Fans of the first-person shooter genre are bombarded with new games almost every year. Halo 5 is coming out in October and yet another Call of Duty (Black Ops III) hits shelves in November. While these surely offer lot of action and memorable gameplay moments, they won’t offer a lot of challenge in terms of strategy. Rainbow Six Siege – a game that returns after six years of waiting – will focus heavily on strategy, team play and realism.
However, there are major differences to older versions of the game. Especially the heavy multiplayer focus and destructible environments that we’re used to see in other famous franchises of the genre. In addition, the footage from E3 demonstrated that the leap on to next-generation consoles was the right thing to do.
Here is why we look forward to the release date 13/10/2015:
Heavy focus on teamwork and communication
To differiantate from other big frachises a clear focus is needed. Gamers and fans of the series expect heavy focus on working as a team. A failure to plan and coordinate should lead to disasters such as penetrable defenses, or being forced to enter the danger zone with no tactical information.
According the pre-alpha and what we’ve seen, Rainbow Six Siege will challenge the players to plan every round, every second of gameplay. Teams will pick their initial spawn point and spend the first 20 second of the match i.e. anticipating how the attackers will approach while attackers use that time gathering intelligence with tools such as small drones and locating both; their enemies and the mission objective.
Most FPS games are more casual. You pick up a controller and enjoy the fun, usually in silence if you’re playing alone. However, Rainbow Six Siege will demand more from you yet provide bigger returns in terms of enjoyable gameplay experience. You really don’t want to die in this game as your team relies on you.
Your choices matter
Siege also introduces us Operators – a starting set of 20 characters who each have unique skills to give you a tactical edge in battle. This means that teams are able to carefully choose a combination that works well in their chosen strategies. Simply put: Operators add a new tactical layer to the Siege experience and push tactics and team play even further.
While the requirements of heavy communication, team play and strategy might sound complicated but when things get competitive, the teamwork and careful planning matters. You surely can play as a lone-wolf but you won’t get friends that way and your chosen style won’t be effective in the long run.
Will other shooters be on par with Rainbow Six Siege? They might, but surely they won’t have the same tactical edge.
Latest consoles are yet to see a game that can take the crown for the most competitive multiplayer experience. It remains to be seen can Ubisoft take the leading position with Siege.
Key features of Rainbow Six Siege:
- THE RULES OF SIEGE: Five versus Five. Attack versus Defend. Infiltrate versus Fortify. Team-based strategy meets intense, tactical combat.
- WORLD’S ELITE COUNTER-TERRORIST OPERATORS: Choose your Operator and wield their unique ability to breach or defend the objective as a part of an elite team.
- DESTRUCTION AS A TOOL: Walls can be shattered; floors and ceilings can be breached. Mastering the tactical use of destruction is the key to victory.
- CLOSE-QUARTERS COMBAT: With tight spaces shaping all combat arenas, tense encounters and up-close-and-personal firefights abound within every Siege.
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