Gamefly sent me Red Faction: Guerrilla about a week ago. I was a big fan of the old Red Faction. The whole blowing up everything was fun. Really fun. The series kinda feel into a giant chasm in my eyes though. I just kinda forget about the whole thing. Volition, and THQ announced that a new Red Faction was coming out this year I was kinda "Meh" about the game. Since there was no other "good" games coming out I put it on my Gamefly cue.
Then it came.
For the record I am a huge open world game (OWG) fan ever since Grand Theft Auto, but the real love for this genre happened at the third interaction of Grand Theft Auto. That game came out for the PS2, and since then OWGs have been tied for my favorite genre along with First Persons Shooters.
Well then...shall I begin?
(Minor Spoilers Ahead)
Red Faction starts when your character Alec Mason goes to Mar (which has been terraformed to allow humans to breath). Your brother convinced you to move to Mars to make a better living for yourself. Pretty much as soon a you land your brother is gun down by governing body of mars, known as The EDF (Earth Defence Force...like the old SNES Shmup) a tyrannical like enforcement agency. After watching your bro being killed right in front of you, Mason joins the Red Faction who are against how the EDF runs the planet. So you start the game....
...the fun begins.
Well the game starts. The game plays like almost any usual OWG, Third person action, large area to explore, vehicles to commandeer, shoot at enemy's. You know...the fun stuff. The game controls pretty good. The movement controls are a little "loose" at first, but you adjust very quick. You get to drive a lot of vehicles, some cool, some not so cool. The best ones are the giant "mech like" construction vehicles. The mech like vehicles are good due to the best aspect of the game. Enviromental desruction. Yes. EVERY F***ING THING CAN BE DESTROYED...Well ALMOST everything. I would say about 98% of the stuctures are susestible to missles. One thing that you can't destroy though, are natural stuctures. While its a bit disapointing seeing how in the older games you could plow right though mountains, but you get over it real fast. Walking with a mech right through a large building with little to no resistance is "oh, so satisfaying". You spend a lot of the game charging into buildings occupied by EDF, and playing demolition man. It helps that the graphics in the game are pretty sweet. Things don't just fall to pieces in large chunks. You see very small to large peices debris falling with realistic physics. Its a very well dont game.
The story is very typical. So I'll leave that for you to figue out. Well Thats all for now. Next is a review of my trip, and move to Tennessee from NYC. Wonder if its going to be a good review? ;)