Those Games We Play

Red Faction Armageddon - Playing With Scraps

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Quick Review:

I wasn't a big fan of the previous game in the franchise, Red Faction Guerilla. It was fun, but I never felt compelled by the narrative, and apart from the ability to destroy just about everything, I never felt there was all that much to do. This entry takes away the open-world and puts you on a linear storyline.
And that really works for me.

The game is paced well, not really bogged down on story, just enough to get you to go places and kill giant bugs. The destruction is still top-notch, and everything looks so pretty, especially the blue glowy effects. There are few weapons that deliver the giddy thrills of that magnet gun.

There may be less content than the previous entry, but the game really works as an enjoyable playthrough experience.

Recommended for gamers who like to tear things down and throw bugs around.

 3 1/2 Stars

Lizzy Says

I can't wait until we get to the blue-glowy future.

Clyde Says

Bugs are one of the big "safe" enemies, behind only zombies and Nazis. You can kill them by the thousands and your video game is still considered family friendly. Some people might include aliens on that list, but if they're humanoid aliens, they come with possible compassion. So making the aliens bug-like transform them into easy kills again.

What's weird with this game is there are some bad guys that dress up like the aliens. I'm conflicted over how brazenly I should mow them down.

Artist's Notes

This is one of my controversial reviews! How dare I say this game is better than RF: Guerrilla?? Well, I didn't. This just demonstrates how my review system works. I rate the games on how much fun and enjoyment I get from them. And I enjoyed this one a lot. Simple as that.

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