Conclusion: Red Faction: Battlegrounds is a game very average. With a solo and a boring multiplayer feels a bit sloppy, the title might amuse at first, but does not provide enough evidence to hold the length. Too bad, because the baby takes THQ quickly hand and therefore allows anyone to try. Slightly different parameters can spice up the game in multiplayer, but nothing more. With so few cards that compete, players could always stay on their hunger.
Excerpt: Guerrilla, just like its predecessors, revolves around the story of a rebellion on Mars against an oppressive regime, the EDF. The game plays out in a open world environment where players can drive around destroying buildings and completing missions, all to reduce the EDF's presence in each sector of Mars. You play Alec Mason, a member of the Red Faction, the term given to the people rebelling against the EDF.
Summary: Red Faction: Battlegrounds is a fast-paced multiplayer-focused vehicular combat game in which fast-attack vehicles, heavy tanks and combat walkers wreak havoc above ground and beneath the surface of Mars.
Conclusion: Beyond the almost useless tie-in with the Red Faction universe, the game is a frustrating mess of control issues and camera angle problems. In addition, the single player campaign can be knocked out in less than an hour and the multiplayer is filled with lag / connection issues. Red Factions: Battlegrounds is a waste of 800 Marketplace points and will disappoint every Red Faction fan right out of the gate.
Excerpt: There’s a line of dialogue in Red Faction Guerrilla that goes as follows: “Given enough explosives, any moron can destroy a building. Don’t you want to be that moron?” So it is, with charming succinctness, that the entire game is summed up. The original Red Faction was a game about a revolution on Mars, and what set it apart from other FPSes at the time was destructible environments. Whilst cool, the actual in-game function of these much-lauded blow-uppables was lacking.
Pros: It's fun to smash!, It's involving, It's well-balanced
Conclusion: KID Factor: It’s M but there is very little blood. Just some spatter on rocks and every kill involves this graphical tag somewhere. The story is great – the bad guys are really bad – and it unfolds at your pace. There’s nothing sexual that I could find and I’ve heard a bunch of bad language (M-f-er is one, sh*t is another, ALL are completely uncesessary) but the violence is at Teen levels. Do I recommend it for under T-Teen, no. But I could see it being Teen provided...