Excerpt: Red Faction: Guerrilla was my first foray into the Red Faction series and I became a fan after many hours put into the title. With another Red Faction coming very soon and with the now released Red Faction: Battlegrounds we get an arcade taste of the destruction and mayhem we have become accustomed to with Red Faction.
Conclusion: is a mainly-multiplayer-focused dual-stick shooter in which you jump into a buggy, mech, armored vehicle or tank and move around an arena-type enclosed area. Depending on the given mission structure, your objective will be different from match to match. The offerings consist of Deathmatch, Capture the Flag and King of the Hill. I really tried hard to like this game, but it seems like it’s not firing on all cylinders.
Excerpt: The Red Faction franchise is a deceptively expansive one, however the lack of mainstream attention may indicate the relative success of the majority of its back catalogue. Battlegrounds is a spin off for the XBLA and PSN, with the focus very much on the fun side of blowing up the enemy. The gimmick with Battlegrounds is that it’s a deathmatch style arena game, pitting hordes against one another for no real reason whatsoever, let’s go with ‘for WORLD DOMINATION’.
Excerpt: Red Faction: Battlegrounds is kind of a strange game to review. For starters it’s available as a pre-order bonus at some stores to those who put their money up for Red Faction: Armageddon early, so chances are many hardcore Red Faction fans already have the game for free. For those pre-orderers and others who pony up some Microsoft Points for it, Battlegrounds offers a bonus in that if you advance to level 10 in the game you unlock some bonus items in Red Faction:...
Excerpt: When Red Faction: Battlegrounds hit my inbox, I immediately started to reminisce about the original Red Faction's revolutionary gameplay. I was excited to take a trip back to Mars, detonate...
Pros: + Controls are easy to learn, + Large explosions are visually enjoyable
Cons: Singleplayer exists only as training, Frustrating camera and visuals, Multiplayer modes devolve into freeforalls
Excerpt: Sometimes you just want to kick it old school, and that’s exactly what Wanako Games allows you to do with their Xbox Live Arcade sequel, Assault Heroes 2. The game takes classic top-down shooter action and expands upon it nicely, making this one 800 MS point download that is well worth the investment, regardless of its flaws.
Excerpt: Downloadable games that are spin-offs of full games can be a dubious affair. On one end of the crap-o-meter, you have stuff like Dead Space Ignition which not only fails to offer a fun gameplay experience, but also fails to offer even fans who love the Dead Space series a reason to dabble in it.
Conclusion: Playstation Networkissa ja Xbox Livessä julkaistu Red Faction: Battlegrounds on alkupala ennen kevätkesän pääateriaa, Red Faction: Armageddon ia. Se sijoittuu Marsin avaruustukikohtiin, mutta juuri muuta yhteistä spin-offilla ei ole pääsarjan kanssa. Battlegrounds hylkää hahmon takaa kuvan toiminnan ja siirtää kuvakulman lintuperspektiiviin ajoneuvopohjaisen toimintapelin puitteissa.
Pros: Ladattavaksi peliksi räjähtävä ja näyttävä
Cons: Onnettoman vähän sisältöä, ei uusia ideoita, hieman kömpelö ohjaustuntuma, ajoneuvojen epätasapaino