Just got arma last weds here in the US. I got the german version...so I ran the 1.01 patch and then the english patch. I started on the single missions, then some multiplayer (CTI, CTF, co-op), and then started the campaign.
First off let me say that the default video setting were bogging down my dell xps m170 with 7800gtx...which is unusual as I can usually play the latest games totally maxed out video setting at the resolution of 1920x1200 which is the native resolution of my widescreen. So after getting the video set right all I can say isif you loved OFP you will love ArmA this game is amazing. And to all the whiners and crybabys......WTF!you begged BIS for this game and now its out and your crying....GET OVER IT
Yes there are some bugs......but you cant complain can you?? I mean take into account the sheer amazing size of the entire game. Thats alot of beta testing. I think that the bugs are being worked out on the euro releases and then when it hits the biggest market of all the USA it will sell like hotcakes and the game will be perfected. Anyone remember OFP..it came out in euro first and when it was released in the US it was already at 1.20 I believe, but it definitly was not 1.00 in the US. So why all the complaints this time around. It will be fixed.
Now onto what I love about Arma more than OFP.
The soldier animations and all the more movements he can make like leaning, rolling, three run speeds..walk, jog, run
The enemy suppressive fire
The enemy shots at helos with machine guns, in ofp only AA would shot at air targets
AI is better than OFP (AI are not gods 1 shot 1 kill like some tried to say)
The amazing graphics(let me say this to the graphic naysayers the graphics in arma beat BF2 for sure!!! I have a very high rank in BF2 and have played for over 500hrs and Arma blow it away in every single way!!
There is lots more I love I just cant think of it all right now
My only complaint is the helos...im not sure if the flight model is more realistic but you have no tailrotor over 60-70 so you have to do strifing runs like a plane. You can hover and attack from a distance but you have to know where the enemy is before you get there because the helo will not just stop super fast like in OFP stopping from full speed takes time and so do turns, no just whipping it around.
Other than the helos I love everything about the game..everything!!! Everything is better than OFP the sounds, the menus, any and everything!!!
Ok well my I love ArmA rant is now over.