How does a game starring a blue-skinned hero and a talking gun end up feeling average?
Carving out a place among the glut of third-person shooting games can be a tough task, as the well-intentioned but entirely average Rogue Trooper proves. A combination of straight-forward shooting, stale sci-fi nonsense, and some clever use of gadgets and gear, Rogue Trooper manages to provide a few hours of gaming goodness despite some mediocre ingredients.
As a genetically enhanced super-soldier/blue-skinned freak and sole survivor of an ambush attack, you gun your way through a handful of drab, futuristic environments on a predictably (but pleasantly) carnage-filled quest for revenge. The unremarkable graphics and sound do little to break the mold, but the ability to use the bio-chip brains of your dead buddies (currently residing in your gun, helmet and backpack) to power up your weapons and gear adds a nice touch of ingenuity.