Freedom Fighters gets a 9.3 on Gamespot and supports 720p

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  1. Jason Cald****

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    Not a lot of hype about this game, but it quietly scored a 9.3 over at gamespot. It is supposed to be a squad based game sort of like Brute Force. It does support 720p and comes out next week. You may want to check it out, the only knock i seen so far is that its a bit short around the 8-12 hour mark.

    EDIT Above was based on the xbox version, but its being released for all systems and PC
     
  2. Allan Petersen

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    While Eurogamer's review wasn't quite as glowing, the game does seem promising. The PC demo was certainly fun in spite of the bugs. Might be a nice aperitif while waiting for Max Payne 2...[​IMG]
     
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    Isn't Gamespot the site that gave a bad review to a MMORPG after only 2.5 hours of playtime?

     
  4. Jason Cald****

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    Ya the game was savage. Most of there reviews are pretty close to IGN though.

    Most magazines have rated this game pretty well also that have reviewed it.
     
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    Pretty interesting storyline to carry it along. OXM gave it a pretty solid review as well. Would have been a great Xbox Live candidate.
     
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    Had the day off so I picked it up this morning (PC version).

    It's very good fun, if not quite deserving of the 9.3 score. There are a few annoyances although the core gameplay is extremely addictive. I've had squadmates disappear on me a few times. I suspect they've fallen "through" the world, so to speak, because they're nowhere to be found. The pathfinding is surprisingly good, so I doubt they're getting lost somewhere. Also, the missions are spread across multiple maps which requires you to travel between areas to accomplish certain objectives. This works a bit strange as maps reset between visits. I left one map and had every enemy respawn and my squad reset to their starting position. You basically have to run back to the starting point of each map to ensure that you have a chance of restarting it properly if you choose to tackle another objective on a different map.

    Graphically the game uses the same engine as Hitman 2 but the huge cityscapes look much more epic than anything presented in that game. If you liked the general look of Hitman 2 you'll probably enjoy this as well.

    The gameplay is great and you can order your troops around very easily. While three team commands may not seem like much it's surprising how intuitive it can be. I didn't feel I lacked anything and you quickly develop a feel for what your squadmates can and cannot handle. I don't know how the console versions handle but it's very easy to pick up and play on the PC. The console versions should be no different, really. The control scheme reminds me of Splinter Cell in the way you can turn the camera one way and move your character independently of the viewpoint.

    Unfortunately it IS a short game (I'm 3/4 through it already) but it's one hell of a ride, so to speak. Definitely worth a rental, at least.
     
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    Anyone have this for XBOX? Can anyone tell whether it's 720p?
     
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    Just talked to my boy at E.B. He said that the Xbox version isn't due out 'till Oct 2nd.

    Sucks. Thought it was out already for the 'Box. [​IMG]
     
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    I have the game, it IS 720p, but..... the graphics,IMO,are nothing to get excited about.It seems that in order for a game to run in high resolution, the graphics have to be toned down. Maybe I'm wrong, but the graphics in this game are a bit too blocky(at least the character models are); But it is very obvious that the game runs in 720p(besides the fact that my tv says it), the detail is very sharp, too bad the graphics don't complement the resolution. This game would be really great to me if the controls were layed out in a different way. It seems really difficult to control your character in the heat of battle, but maybe I am just not used to the controls yet. I will give it another shot.
     
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    is it 16:9 in 720p?
     
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    yes
     
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    BTW: There is a demo on the new OXM disc (just received it today).

    -Dave
     
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    So, is this game out now, or what?
     
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    I picked this up for the PC, mainly because I was concerned about the "auto-aim" on the XBOX. Now I wonder if it really matters. The PC version seems to almost have an "auto-aim" itself. Putting your mouse pointer on a guy doesn't guarantee a hit. You'll fire somewhere around that area. Doesn't seem like it was a big enough issue for me to forego the console version.

    I've experienced the "disappearing" team member problem, too. Anyone who has this for the XBOX experience that as well? It is kinda annoying. I have to order everyone to regroup and then the one that disappeared will pop up out of nowhere.
     

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