Excerpt: This writer has fond memories of the science fiction comic that was 2000 AD, and Rogue Trooper is certainly a character that instantly springs to mind upon reminiscing about this cult comic. The blue-skinned uber soldier has appeared in very few titles in recent years so it’s good to see the blue soldier being honoured in a game for once.
Excerpt: It's amazing when you sit down with a game that you had the lowest of expectations for, only to find an incredibly well put together experience. It certainly doesn't happen that often, but Rogue Trooper from Eidos and Rebellion is one of the most impressive third-person shooters in recent memory.
Conclusion: My time with Rogue Trooper was cut short thanks to the miniscule length and paltry multiplayer modes. The game wanted to be so much more than it was in the end. The multiple personalities inherent in Rogue's gear and the implementation of their abilities brought an air of cool to an otherwise generic game. Unfortunately the entire concept feels like a gimmick in the end, and it's one that tones down the difficulty as well.
Conclusion: Rogue Trooper is so confident in what it's trying to do that it's a wonder Rebellion hasn't been able to pull this off before. The world is amazingly well throught-out, and the action just feels polished.
Excerpt: As the generation winds down and PlayStation 2 prepares for a late retirement, game releases have become increasingly slow. The game release spicket has almost run dry on the original Xbox in favor of next-generation Xbox 360 game, with Microsoft cutting and running from the current-generation early, in the fall of 2005. It is now up to third-party developers and publishers like Eidos to keep software support alive on current-generation systems.
Conclusion: Rogue Trooper provides a unique and mostly enjoyable shooter experience regardless of which version you play. Unfortunately, the battle is over far too quickly, and the multiplayer isn't nearly enough to sustain interest in this game. The result is a game that is a short-lived and disappointing experience, even at its relatively cheap price.
Pros: Varied missions and fun, intense battles, Interesting story with compelling characters and fairly good voice acting.
Cons: Short single-player campaign, Minimal multiplayer modes, although there's nobody online to play against anyway, Controls can be unnecessarily awkward at times, Inventory management takes all of the excitement out of the battles.
Conclusion: Based on the 2000AD story of the same name, Rogue Trooper revolves around a bitter conflict fought on war-ravaged ‘Nu Earth’ between the Norts and the Southers. With the planet awash with chemical fallout from endless battles, the Southers engineer genetically intelligent soldiers that can breathe the atmosphere and contribute to gaining the upper hand against the Norts.
Pros: Largely faithful to the 2000AD source material, Engaging gameplay, Interesting take on the squad dynamic
Cons: Unimaginative storyline, Graphics won’t impress, AI isn’t especially challenging
Excerpt: Hype is something that quite frequently destroys a game; there's nothing more deflating than sitting down to play a strongly hyped game only to be let down. Of course, on the opposite end of the spectrum, it’s always a pleasure when you approach a game with low expectations and come away quite pleased.
Conclusion: Digital Devil Saga 2 bietet ordentliche Rollenspielkost in einem kaum verbrauchten, schön schaurigen Universum mit erfreulich ausgeprägter taktischer Komponente, dafür aber auch mit knackigem Schwierigkeitsgrad, welcher viel Geduld verlangt. Zu bemängeln ist aber vor allem der technische Aspekt, welcher der Konkurrenz sowohl grafisch als auch musikalisch deutlich hinterherhinkt.