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Tuesday, June 26, 2001

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Review of Volition's Red Faction for PS2
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While the Mac and PC versions of this first-person shooter are not expected until this Fall, Red Faction is causing quite a stir among console gamers enjoying this PS2 title. Our partner site Inside PS2 Games has published a review of this innovative shooter which blends a new engine technology with a single-player story line and split-screen multiplayer.

Reviewer Patrick Leyden found a lot to like about this title, and considered the Geo-Mod engine technology to be one of its greatest strengths:

Arguably the most exciting aspect to Red Faction is the specialized enhancements made to the 3D engine that powers the game. The engine is built upon something the gameís developer, Volition, calls Geo-Mod Technology. What Geo-Mod allows the player to do is to interact with the terrain as the game is played and have those changes be more than cosmetic. Put simply, Geo-Mod technology lets the player blow more stuff up.

Having the ability to alter the gameís landscape in real time gives Red Faction an immerse quality than no shooter on any other platform can match (until, of course, the PC and Mac version of this game are released). Knowing that a well-aimed rocket can be used to create a tunnel under a door or to construct a hiding place is, in some ways, more fun than actually defeating Ultorís guards in combat. A playerís first half-hour with Red Faction will likely be taken up with destroying anything and everything in sight.

This review is just a glimpse of what Mac players can expect from this game when it ships; not only will we get OpenGL graphics, support for multiple resolutions and Carbon support, but the game will also ship with Internet multiplayer support as well as single-player botmatch sessions. Yet another title for Mac gamers to look forward to this year, and one which will arrive on our platform refined and enhanced in comparison to its console debut, much like Volition's other title, Summoner. Read the rest of the review for more details. Mac Red Faction will be published by GraphSim upon completion.

Red Faction Review at Inside PS2 Games
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