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Discussion in 'Red Orchestra' started by Mussolini, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. Mussolini

    Mussolini Gaming Guru WW2|ORG Editor

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    Red Orchestra is perhaps one of the best WWII Games I have ever played. The graphics are great, the maps are fun, and everything about the game is realistic. Shooting from the hip is hard and inaccurate with most guns, and bullets drop over time, so long range shooting and sniping is more realistic. Grenades can only be thrown so far, so no more tossing nades over buildings. Character models follow rag-doll effects, and will get limps blown off by explosions. Tanks and vehicles are also very detailed, with realistic ballistics. Taking a Tiger on from the front will always fail, and gun sights are accurate to each particular tank. Machine guns have to be deployed for the most part to be fired and bayonets have to be attached to rifles in order to use them. Cover-Fire system is also very good. Crouch next to a window and you will duck below it. Press the button to aim down the sights and you will pop up enough to look through the window/over sandbags/overwall etc to start shooting. MGs can be deployed anywhere when prone, or in windows/walls. Accuracy depends on how tired you are from sprinting and what stance you are in. Truly one of the best WWII Games out there, especially for $15 - $20 price range. Google RED ORCHESTRA for links and DL. It is also the only game that takes place entirely on Eastern Front (Russians vs Germans/Finns) while a MOD is in the works to open up a Normandy Campaign.

    Below are some screen shots from the game:
     
  2. Mussolini

    Mussolini Gaming Guru WW2|ORG Editor

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    Lots of pictures, 56K beware!


    Guns and Ammo in a Crate:
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    Cammo-Half Track with NaBz at on the Gun!
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    NaBz Marching in the Dining Room of large Castle:
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    SMILE!
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    Death in the Castle:
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    Russian Anti-Tank Rifle in Winter Garb:
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    Close Quarters:
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    A few seconds later:
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    Prone Russian Shooting Prone German:
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    German Tank:
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    Russian Tank:
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    German Tank in its last moments (Picture Taken just as Russian Tank is firing - Top Right of Picture, almost looks like 3rd Snowflake)
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    Trophies of War:
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    Combat Zone:
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    Uh Oh! NaBz, in the Half Track, taking on Russian Infantry, is about to get taken out by a Tank!
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    Russians Fooling Around:
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    Russian Troop Transport with Driver and Gunner:
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    This is what happens to Russian POWs!
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  3. PzJgr

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    Wow some of the graphics look good
     
  4. Joe

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    Something to get for Christmas!
     
  5. Mussolini

    Mussolini Gaming Guru WW2|ORG Editor

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    Yeah, So i don't understand the Geocities restrictions. Anyone recommend a better place to host images that doesnt care how much usage it gets?
     
  6. Joe

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    I use photobucket but it's down for maintenence at the mo, so I am using imageshack.net. The catch is you get a popup about partypoker.com

    PS-Actually I think I will order it tommorrow!
     
  7. Mussolini

    Mussolini Gaming Guru WW2|ORG Editor

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    Sweet - make sure you have a few hours of time to kill - its a DL but well worth the wait. Think you might be able to order it on a CD though - not to sure. Oh, and to run the game you have to install STEAM. Then you open STEAM, click on MY GAMES, the RED ORCHESTRA.

    Let me know once you've got it - can welcome you to the <|dPP|> Clan once you've got it.
     
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  8. Joe

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    Cheers. I think you can get it on a CD, I looked for it on Amazon. Though not so sure it's the right one, though. Ages 3+?
     
  9. Mussolini

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    Joe Ace

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    Well it's actually in stock on Amazon.co.uk, so I will order it now!

    EDIT-Ordered! Should arrive by monday.
     
  11. NaBz

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    Nice pictures Mussolini. I remember that big castle! wow. That was quite the fight.
     
  12. Joe

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    Right. It's just installing now (taking it's bloody time though). Hopefully I should be able to play it tonight, hopefully. Will be up and running fully probably by tommorrow.
     
  13. Mussolini

    Mussolini Gaming Guru WW2|ORG Editor

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    Well if you want to play tonight, let me know. You have AIM? I'm sure NaBz and I will be playing tonight.
     
  14. Mussolini

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    Here are some more pictures:

    Hold the Line! Tanker with MG and a Russian Rifleman. In Stalingrad.
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    Germans who survived crossing the river scale a hill to Assault Bunker 3 from the Flank.
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    Close Combat on the same map, at the last objective held by the Russians:
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    Combat in the woods on another map:
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    Buried Tiger in a city street. AKA Turret/Bunker.
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    dPP FTW!
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    NaBz crying in the back of a Halftrack. All his friends have just been killed by the Russians. (Character Animation is of him crying)
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    These next images are all from the same map. This first Tank (forget what its called) sounds like AA and has a machine-gun like turret. Very hard to tell if you make a hit at any distance.
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    Ahh, a real Penguins tank!
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    This is what happens when a Tank goes BOOM and you're still inside. Luckily, dPP is smart enough not to be caught inside at such a time. Sadly, NaBz is not.
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    dPP uses binoculars to scout out the enemy positions for his tank.
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    The end results of dPP in action. A Stug and Halftrack are pictured here. The Halftrack was destroyed at long range while moving! Expert Marksmanship by dPP!
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    More to come next time i play! Hopefully with more members from the Forums!
     
  15. Joe

    Joe Ace

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    Well, I just played it, and, AWESOME IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT!
    one thing, Where will I find my screenshots? Same place as any other game?
     
  16. Mussolini

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    Not too sure - depends what program you are using. Want to play some time tonight?
     
  17. Joe

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    Sure.
     
  18. Stefan

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    I love this game, probably my favorite FPS of all time. The only problem is that even after buying a CD you still have to DL the bloody game from steam which is a right ball ache but it's well worth it.
     
  19. Mussolini

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    Yeah? I directly DL it once i bought it so didnt have to wait for the CD to arrive. Lots of updates and custom maps to DL too, but like you said, its well worth it. Gonna miss playing it this week while i'm home in NJ :(
     
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    If this game is so great, why isn't the following bigger?

    I'v heard a few people say it's a great game. But I don't see it getting "great" reviews or in stores everywhere like other games.
     

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