Close Combat: First to Fight PC

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  • Summary: Close Combat: First to Fight is an authentic, team-based first-person shooter created under the direction of active-duty United States Marines fresh from the front lines of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Set in a modern mid-eastern urban battleground, players lead a four-man Marine fireteamClose Combat: First to Fight is an authentic, team-based first-person shooter created under the direction of active-duty United States Marines fresh from the front lines of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Set in a modern mid-eastern urban battleground, players lead a four-man Marine fireteam through the perils of modern urban combat. According to Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Sharp of the United States Marine Corps, "Marines from the First Marine Expeditionary Force have been working closely with Destineer and Atomic throughout development to ensure as much realism as possible in these games." First to Fight is brought to life by a visually advanced 3D engine created from the ground up by Destineer. This engine, filled with next-generation features like volumetric shadows, normal maps, natural skin lighting and specularity, promises to give players a first-hand look at the chaos and terror of modern urban combat. [Gathering] Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. You are actually able to feel what it’s like to be a Marine overseas, and because the game is based on the actual training tool that was developed for our soldiers, you get to have an inside look at how they operate in hostile environments.
  2. I want to have fun when playing a game and that’s just what First to Fight delivers: an action-packed FPS with all the adrenaline-pumping intensity you can ask for.
  3. The game is a competent squad-based shooter that offers a fun cooperative mode and an artificial intelligence that is at times quite impressive and at other times completely boneheaded.
  4. If you're a hardcore military buff, I might recommend it to you for the fun firefights. Other than that, I think you're better off getting "SWAT 4." That one flows much better and has a much nicer feel to it.
  5. The gameplay is good at times, but buggy, tedious and repetitive at other times.
  6. I'm crossing my fingers that Close Combat returns to what it was rather than continue with what it is.
  7. Edge Magazine
    40
    Ends up feeling like it’s been built by PC game developers obsessed with quick saves. There’s absolutely no creative latitude; it’s a case of remembering where enemies appear and getting them before they get you. [May 2005, p.86]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. JARHEAD
    Oct 17, 2005
    8
    I'm enjoying it. It's still relitively new, but it is entertaining, and less than 40 bucks always works. It's no Operation I'm enjoying it. It's still relitively new, but it is entertaining, and less than 40 bucks always works. It's no Operation Flashpoint though, then again what is? Expand
  2. AaronB.
    May 2, 2005
    8
    I don't see why everyone is saying this game stinks - I find it pretty fun. The graphics aren't great, but they're good, and I don't see why everyone is saying this game stinks - I find it pretty fun. The graphics aren't great, but they're good, and the gameplay is pretty tense. Expand
  3. BruceT.
    Apr 23, 2005
    4
    Impressive trailers gave me the idea that the game should be good. Not so. Graphics and sound are acceptable. But the gameplay is just like Impressive trailers gave me the idea that the game should be good. Not so. Graphics and sound are acceptable. But the gameplay is just like taking out the garbage. You can play it but there is no enjoyment in playing it. It's so DULL. Not worth the money and the disk space. Expand
  4. SphyrionTechnologies,LLC
    Jun 9, 2005
    0
    I have not played this game, so I do not know if it is good or not. But I did install it, and when it rebooted my computer for me, my WindowsI have not played this game, so I do not know if it is good or not. But I did install it, and when it rebooted my computer for me, my Windows login profile WAS DELETED! Even though my profile was gone, I tried to launch the game and it would not run. Told me it "encountered an error and needed to close". I called their Tech Support hotline, which from their accents seems to be in Australia, and they told me "It is just an unfortunate coincidence and there is nothing we can do. We recommend taking it to a repair shop and have it thouroughly looked at." When I asked them if they were going to foot the bill for this, they told me it was not their responsibility. I replied that it was their responsibility to develop a game that ultimately caused my computer to malfunction, so why were they not responsible for fixing it? My next question referred to a refund of the game purchase price. "Take it back"....... Anyone knows that opened software CANNOT be returned.
    Bottom line: Do not buy this game, and do not patronize Destineer Studios, the developer, and 2K Games, the publisher.
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