It might seem like the maps are bigger because they have so much more detail than FH1 did in the deserts. In FH2 you have shrubs and rocks and stuff out in the dunes and open arid plains. In FH1 it was the same sand texture repeated into infinity, causing your mind to go into a trance that you would wake from when something happened or you reached a landmark. =p
I've found the desert to be great fun, and I even miss it, no that I have been temporarily exiled from FH by computer troubles.
I didn't make it!
I think they seem bigger because of the sprinting mechanic and the way you move. in bf1942 you were just sorta floating through the maps.
I think a big difference would be LOS... ANd maybe, the care taken to drive a jeep in FH2 from point A to B. You die just as quick too I think... It just seems easier to aim in FH2 (and some may disagree), but its more about aiming down the sights. Once you get that done, hitting is a trigger-click away. In FH1, distance targets fitted within your crosshairs without being crossed by them, if you know what I mean... But then, its also slower to set up any rifle for a shot in FH2 Personally, I think the desert of FH2 grows on you. With such a realistic rifling system here versus then and more infantry options in way of movement, one can really get immersed into FH2, no matter the theater of war... Its about getting INTO the theater, the gameplay speaks for itself The desert allows open camouflage if you play it right, dust trails are a giveaway for enemy tanks, smoke grenades are your friend... and don't forget those ol' BF42/FH1 tactics... Prone makes you less of a target than standing. Its more difficult to hit a dot than it is to hit a dash. Don't just move in to kill someone, move in like an element in a squad, an army and get into the role - If you need to wait it out do, if you need to move fast, zig-zag and dive.. let your reflexes count... AND, maybe, this' not for you... But try SP sometime (especially with the beta SP mappack maps, those maps are generally more interesting than Alamein etc, although with more dodgy AI). Bots respect the conduct of war and fear for their lives like real soldiers should... In more ways than not anyways....
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