May 12th 2016
I’m not actually a fan of Rainbow 6 Siege, this perhaps stems from the fact that I’m not very good at it, nor do I have the desire to become very good at it. My friends however are quite skilled at the game, thus whenever I play with them they become matched with people who are close to the mean skill of all the players on our team, thus we’re naturally mtched with people who are much more skilled than myself, leading to a lot of anger and a lot of salt.
So much salt
The game itself is fantastic, It tries to replicate the diverse range of tactics, equipment, and skills employed by operators who specialise in siege warfare. These include things like ballistic shields, breaching charges and dynamic entries, all of which are quite simple to use in the game, but are difficult beyond belief to master. They’re almost impossible to get right all the time.
On top of this, the game can be very twitch shooter-esque, meaning that despite all of your planning and tactics it can boil down to: who can move their pixels over the enemy’s pixels faster. Not a marker of a ‘thinking man’s shooter’.
I was fortunate enough to have this game bought for me so of course I played it, it would be wrong to be ungrateful wheen someone buys you something, but I sincerely mean it when I say that today was wasted, but I’d rather have wasted it doing something else instead.