FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Ravenfield Is A Step In the Right Direction

The year is 2005. The place: Cyberzone, the best CS LAN Cafe in Las Vegas. We peer through the smoke to find a young Skookiesprite. He is screaming at the players around him, "When I say go, bail; gonna have 3 seconds on this." Skookie is piloting a Blackhawk helicopter into an LZ that looks like a fireworks show; there are jets whizzing across the horizon, anti-aircraft guns encircling the enemy flag spraying death at the skies, and, as Skookie put the helicopter into what seems like a nose-in suicide dive, he shouts "Gunner: here's your chance!," and rotates the machine 45 degrees.