How can I not respond to this? I must address such blasphemous effrontery. But now I'm beginning to sound a bit like Ignatius Riley. Oh, just wait. I have something to say about him in my next post.
But for now, let me point out what an incredibly awesome game Rainbow Six Vegas truly is. Halo and Halo 2 prostrate themselves low. This is the best shooter I've ever played, hands down. I'm talking about the single-player, story line part of the game. I'm not sure about multiplayer or the Xbox life game play. Bracketing those, the game play is perfect. The sets are visually stunning. The controls are just right. Everything about this game is just right.
The only small critique I have is the same one I have with every shooter - you are always constrained to go one way. I wish one day that we will have the memory and processing power to have more freedom in the environments we inhabit in these games. But besides that, this game is pure fun. I'm about finished, so I hope they come up with a sequel soon.
But I've got Ghost Recon 2 in the queue. That's supposed to be just as good or better. We'll see.