Pre-Ordering Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich
straight From Irrational Will Make Your Life Complete! (or at the very least, snag you a whole bunch of exclusive FF goodies!)
That's right, Fans of Freedom! The brand new online Irrational
store is in testing and should be ready very soon. That means you can
pre-order Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich, which when you get
it right from Irrational comes with a very cool bonus disk. I will be
sure to let everyone know as soon as the store is good to go. And
remember, ordering from the online store is the only way to get the
bonus disk. And what's on the disk? Something you won't find in
stores, something you won't find anywhere but here. Stop teasing us,
you say? Watch this space, Fans of Freedom...
Freedom Force Vs. The 3rd Reich was named one of the top RPGs of
2005 by RPGDot
. Author Brian Turner calls the first Freedom Force "a
revelation" and says that
"Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich promises improved graphics through
the upgraded GameBryo engine, more hero creation options and special
attention to the multiplayer modes, along with a classic comic-book
story involving time-travel and Nazis---what more
could you ask?"
looking ahead to 2005 (this one on IGN) mentions three Irrational
Games, one of which will remain nameless here but you can always go
check out the article if you want to know. Dan Adams has this to say:
"Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich also bashes its way onto the scene
with some seriously upgraded graphical prowess mixed with the style of
art and gameplay that fans of the original enjoyed so very much."
In other stuff, Irrational is well aware of the very unfortunate
fact that Service Pack 2 for Windows broke the first Freedom
Force. According to my insider source (ok, it's Ken) "we have been
balancing plates on our heads trying to get it fixed and get Freedom
Force Vs. The 3rd Reich out the door". Ken would also like to
thank the community for their patience while we deal with this problem
and he promises a fix soon after the release of FFv3R to ensure, and I
quote, "a non-stop Freedom Force love fest".
And finally, good news for Tribes fans who weren't sure if they
wanted to shell out for the new game and are still ponderin'. Vivendi
and Irrational released a brand new Tribes:Vengeance demo
that gives a real sense of what the game is about. In a nutshell, that
means giant open spaces to explore, jetpacks (who doesn't like a
jetpack?) and storytelling. So, if you haven't checked out Tribes, or
if you hated the first demo, check this one out. It's a whole
And finally: Pre-Order the Darn Freedom Force Comic!
The first issue will be out on January 19th and I hear that there
are a mere 850 copies left. This means, of course, that if you want
one you should order it now since when these are gone they are gone!
Author Eric Dieter tells me that fans should NOT wait for a
trade paperback collection since there is no guarantee that there will
be one. And look at the first three covers, how can you resist?
So, just stroll into your local comic store ( find it here) and order the
comic. Or you can buy it at one of these online
shops. Eric promises readers "double the action" in the second
issue. I won't give away any of the plot but trust me, you should
check it out.
-- Meredith Levine