But what is to be said for the wisdom of adding a campaign mode for a game that has been enjoyed as a multiplayer creative suite? There is an error in the modern era. The Arma series is known primarily as a platform: a malleable set of characters and military objects, and rules governing their behavior. Modding enthusiasts leverage in the game publishers and relatively non winnowed code structure to produce their own playable content in lieu of formal models, and to great effect. It was strange, then, to see some deploring the relegation campaign Arma III to release three downloadable post-entries. There is a stubborn duck says the single player campaign of video game player, if offered, must be its nominal lighthouse, although in practice it is a secondary concern (or tertiary) for the player and the developer likewise.
Located in the South Pacific, the island province of Tanoa is one of many that together make up the Horizon Islands – an independent island nation with historical links with East and West. Once an outpost belonging to the Empire of Japan before its liberation by the US Marines in 1944, evidence of a long history of conflict and unrest can still be found dotted across the island – times relics long since passed.
Today Tanoa grows out of rich metal deposits of rare earths exported around the world, but the controversy and unrest have long surrounded these efforts because of social, economic and environmental perceived exploitation. Tanoa is also believed to be a hub of illicit trafficking in the Pacific, but no formal charges were ever raised.
In 2035, Tanoa continues to enjoy a long period of peace and apparent prosperity, but the volatile geopolitical situation on the world stage threatens to destabilize the region and plunge into darkness once more.