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Posted 26 August 2010 - 15:15 #1

Being a Brit, I'm paying particular attention to detail.

After mission #1 of the campaign, I'm very impressed.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 20:30 #2

It is pretty fun, especially with the better voice acting and the humor. :D

The challenge is extremely amped up in the third mission. Been stuck on it for a while now. :butbut:

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 20:38 #3

I would like to comment but unfortunately mines completely broken.

Chopper gets hit... starts going down... I then spend the rest of my time getting dizzy watching the ground spin around me as the chopper sits in one point and just continues to spin around and around.

After restarting about 50 times... Occasionaly it does get close to the ground but then my guy falls out and dies. Restart mission... back to square one again.

Complete BOLLOCKS as the Brits would say. :mad:

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 21:56 #4

I just finished the campaign, about 3 hours of gameplay total.

I've got to say BIS, that was a fantastic mini-campaign. I found the missions were very well put together, the characters actually had a personality and were well voice-acted (perhaps BIS should concentrate on the Brits now instead of the US in that case :P ), and it was just the right length. Heck, the last mission reminded me of Search and Destroy in CWC!

Hats off to you guys, this is well worth $10. I'd have paid more! :D

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 22:22 #5

The BAF campaign is awesome. Even the senarios are great! Very worth it. I never enjoyed a campaign as much as I did with this one.

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 06:35 #6

same here. But i did not finished it yet. I take the time and appreciate every minute of it. I also found the overall game way more optimised than before. Everything is very fluid and it allowed me to maximize a few graphic options.

Did you have the same feeling ?

Great content. Well worth the 8.99€. Would be great to see more of those extensions in the future. I AM WILLING TO PAY :-D

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Oh and the low resolution models for those that don't want to pay ? Brilliant idea !!!

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 07:15 #7

Yes love the freedom of choice on missions, great usage of the conversation system.... Really great and hope to see more of this coming our way.

Edit: Maybe next time we can choose to resolve missions diplomatically or by force via the conversation system.... hehehe sounded like a RPG games now

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 08:38 #8

The voice acting is just plain bad, with very little emotion and no sense of urgency before,during and after a battle.

It sounds like actors reading a script rather than acting out that script.

What about the narration, the guy appears to be quoting poetry, especially towards the end of the campaign.

Nevertheless, the campaign is just a bonus, the model and script content are what matters and they have delivered.

Good job BIS.

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 09:36 #9

Well, I do think the narration he does is a bit overblown. He seems overly articulate if those are actually his thoughts. But I like the rest of it, especially the part where Stevo's humming in the Jackal. :D

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 12:01 #10

Well, I do think the narration he does is a bit overblown. He seems overly articulate if those are actually his thoughts. But I like the rest of it, especially the part where Stevo's humming in the Jackal. :D


Haha yea, that's sooo 'BIS'

i wonder if the big bad leader is a man with a gravely voice, with a big full accent. he probably has an eye patch and wears a nice suit. this means he is leader of bad guy. he most likely holds a nuclear missile bomb and will never give the nuclear missile bomb to the good guys. but, the main character will say "give the nuclear missile bomb to us leader enemy boss, and then put your hands up". he will reply with "okay", followed by "usa is dominate". this will be the end of the arma3 story.


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Posted 27 August 2010 - 18:15 #11

I'm really enjoying it so far. The missions seem well thought out.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 00:01 #12

I've got the same issue as Cabbs. Chopper gets hit and spins round and round until it crashes and everyone dies. No options to jump out or anything.
Can't play the mission or campaign 'cause I'm dead!

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 02:43 #13

I love this campaign. THIS is how BIS should be doing the sp campaigns. VERY immersive and challenging.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 03:29 #14

Ditto. I thought it was a brilliant and immersive campaign. It was nice to start out doing fairly hum-drum tasks like mounted patrol before stepping up the ante at a nice pace. Characters were likeable and realistic; even though Frost's internal dialogue was a little too poetic, it was a nice touch.

The only disappointing aspect was no co-operative play for the campaign. But you can't have everything.

Well done, BIS.
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Posted 28 August 2010 - 10:50 #15

Anyway we can play the campaign missions in COOP? like can someone edit them, and just make one of your soilders a player, rather then ai.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 11:18 #16

Only played 2 campaign missions and 1 scenario but i really like it so far!
Wonder why they did not implement the drag and carry modul in the missions. One of the pilots in the first mission had the legs broken and had to crawl the hole way to the Merlin (it took forever). I would have prefered to carry him.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 11:24 #17

Anyway we can play the campaign missions in COOP? like can someone edit them, and just make one of your soilders a player, rather then ai.

It's not really sensible to release content to people, that they would otherwise have to pay for, just to enable coop. ;)

Plus, current depbo tools can't depbo the new encryption in the DLC, and it's unknown if they'll be updated to do so.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 11:39 #18

It's not really sensible to release content to people, that they would otherwise have to pay for, just to enable coop. ;)

Plus, current depbo tools can't depbo the new encryption in the DLC, and it's unknown if they'll be updated to do so.


Lol, thanks I was trying to do that all day.. I really wanted to take the missions and tweak them and run them with some guys from my unit.

Other wise campaign was great, I loved the whole your out on you own patrol mission type of thing. It worked out well. If there were a longer version of that sort of like manhattan like where you returned to the FOB from time to time I would have jizzed, but other wise I really enjoyed it.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 15:54 #19

The Campaign is brill and so are the Single Players standalone missions, I go back and play them time and time again!
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 00:10 #20

I've got the same issue as Cabbs. Chopper gets hit and spins round and round until it crashes and everyone dies. No options to jump out or anything.
Can't play the mission or campaign 'cause I'm dead!


I got this too. If I started the game without any other mods, the chopper crash lands as per the script. My money is on ace or slx causing a conflict. Anyway, once you get past this point you can reinstate your mods.