Well, I have, as so many others, been waiting for opperation arrowhead for ages, and I must say that it's very much welcomed. Alot of the features was awsome, and I really much enjoyed them... But, after a day, the campaign was over with, and I am left with a feeling that it was really just a showcase of what the game could do. (this is much better than ARMA2 though, where allmost nothing was shown to new players picking the title up for single player).
Bis, you do every aspect of the game right... The models are awsome, the new features are awsome, the graphics are awsome, everything... But I miss one thing... a good, decent campaign.
First of all, in most of the campain, you operate a rather small team against a horde of enemies. Yes, it is challenging, but it's hardly difficult and not very realistic that 4 tanks blows trough hundreds. Four special forces soliders never wipes out 30 enemies and so on.
And again, the characters are shallow, the story unengaging and it feels like a petty excuse for shooting at some baddies. There is no emotion, no fear, no thrill, no motivation except fancy gadgets and blazing guns.
Where are your mission makers? And the script writers for Operation Flashpoint, did you fire them? Operation flashpoint delievered a huge, brilliant campain with characters that resembled real people. They had fears, they got boored, they didn't like to be under the rain of fire, they became happy when they got time off... and they had compation for eachother. The whole conflict was engaging, and the characters was brilliantly written. Hell, even the briefing had a well written diary in each mission. The same thing with both expantion packs, packing hours of fantastic single player gameplay.
I know campains are not the juice of the game, but a good campain might draw someone in to the universe of ARMA. A bad one might be enough to get people off who otherwise would have experienced the enormous potential of the game! I didn't play the series multiplayer before ARMA2, and I would never have bought either ARMA 1 or ARMA 2 if it hadn't been for the brilliant campains made for operation flashpoint with expantion packs.
So please, make one decent campain for us. Where characters you play seem like people. Where the missions make sense, and you get kind of a feel of being part of a real conflict. No more "let's kick ass" characters with cheesy bad ass attitudes.
I love ARMA2, and I play multiplayer every week with MARSOC... But I really miss the old OFP campain magic. I know you have it in you, I can assure you that'll it will be worth while!