Arrgg, go disinformation
First, a big hearty thanks to blues for saying "gold" when nothing was ever said about the game being gold. Good one there. The only information given at that time was about the release date, which, as any programmer knows, has nothing to do with when a product going gold.
OK, I'm in the beta, so I'll clear up a few things. 1 shot kills are the rule, for most any weapon. Only exceptions are grazing shots, or gettig hit on the end of you limbs. The damage indicator is new, a lot better, and tells you where exactley you've been hit.
The game is FUN. Some people might not like the idea of 1-shot-kills, but it's hella fun to advance through the map like one should, instead of ramboing arround. If you think it wouldn't work back in WW2, it probably won't work in RO.
Next thing... this is a new game, it has very little to do with the old mod. Mainly, the idea and setting behind the game. Everything else is different, even the maps that carried into the game have been seriously revamped.
Ending statement, if you're tired of arcade FPS, RO is for you. If you liked SWAT 4 or R6, you should try the demo when it comes out