Excerpt: In the jungle no one can hear you scream… and scream you will while playing this travesty of game. Raven Squad is a squad-based first person shooter with, what little-known Hungarian developer Atomic Motion would have you believe, are RTS (Real Time Strategy) elements. Read on for a stringent lecture on what not to do when designing a game… Raven Squad consists of a group of mercenaries who get dropped in an Amazonian jungle to round up some drug dealers.
Pros: The water looks OK…., Okay-ish music, nothing you haven’t heard before though, A human squad-mate is bound to be more intelligent than the AI controlled ones…, Unintentionally funny
Cons: Laughable dialogue, totally uninteresting story, Terrible pop-in, Hardly any character animation, Basic polygon models, poor textures, Worst voice acting, Shaky FPS controls, Non-existent RTS elements, Poor squad AI, …good luck finding one, Totally not entertaining the way you’d need a game to be
Summary: Overall, Raven Squad is a nice idea with very bad execution. Achievement hunters might be pleased to know that these achievements aren't too hard to obtain but will require some work. Other than that, I can’t give a reason for anyone to even think about buying this game.
Excerpt: Modern shooters are a fairly tried-and-true genre at this point. COD4, the Tom Clancy oeuvre, and a million other clones have run the genre nearly to death at this point. Little has come in the way of originality to these games (which doesn’t mean they’re not fun), so Evolved has brought Raven Squad to the catalog with a nice, single twist as an attempt at originality. Raven Squad ‘s single addition to the FPS genre is the addition of RTS elements.
Summary: " Raven Squad " is pretty much a wasted opportunity. With another developer behind the wheel, this could have been a superb game. However, various issues with both control schemes render the game frustrating, but even then you should find it only takes you about 2 hours to play through from start to finish, with little replay value and no-one else online for co-op play.
Excerpt: My mum once said that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Actually that’s a complete lie, given that she hated proverbs. In fact, she never said anything remotely like that, but would I like to think that if she knew I would waste my adult life reviewing video games then she would have, because she would have known that eventually I would have to review a game like Raven Squad. So, here’s something nice about Raven Squad.
Pros: Good idea that sometimes comes together thanks to smooth transition between FPS and RTS modes
Cons: Lackluster visuals, impossibly bad voice acting, uninspired gameplay, and a wealth of glitches
Conclusion: While we might not have been expecting too much from Raven Squad, it’s still disappointing that there are things in here that could have been prevented that would make it a much better game.
Conclusion: This is worth checking out, nevermind the very low score this game is getting from some outlets. Give it a rental -- I had my doubts too, but it's a really fun game, although it's short and it has some issues.
Excerpt: The world economy has not recovered two years after the financial markets collapsed. While some countries – like the United States – have managed to float above the tsunami, other nations are drowning in unemployment, debt and a rash of violence. Somehow all of this relates to Raven Squad where you lead a group of troops through the Amazonian jungles killing guerrillas along the way. The gimmick?