Faction was a really good first person shooter (FPS) for
PS2. It was much better than the "other"
earlier FPS (TimeSplitters) because Red Faction
actually had a story. The multiplayer wasn't quite as
good as TimeSplitters, but overall it was an improvement.
Red Faction 2 promises to be bigger, badder (in a
good way), and more kick-ass than the previous game. I
just hope that Volition doesn't disappoint.
In terms of story, Red Faction 2 has nothing to do with
the first game (the first game involved a rebel miner invasion
on Mars). This game almost has the same story to an
otherwise completely different game also coming out in the
which I also wrote that preview). Sopot is a vicious and
infamous leader who treats his people horribly, and this
devastation has been going on for about 15 years. That's
15 years too much in Alias's eyes, so along with five other
companions (whom have their own special talents), you set on a
quest to overthrow Sopot. Alias will have an impressive
arsenal of weapons (15 in all), including grenades, grenade
launchers, sniper rifles, and rail drivers. A new
feature when it comes to weapons that'll be in Red Faction 2
is dual-handed guns, which should also help out the
Geo-Mod was a groundbreaking game engine that allowed players
to destroy areas in the game. This was primarily for
people that just wanted to see explosions in the first game
(it's uses were pretty limited), but in the sequel, it will be
a very important feature. You'll have to destroy walls
and such to find special items, and it'll also help you move
on with your quest. Geo-Mod will also be fun to have in
the multi-player mode, which will include a four player
split-screen this time around. Also, another thing
missing from the first game, customizable CPU controlled bots,
will be in the sequel. The game will be compatible with
the USB keyboard and mouse, which will undoubtedly attract PC
gamers and hardcore FPS fans.
Red Faction 2 is looking awesome, and will hopefully be even
better than the already-good Red Faction. The game
should be out by the fall or winter of this year. Oh,
and to tide you over, you should go out right now and buy Red
Faction, which is now going for the low price of $20. It's
a great deal, trust me.