“Flashpoint arrived just as shooters were entering their first phase of faux-realism, with titles like Delta Force and Soldier of Fortune making the most cursory of nods to something beyond the arcade action of Quake and Unreal. But for gamers who thought these offered an authenticity that had previously been lacking, Flashpoint must have knocked them sideways. It must have given them concussion.”
I don’t know why I didn’t write about this sooner. Flashpoint is one of my favourite games. Ever. It’s also a defining gaming experience for me. It’s also old, so I get to continue to be the old man of PC gaming.
Most of all, though, it’s amazing and I’m very happy to be able to write about it again for the first time in… twelve years? Possibly. I’m really pleased with the response to this one, too.