Rainbow Six Extraction (formerly Quarantine) co-op PvE

Basically, his verdict is “Already on Game Pass? Sure. Why not? Full price purchase? Ehh…”

Game Pass is perfect for this. I read one ok review where the dude said it’s a game that you can come back to off and on to do a run…like Deep Rock Galactic for me and the kid. Deep Rock is a really good game but we only do runs occasionally but hopefully this will be fun enough for that kind of occasional play.

That was The Bureau: XCom Declassified. It got panned, but I enjoyed it for what it was.

Is it at all viable/fun solo? The Division was surprisingly OK, and even better with a pick-up group, but I get the impression that the mainline Rainbow Six games are absolutely not playable that way.

I’m wondering the same. Back 4 Blood turned out to be sooooo bad in solo play.

RPS seems to like it for what it is.

But as far as Rainbow Six Extraction goes as a whole, I think there’s a lot of good here. The missions are challenging, the aliens are clever, and the progression system is rewarding enough to keep you interested. Nothing is going to blow you away or keep you playing for hours on end, but it works as an FPS you can have a really fun time with on occasion. Sometimes that’s all you really need, isn’t it?

fyi if you plan to play on pc gamepass (which i am)

make sure to link up accounts

also dont trust those tools, i meant those youtube reviewers… if anything the best reviews are word of mouth. i cant stand that ACG guy AND Skill Up… its amazing they represent the most views of youtube video game reviews… kind of pathetic. JUST MY OPINION, in case you love them.

been playing all day on stream and having a good time. randoms are pretty awful but the occasional good group is super fun and solo is doable as well. Most of the negative reviews I have seen are missing all the points and boil down to the type of things like ‘why am I playing a game’. The game is fun for me, I play because it is fun for me. No real story here.

Played a little last night and watched my kiddo play for a bit. She enjoyed it enough to then download it on her XSS so we could play together this weekend. My first solo run on Moderate I lost my operator after not really being stealthy enough when I got mobbed. So, went back in and rescued that operator the next match. The whole losing your operator and having to go in to rescue them is cool but can see it getting annoying later on during harder levels.

Went back into a solo run and again, lost my operator pretty quickly. My kid never did, she was using all those Siege tools very well and I guess the old man needs to get with it or she will kick me out of the group this weekend.

Like the map sizes, not too big or small. Lots of fun tools to use and manipulate. Enjoying it so far.

I can’t believe how much of that video had him at low ammo or no ammo.

Pick up more ammo!

I can’t actually find this on Gamepass (PC). Is it there?

No lol. It’s on Ubi but you have to link your Ubi account to GP and you play it through the Ubi platform.

Try this link, it’s from the Gamepass banner for R6E.

Ta :)

Yeah this is the only image or mention you will see of it on gamepass, clicking it leads to the link posted by @Jag

1-21-2022 10-47-02 AM

What was hilarious to me was the dire warning you get after you try to link your account.

It was something like “Are you sure want to do this? Once you link your Ubisoft and Game Pass accounts, you won’t be able to undo it”. I was laughing. Holy shit, you can’t undo it? That doesn’t seem right.

Haven’t played a R6 game in years but I still feel like I’m playing XCom more than anything else. The game is not forgiving solo at all.

Just did my first elite hunt. I was at max health and fully armored thinking I would take it down easy. Ending up getting swarmed and escaping with 1 health. That’s the second time today I finished a mission with 1 health!

Ya…some solo is tough…some missions are easier than others.

I love taking the operator who has the Decoy…used that a few times to finish the sabatoge mission.

It’s a tough game but enjoying it.

I am liking the dificulty too. Also like the idea of having to rescue your other chars if you fail in-mission. Has roguelike element feel to it.

This game is quite good… it’s almost like a first person shooter version of XCom.

It’s also got a lot of flexibility in how you can play it, both based on what operators you take and your own personal play style… although there’s enough randomization such that you don’t always get to dictate how you play it.

If you play with randos, be prepared to go in guns blazing, because someone is likely to be an idiot. However, it’s nice that you do not need to ever play with randos, as the game will adjust difficulty based on your squad size.

When playing by yourself, or with a group of folks who aren’t idiots, you can choose to be careful and clear out hostiles before taking on the main objectives. However, as I said, randomization can sometimes throw a wrench in that plan. Sometimes enemies may spawn in a location where they have oversight on you almost immediately, and find you before you can scout them out. This can result in your team getting swarmed by a hoard of enemies, which creates a much different experience than a slow methodical clearing of a zone. I think this variation being forced upon you is actually cool.

Being forced to swap between operators is also well done. It doesn’t really feel like a punishment, as they all play well, but it’s cool to keep you mixing it up. It also works well with a team, as it gives different folks a chance to play the same guy, as they swap in to handle the fact that the other player’s version is injured temporarily. (technically, you aren’t limited to only one of a given operator, but it tends to be kind of pointless to bring more than one of the same operator in many cases)

The weapons and shooter aspects all feel very tight.

Overall, me and my buddies are enjoying this quite a lot.