Conclusion: Concept: The absolute best – and maybe last– version of Street Fighter IV…again
Graphics: Character models and stages were never jaw-dropping to begin with. At five years old, the engine is showing its age
Sound: Some slight volume imbalances with the new characters, but otherwise the sounds are familiar
Playability: The character balances may seem insignificant to casual players, but new fighters give them a reason to give it another go
Entertainment: The new Team...
Conclusion: Red Faction: Guerrilla is the complete package – bombastic action, oodles of variety, heavy firepower, destruction on an immense scale and an open sandbox world that places no restrictions on where you can go or how you approach your objectives. The story, characters and location may lack the depth and detail of say GTA IV’s, but then this is an altogether different animal.
Excerpt: Can a game really fail to be fun if it involves blowing buildings up? Well, of course not, but it’s even better when said buildings fall to bits in a convincing manner: crumbling and giving way in the very manner that they would be expected to upon being purposely demolished. It’s not surprising that developer, Volition have gone down this destructible route, previous Red Faction games have shown a desire for the devastation of your surrounding environment, but, now that...
Excerpt: Check out the video review. In 2001, the original Red Faction introduced gamers to a futuristic version of life on Mars. Eight years have passed since then, and technology has improved dramatically. Now, Volition is revisiting the franchise, abandoning the first-person perspective and standard gameplay for a third-person shooter set in a large, open world.
Conclusion: Concept: Obtain liberation through destruction. The different means to which players can destroy objects is one of this console generation's most impressive shows
Graphics: Even if I was getting shot up, I had to stop in my tracks to admire a ?building ?collapsing
Sound: Sounds are effectively used to enhance the carnage. The pounding will give any surround sound setup a workout
Playability: The explosive gunplay is polished and precise.
Conclusion: Without a doubt, Red Faction: Guerrilla is one of the best games that will hit this year. It's the complete package, and has enough calls back to the first game that it feels like a proper sequel, unlike the last game. Go buy it. Now.
Excerpt: The original Red Faction dropped back in 2001 on the PS2 and was one of the first top-quality titles for Sony's new console. Since then, we've seen more installments in the franchise but most will agree that the games have gone downhill, at least in some respects. Perhaps this was part of the inspiration behind changing the most recent title, Guerrilla, to a third-person shooter.
Excerpt: From first person shooter to third person shooter, Red Faction: Guerrilla transforms the series into an almost sandbox like experience in this open-world shooter. With strong links to the previous games, the game is set 50 years after the original Red Faction game. The story parallels the classic Arnold Schwarzenegger film Total Recall where Earth is dictating to the Martians and in Red Faction: Guerrilla , the oppressive force in this game is the Earth Defence Force.
Summary: Games Xtreme follows Alec Mason’s personal revenge mission and finds that Volition and THQ have managed to bring destruction to a whole new level. Take a look at our indepth review of Red Faction Guerrilla.