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THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

Just saw this over at Teamxbox for all Red Faction fans...


THQ Announces Red Faction: Armageddon
By: - "Matt

THQ today announced the next title in the award winning Red Faction franchise is currently in development at internal studio Volition, Inc. and is scheduled to ship for the Xbox 360 in March 2011.

Red Faction: Armageddon moves beneath the surface of Mars as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As Darius Mason, players fight to save humanity from an even greater evil that threatens to extinguish all life on the planet.

Leveraging Volition's groundbreaking Geo-Mod 2.0 technology, Red Faction: Armageddon offers never-before-seen physics-based weaponry that redefines gameplay in the shooter genre. Utilizing Darius' Nano Forge abilities, players are presented with a wealth of new strategic options including reconstruction technology and the Magnet Gun in their battle to save humanity. From lava tubes to ice caves, gamers will discover a new playground for epic battles in both the single-player campaign and multiplayer co-operative modes
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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

Enjoyed RF: Guerrilla much more than I expected, so I'm interested to see how this turns out.
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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

Now I need to finish Guerrilla.
Old 06-26-10, 09:34 AM
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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

Over at Gamespot they have some extra highlites of E3 and there's an extensive in game demo (about 10 minutes) they show with commentary from THQ. This is way much better than the offical trailer.

They mainly highlite two weapons...the Neo Forge and Magna Gun against unhuman enemies. Right off the bat I got a sense of Bioshock atmosphere with lots of dark colors and isolated lighting but in a wider space. The Magna Gun is something to see in this video as it's two stage gun. You first have to fire at an object like a concrete barrier and then shoot again to where you plan on throwing it.

Still a ways off (March 2011) but a good video of seeing it in action.


http://e3.gamespot.com/video/6266591...3Bplay_btn%3B8
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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

The game is showing a late May release and just up is a new co-op mode Infestation with four players. The graphics are impressive and the game play is fast. This is off the PS3 version showing just one map. There is also a "defend" mode.


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Here's a link over to the offical site where they invited several of the press to play and comment on the mode. Everyone from IGN, Gameinformer, Shack News, Games Radar and Joystiq. Pretty good reading and how they thought of the mode.

http://www.redfaction.com/blog-post/...ws-screenshots

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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

Here's a new trailer called "Kara" as well...


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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

I loved the first game years ago, but didn't like the second one when I tried it.

When they announced the new third-person gameplay for Guerilla, as well as its new focus on worldly destruction, I was on the fence and decided just to rent it. Ended up buying it eventually because I liked it so much.

Once again, I'm on the fence with regards to this one. I'm not sure about the underground setting. Though more recent footage has swayed me more and has given me more interest in it. I'm looking forward to playing it, as I'm sure it'll probably prove my doubts wrong yet again.
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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

Played the demo tonight. Meh.

It just felt boring to me. I want my RF to be epic and chaotic, not confined and dark. I never played an RF game before Guerrilla, so I can't say if it's back to its roots, but it just felt like a less stressful Dead Space. I found the repair-everything-you-destroy gimmick a little hokey for my tastes. Why bother having the stairs be destructible if there's no benefit or penalty? It's not like the enemies need the stairs, they're jumping all over the place anyway. Just seemed odd.

Though the mech suit at the end was fun, maybe the whole game should be like that. No boss battle
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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

I haven't DL the demo yet. I had this as my first choice this month but I have several friends I play with that are getting Brink. And after seeing more of it in action and getting more info on that game I'm getting it instead. Mainly due to it's overall style and the fact it has MP, single and coop play. RF won't have MP and the coop is restricted to a sort of "horde" mode and not story base.

I think the game will still be ok and the weapons alone will be a blast to use. I'll still wait and see after the first week of release to read the take on it.

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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

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Played the demo tonight. Meh.

It just felt boring to me. I want my RF to be epic and chaotic, not confined and dark. I never played an RF game before Guerrilla, so I can't say if it's back to its roots, but it just felt like a less stressful Dead Space. I found the repair-everything-you-destroy gimmick a little hokey for my tastes. Why bother having the stairs be destructible if there's no benefit or penalty? It's not like the enemies need the stairs, they're jumping all over the place anyway. Just seemed odd.

Though the mech suit at the end was fun, maybe the whole game should be like that. No boss battle
I agree with you..the demo was WAY to confined, and since the enemies seemed more fodder...there was no tension like in Dead Space...Really bad demo

but the only thing that keeps me on the list to get this is the game videos show much more open levels and battles than in the demos...so I still have hope..
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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

We can download demos? Well, I guess we could if he PSN was actually working. Who needs online play as the fanboys and Sony protectors say?
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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

Wow. What a horrible demo. Walking through narrow caves on a bug hunt. After playing that demo, I wish I had a preorder so I could cancel it. I'll wait until the post-release reviews come out. But if this game is all about shooting giant grasshoppers in a corridor, then I'll pass.
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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

Yeah, the demo was crushingly boring. I don't like the whole "rebuild" on the fly ability either, makes the whole fun, destruction aspect of the game seem useless.
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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

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After playing that demo, I wish I had a preorder so I could cancel it.
I've felt that way before. I downloaded the demo for this game but haven't bothered to play it yet. Sounds like I should just delete it and wait to see what the reviews of the game as a whole are like.
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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

I've got enough on my plate already...finishing Lost Planet 2, still have Splinter Cell and now ordered Brink.

I still haven't DL the demo but I really need to and just play it. I really hope the game turns out and all. But one part is already bugging me a bit...it looks dark. Somewhat like when the last Aliens game hit. That was a big gripe. i'll play and see.
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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

I didn't care for the demo at all. I did love the last RF - they should've just made a better version of that game, setting it on Earth or somewhere outside, big/expansive, and it would be a billion times better than what they've ended up with here.
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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

Well I actually got around on the demo and to me it's not really bad. But it's far different than the other RF open world by a long shot. Graphics are better and the weapons are fun to play with. To bad didnb't get to use the Hammer but what was available was still cool. It'll be a wait & see on the reviews on this one.

I am surprised with the release tomorrow the lack of talk about the game. I hope it does fair well. If the reviews are good I might hurry up and finish Brink and trade that in. Hardly anyone is playing coop on there now.
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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

For what it is worth..OXM gave it an 8.5 out of 10...
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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

Playstation Magazine gave it a 7/10. They said it was good, but "overstays its welcome" with dull filler stuff.
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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

Joystiq's 2.5/5 review is up. Here's an excerpt that you didn't want to hear:

In Red Faction: Armageddon, developer Volition has run from everything that made Red Faction: Guerrilla great, and is left with a drab, heartless lump of competence for its efforts.
Bummer. I loved that last game, but was meh on this game's demo.
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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

I sort of wanted to get the character maker for Saints 3 that comes with this, but it is not worth paying 60 bucks for a game that will be 30 in 2 weeks...especially since the coupon with it is only 10 off another THQ game....
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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

and 7.0 from ign
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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

These 50-70% scores just corroborate my feelings from the demo: pass.
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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

Sounds like I might be better off just playing through RF:G again...
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Re: THQ - Red Faction: Armageddon 03/2011

Gameinformer gave it a 7.25...

http://www.gameinformer.com/games/re...iscovered.aspx

Gamespot....8.0

http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/acti...opslot;thumb;3

Others...
Gametrailers...7.8/10
Xbox Mag...8.5/10

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