Whatever you do, don't view Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising as "just another FPS;" that would be a critical mistake. Codemasters aims to provide true-blue military fans with an authentic shooter that doesn't skimp on the realism, as evidenced by this new Hardcore Mode Developer Diary. Here, they talk about the super challenging mode that will test your ability to the absolute maximum: can you approach each objective in a professional manner? Can you act the part of an effective and battle-hardened veteran? You may want to familiarize yourself with an easier difficulty before giving "Hardcore" a try, but it really enhances Dragon Rising's appeal.
8/12/2009 Ben Dutka