Excerpt: Red Faction Guerrilla is a testament to the pure joy of destruction. That's the point of the game. Sure, there's some sort of paper-thin plot involving your character joining an organization to eliminate an over-the-top evil group from Mars so the people can prosper in peace, but that's just to give a purpose to that destruction. You'll occasionally sit through 30-second explanations of where the plot's going and then set out to smash everything in your path.
Excerpt: Until about a week ago, I wandered through life confident that all limbs and extremities were firmly attached and unlikely to pop off without undue provocation. However, after ten minutes in the sweaty grasp of Soldier of Fortune: Payback, my certainty began to falter. If this game is to be believed, the fact that most of us go through life without losing at least one appendage is close to a miracle.
Excerpt: Many gamers didn't know what to think of the third Red Faction game before it was released, but a solid demo and plenty of promise with the game's geometry-destruction technology kept it on plenty of people's radars. The release on PS3 and 360 in June of this year was a welcome surprise to those who hadn't seen much on it, as its open-world action, impressive ability to destroy just about every structure in the entire game, and its inventive multiplayer modes kept people...
Conclusion: Red Faction: Guerrilla has shown to be one of the most surprising hits of 2009 and is definitely a game everyone should experience. As a playground experience just like Saints Row the gameplay, though not without caveats, is still unique enough to warrant some good old fashioned stress relieving.
Excerpt: While it might be a stretch to say that Red Faction has transitioned from revolting to revolutionary, this third installment in Volition's destructible saga is immeasurably, fundamentally improved from the ground up. Considering your character is a miner, the decision to remove the ability to smash through terrain might seem a perplexing one. But there's a reason, and the shift is key to Guerrilla 's success.
Excerpt: Action game fans are getting a triple dose of open-world excitement this summer. There's inFamous on the PS3, Prototype from Activision coming later this summer, and this week THQ's Red Faction: Guerrilla is in stores. This will be the third game in developer Volition's series, but it's been a while since the last installment so some introduction is in order. Guerrilla tells the story of Alec Mason, a miner who lands on Mars to find work with his brother.