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Licurg: In that case, I say wait until it's on sale and look at other options while it is. Painkiller, Serious Sam, etc.
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the_bard: We have those. I may just buy it for myself for now and wait till she walks up on me and asks, "What's that you're playing there?" :D
You're so sneaky :P
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Licurg: You're so sneaky :P
LOL
Can I ask this though, what is the benefit of me buying here over saying some other venue beings that there is a fecking multplayer key involved in this situation? Or has GOG just spoiled me. -________________-
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Aaron86: Is Arma II seriously only worth it for the DayZ mod?
Depends. Can you put up with a lot (and I mean a lot) of people that like to mess with newbies and kill them? Some shoot other players on sight.
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Aaron86: So if I wanted an ultra-realistic military shooter I should still pass Arma II? Would Arma I be just as good if not better?
(And of course I'm mainly interested in single-player.)
If you want an all-around shooter, it's probably the best realistic one you'll get right now.

However, for its whole, there are better parts. DCS Black Shark is a more realistic helicopter sim by a long shot. DCS A10-C is a more realistic military plane sim. Steel Beasts Pro PE is a better tank sim, and there are also alternatives like Steel Armor and Steel Fury which are realistic tank sims with LOTS of mods, and apparently are some of the best tank sims ever made (and are single-player only, so that'd be a plus for you).

If you want a tactical simulation, they're ugly as sin, but Tigers Unleashed and it's sister product Point of Attack 2 are apparently the most realistically modeled tactical simulations ever. There are also even less ugly simulations like Achtung Panzer and Theatre of War.

EDIT: Oh, totally forgot Falcon 4.0 and FreeFalcon, which is based on Falcon 4.0, but free, with improvements. Apparently they're fantastic modern combat flight sims. Haven't tried either myself.

But yes, if you want everything in one, or a realistic infantry shooter, ArmA II is probably the way to go right now.
Post edited August 25, 2012 by johnki
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Aaron86: Is Arma II seriously only worth it for the DayZ mod?
It depends who you ask.
I'll buy this for the game itself, i think this is one of the best military simulation on the market. Nothing come close. But one thing that make me hesitate is ArmA III will be released soon. Maybe late this year or Q1 next year.
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wormholewizards: I'll buy this for the game itself, i think this is one of the best military simulation on the market. Nothing come close. But one thing that make me hesitate is ArmA III will be released soon. Maybe late this year or Q1 next year.
This is one thing I'm considering. And from what I've read so far, Arma III will work with DayZ.
things to remember:

Day Z will be getting a standalone version, however it will be more like a MMO with highly restricted servers ZERO mod support. (but that means less cheating)

the Day Z mod (that requires Arma II) will still be supported and will be soon getting options to set up personal servers as well as be open to mod use while the standalone will not.

so the Day Z standalone will be highly stable and highly consistent gameplay; Day Z mod will be open to modification fully controllable personal servers.

both versions are and will be viable down the road; just stop the bitching and buy the game, if nothing else the Developers deserve the support and it's still much cheaper than most of the other sorry ass console port shooters telling you "press A to fire" whenever an enemy is under your cross-hairs.