posted by angryarmytony (FAIR OAKS, CA) Jun 4, 2014
Member since Sep 2013
This game takes free roams to a whole new level, just about everything is destructible and can be destroyed in multiple ways. Sledge hammer, remote charges, proximity mines, rocket launchers, turrets, guns, cars, trucks, tanks, even a nano rifle is all at your disposal to handle the environment and EDF (Earth Defense Force) as you see fit. At the start you are limited in the areas to explore but that just gives the players incentive to do the story and side missions to unlock more weapons and special equipment. The game explains the combat in the title alone, you will have to use guerrilla like tactics to attack the EDF, doing raids, defending forts, saving prisoners, and of course blowing stuff up! After a little while the missions will become slightly repetitive, also the story feels lacking in emotion I mean you are fighting for the freedom of mars yet no one seems entirely surprised that one man can take out an entire army and not much is done in retaliation to the Red Faction group. That being said, combat can become overwhelming considering you are fighting an army of real soldiers, enemies will try to flank you and use their numbers to try and trap you making you have to run at times. Graphics are beautiful considering mars is a desert but facial graphics could use some work. All and all Red Faction has fun free roam aspects with a world of destructive material and a myriad of weaponry. The story felt disappointing and lacking in emotion, also could have used a leveling up system. With the multiple side missions and fairly long campaign, Red Faction Guerrilla will keep you entertained for hours.
You are [guy]. You are fighting [authority]. They are bad because they are. Commit genocide in an orange-brown environment.
Writing those words, I put more effort into the game than THQ did during the entire production cycle. The voice actors were always one step up from showing open contempt for their roles in the game. The word "Guerrilla" is on it only because somebody heard that it was a word that the target demographic responded to, but nobody bothered to look it up. I'm stopping this review here because talking about this game at all is giving it more credit than it deserves.
posted by skaterfreak8771 (LAKEWOOD, CA) Jun 6, 2013
Member since Apr 2012
pretty good game not without some flaws but pretty good the story isn't the best but is still good the objective of the game is simple wreck everything! the game rewards you for destroying things so get used to it salvage allows you to buy upgrades and stuff but expect to be running out of ammo alot for most of the weapons the gunplay is well done the driving on the other hand is not and is extremely annoying vehicles are loose and tip over very easily the driving missions are by far the most annoying missions of the game another thing i didn't like was the lack of backpacks like the tremor and the cloak in the single player those are only available in multiplayer the single player only has one backpack a jetpack i guess its the best one but to only include the other ones in multiplayer is really weird the towns in the game have opportunities for salvaging but theres not very many towns considering its an open world game that seems like something that should have been in there overall its a good game but dont expect it to be perfect rent but dont buy as it doesn't last for more than 16 hours