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Republic: The Revolution (Windows)

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Written by  :  Cyberzed (43)
Written on  :  Sep 30, 2003
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

Ambitious

The Good

The 3D visuals are quite good. Buildings look equally sharp at a distance and zoomed in, where you might get close enough to see details like a variety of foods at different street vendors. Unfortunately you don't really need to use this view often as it's not essential to advancing in the game.

The Bad

It can take some work to learn the game's interface and figure out just how to play it. The majority of the game is played using an overhead 2D view so you can see essential information. When the game does use the 3D view, usually it's to watch a scripted sequence in which you have no interaction. The pacing of these scenes is also awkward and you can spend 10-20 seconds just watching cars rolling up and people getting out.

The Bottom Line

Once you get over the steep learning curve and understand what you're supposed to be doing, the later levels offer clearer strategies and more complex combinations of actions that give Republic its best moments.