I've been considering buying a copy of this game but would appreciate any opinions on "The Regiment" before i buy it.
I looked at the video clips and thought it looked closer to CoD than RvS. That being said i do like the look of it. Here is a few of my questions for those who have played the game
1) Is it team based like RvS or is it more similar to an every man for himself style (e.g CS-S)
2) Is there an SAS training server set up on it.
TR is a brilliant game. Very realistic, fast paced single player and some great missions. It has a very good training section too.
Unfortunately multiplayer Coop is only 4 player. [SAS] does not have a server running in TR at present.
I like The Regiment. It has options for team play at a much faster pace than RvS, and under more realistic conditions.
What I personally miss, is the mission planning options you have in RvS. Also the clock timer for every mission is a scar in the high level of realism, even if it produces extra adrenaline.
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I have to admit after reading through those comments i'm not totally convinced. I might leave it for a while and concentrate on RvS. Its still expensive and it seems more of a single player based game
I Think i might get it when it goes down in price. I take it there are still no playable demos of it ?
Served: 06/06/06 - 24/04/07
You are correct in your assumption regarding the non-excisting demo...
There is not going to be a demo.
I agree with Rouge the lack of proper planning facilities is a great loss, and I think it is the only seriously unrealistic part of the game. The real SAS would have spent a huge ammount of time planning their assault on the embassy, and that planning is totally missing from the game.
There are no tools to help you run a coordinated team game either, no v-comms equivalent, no planning map, indeed no map at all. The maps are definitely not 1-dimensional Lockdown style, but they are not multidimensional enough. There is not enough freedom to choose your own route and strategy. There is also no dedicated-server that I can find.
But, it is still a great game because the fast-paced action is very realistic, and very different to other games, in a good way. Worth the money I would say but it doesn't jump high enough on multiplayer to replace RvS.
Like there is A and B movies.. There is A and B games.. this game is a B game in my opinion.
I was the only one from this clan that didnt like it though.
But try check out some the reviews of the game.
i heard that there was going to be a release here on this continent but still no offical word yet. this game had loads of potential but thx to the lack of effort on their part we cant realy play this game the way we want to, very very sad
"Game over man." Pvt. Hudson. SAS 22nd E.V.R.
i bit the bullet and bought the game.
It is very realistic, although i thought the terrorists seemed more like cardboard cut outs for my liking. It has plenty of positive points like the iron sights etc, but i still prefer RvS
I might play it online with you sometime though.
Served: 06/06/06 - 24/04/07
The main issue with the game is that it is a commercial failure too. Nobody plays it really... the consequence is that the developers don't support the game: no map-editor, no dedicated server....
agreed but still a great game
Lt_Col WIZ, VC, MiD (Ret)
Its a good game. fun, fun, fun. U wont regret it you buy it
It's a great game for single player, or for multiplayer with a few mates. But it can never be a clan game. 4 player coop and no dedicated server rule that out.
You won't regret buying it though, because the single-player experience is so good. It is much more realistic than RvS, and I don't just mean the graphics. The gameplay is realistic, e.g. it's all about speed and accuracy, both important in real life but not in RvS. In Simulation Mode it is also pretty hard
Well worth playing but don't expect a fulfilling multiplayer experience beyond playing with people you already know.