Rogue Trooper is a futuristic tactical action game, based on the character from 2000 AD. Nu Earth is a hostile, polluted planet that is being torn apart by an endless war between the Norts and Southers. Rogue is a genetic infantryman (G.I.), one of an elite squad of biologically-engineered clone troops, created as the Southers' secret weapon. During his very first mission, Rogue witnesses the betrayal and massacre of his entire squad. As the sole survivor, he goes AWOL, determined to hunt down the traitor who sent his brothers-in-arms to their deaths.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Blood, Use of Alcohol, Violence. PEGI Rating: 16+ with Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 2.0 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c, 3GB HDD, DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card, Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.7.0 or later.Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 2 GB Graphics: 256 MB of video RAM Hard drive space: 4 GB Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
Posted on 2013-11-05 16:10:30 byMalkasphia:
I have played Rogue Trooper three times through, mostly on the hardest difficulty. The game is fantastic for its attitude, action, and great choices of weaponry.
-Attitude- As your fellow comrades die, you get the ability to put their "minds-chips" into different pieces of equipment. This allows amazingly fun ( and funny!) abilities.
For example, your rifle's personalityread more comes from "Gunner", who is younger, gung-ho, and always wants to fight You can use him to become a sentry turret to cover your back while you sneak around. All the while, he will be shouting while he kills any enemies. Great fun.
-Action- The animation, control of movement, stealth, and camera make this game's action very addictive yet simple.
Stealth is very well done and simple. Dont get into the facing of enemies and use distraction techniques like holograms from your helmet or whistles to mislead enemies.
-Weaponry- This was my biggest draw to the game personally. Each weapon is very useful and each one has its niche, leading to excellent tactical decisions. You upgrade each weapon by collecting "scavenged materials" from each kill you make. Stealth kills earn you more.
The grenades are super effective and easy to use with an "arc-model".
The only cons to the game are the silly story and inconsistent characters. You are basically out to get revenge for being sold out. But hey, its an action game, not an RPG.
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Posted on 2013-12-11 03:55:39 byNemesis44UK:
This game is a cracking actioner, even if you're not familiar with the source material. What elevates this from your standard run of the mill shooter is a couple of gameplay additions:
Firstly, you don't pick up enemy weapons or ammo, you have to manufacture it, using salvage that is scattered about. You have a variety of ammo options, including grenades, so it is a balancingread more act between which item you make with a limited resource -do you go for a grenade, or a couple of ammo clips?
Secondly, you have access to a few tools like holographic decoy which tricks your enemies and free-standing mode for your rifle, whereby it can autonomously fire at targets and give you covering fire.
The gameplay is satisfying shoot-em-up fare, but a special mention must go out to the sound design - your weapon sounds absolutely bad-ass.
The only fly in this delicious soup is the graphics. They looked basic when the game was released and they look really, really basic now. I get that Rebellion wanted to make it look comic book, but I honestly think they would have been better off going for a more authentic Dave Gibbons art style, rather than whatever they've gone for here.
The characters look clunky and are very, very low poly.
A shame, because I do believe that if they had tried a less stylised look, it would have achieved a greater market penetration with gamers.
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Posted on 2013-11-07 12:47:59 byMersadeon:
Title says it all, really - it's a lot of fun, has some really fun gameplay mechanics considering the gun-as-a-turret idea, but it is a bit too short for my taste. Definitely worth the money, though.
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