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Rainbow Six Siege Review

What is Rainbow Six Siege ?

 

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Rainbow Six Siege was created by Ubisoft Montreal and release December 1st, 2015. Rainbow Six Siege is competitive multiplayer only first person shooter in which players take control of an operator from the Rainbow team, a counter-terrorist unit. Different operators have different perks, bombs and gadgets. Apparently the game features an asymmetrical structure whereby the teams are not always balanced in their ability choices. Currently you can pick from 22 different operators, 11 Attackers, 11 Defenders. Each with their own unique perks and reasons for using them.

 

 

There are three modes in this game and lets break them down-

 

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Situations –

There is 10 missions that will teach you the basics of this game;

-how to breach

-how to lean while aiming down your sights

-how to think tactically (instead of being trigger happy)

They also introduce you to certain operators but you can play these missions on Normal, Hard or Realistic.

 

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Multiplayer –

There are two categories: Casual and Ranked

These are pretty self-explanatory.  Casual is where you go when you want to just play a game and not worry about your K/D (which is blasphemy in the Gaming community) and Ranked is where you go when you want to compete on a more competitive level.

The only difference  between the two is that you earn “Ranks” based on your performance in ranked matches.

The ranks you can acquire:

Copper (1-4) Bronze (1-4) Sliver (1-4) Gold (1-4) Platinum (1-3) Diamond

“Generally you are going to do the opposite of the other faction”

If Attacking –

Extract the hostage

Disarm the bomb

Secure the area

If Defending –

Protect the hostage

Defend the bomb

Defend the area

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Terrorist Hunt –

is the same thing as the multiplayer, but its got a extra mode – Classic Terrorist Hunt. Here you kill all the hostiles. You can also play with four friends/randoms through matchmaking or you can be a lone wolf.

 

 

Now onto what you guys wanted to hear about from the beginning –

Gameplay & Graphics

 

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The control layout is similar to Call of Duty and other FPS games but Rainbow Six Seige 6 does offer some minor controls that make the gameplay a bit more fun and unique. You can breach through walls, windows, floors and you can also shoot through walls which is pretty cool in my opinion.

The guns sound legit and when they fire they don’t feel like a damn pea shooter which is a plus. Your operators will be equipped with Drones or Security Cameras ( depending on if you are attacking or defending ) that will help you find enemy hostiles and the objective. The equipment can be very useful if you know how to use them.

Finally, the Graphics in Rainbow Six Siege run at 1080p 60fps on both the Xbox One and Ps4. The framerate will decrease to 30 FPS when you play Terrorist Hunt and Situations because of multiple Ai on the screen. But with that said the game still look wonderful in these modes. The framerate dips to around 45 when you’re breaching or there is a massive firefight going on in multiplayer.

To learn more about the framerate in Rainbow Six Siege visit DigitalFoundry’s video on the subject.

DLC

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The DLC for this game is free which is Great! In the latest expansion, Black Ice players gets a new Attacker, a new Defender and a new map.

I may be wrong but the upcoming 6 operators are going be free, as well I heard rumors of getting a prologue which would make it Awesome! – in my opinion.

Rainbow Six Under-Siege?
  • 7/10
    Decent controls - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Destructible Environment - 8/10
  • 6/10
    Immersive Experiences - 6/10
  • 5/10
    Only Fun When Playing with Friends - 5/10
  • 4/10
    Repetitive - 4/10
6/10

Summary

Rainbow Six Siege has some things to offer. If you can play with friends you’ll get the replay value of this game mixed with some great gunplay and impressive graphics. Sadly, the games suffers from framerate dips, a unbalanced difficulty level, repetitive gameplay, lack of content and in my opinion is overpriced. For these reasons I give Rainbow Six Siege 6/10

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