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Americas Army - the game

#1
Folks! I just spent most of the day downloading and installing America's Army having been rather impressed by it at DCMT, Shriv. Yeah - I know how sad that makes me...

Does anyone else play this?

That's all I'm going to say before I lapse into truly sad geekery! :D
 
#2
Yeah, I played it a while back. Good fun, but annoying having to complete certain levels of play before being able to play with all features. I think, or maybe I was just rubbish.

I think the US Army made it with the primary intention of getting more people interested in signing up for the forces, that's why it's free and all. Maybe the Brit Army should make one...
 
#3
Forks said:
Yeah, I played it a while back. Good fun, but annoying having to complete certain levels of play before being able to play with all features. I think, or maybe I was just rubbish.

I think the US Army made it with the primary intention of getting more people interested in signing up for the forces, that's why it's free and all. Maybe the Brit Army should make one...
It has been very popular, with the age group that the recruiters, wanted to reach. (Gamers) It seems to work for them, perhaps you are right, it might also work for Brit recruiters too. :wink:
 
#4
Not a bad game, have been playing it for about a month now. Have to agree with the moan about not all features being available to a first time player.
 
#5
If the game requires thinking too hard and more than a LEFT, RIGHT, GO button combo' then I'm afraid I get frustrated and can't play. Bring back Space Invaders - but even then the meteorites splitting up and coming from all directions caused me to panic!
 

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#7
Thanks for the link - useful site.

Slightly astonished that although this story ( ex Pfc Green - accused of raping Iraqi 14 yr old and shooting her family) has been posted since early August there is not a single reader comment.

Le Chevre
 
#9
Forks said:
I think the US Army made it with the primary intention of getting more people interested in signing up for the forces, that's why it's free and all. Maybe the Brit Army should make one...
I haven't seen this game you are referring to but I would agree that it is probably being used to recruit. The US military will do just about anything these days to grab the attention of anyone to get them to join.
 
#10
I didn't even get a smile from the nurse behind the desk she didn't even know I existed but went on talking about the great deal she got on a TV to the other nurse. What kind of recruiting tool is that? Join the army girls won't talk to you. :p

The game is alright online and I'm sure it would be better if my computer wasn't such a piece of garbage.
 
#12
So we had army recruiters come to The Citadel... or should I say a load of hired models in skimpy outfits who just stood around while us and the AROTC staff thrashed each other on computers with the game on.

Becoming typical of US recruiting, absolutly no usefull informaion whatsoever, just flash and awe, gets annoying when you're actually trying to ge some info to make an informed decision.

In 5 years they'll just hand out beer and porn!
 
#13
If the British army were to make a game it would'nt take long write the code:
1 equipment, slighty faultyg un from manufacture
2 ex iraqi cam uniform
3 dodgy ammunition from our friends in pakistan
4 un armoured vechicles
5 paint target on all squddies for gdy to take aim at

Shouldnt take too long to write.
 
#18
yeah i was told about this game about 2 years ago, it has good graphics and is not bad to play apart from all the traing (first aid tests lol and the MOUT house is a pain in the arrse).

Battlefield 2 is better but i have vista now and can't seem to get online.

Any pc guru's with an answer?
 
#20
agreed, right-click the desktop icon and on the Advanced tab, set to run as Administrator and run in XP SP2 compatability mode ;)

Will run fine after that.
 

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