Red Faction Guerilla + Armageddon


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Whizzo
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Red Faction demo is now available for 360 and PS3, if you've not got a THQ account you'll have to sign up.

Played through it twice now, doing it once unlocks hard mode, I'll probably do some arsing around with it to see how much damage you can cause.

After hating the MP beta the SP (and perhaps MP if they've learnt it was shit) is really fun, buildings are a little too easy to damage but being able to chuck a load of remote charges and then trigger them and seeing what happens is very nice.

360 demo is 770 meg, I recommend a download and I'm impressed with Volition, it's a lot better than I expected and virtually tear free!
#1 at 15:21:06 - 10/04/2009
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Already downloaded, just won't have time to give it a go until later tonight.

:(
#2 at 15:24:53 - 10/04/2009
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Yep, I'm licking it too. Depending on the reactions I might just make this my first shootery game I ever bought (excluding GTA).
If I do buy I probably won't bother too much with the story though, just running around and smashing buildings to bits is more then enough fun for my simple mind. :)
#3 at 15:34:35 - 10/04/2009
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The 10 minutes means I can't dick around as much as I want to and I can't shake the feeling that it'll be like the demo of the first one: impressive breaking stuff but the underlying game is so poor that I would be better off just playing around with the demo and saving my money.

The machine gun feels gimped just to make you use the hammer and grenades, not that bad but not great design.

The building that I knocked three of the supporting struts away from (near the bridge) didn't fall over when it really should have so the GeoMod stuff isn't quite as good as I was hoping. Grenades are fun though, especially attaching them to the people.

If the full game has a decent story, variation and doesn't give up on the destruction later on like every other 'destructive' game seems to then it might be one to look out for after all.
#4 at 17:00:51 - 10/04/2009
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Micro_Explosion said:
The building that I knocked three of the supporting struts away from (near the bridge) didn't fall over when it really should have so the GeoMod stuff isn't quite as good as I was hoping. Grenades are fun though, especially attaching them to the people


Funnily enough that building collapses only like you expected it to if you smash the wall on the other side of the building, where the door is.
#5 at 22:34:57 - 10/04/2009
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Hmmm sounds like all the shit they spouted in the developer interviews about buildings needing to be architecturally as sound as they would be in the real world was...a crock of crap.

Should play this though for completion's sake. The multiplayer beta was fucking appalling though.
#6 at 10:16:15 - 14/04/2009
Whizzo
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Day one purchase for sure after watching this.

I'd ignore the tearing though, it's almost certainly caused by the capping (the video bounces around 35-41 FPS according to FRAPS in full screen)not the game as the demo was fine.
#7 at 14:05:25 - 17/04/2009
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The multiplayer tore like buggery so here's hoping things have been optimised.
#8 at 14:53:28 - 17/04/2009
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The forcefield is orffline. Whot's going orn, Nathan?
#9 at 14:56:51 - 17/04/2009
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Great vid Whizzo, cheers.

I loved saints row 2, and this looks just as overblown, does it have co-op?
#10 at 15:48:02 - 17/04/2009
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In case you've been asleep today, the MP demo is now live.

Unusually for a demo it allows you to party up with your friends and join a game (only the capture the point mode I can't remember the name of is available).

It's the same mode that was in the MP beta so nothing new to anyone who played that but at least you don't have to do it all with randoms now and there are unlocks to be gained.

They unfortunately disappear if you quit the game though while they'll obviously be persistent in the final game.
#11 at 21:50:07 - 21/05/2009
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IIRC the main problem with the multiplayer beta was waiting for fuckwits to ready up, which could take half an hour sometimes. Yanks like to talk
#12 at 21:51:42 - 21/05/2009
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I hate indefinite lobbies and the interminable fannying they encourage. Autostart =Win.
#13 at 22:29:55 - 21/05/2009
Whizzo
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The demo, at least, seems to start the countdown as soon as there's enough people, no need to ready up. There is a veto map button but as no-one really knows the maps that didn't seem to get used when I was playing about.
#14 at 22:41:10 - 21/05/2009
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Am I right in thinking this is a sci-fi sandbox game, a la Mercenaries 2? Go anywhere, tackle the missions how you like, kind of thing?
#15 at 23:35:41 - 21/05/2009
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Pretty much, apparently destroyed buildings will stay destroyed as well so in the case of bridges you may end up having to detour because of what you've done.

Whether that turns out to be the case remains to be seen, the SP demo was fun though.
#16 at 23:58:26 - 21/05/2009
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Well the MP demo has obviously got everyone talking...

Anyhow anyone fancy forming a party on the 360 demo this evening and seeing how well it works with people who talk to each other?
#17 at 13:05:13 - 26/05/2009
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Anyone else checked the reviews for this on metacritic? It's going down a storm!

"Best sandbox game on the 360"? Colour me tempted!
#18 at 15:29:20 - 30/05/2009
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Hmm, perhaps I should have had this.
#19 at 15:33:58 - 30/05/2009
Whizzo
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I couldn't resist getting my pre-order from GAME, that walker toy, er, action figure, will look nice on a shelf.

Once I've stopped playing with it and going "stomp, stomp, bash, boom" etc.
#20 at 16:52:04 - 30/05/2009
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It's a choice between this and inFamous, hnnnnggg! Can't decide.
#21 at 19:36:03 - 30/05/2009
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Both will be cheap within weeks. :)
#22 at 19:54:47 - 30/05/2009
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Go for inFamous! I've got a feeling this won't be full price for long at all.
#23 at 23:46:55 - 30/05/2009
peej
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Think on reflection I'm going to wait for the el cheapo option on this. Torn between playing it on the PC with V-Synch locked or plumping for the 360 version for the multiplayer side of things. Tough choice but price could be the winning factor.
#24 at 09:51:06 - 01/06/2009
Whizzo
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Considering how awful the Saints Row 2 port was I'd equip a barge pole to be on the safe side!

That GAME pre-order walker in full effect and posing. I'm surprised at how good it is, it's very well articulated and a lot better than I thought it would be for a freebie. The Big Daddy gives a size comparison as they "fight" on my kitchen surface. :-)
#25 at 16:28:48 - 01/06/2009
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:D

Now, can you take a picture of it using one of the bananas as a comedy penis please?
#26 at 16:46:43 - 01/06/2009
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Penis or banana boat? You decide!
#27 at 17:11:01 - 01/06/2009
peej
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EGAD!
#28 at 17:17:41 - 01/06/2009
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HA HA HA!

It's cannonballing!

Front page it Peej! :D
#29 at 17:34:39 - 01/06/2009
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Rather good this, eh? Love the odd little things you find out in the desert... bizarre diorama of scrap statues last night. Struggling to find the audio logs though.
#30 at 21:55:18 - 09/06/2009

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