I'm a big fan of the Rainbow Six
games. I've played them all from the beginning of the series; even
the forgettable ones like Covert Ops and Black Thorn. Black Thorn
had the unique pleasure of coming out a week before the same publishers
released Ghost Recon, and so me and like 3 other people bought
both. Everyone else just got Ghost Recon.
The latest game, Raven Shield, has been... "troubled" by development issues.
The game was playable from the box; none of the issues were game-breakers. But
with every patch to fix minor issues, the developers would break other tiny things,
requiring the need for yet another patch. The cycle went on to almost laughable
lengths, so when the developer announced an expansion, Athena Sword, I figured
they'd be able to address all their issues from Raven Shield and include them
on the new game CD.   Well, I guess there were some bugs to be worked out
with Athena Sword and it shipped 8 months later than it was supposed to. And
wouldn't you know it... not only did you have to patch your original Raven Shield
install to play the expansion... you also had to patch the expansion.
All things considered, though, the game expansion really is fun. It looks
great and adds some great new maps. I really like it, and would be playing except
I'm just finishing up the comic (20 minutes late, don't tell Brian!!).
See you next week!
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