posted by MrChambers (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) Jun 5, 2009
Member since Apr 2009
gamers (82%) found this review helpful
So I started this game with the mindset that I will be disappointed, GTA4 on Mars. Yippee... mash the A button through the opening screens, select new game, come on come on I'm already set for a let down, lets get this over with
Man was I wrong! Right from the start I was pulled into this story, sure I'm going in with the knowledge of the old RF from my PS2 days, and expecting to have my hopes dashed on the crimson sand of this destructible landscape, was I surprized when from the opening cutscene to the first few missons/quests/running-a-mock, Holy Cow! I'm actually having fun, and... dare I say it? Caring about the characters and NPCs! :O
Now for the technical bit, the controls are smooth, every weapon switching, bomb detonating, barrel throwing, gun butting press is near flawless, sure there are times when I would press a button only to have the EDF guard dodge, but Duh! that's the programming, they are suppost to move out of the way of a 100 pound Methane tank flying at their head, just makes it more fun for me to shoot the tank and blow them up! :D Since I'm now at a few hunder characters left
+Better movement and running than GTA4, driving takes getting used to but imho its good
+Weapons everywhere, weapon caches for stockpiling, no stop to the enemy drones that will drop more ammo for more reloading to continue that killing spree
+GPS, marker tracking system, icons for quests everywhere, makes for hours of game play
-Aiming is a little wonky - have to adjust the crosshair to the right a bit to line up a clean shot
-Cannot destroy the land (like in RF for PS2) but buildings crumble like a deck of cards
-Enemies will spawn "out of no where" instead of spawning in the "Fog of War" and coming to you, there have been times when I was playing where I would spin the camera and have 10+ Drones appear from thin air behind me
For all the negetives that happen with this game, I totally forget them because of how much pure FUN I'm having, hence 10/10
There isn't anything that I don't like about this game. If a perfect game was ever conceived, it would be this one. I've been playing games forever, but I've never had so much fun as when I played Red Faction: Guerrilla. The game isn't 100% perfect, but it definitely gets an A+.
Cool Weapons - Use improvise weapons made from scraps or steal the enemies' state-of-the-art weaponry to liberate Mars. There's plenty of weapons to satisfy any shooter fan.
Destruction - Use a sledgehammer, hydrogen tanks, rocket launchers, and remote charges to bring down massive structures.
Open World - Go pretty much anywhere with a completely open world. Wanna drive a truck over a mountain? Go ahead.
Repetitive - I didn't really see this that much, but I can see alot of people getting bored of doing the same few types of missions over and over. My solution: mix up your weaponry every once and a while to open up new challenges.
Summary: This is an amazing game. If you don't know what to try next and you like shooters, I highly recommend that you try Red Faction: Guerrilla.