A big disappointment. I was a fan of both the first ARMA games (played original operation flashpoint and ARMA 1 and 2), and a fan of tactical turn based strategy games, like Jagged Alliance, 7.62 high caliber and Silent Storm. This game will not appeal to fans of either genre, as is not as near as “realistic” as the ARMA series, nor a heavy tactical game. It’s more like casual tactics for the casual gamer. In games like Jagged Alliance you could shoot from different positions (standing, kneeling, prone) and spend AP to aim (a “snapshot” or a “aimed shot”). In this game you don’t have any of that, and can only choose form spending 2 AP or 1 on a shot, but no further aiming gameplay.
The story is non existent. It’s just a straight forward army game (maybe the only aspect similar to the original ARMA series) against your random “terrorist”. You cant’ “build” your team, since you can’t choose your solders, and both the experience system (to improve skills) and the weapon system are very limited. Another drawback for me was that you can’t really build “random missions” like in the ARMA series, you can just replay the maps with different goals, but not really design a mission.
It might be a good cellphone game, but it’s totally out of league for a PC game.
I payed less than 2 dollars for it, since I bought it on sale, and still feel I payed to much. AVOID this game, you are better of buying XCOM or Jagged Alliance.