Rainbow Six: Siege is a really fun game and frequently taunted as a great innovation to the shooter genre. But why is it so underrated? A lot of shooter games like CS:GO, PUBG, and Apex Legends enjoys more popularity than Rainbow Six: Siege. In this article, we will discuss some of the things that contribute to why Rainbow Six: Siege is very much an underrated game. Without further ado, let’s start:
- High learning curve
For people who are not aware, learning curve is the amount of time and effort that you need to invest in the game to be able to fully understand it. Overcoming the learning curve is necessary to enjoy the game and not get dumpstered by people who know how the game works. Normal shooter games are simple – you get a gun, you see an enemy, and you shoot. That is not the case with Rainbow Six Siege. Although you still have a gun, and you still get to shoot your enemies, there are other elements in play that make it extremely complex.
There are destructible environment and cover, siege equipment, drones, unique operator gadgets, and different game modes such as Bomb, Hostage, and Secure Area to understand. A match of Rainbow Six: Siege is different than other shooter games too – there are unique objectives on both sides to accomplish aside from simply shooting the enemy. Of course, you can also resort to plain old shooting if your other tactics failed. With that said, this layer of complexity leads to a high learning curve that might be hard for some to overcome.
Rainbow Six: Siege is not free, and you need to buy the game to create r6 accounts. Similar games in the shooter genre like Fortnite, CS:GO, Apex Legends, and other games are free to play. The majority of people who have no way to pay or just didn’t want to spend money on a video game tend to play games that can be downloaded for free. This is one of the reasons why other games enjoy a much higher player base than Rainbow Six: Siege.
- Requires a PC with good specifications
CS:GO and Fortnite can run on computer systems without a dedicated graphics card, as long as the accelerated processing unit (APU) or on board graphics card is powerful enough. Meanwhile, such specifications will not make the cut with Rainbow Six Siege. It needs at least 6 GB ram, although the game recommends having 8 GB of ram for the best experience.
A good graphics card is also needed to be able to play the game smoothly on its maximum settings. This game is an online game, which means that you will be at a severe disadvantage if your game is lagging. Other people might be shooting at you and you won’t be able to react as fast because of your slow framerate, while people with smooth FPS will make a quick work of you. That’s why having a gaming rig is important when playing this game.