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Setting a Rainbow Six game in that gaudiest of cities, fabulous Las Vegas, is a hard act to follow. Last year's Rainbow Six Vegas was surely one of the finest tactical shooters ever pressed onto a Blu-ray disc. Vegas had it all: thrilling action set pieces, a decent storyline, exciting casinos to shoot up, and terrific online action, plus the game is a contender for "Best Shooting From Cover System" (a feat in a market that includes Gears of War and Uncharted), all set in a city rife with recognizable landmarks and gaudy splendor. That goes a long way to explain why, exactly a year later, we have a sequel that offers so much more of the same.Not long ago in videogame history, the way these things were handled was simple: Release the original game at full price. If it's successful, follow up about a year later with a much cheaper expansion pack. Ubisoft went with the safe bet: Rather than taking their time and doubling down on something more risky by offering something new, they offer a...
What's Hot: More of the same is great; Terrific co-op play
What's Not: Feels like a glorified (and full-price) expansion pack