- Dec 13, 2004
How popular is it now?
AA is payed for by US tax dollars. It is free to download and play. They are using the Unreal Tournament 2.5 engine right now, IIRC with an Unreal 3.0 engine in the works.Originally posted by: Imp
If it's free or under $20: yes and en mass. According to gamespy stats, still over 5k playing on a Saturday afternoon.
Originally posted by: ConstipatedVigilante
I used to play it a while back but had trouble getting interested. It seemed overly realistic at times - being a rifleman on a sniper map was really hard. I also gave up on Special Forces training when I couldn't get past this one watch tower.
Not that I know of. Paratrooper training and basic training are kinda fun, but training for medic is just stupid. Sitting in a classroom so that you can run around and heal people BF2-style? No thanks.Originally posted by: syzygy
is there any way to skip past the training phase and just to get to the FPS ?
Originally posted by: destrekor
I loved the game and loved how it required classrooms and other training. Sure, they were boring, but it wasn't meant to be a pick up and play game. The reason it was free was to educate and recruit, thus the simulated training.
I haven't played in forever, because I get that with games. However, I play other shooters, and always try and compare it to AA and am always sorely disappointed. For instance, I hate CS/CS:S because it's too unrealistic compared to AA, but I do enjoy Ghost Recon because they capture the realism very well. I'm a slow FPS player, and I always get owned because nobody else does. In a game that forces slow play, where everyone tends to play realistically, I fare much better as that is how I would play. I try and play like I would go about objectives in real life. I do enjoy playing the unrealistic games for some fun every now and then, like I also enjoy UT.
I do hope the UE3 version of AA comes soon, as I really want to play it again but I'm waiting for that version.