IGN RoXXOrs: First Impressions of Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich!
For some reason I was awake and online at 3am and I was tickled
pink to find a preview of Freedom
Force vs. The 3rd Reich on IGN. Check out this excerpt from the
very first paragraph:
"This wonderful piece of software allowed players to sink
themselves into an exciting and vibrant game world full of comic book
style art, writing, and drama. It was simply as good a super hero game
as we've ever seen"
Now, this was the first time any journalist has had hands-on time
with the game so Dan, if you are reading this, you made my day! Of
course, every good review is extremely gratifying and means a lot to
us but this was the first journalist feedback from the play-through of
a level so there was a lot riding on it emotionally.
Dan goes on to say that "a lot of improvements to the engine...make
it an even more interesting game to look at and only enhances that
same terrific comic book art style. Frankly, this little demo has just
left those of us that have played it wanting more."
Be sure to read the article to get all of Dan's impressions and
check out the screenshots.
Also on IGN, Tribes: Vengeance picked up a couple "Best of the
Year" awards, including Best Story.
"Irrational Games stepped in and added their magic touch in order
to make an excellent game out of Tribes: Vengeance. The story was
great, the gameplay was great, levels were designed well to take
advantage of the jet pack..."
Now, back to my middle of the night Google-fest: Once I started to
come down from my IGN high I looked around some more and came upon this SWAT preview on
SimHQ by Chuck Ankenbauer. Chuck played the multiplayer beta and
gives the reader a brief history of the SWAT franchise, a fairly
detailed description of SWAT 4's features, and some excellent screen
shots. Here's my favorite quote from the article:
"There is no doubt that SWAT 4 could be another Tactical Game
of the Year. Not only is the single player looking exciting
and fun, but the multiplayer is the icing on the cake. Find yourself
four disciplined gamers who can follow orders, and work well as a
small unit and you got the making of some of the best co-op action out
there. Look for SWAT 4 around April."