Red Faction Armageddon - PlayStation 3 Standard Edition
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- Game / Rating:MATURE
- Publisher / Software Vendor:THQ
- Platform: PlayStation 3
- ESRB Rating: Mature
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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A long-dormant evil emerges from the caves of Mars, unleashing Armageddon on the planet's colonists. With this force stopping at nothing to cleanse the planet of life, mankind finds itself poised on the brink of extinction. Red Faction Armageddon expands on the critically acclaimed, best-selling franchise with new, groundbreaking challenges. You are humanity's last hope for survival.
Red Faction: Armageddon places you in the role of Darius Mason, a man born of Colonist and Marauder blood, who must save mankind from an unspeakable evil that has resurfaced. In the latest installment of the Red Faction franchise, you must travel across the storm-blasted Red Planet — and below the surface as you take up arms against a terrifying new force that threatens the sake of mankind. Will you be able uphold your family's tradition of fighting for the freedom of Mars to protect the settlements against this mysterious lethal force?
It has been more than 50 years since the Red Faction resistance and the Marauder allies liberated the Red Planet from the brutal Earth Defense Force — however, that harmony is once again threatened. A massive Terraformer that supplies Mars with its Earth-like air and water has been destroyed, causing the once-balanced atmosphere to transform to chaos. The Colonists have been forced to flee underground and begin their lives beneath the surface. Darius Mason, the grandson of Martian Revolution heroes Alec Mason and Samanya, runs a dangerous, yet lucrative business carrying out jobs that others fear to do. When Darius is tricked into entering an old Marauder temple, he reopens a mysterious shaft — releasing a long-sleeping evil that unleashes Armageddon across Mars. Only Darius and the Red Faction can protect the Colonist and Marauder settlements and save mankind from the evil that envelops the Red Planet.
- Latest installment in the Red Faction franchise
- Play as Darius Mason, grandson of Red Faction: Guerilla's Alec Mason and Samanya, and continue the fight for the freedom of Mars against a new evil
- Battle across the storm-blasted Red Planet and beneath the surface as you combat a lethal force shrouded in mystery
- Uncover the mystery that threatens the safety of mankind on Mars
- Protect the settlements of Colonists and Marauders against the unspeakable threat of Armageddon
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Armageddon changes it up from Guerrilla by going with a over the shoulder Shooter style vs the Sandbox element the previous title had. Instead of running missions and driving around to pick up objectives you are given a clear cut path to travel. Armed with a variety of weapons you find and can upgrade along the way, you will shoot, destroy and rebuild (only to blow it up again!) your way through the campaign. Armageddon has a linear feel tot he game and does little to change that feeling up. While there are sometimes two paths you can take, it always leads you to the same place and puts you through similar trials(or just leads to a secret). Despite being linear with little in the ways of exploration, the devastation this game brings is very enjoyable. On top of your regular arsenal of weapons you have perhaps my second favorite weapon in the game.. the magnet gun (as seen in the demo). This gun is just pro at causing mass devastation and squishing enemies between scrap. Acquisition of your weapons like most shooters occurs linearly through gameplay. Upgrades are tied to completion percentage to prevent you from becoming to overpowered.
Overall the gameplay is a lot of fun.. Linear yes.. but very entertaining as the game almost taunts you to kill as stylishly and destructive as you can. There is plenty to destroy, tons of enemies to have your way with so in the end you will be left satisfied.
The graphics here are not anything mind blowing.. but they are very nice. The real meat and potatoes here is the physics. While not perfect the destructive and rebuilding elements of the game is what really sells the effects. There are some cases where objects are rigid and do not bend nor break but for the most part, once you see your first large building almost implode on itself you'll be in awe.
Sound effects are fairly solid. Weapons have a fair feel and sound to them but the voice acting is a bit weak in my book. Not bad just could of been better I think. Perhaps a lot of that has to do with the storyline. It is very generic almost existing to take you from A to B, but I don't think people tune into Red Faction to get drama so as long as there is reason behind your actions I am fine with it. Besides, a reason to go from A to B means more stuff to blow up!
Replay value I think is decent. There are some online modes included with the game the main one being infestation mode. Basically survival mode as you try to survive waves of mobs while using the environment to your advantage and mix in some objectives. There also is a mode where you try to rack up as much damage as possible within a set time(Ruin Mode), but I have not checked it out yet honestly. The campaign itself is short.. You can probably breeze through it in 5-7 hours if you just Rambo through BUT there is a plus here.. Game plus mode that is! Once the game is completed you can re-start the campaign with all your existing stuff to further upgrade gear or just see how much more chaos you can cause.
OVERALL 81% ... B-
Red Faction Armageddon is not a bad game by any means. It took a few steps back from the previous title, but returned to its roots with gameplay in doing so. Storyline and Sandbox took a back seat to Linear progression and in your face action. This might work for some and not for others. With that said RF: Armageddon is a game one really needs to play to see if they enjoy it. If you are a fan of the originals you will feel at home with this title. If you are more into sandbox style this game might upset you with its linear, closed-in feel. With that said I give the game an 81%.. a solid game but not for everyone.
**NOTE: If you are on the boarder about the game, check out the demo to see if you like the feel of the game. It does a fair job giving you a taste of the arsenal you will have and destructive capabilities.
**NOTE: This game has perhaps the best weapon to date... Mr. Toots. Once you unlock Mr. Toots you won't stop laughing.
I have yet to beat the game because of the Infestation mode. It really brings a challenge to the gameplay and trying to beat 30 waves on all 10 stages (I think)... alone or online... is really fun. Also for those trophy hunters, this game is not impossible to platinum and looks quite enjoyable to achieve (Hit and Run with vehicle, Kill 5 aliens with one Impact).
After reading so many bad reviews, it's certain that a lot of people are obsessed with the idea that this is not a sand-box game... therefore, it sucks. Just play the game and stop judging for what it isn't and enjoy it for what it is.