences. For Casual each game is a best of 5 attack vs defend an objective. The objectives vary from Hostage, Bomb and Secure Object. All rounds end when either team has been eliminated, the attackers secure the objective or the timer runs out.

MP Overview: Before starting the round you choose a character from those you have unlocked for that side. At the start of the round the defenders have 40 seconds to secure the area, putting up barricades and traps to disable or slow the attackers. During this time the attackers control a drone and try to locate the objective which is randomly placed. Once the timer expires, a 3 minute round starts. After a player is killed they get to see a kill cam of the player that killed them. Check your fire! This game relies on good teamwork and checking your target. Friendly fire is always on. While you are penalized for such actions, some people online are just punks and TK for fun.

MP Ranked: During ranked matches the defenders get to choose the start location of the objective they are defending. The attackers also get to choose their start location outside. Kill cam is disabled in this mode. If you quit ranked early you are penalized with negative xp and can be suspended from ranked play. It is highly recommended to play this mode with friends or a group for the best experience.

Co-op/Terrorist Hunt: The original terrorist hunt returns. Siege has also added a few different variations than just the classic terrorist hunt. For those who do not know, terrorist hunt classic is hunting down a set number of terrorists on the map before your team is eliminated. The variations added are, hostage rescue, disarm bomb and defend hostage. In hostage rescue and disarm bomb you are charged with finding the objective hidden in the map and rescuing the hostage or disarming 2 bombs with the attackers. In defend hostage you have to defend the hostage for 4 waves of enemies using the defenders. You have an option to play this mode in Lone Wolf if you choose.

Ranking up and Renown: The games level system is known as your Clearance Level. You earn a xp from almost every action you do. Kills, disabling traps, placing traps, assists, and head shots are just a few examples. You earn the most xp by completing terrorist hunt rounds and winning online matches. You also earn the game’s version of currency known as Renown. You use Renown to purchase characters and equipment.

Operators: The playable Operators(characters) consist of 10 attackers and 10 defenders. There are 5 special forces organizations with 2 attackers and 2 defenders each. Every character has a unique ability which helps the team in some way. Before you unlock a character you play as a Recruit. A base class that is always available. The first character you purchase within a group costs 500 Renown and each one after in that group increases 500 Renown(500, 1000, 1500, 2000). Each character along with having a unique ability has weapons specific to them.

Environment and Maps: The game comes standard with 10 maps. Each offering different approaches to the situation. The entire environment is destructible. Don’t want to use the front door? No problem blow a hole in the wall and enter there. Depending on the surface you can shoot through it, create holes to see through or reinforce it with steel.

Single Player Situations:
There are 10 single player situations. Each a different S.W.A.T. type mission. They vary from rescue the hostage to disarm bomb. Unlike previous installments of Rainbow Six there is no single player or co-op campaign. Once you have completed the 10 situations, there is a very Tom Clancy esk 11th situation you get to play. No spoilers here.

All in all Rainbow Six: Siege is a unique game. It is most fun when played with friends. If you are looking for a campaign based game this is not for you. The graphics are stellar and the sound effects are intense. The sound is so good you have to watch your every action as it can give your position away in an instant. It is tailored heavily to the competitive versus gamer.

My last personal opinions on the game:
It probably would have fit better to title it simply, Siege. Tom Clancy has written some of the most intense books. The installment of games with his name over the years has seen his works come to life and let the player take control of the story. While a good shooter, it became repetitive for me. I don’t like that the only MP pits Rainbow vs Rainbow. The premise of Rainbow has always been an international counter-terrorist team. I was really disappointed that there was no story from Tom Clancy to accompany a good competitive game.
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