• Rainbow Six Series Thread - R.I.P TOM CLANCY <3
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[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/i36RWAo.png[/IMG] [B]Where did the thought and creation of Rainbow Six come from?[/B] "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six is a media franchise created by American author Tom Clancy about a fictional international counter-terrorist unit called "Rainbow." The franchise began with Clancy's novel Rainbow Six, which was adapted into a successful series of tactical first-person shooter video games." [B]I heard that Tom Clancy passed away. Is this true?[/B] Yes. He passed away last year in his hometown and his name is still being used on future projects due to honoring him. [B]How many games are there in the Rainbow Six series?[/B] There is an accumulated of 19 games/expansions that have been used in the series. One of those being Rainbow Six: Patriots which was cancelled forever in favor of the new game, Rainbow Six: Siege which is estimated for a release next year. [U][B]Gameplay:[/B][/U] [video=youtube;aAxwJX-_BOU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAxwJX-_BOU[/video] [video=youtube;6wlvYh0h63k]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wlvYh0h63k[/video] Obviously this video is[I][B] heavily [/B][/I]staged. Cliché chat and the person demonstrating has horrible aim, but they're showing off the game and how epic matches can be, so you can't blame them. [U][B]Platforms:[/U] [/B] The original games were for the Xbox, PS1/PS2 and even for the N64. The newer games such as Rainbow Six: Vegas ran on Xbox 360 and PS3. Siege will be coming to next-gen consoles and Steam. [B][U]Library of the game series:[/U][/B] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/8Z9w1vSl.jpg[/IMG] [QUOTE]Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six is a tactical shooter computer game and the first in the Rainbow Six series. It was developed and published by Red Storm Entertainment for the PC in 1998. It was later ported to Mac OS, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Dreamcast and Game Boy Color. An expansion pack, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Mission Pack: Eagle Watch, was released on January 31, 1999. The original PlayStation version is now available for download from the PlayStation Store.[/QUOTE] [URL=http://imgur.com/WH9GAvk][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/WH9GAvkl.png[/IMG][/URL] [QUOTE]Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear is a tactical first-person shooter computer game developed and published by Red Storm Entertainment. It is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Rainbow Six game based on the Tom Clancy novel of the same name. Rogue Spear is based on the same game engine and features gameplay and presentation similar to that of the original Rainbow Six. The game pits the counter-terrorist unit, RAINBOW, against global terrorist organizations that in some cases have taken hostages or have armed themselves with weapons of mass destruction. Rogue Spear focuses on realism, planning, strategy, and teamwork. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear was released for the PC on August 31, 1999, with versions for the Mac OS (2000), Dreamcast (2000), PlayStation (2001) and Game Boy Advance (2002) released later. A PlayStation 2 port was also announced at the time, but it was later canceled.[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/ahsuUDcl.jpg[/IMG] [QUOTE]Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield is a 2003 computer game developed and published by Ubisoft. Released on March 18, 2003, the Rainbow Six video game series is based on Tom Clancy's best-selling novel of the same name. Based on the Unreal Engine 2.0, Raven Shield is a tactical shooter with realistic properties. Raven Shield moved toward mainstream first-person shooters like Counter-Strike, adapting various features absent in previous versions. These included the ability to see one's weapon while in first-person view, many new weapons and upgrades (including larger magazines and sights), and a redesigned multiplayer. A console version (featuring the same basic game engine, models, textures, and artwork, but with significantly different game mechanics, gameplay, storyline, and features), Rainbow Six 3, was developed for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and Nintendo GameCube video game consoles.[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/YvA3aMql.png[/IMG] [QUOTE]Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown is the fourth game in the Rainbow Six series. The initial design and PlayStation 2 version were developed by Red Storm Entertainment and the Xbox version was developed by the Ubisoft Montreal studio. Both are published by Ubisoft. The PlayStation 2, Xbox and Gamecube versions were released on September 8, 2005 and a version for Windows was released on February 16, 2006.[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/35RzP5Ql.jpg[/IMG] [QUOTE]Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Critical Hour is the fifth game in the Rainbow Six series, and was released between Rainbow Six: Lockdown and Rainbow Six: Vegas. Critical Hour is partially believed to have been made in response to criticism about Lockdown straying too far from the Rainbow Six roots, but even so it generally received poor ratings by many gaming sites due to its relatively small amount of content, although it was praised for following the roots of the first games, unlike Lockdown. Following poor reviews and sales its planned later release in Europe was canceled, as well as a port of the game for the PS2.[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/e1BFnmJl.jpg[/IMG] [QUOTE]Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas is the sixth game in the Rainbow Six series of video games. It was released for the Xbox 360 on November 21, 2006 and Windows on December 12, 2006. The PlayStation Portable version was released on June 12, 2007, while the PlayStation 3 version was released on June 26, 2007. The game's storyline follows a new Rainbow team that is dispatched to Las Vegas, Nevada to defeat international terrorist Irena Morales and her army of mercenaries that is repeatedly attacking key locations in the city.[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/W4fRHAQl.jpg[/IMG] [QUOTE]Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 is the seventh installment in the Rainbow Six series. It is a first-person shooter video game and the sequel to Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas. It was announced by Ubisoft on November 20, 2007. The game was released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 18, 2008 in North America and March 20, 2008 in Europe, except in Germany, where the game was delayed. The Microsoft Windows version, however, was delayed until April 15, 2008. It was released in Japan on April 24, 2008 for the Xbox 360 and on May 29, 2008 for the PlayStation 3. A world-exclusive first-look of the game appeared in the January 2008 edition of the Official Xbox Magazine. It was announced that Logan Keller, the lead character from the previous game, had been removed in favor of having the player create his or her own character to play through the campaign. The player assumes the role of Bishop, a member of the Rainbow squad with a great deal more experience who has a deeper involvement in the story. The game, billed as "part sequel, part prequel", has events that run both before and concurrently to the story of Logan Keller and continue after where the first game concluded. In addition to the ability to customize a character in multiplayer, the player can now customize Bishop, Vegas 2's protagonist. In single-player, the developers claim to have vastly improved teammate AI, so that now teammates cover each other as they advance. There are also several new commands, for example, the ability of a teammate to throw a grenade at a specific point. It is also possible to give commands to one's AI teammates using the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 headset, or a PC microphone.[/QUOTE] [B][U]pls vote optimistic rainbow!!!!!!!![/U][/B]
i loved RSV2, even though i know that and the previous installment weren't strictly true to the series style. and all its annoying bugs as well. got myself a level 50 character, must have played through the campaign at least 20 times by now
Glad to see a thread made. I'm a [b]huge[/b] rainbow six fan, I own all the games and am in the process of reading all the books. Plus I have a neat-o rainbow six patch I use for airshitting [thumb]https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/q87/s720x720/1010924_4351344482013_445488118_n.jpg[/thumb] [t]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/94406845/Airsoft/oper8r-1.jpg[/t] (i'm still trying to fund a proper rainbow six loadout, though; charcoal grey BDUs, black gear, internally suppressed MP10)
[QUOTE=lintz;45078690]i loved RSV2, even though i know that and the previous installment weren't strictly true to the series style. and all its annoying bugs as well. got myself a level 50 character, must have played through the campaign at least 20 times by now[/QUOTE] I have a gold Elite in Rainbow Six Vegas 2. :)
TOM CLANCY IS DEAD?!!??!? [img]http://gdi.nigger.org.uk/gdi/emote/crying.gif[/img]
I played many Rainbow Six game, but Vegas 2 is my favorite because I can go one man army against many enemies. But yeah, the bugs, the bad optimization and the FOV was a downside or how the level up system only count one type of kill, still very fun. Also you can edit the weapons stats to fresh the game.
Some cannon rainbow fun-facts from the book, in case anyone was curious (apologies if some of them are inaccurate, I'm going off memory) - Rainbow Six is the code name of Simulated Major General John Clark (the actual group is just called Rainbow), part of the CIA Special Activities Division, and used to be part of MACV-SOG and the Navy Seals. - Rainbow Five is is deputy direction simulated colonel Alistair Stanley, and Rainbow Four is deputy direction simulated colonel Lance Copeland. - Rainbow is a NATO joint operations group funded by the US Department of the Interior, with its main base stationed in the UK. - Most rainbow operators are employed from either the US or UK, but some are from other special forces groups around the world (Israel, Canada, Germany, and France.) - Almost all rainbow personnel are ex-special forces, most commonly SAS and Delta - The standard issue firearms of rainbow are an internally suppressed H&K MP5/10, and a Beretta 8045 Cougar. - There is no actual standard issue gear, most gear is tailored by the location of the mission (ie made to look like the SWAT team of the country the mission is in), with a few instances of ghillie suits being employed - Rainbow's response time, after receiving a distress call from a country's government, is typically around 2~ hours, depending on the location of the mission, and the complexity of gear needed. - Rainbow operatives are trained to get head shots with a three-round burst from their MP5/10, in a split second reaction time. - All rainbow operatives are at the peak of their physical condition, running around 10 miles and vigorously exercising every day. I'll add more as I remember more
That E3 trailer's chat is overacted as fuck, but I liked the animations and whatnot, and how the matches can actually be quite badass.
[QUOTE=Zero Ziat;45078921]That E3 trailer's chat is overacted as fuck, but I liked the animations and whatnot, and how the matches can actually be quite badass.[/QUOTE] yeah, i actually thought the hostage was cutscene animation before i noticed the repetitions.
Shame about Patriots. I loved the rather dark setting they painted with the trailer. Bad guys with an agenda that you could perhaps empathise with as a player(their motives, not their actions), while simultaneously having a counter terrorist team killing a civilian on a bridge in an effort to save many more lives. Both sides looked they weren't going to be nearly as black and white as games have tended to be lately.
from the talk on giantbomb, it appears that ubisoft DOES indeed have a working demo at their booth, however when asked about the division they have nothing.
Does anyone know if this is running on the same engine as The Division?
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqpKCNjKmFk[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlJIprl_zFI[/media] is good game
[QUOTE=Uberslug;45080583]Does anyone know if this is running on the same engine as The Division?[/QUOTE] No idea. Isn't the Division third person and an MMO?
[QUOTE=Uberslug;45080583]Does anyone know if this is running on the same engine as The Division?[/QUOTE] Highly doubt it would be. They would have a much easier time working with an engine designed for smaller detailed environments instead of an engine designed for large open environments.
How the hell do you beat Shattered Glass in R6: 3
Whats better? Vegas 1 or 2?
Super excited for Siege
Raven shield was my childhood shooter, those were some good times. Sad to see Patriots die, I'm glad we at least got a R6, but I think I woulda enjoyed Patriots, even though it'll probably not have been very tactical in the least. I hope Siege is more diverse than what the title and gameplay trailer implies.
Oh yes, it's so nice to see this as a thread. I played most of the games but for nostalgic reasons the first one will always be my favorite.
[QUOTE=windows098;45082410]Whats better? Vegas 1 or 2?[/QUOTE] I will say Vegas 2. Both actually works the same, but Vegas 2 let's you customize the character in singleplayer, if I remember well. If you are going to the story mode, both are related.
[QUOTE=windows098;45082410]Whats better? Vegas 1 or 2?[/QUOTE] Vegas 1-2 are both great I love the casino mission in the first one.
Oh boy, Lockdown....I remember it being so bad.
[QUOTE=DEMONSKUL;45083679]Oh boy, Lockdown....I remember it being so bad.[/QUOTE] Mostly because it took everything that made Rainbow 6 what it is, and threw it out the window in order to cater to the typical run and gun FPS fans.
[QUOTE=Uberslug;45080583]Does anyone know if this is running on the same engine as The Division?[/QUOTE] it's running off the assassin's creed engine according to various people who visited the ubisoft section at e3.
Me and my friends always used to dress our guys up in bright colours and heavy armour in Vegas 2. And tank our way through terrorist hunt with LMG's and shields like badass power rangers. Also getting 4 people to look left, right, front, back with shields is a genius strategy. Love it.
[QUOTE=Holt!;45086828]Me and my friends always used to dress our guys up in bright colours and heavy armour in Vegas 2. And tank our way through terrorist hunt with LMG's and shields like badass power rangers. Also getting 4 people to look left, right, front, back with shields is a genius strategy. Love it.[/QUOTE] I remember getting to Elite and immediately making my custom camo full rainbow ROYGBIV style.
Raven Shield best Rainbow. I really enjoyed Vegas but it just wasn't the same, and ended up getting ridiculous a few missions in. I wish they'd stuck with the general gameplay concepts from the first games in the series, same with Ghost Recon. Advanced Warfighter was the last in that series that I'd say was congruent with its core concepts but it was still getting too linear.
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZsd6OR3R9k[/media]
Oh man, Raven Shield [del]was[/del] is fucking awesome.
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