Let's start this week with the "Nice Things People
Are Saying About Freedom Force Vs. The 3rd Reich" Section
I am about ready to trade in my Jennifer Garner crush for Allen
Rausch of GameSpy, who wrote a simply fabulous preview of Freedom Force Vs. The 3rd
Reich after getting his hands on the demo. The lovely Mr. Rausch
calls the game "incredibly enjoyable" but that's just the
beginning. Here's what else he has to say:
"The detail level of the cityscapes and battlefields in Freedom Force
vs. the Third Reich is extraordinary"
"Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich's storyline is insane, and I mean
that in the best way possible."
The game "should it be manna from Krypton for strategy gamers
looking for a fun, light-hearted title, but if it achieves the kind of
success it deserves -- well, the sky's the limit!"
Freedom Force Vs. The 3rd Reich is on GMR's list of
the top 50 most exciting games of 2005. They note that "Science
has speculated that fighting Nazis is the world's most gratifying form
of videogaming." Duh! There weren't too many PC games on the list
so we feel extra honored.
Check out this
interview with Ken on Eurogamer.net. The questions are slightly
different from the usual fare, which allows Ken to share a bit of
insight into the development process and gives some other info you may
not have read before.
Digital Jesters (the
European distributor of Freedom Force Vs. The 3rd Reich) is putting on
A Comic contest The winner gets an expensive graphics card and a
copy of the game. Check it out, it sounds like fun and the rules
generously allow for people who can't draw!
Andrew Park of GameSpot gets a hands-on look at the game and
gives fans his
first impressions and says "The game seems to be coming along
And finally, here is
a preview by Vince Massa on ActionTrip.com. I respect a man who
admits that he loves nothing more than wearing a cape. In fact, I am a
bit of a closet cape fan myself. I am still mourning the loss of the
Wonder Woman cape I had as a child. I think my relationship with it
may have worried my parents. But anyway, check out the preview and
have a wonderful week!
In SWAT 4 news, Tom McNamara of IGN took a good hard look at
the demo and was kind enough to share his
views. He noted that SWAT 4 "looks darn good, with detailed
character models, subtle bloom effects, and high-res textures" and my
personal favorite "judging from Irrational's previous titles, I expect
to see a strong single-player mode and attention to story in addition
to the promising multiplayer we just got a taste of."
features some very nice and educated opinions of SWAT 4 Beta testers
like "Avean" who says "after 15 minutes with this game in multiplayer
my feelings were, 'Is this the greatest game i have ever played?'" and
"This is 11 out of 10 possible since you guys have redefined what a
FPS game should be like. I am out of words!"
-- Meredith Levine