Red Faction: Armageddon
THQ Unveils Red Faction: Armageddon
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Ahead of the upcoming trade show, E3, THQ recently announced Red Faction: Armageddon for a March 2011 release.

Set decades after the events in Red Faction: Guerrilla, you take control of Alec Mason's grandson, Darius Mason, who after an apocalyptic series of events is forced underground with the rest of the planet to start again in an underground network of caves.

Mason - who is an entrepreneur of sorts in the new underground civilization and profits off of mining, scavenging, etc - is paid to mine in the wrong place at the wrong time, disturbing something dark and something very evil.

The official site also teases an improved Nano Forge - said to give the user super-hero abilities - and a repair ability that allows Mason to resurrect once damaged objects by firing a swarm of nanites at decimated man-made structures to repair them.

Expect more details and screens early next week when the weekend passes, but in the meantime, here's the official first look trailer which debuted on GameTrailers a few days back.

We'll be checking it out whilst we're in LA for E3, so keep close by and we'll bring you our first impressions.


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Comment #1 by THE130173
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 12:19:49 PM
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30 second pepsi commercial = closed

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Comment #2 by Judivarious
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 12:21:37 PM
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I'm just happy they're continuing to expand on my favorite video game series of all time.

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Comment #3 by jtr1gg3r
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 12:21:52 PM
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@1 what?

anyway, Red Faction: Guerilla is another one of those games I keep meaning to pick up

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Comment #4 by Webb [STAFF]
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 12:22:55 PM
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@#3 - I assume there was a commercial before it... I never saw it. If you don't want to sit through the advert, click on the official site and watch the trailer there. Sorry, we have no control over that stuff =P

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Comment #5 by Krovash
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 12:31:11 PM
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Looks sweet. Developers decided to add a bit of horror element to the game...but i'm not sure RF needs it though.

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Comment #6 by pauly_27
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 12:33:04 PM
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I'm kinda surprised the last one sold enough to warrant this sequel. Twas a pretty fun game though.

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Comment #7 by JimmyT666
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 12:33:44 PM
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What happened to announcing stuff AT E3??

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Comment #8 by jessd_25
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 12:34:37 PM
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Nice, I'll have to start playing Guerrilla first so I can beat it!

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Comment #9 by Faithxchaos
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 12:39:37 PM
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I really liked the orignal Red Faction games, and loved Guerrilla so am happy to see a sequel!

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Comment #10 by motagoro
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 12:39:49 PM
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I remember playing the first Red faction, back at the time when this was a FPS,
The trailer looks pretty good, I might pick it up

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Comment #11 by Webb [STAFF]
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 12:40:48 PM
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@#7 - Well I assume that most of the third party pubs don't have press conferences, so announcing before E3 and showing at E3 seems to be the best way for them.

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Comment #12 by Filter x360a
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 12:58:17 PM
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or check out this thread with the youtube video already there,advert free.

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Comment #13 by Hebi no David
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 01:00:43 PM
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Red Faction Guerilla was so underrated. I can't wait for this.

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Comment #14 by romanticid3
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 01:04:07 PM
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Thank you webb. My day is complete now

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Comment #15 by E vee dub
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 01:06:04 PM
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Let's hope they ease down on the collectibles and races. They were tough in the first one. The mp challenges were tough, too.

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Comment #16 by the ferenczy
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 01:09:42 PM
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Nice...RFG was a pretty fun game, better than most 3rd person shooters this generation.

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Comment #17 by dark wing
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 01:25:01 PM
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Guerrilla was petty fun so I expect this one will be too

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Comment #18 by Vindicator51
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 01:28:55 PM
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I played some of RFG, but i disliked the ''destroy crates'' idea of collectibles.

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Comment #19 by Floodclaw
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 01:33:15 PM
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Seems like it might be a bit of a throwback to the original Red Faction, what with the underground mining. I'm liking this.

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Comment #20 by wickedclowns95
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 01:48:15 PM
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Pfffttt, why would I repair things with a nanite gun when I can destroy them? JK. This looks like it will be an improvement on Guerrilla which was a lot of fun. @18 I agree with you about the crates, I spent hours destroying those things with my maul only to give up on finding all of them around 30 hours later.

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Comment #21 by R_A_LEE20
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 01:51:25 PM
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Funny how they announce a new Red Faction on the same day Red Faction: Guerilla was released a year ago.

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Comment #22 by CheesyToast111
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 01:52:58 PM
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I did really like the Guerrila but it was soooooo frustrating, plus I hated that buildings would stay standing on one support. This one looks way better though, AWESOME ALIENS! Hopefully the campaign may have some co-op the other members of Red Faction sucked ass!

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Comment #23 by kriscakegravy
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 01:58:58 PM
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@#21 well spotted :)

I'm a little concerned seeing this trailer. I loved RFG but didn't like the overated constrictive orignal games and this seems to take a leaf back from the original. Also, if your underground, what can you destroy without the whole mine collapsing on your Noggin?

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Comment #24 by gingerCHRIS123
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 02:15:59 PM
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RFG was underrated and great fun. Online is so so, but SP was good fun.

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Comment #25 by Mister Buds
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 02:26:32 PM
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definitely getting this. red faction: guerrilla was awesome. can't wait to go back to mars.

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Comment #26 by mmartynn
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 02:32:11 PM
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looks alot like dead space xD

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Comment #27 by dang racoons
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 02:47:07 PM
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..nano forge upgraded and ablity to repair buildings man..i can see myself causing destruction rebuilding only to destroy it all again l8r

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Comment #28 by Grey Delta
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 02:48:30 PM
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Red faction 1 and 2 back in the day were a pair of awesome games, wasnt so keen on guerilla though to be honest.

Hopefully with this one going back into the mines like RF1, it will be a bit better

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Comment #29 by BulletH0l3s
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 02:48:47 PM
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I just came for 50 seconds.

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Comment #30 by asilent boom
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 03:02:01 PM
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@18 @20 You didn't have to find the all the crates, only 250 and all them were around buildings or other things, none were just out in the middle of nowhere, very easy to find. The ore collectibles you had to find all of them, but they showed up on your map when you got close to them. The collectables in this game were rather easy compared to other open world games.

Really looking forward to this game. I'll be buying it for the MP alone, really loved the MP in Guerilla.

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Comment #31 by Cable Player
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 03:05:46 PM
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Nice one! I need to get a few more achievements on Red Faction: Gurrela first!

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Comment #32 by mickymcdee
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 03:07:42 PM
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Looks pretty awesome. I like the new nano forge.

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Comment #33 by Josh Benton
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 03:13:23 PM
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I loved RFG however, what is there to do undergroud?
There can't be many buildings to destroy and it looks alot like you are fighting aliens. I really do not understand. I hope it takes place outside with buildings and such otherwise being cooped underground really doesn't seem like my sort of game. We will have to wait and see what THQ/Violition say about this game.

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Comment #34 by Snakes117
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 03:14:50 PM
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I whant this game so badly.

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Comment #35 by Magicman10893
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 03:25:10 PM
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That looked bad ass! March 2011 couldn't come any faster!

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Comment #36 by ModernViking
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 03:25:55 PM
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Anybody who wants to boost wins on the first one, hit me up.

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Comment #37 by stevo95
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 03:31:01 PM
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Is the first 1 worth getting

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Comment #38 by SUTCLIFF 286
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 03:37:02 PM
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#37 Give the demo a spin.. I thought the game was great!!

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Comment #39 by wickedclowns95
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 04:25:10 PM
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Here's an idea, what if they make Red Faction an FPS like it used to be. I know that there is quite a saturation of FPS's on the market but back when the first two came out the kicked ass and I'd like another one like them but with updated graphics like these. I'm just saying, it would be nice.

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Comment #40 by stevec1636
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 04:27:18 PM
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Comment #41 by Rastaman20
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 04:49:37 PM
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kewl i'll prob play it played RF:G it was kickass

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Comment #42 by MOYFplox
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 04:57:27 PM
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I like how they've listened to fan complaints about RF:G and added a gun to repair buildings.

Not sure if it will be free roam by the trailer though... I mean, there won't be any destruction events if the main enemies are aliens.

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Comment #43 by jamie1000013
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 04:58:03 PM
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looks good guerilla owned so this should be good.

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Comment #44 by big_g1985
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 04:58:16 PM
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looks like riddick, still a good fun game to play

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Comment #45 by FailboatSkipper
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 05:06:05 PM
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Dead Space and RFG mixed... AWESOME!

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Comment #46 by Xenodolf
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 05:17:26 PM
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RF:G had a great multiplayer but a boring and uneventful single-player campaign with some of the shittiest achievements I had to endure that year. Collecting shit isn't fun, when will devs learn?

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Comment #47 by SuperWoody64
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 05:18:00 PM
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I still haven't put in my free copy of Guerrilla. I got the ps3 version too thinking the bonus disc would be on blu. Noooope! (said like Archer)

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Comment #48 by ModernViking
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 05:21:07 PM
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Anybody want to boost the first one this seems like a good reason to get back into the multiplayer just message.

GT ModernViking

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Comment #49 by Saracin
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 05:51:13 PM
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More than likely the reason they are announcing it now is, A: Its going to be shown off with one of the big three's press conferences, B: They have something bigger to announce and didn't want it to get lost in the shuffle, or C: They've got nothing so they wanted something to get the press to come to their both and see more info on yet ANOTHER WWE game.

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Comment #50 by StumpyDan360
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 05:58:26 PM
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i liked the original but not the ones after it...

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Comment #51 by crunchb3rry
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 06:23:24 PM
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The mediocre franchise that never dies...

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Comment #52 by Trakad
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 06:24:07 PM
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this looks awsome cause it seems like they've gone: "right these were the good bits of the past 3 RF's, lets combine them!!"

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Comment #53 by The Bum-Mobile
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 06:38:16 PM
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Looks very interesting. It also looks pretty far into development already.

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Comment #54 by Dr Popodopolus
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 07:01:19 PM
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The Original Red Faction games are still some of my favourites of all time but I DETESTE what they have done on With Gorilla the current gen platforms. Makes me sad because I know my beloved First person Red Faction games will never get a true sequal now. Grr.

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Comment #55 by Gilganomics
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 07:16:54 PM
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For what it's worth, you could rebuild things with nanites in the last game, just not in single-player.

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Comment #56 by cleric_80
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 07:19:16 PM
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Red Faction Guerilla was an OK game... I do miss the original so much.

Anyways that video make me thing they ran out of ideas and just crossed Red Faction with Dead Space.

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Comment #57 by ghost10221987
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 07:24:00 PM
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There was a RF:Gorilla? Did you fight chimps and monkeys?

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Comment #58 by Edenstrife
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 08:27:06 PM
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Sounds great so far. Can't wait. Guerilla was amazing.

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Comment #59 by darewind
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 09:17:17 PM
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@ 1
To avoid seeing commercials in vidoes like this or youtube get and start using Firefox and use the Adblock Plus addon for it.Haven't saw an advert for ages.

On topic the game trailer has me intrigued.

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Comment #60 by Shikamaru FTW
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 10:36:33 PM
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Never got into the first one so i hope this one might be an improvement

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Comment #61 by SuperWoody64
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 11:05:34 PM
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Ok I played Guerrilla, it's pretty good. Can't beat it for the price (free). It seems like everyone likes the first one so maybe I'll try to find a torrent or something of it.
This new one might be a renter/bargain bin for m though.

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Comment #62 by god_that_failed
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 11:12:38 PM
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@44: Ha, he does look a little like Riddick.

Looks better than the first, I just hope they improve the damage system though so there's none of that "entire building standing on a single wooden post" crap from Guerrilla.

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Comment #63 by Aussie27Legend
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 11:44:54 PM
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They should called this article:

"THQ Unveils Red Faction: Dead Space"

I was totally not expecting Red Faction of all games to go this route...

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Comment #64 by DaChiefOfOwnage
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 01:06:12 AM
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"THQ Unveils Gears of War 2.5"


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Comment #65 by DaChiefOfOwnage
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 01:10:31 AM
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I mean seriously? An evil menace from within the planet, because of mining?

That's basically Gears of War. Where is my Red Faction: Guerrilla sequel?

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Comment #66 by Eternal
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 01:57:38 AM
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@65 ...because Gears of War feature almost complete environmental destruction.

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Comment #67 by superandyt
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 02:26:41 AM
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I wasn't expecting Aliens but more Red Faction is very welcome...need to finish the last one 1st though.

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Comment #68 by Darkdefiler84
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 02:38:53 AM
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@51 I'm glad someone finally said it. This series is, and always has been subpar

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Comment #69 by Teh BeZ
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 04:53:16 AM
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I see that they're sticking with 3rd person. Booooo.

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Comment #70 by Kroesis
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 05:25:23 AM
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It wasn't brilliant but I liked Red Faction II just enough to pick up Guerrilla and to begin with, while I wasn't too sure about the change to 3rd person, I loved the capability of the physics and Geomod 2.0 engine. However, as I progressed through the game it dawned on me that the game offered very little else, it had sparse, once building had been destroyed that was that, between settlements was vast barren areas (understandable considering the setting but not particularly fun) and a very weak storyline, so much so that I had to force myself to complete the story.

It's a familiar storyline but then a lot of games use themes similar to other games and movies so I can't begrudge them that, however, I'm not so sure that Armageddon is going to fare any better than Guerrilla unless they pull something quite special out of the hat.

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Comment #71 by joel_589
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 06:38:29 AM
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i think(hope) RFG might have some new dlc soon to bridge the gap between games :D

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Comment #72 by Bajan Elite
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 08:48:17 AM
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Um if anyone remembers the first red faction there were aliens towards the end of the game. Its not a copy of gears and the locust didn't show up because of mining. They dug their way up from underground. I'm looking forward to this.

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Comment #73 by Zergadooful
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 01:57:27 PM
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I loved RFG, it had some flaws, but still was pretty darn fun. Looking forward to more info!

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Comment #74 by Gilganomics
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 07:24:25 PM
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Was waiting for someone to mention this. Notice how many people said they haven't finished, or had to "force themselves" to finish the last game?

I'm glad they're trying to do something different as far as scenery. The last game had great MP, although it was overshadowed by bigger titles.

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Comment #75 by Ashes in Fall
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 02:09:09 PM
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I hop it's still sandbox. If not I'm not interested. RF:G was my favorite game from last year, so I expect this to be just as good.

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Comment #76 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 10:42:03 PM
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I always liked RF series but this looks like copy of DS lol

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Comment #77 by Dr Popodopolus
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 07:20:20 PM
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@57, Indeed you do, sir. =P

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