It's plain cool to hold off an assault using troops and a nearby APC. It's tense to escort POWs across the dead of night, hoping that helicopters and enemy Special Forces don't spot you. It's great to soften foes with a howitzer barrage, and then rush in with guns blazing. It's just that these moments are few and far between. More often, you get the brutal "war is hell" moments: you get up to look around cover (because there's no lean), and get plunked right in the head; when you try to scout a location, and your dunderhead Marines decide to shoot at a passing gunship, which then instantly ends you; or when you try to extract some trapped pilots, only to find them stuck in the building's doorway. I want to like Flashpoint 2, but instead, I just feel like the game is telling me: "war is hell, sorry."