The latest in the Tom Clancy series is Tom Clancy’s: Rainbow Six Siege. The game has been in development for some time now and its recently just suffered a delay which pushed it back from October to December. With this taking place, we full understand why as some games release these days all buggy and broken. With that being said the beta of Tom Clancy’s: Rainbow Six Siege took place over the last two weeks and I got to say that it is bug free. Not only did the beta sow off the game’s very-unique gameplay, but it also gave me a taste of what is to come later this year.
After a few days with Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, you can’t help but crave some more from the game. The beta spanned two weeks and it slowly grew on me the more I played. Set around a more tactical approach in gameplay than any other shooter releasing this year, it’s as realistic as it gets. Deaths come quickly, and once you are dead, that’s it till the end of the round.
The game’s pace could feel a bit slow but it suits its style as you slowly make your way into a house to disarm a bomb that has been planted by the other team, the terrorists. Using your remote-controlled RC car you first scout the area ahead for enemies to hopefully find the bomb. The other team often heard me scooting up the stairs and took my scouting RC car out in a few shots, but it is important to try to scan the most enemies and find the bomb before the 30 seconds in which you get to do so, expires.
While on the other team these 30 seconds would be used to set up your “base”. Throwing down razor wire, barricading doors, and planting C4s on the walls near the bomb is a good way to keep out the enemies that are planning to infiltrate your location and disarm the bomb. Once you have set up your defences, then it is all about the wait, as you sit back and wait for the infiltrators to approach your location to complete their objective.
Infiltrating is really enjoyable as you rappel up buildings to find the best window to enter through, and plating bombs to blow barricades that block them is just as fun. You never know where the enemy is, unless you’ve tagged them, but the hunt is real as your heart beats around every corner. Gunfights occur and your team’s numbers fall one by one as you lose your control over the match. It’s all about being tactical and not running in guns blazing. Shooting through the barricades when you think the infiltrators are on the other side, and blowing up your C4s just hoping someone is nearby is not the way to do it.
What makes Rainbow Six Siege so intense is its realistic approach. One hit in the head and you are dead, done for the match, and that goes for each team. Sure you can get more classes as you level up, but that will only protect you for a few more body shots. This keeps you on your toes the entire time, making it an exhilarating experience.
Basically the game revolves around two teams; one protecting a bomb or hostage, and the other coming in to disarm it or save the hostage. There will be more maps and modes when the game releases in December this year, but what I played through was pretty fun. I also got a taste of the Lone Wolf option that lets you play against a huge AI team of 22 enemies. You alone, or your squad, have to just infiltrate the location and kill every enemy. That being said it is much harder than it sounds as Rainbow Six Siege has one of the best AIs I have ever seen in gaming. Normally it would just be you going up against a bunch of weak enemies that have no idea what they are doing, but it was extremely challenging ,almost impossible at times.
In the end the game looks promising, there will be no single-player mode, but co-ops are all the rage these days so Tom Clancy’s: Rainbow Six Siege is right on trend. Be sure to stay tuned as we have some more content coming up on the game in the coming weeks. The game is set for release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on 10 December 2015.