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Geneforge 4: Rebellion Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Scorpia's Lair recently posted a new review of Spiderweb Software's Geneforge 4: Rebellion. The latest in the popular shareware RPG series, G4 drops players into the middle of a war between the Shapers and the Rebellion. Scorpia's Lair called the game a "pleasant (and inexpensive) alternative to the glut of “action/RPGs” on the shelves these days."

From the review:

Geneforge 4 is structured around the usual “linear path with side quests” model. Certain things must be done to advance, but you can always hold on those while you run off on other errands.

While there are some nuisance (”FedEx”) jobs, most are related one way or another towards helping a faction. And no one will ask you to clean out their cellar. A big plus right there.

What puts a twist on this is that the game does not offer any clear moral choices. You start on the rebel side, but you can also work for the Shapers as a double agent. Or, you could walk the tightrope between the two, doing what you see fit for yourself alone.

And there’s a third faction, the Trakovites, who believe that shaping in and of itself is wrong. They are mostly in the background, hated by both sides which think they’re insane and should be wiped out.

So how you go through the game is at your discretion. You get the rebel perspective, the Shaper point of the view, the refugees’ opinions, and the Trakovite’s convictions. From that, you decide who is right.
To read the rest of the review click over to the link below.

Scorpia's Lair: Geneforge 4 Review
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