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Friday, September 7, 2001
 

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Red Faction Hands On
8:10 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

GameSpy has written up a quick preview of Red Faction, after having played through a beta of the PC version heading towards stores soon. The article gives a realistic look at the game, and while not calling it completely groundbreaking, does give a good look at its attractive features. The Geo-Mod physics engine is mentioned, as well as the story for Red Faction and the variety of environments it takes place in. Here's a clip:

Red Faction also boasts some intelligent enemies. These guards just don't stand in the open waiting to get killed -- they're constantly in motion, will run away when you shoot at them, and chase you when you flee. Many will even duck for cover in creative ways -- at one point, I was a the top of a stairwell when one guard down below kept moving to keep a support pole between us, blocking my line of sight.


If you need a break from fighting, there are also a few missions where you'll get the opportunity to disguise yourself as a scientist or bearaucrat (ewwww) and infiltrate Ultor's installations. As the game goes on, you become a wanted fugitive, so alarms go off as security cameras spot you, calling more enemies to the fight. Civilians can also call for help, so taking a tactical approach and keeping your weapon holstered until absolutely necessary is a good approach.

Head over now for a better look at this impressive upcoming shooter. GraphSim is scheduled to bring the game to the Mac hopefully in the next month or so.

Red Faction Preview at GameSpy
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Red Faction


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BBC Interviews Creator of Myst11:29 AM
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New Sphidia Interview posted8:52 AM
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Pillars of Garendall Reviews6:00 AM
The Grumpy Gamer on Eduware6:00 AM
The Sims Patched to 1.1.56:00 AM
 
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Mac Games News for Thursday, September 6, 2001

Volition Interview on Red Faction3:26 PM
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New FUEL Images, Info11:03 AM
Red Faction Gold, for PC10:46 AM
Fly! II Goes Gold for Mac9:45 AM
Diablo II Upgraded to 1.09B9:24 AM
Interview with Sid Meier and Bruce Shelley8:52 AM
Eldoren - Book One: The Discovery Coming to the Mac8:03 AM
 
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