Excerpt: I can't shake the feeling of nostalgia Renegade Ops gives me regarding an old NES title called Jackal. If you've never had the privilege of playing this 25-year-old classic, well... you're probably just a bit younger than me. If you happen to be familiar with Jackal and for some reason have yearned for a modern version of the title, you're in some luck. Renegade Ops is brought to us by the creators of Just Cause, Avalanche Studios.
Summary: Gamers who took the plunge into the latest Rockstar release back in May, the neo-graphical adventure, “LA Noire,” were treated to a loving tribute to the world of film noire set against the backdrop of Los Angeles, 1947. Not long after the game’s release talk began to spread that whole sections of the game, in the form of detective desks were cut from the final game and eventually the developers confirmed this rumor.
Excerpt: L.A Noire is, at the very least, a kind of game that has never been seen before. Taking you back to glamorous 1940's Los Angeles, the player steps into the gumshoes of Detective Cole Phelps, a World War Two veteran, as he rises through the ranks of the L.A Police Department, solving crimes and busting criminals in one of the deepest stories ever told in videogames. For starters, the game is presented extremely well.
Excerpt: Renegade Ops is a Sega-published game from Avalanche Studios, the developers of Just Cause and its sequel. Straight from the mouth of Sega, "Renegade Ops puts players in a mobile commando unit sent behind enemy lines to defeat Inferno, a madman intent on global domination." Is Renegade Ops a late summer gem or just as uninspired as its story’s premise?
Excerpt: Unlike most cooperative games that aren’t necessarily much fun when played alone, I enjoyed Renegade Ops almost as much when I went at it alone as I did with three friends. You can choose from a selection of vehicles that have special abilities like instant armor plating, an EMP pulse, airstrike, and a massive turret.
Summary: One part Super Off Road , two parts Jackal , and a splash of Just Cause 2 , Renegade Ops is a glorious over-the-top twin-stick shooter with action to spare. A few technical issues mar the experience somewhat, but there’s still plenty to enjoy in both single and multiplayer. Multiple characters, numerous unlockable skills, four-player online co-op, and explosions upon explosions—$14.99 well spent.
Excerpt: We all get dealt a bad hand in life from time to time. It could be something bordering on life changing. Or most likely an inconvenience that we’ve blown out of proportion in a dash of hysterics. At times like this it’s all about empowerment and self-control, and what better way to celebrate this approach than with good coffee and some old-fashioned violence.