posted by darksinner (RIDGECREST, CA) Jun 23, 2009
Member since Jun 2009
Ok, just from the tutorial i knew this game was going to be insane. When you blow up part of a buildings structure and can stand there and listen to the remains of the supports creak and groan as the building slowly collapses....pure genious! Factor in the fact that the map is absolutely MASSIVE with so much you have to find simply through exploration and you get a game with some serious replay value. The story is pretty straight forward, but still manages to keep you interested; the weapons you accumulate through collecting salvage or stealing them off of an enemy carcass are fairly diverse and a lot of fun to use, they let you come up with very creative ways to bring the massive structures crumbling to the ground.
All in all, this game is highly polished, challenging and will leave you wondering..."What can't i destroy?"
posted by JSteele (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Jun 22, 2009
Member since Aug 2005
I finised playing Red Faction and I got to say it is an awesome game. The missions and raids and hostage rescue missions are all what made this game fun to play. I liked going up to the enemies and taking them out with a sledgehammer and destroying buildings. The driving controls in this game are pretty good too. So I recommend checking the game out, you won't be dissappointed.
This is my first time playing a red faction game and I must say that it is pretty fun just blowing everything up and causing mayhem.
The missions are varied and interesting but some of the side missions can become tedious (saving prisoners). But the good thing is that you don't have to do those, there are plenty of other side missions to get the job done like riding along with an NPC and blowing up as much stuff as you can in a specified time - awesome! And if that doesn't sound fun, you can also choose to go around and blow up EDF buildings to reduce their influence and skip the side missions altogether; excellent execution of sandbox game design.
Unfortunately, the driving is pretty bad and the steering on most vehicles feels unresponsive. And you will be doing quite a bit of driving across the vast world (no load times though) so get used to it. Also, the weapons weren't very satisfying. I used every gun in the game, but stuck to pretty much the same loadout I started with the entire single player campaign. The lightning gun kinda sucks and the grinder isn't worth wasting one of your valuable 3 weapon slots. So, you have to keep the remote mines for when you need to blow buildings, a gun (i used the rifle) for the enemy troops, which leaves just 1 wildcard slot. I used the rocket launcher until I got the nano forge. In general, I think they really dropped the ball and could have provided some crazy cool weapons but didn't.
Just make sure you play it through to the end, because the last couple hours of gameplay are by far the best part of the game.
I cannot speak of the multiplayer because I did not try it.