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Ships Ahoy - Arma 2: Army of the Czech Republic DLC

The Bohemia Interactive Store now offers sales of the Army of the Czech Republic DLC for Arma 2, BIS's military shooter sequel. This is the only place to get this for now, but this will show up on Steam in mid-August. Here's the deal:

The stunning new DLC features a variety of authentically modeled units and vehicles together with detailed environments, demonstrating the various roles and deployments of modern Czech Armed Forces across different theatres of war. All brought together in an exciting and engaging new singleplayer campaign as well as a number of standalone singleplayer and multiplayer scenarios.

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11. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma 2: Army of the Czech Republic DLC Jul 31, 2012, 18:21 D4rkKnight
 
It's essentially the same game from OP: Flash to Arma as far as the controls/interface goes. I don't see how you can hate one and love the other for that.

Arma has a phenomenal strategy-multiplayer mode where armies vie for control of an island. You can build defenses, buy any vehicles, and control your own small army along with others in the game. Once I learned how, I was positioning tanks/men and sending supply trucks all over the map while I flew my helicopter over hotzones and unloaded rockets into the enemy positions. Nothing else can offer this and it actually works very well - I had a ton of fun back when it came out.

Haven't tried Dayz yet because it was hard enough with my own small army - going alone? That sounds almost torturous.
 
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10. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma 2: Army of the Czech Republic DLC Jul 31, 2012, 16:02 Muscular Beaver
 
Teddy wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 15:36:
Ben wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 14:40:
Everyone and their opinions... Well, here's mine. ARMA 2 is an awesome military game (and there are plenty of positive reviews for it). Operation Flashpoint was epic, and I have enjoyed all their games since. I personally think that the Day Z mod is nowhere near as cool as the actual game itself. I find it amazing how everyone is so interested in anything that involves zombies. I don't find it that interesting myself.

Opinions on games vary. I loved Flashpoint, hated ArmA. Perhaps it was in when the titles were released, but my real issue with ArmA is that they have a complete tool designing their controls. They're a clunky mess that get in the way of actual gameplay more often than not unless you spend ages training yourself to get used to them. Something that's inexcusable for modern games, as far as I'm concerned.

I should have mentioned but didn't think of it in my earlier post that there's an easy way to decide for yourself. Arma2 free (http://www.arma2.com/free/) is the same game, minus the campaign, HD textures and mod support.

It will at the very least give you a feel for how the game plays, if you're actually interested. I'm of the opinion that most people will just laugh it off after trying that, but hey, as Ben said, opinions differ. You might like it.

OFP controls were even clunkier and especially moving in building was almost impossible in OFP because you got stuck all the time. So I dont understand why you liked OFP and not the others.
 
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9. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma 2: Army of the Czech Republic DLC Jul 31, 2012, 15:36 Teddy
 
Ben wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 14:40:
Everyone and their opinions... Well, here's mine. ARMA 2 is an awesome military game (and there are plenty of positive reviews for it). Operation Flashpoint was epic, and I have enjoyed all their games since. I personally think that the Day Z mod is nowhere near as cool as the actual game itself. I find it amazing how everyone is so interested in anything that involves zombies. I don't find it that interesting myself.

Opinions on games vary. I loved Flashpoint, hated ArmA. Perhaps it was in when the titles were released, but my real issue with ArmA is that they have a complete tool designing their controls. They're a clunky mess that get in the way of actual gameplay more often than not unless you spend ages training yourself to get used to them. Something that's inexcusable for modern games, as far as I'm concerned.

I should have mentioned but didn't think of it in my earlier post that there's an easy way to decide for yourself. Arma2 free (http://www.arma2.com/free/) is the same game, minus the campaign, HD textures and mod support.

It will at the very least give you a feel for how the game plays, if you're actually interested. I'm of the opinion that most people will just laugh it off after trying that, but hey, as Ben said, opinions differ. You might like it.
 
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8. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma 2: Army of the Czech Republic DLC Jul 31, 2012, 14:40 Ben
 
Everyone and their opinions... Well, here's mine. ARMA 2 is an awesome military game (and there are plenty of positive reviews for it). Operation Flashpoint was epic, and I have enjoyed all their games since. I personally think that the Day Z mod is nowhere near as cool as the actual game itself. I find it amazing how everyone is so interested in anything that involves zombies. I don't find it that interesting myself.


Teddy wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 13:14:
JohnBirshire wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 02:11:
I was kind of confused as to why the sales numbers were so high for Arma II, when the reviews were mediocre at best. Does everybody just buy this game for the mods available?

Good thing others decided to act like jackasses instead of just answering a simple question. Welcome to the internet indeed.

Yes. The game in and of itself is VERY mediocre and earned those reviews. If you're thinking about getting it, do NOT waste your money on just the base game, it's practically worthless as none of the worthwhile mods function without the expansion (Operation Arrowhead, not this new one), and the base game itself isn't worth playing at all if you ask me.

Both the game and it's first expansion combined have some nice mods that fix a lot of the problems in the game, and most recently DayZ is fast becoming a phenomenon, as a sort of sandbox survival-horror fps. It's rough, but it has a ton of potential and can lead to some very cool interaction with other players (most of whom you can't trust).
 
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7. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma 2: Army of the Czech Republic DLC Jul 31, 2012, 13:14 Teddy
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 02:11:
I was kind of confused as to why the sales numbers were so high for Arma II, when the reviews were mediocre at best. Does everybody just buy this game for the mods available?

Good thing others decided to act like jackasses instead of just answering a simple question. Welcome to the internet indeed.

Yes. The game in and of itself is VERY mediocre and earned those reviews. If you're thinking about getting it, do NOT waste your money on just the base game, it's practically worthless as none of the worthwhile mods function without the expansion (Operation Arrowhead, not this new one), and the base game itself isn't worth playing at all if you ask me.

Both the game and it's first expansion combined have some nice mods that fix a lot of the problems in the game, and most recently DayZ is fast becoming a phenomenon, as a sort of sandbox survival-horror fps. It's rough, but it has a ton of potential and can lead to some very cool interaction with other players (most of whom you can't trust).
 
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6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma 2: Army of the Czech Republic DLC Jul 31, 2012, 10:12 Jedi Master
 
Mods and the MP. If you like open areas and tactical combat, combined ops with infantry, ground vehicles, air, and to an extent sea, you'll like Arma 2. The graphics seem a bit dated, but that's because the world is so large. To get CoD-level graphics they'd have to shrink the maps, and that's defeating the purpose.

Granted the stock campaigns and missions are kinda blah, but there are literally hundreds of mods and additional missions and campaigns out there. Check armaholic.com for one.
 
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5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma 2: Army of the Czech Republic DLC Jul 31, 2012, 09:00 Techie714
 
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4. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma 2: Army of the Czech Republic DLC Jul 31, 2012, 06:15 SpectralMeat
 
Jago wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 02:42:
JohnBirshire wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 02:11:
I was kind of confused as to why the sales numbers were so high for Arma II, when the reviews were mediocre at best. Does everybody just buy this game for the mods available?
Please leave the internet.
Well it is more like welcome on the internet.
 
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3. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma 2: Army of the Czech Republic DLC Jul 31, 2012, 04:05 Doma
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 02:11:
I was kind of confused as to why the sales numbers were so high for Arma II, when the reviews were mediocre at best. Does everybody just buy this game for the mods available?

wow... really?

Anyway, yes. Here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DayZ
 
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2. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma 2: Army of the Czech Republic DLC Jul 31, 2012, 02:42 Jago
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 02:11:
I was kind of confused as to why the sales numbers were so high for Arma II, when the reviews were mediocre at best. Does everybody just buy this game for the mods available?
Please leave the internet.
 
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1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma 2: Army of the Czech Republic DLC Jul 31, 2012, 02:11 JohnBirshire
 
I was kind of confused as to why the sales numbers were so high for Arma II, when the reviews were mediocre at best. Does everybody just buy this game for the mods available?  
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