How many of you got to play the closed beta of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege last night? I got a code for it early last evening and decided to put my other games on hold to try out Ubisoft’s latest entry in the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six franchise. It’s been a good long while since I’ve played a Rainbow Six game (not since Rainbow Six Vegas) so I was eager to play something a bit more tactical online.
The following video is just a small cut of what I played last night. Mainly this shows what it’s like to both attack and defend an objective. Attackers are able to scout out an area before the match begins with remote drones but be stealthy about it because the enemy can destroy them. Defenders are tasked with fortifying their “base” with barricades, traps, and surveillance equipment.
The 5 on 5 matches seem just right considering the size of the maps are not very large. I like the fact that each map is multi-leveled with tons of different ways to breach an area. Also, this is one game I think where having a really good set of surround sound gaming headphones would be useful. Being able to hear every little thing and what direction it’s coming from helps a lot. Not only that, communicating with your other teammates is a must.
The game is actually pretty fun, although I’m not entirely sure what the long term replay value will be like if you have to play the same sets of maps over and over again. Also I’m not sure what other game modes there might be. Hopefully there will be a lot more than just standard TDM. Regardless, I’ll be playing a lot more of Rainbow Six Siege Beta over the weekend while it’s still around.