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Red Faction (Windows)

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Written by  :  Dave Billing (24)
Written on  :  Jul 17, 2010
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

A potentially great game full of flaws

The Good

The weaponry, by a long shot. Blowing holes in walls with explosives is great, but for the most part appears to be more about showing off technological innovation rather than constructively contributing to gameplay. Likewise, the rail driver gun is great fun as well. There are some good examples of good artwork too, like environmental artwork. I personally like repetitive gameplay, so it wasn't much of a problem for me.

The Bad

The incompetent programming that left the game riddled with bugs, some of which should've been weeded out during play testing. The largely talentless voice acting, much of which resembles somebody trying to fake a rape claim. The largely crappy artwork, which could've easily been knocked up in Photoshop within a couple of minutes.

The Bottom Line

Worth buying, but download a patch first, otherwise you WILL have problems.