Excerpt: Loyal, courageous, and battle-hardened, Alias was among the Commonwealth’s elite soldiers. He proudly followed orders when Sopot, the nation’s grand leader, sent him to steal Martian nano-technology, and gladly accepted the honor of becoming one of 2,000 super-soldiers born from it.
Excerpt: Red Faction II picks up roughly 5 years after Red Faction , with the miner revolt on Mars over, but a new revolution starting right here on Earth. The government is led by the dictator-like Chancellor Sopot, who has decreed that all nano-enhanced soldiers must be destroyed.
Pros: Improved Graphics, Good voice work, Improved Geo-Mod
Cons: Over too fast, Still not using full potential of Geo-Mod technology
Excerpt: It's the sequel to the popular game Red Faction , obviously. The first was quite popular, using revolutionary things such as the Geo-Mod engine. Is the second able to live up to the original game's glory, or does it go the way of many sequels, down the hashed road of redone concepts and old designs?
Excerpt: God, how I love this game! For me, it was a real wake-up call to play the first Red Faction on PS2. I tried to love TimeSplitters but just wasn't feeling the depth I wanted. At this point, based on a sequel of each game hitting stores, you're wondering which way to jump.
Excerpt: burst onto the scene. An assortment of clever weapons and the ability to pilot vehicles was just the tip of the iceberg. Thanks to the Geo-Mod system, you could actually blow holes in the environment and create alternate methods of escape.
Excerpt: The world of the Stalinesque Sopot is really brought to life. It is the nightmare way America viewed the U.S.S.R. during the Cold War crammed onto disc. The commonwealth is a true evil empire and the pernicious ideological influence of Stalinism is everywhere.
Summary: The Laser's newest writer, Pat Bradford looks at
THQ's hit action title for the PS2, the exciting and entertaining sequel Red
Faction II. In the game, players take command of nano-enhanced soldiers who are
battling it out for supremacy against an evil dictator in the near future.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: RF2 isn't the greatest FPS out there but, it is a fun game. It is worth a buy for shooter fans, but I suggest a rent first. It had a lot of potential but needed a little more polish to be a hit. It's just the small flaws that keep it from greatness.
Excerpt: The sequel to the THQ's greatest hit Red Faction has finally hit stores. Many have compared Red Faction 2 to Halo on the Xbox. Red Faction 2 could not come out at a better time with the game's release date co-inciting with Eidos's Timesplitters 2. Does Red Faction 2 live up to the hype?