Friday, July 23, 2010

RANDOM THOUGHT #5: Red Faction: Doom Edition

Red faction is a series based around an evil corporation and an underground guerrilla army fought back and reclaimed Mars.

Red Faction: Armageddon takes place after the surface of Mars is wrecked. Humanity survives under the surface of Mars, slowly digging farther into the planet. Eventually, they find aliens, who attack them.

Allow me to count the "inspirations" I  note in the trailer.

25 sec: Game occuring in tight, cramped, badly lit environments. Just about every survival horror game ever made. Extending this to fiction in general, and we end up with ninety billion different "inspirations", though none so appropriate, perhaps, as Alien.
39 sec: Aliens found on Mars. Doom.
40 sec: "But the deeper we went, the closer we got to hell." Doom again.
50 sec: Mech suit. Fifty billion different anime and mangas, or Alien, again. Or The Matrix Revolutions.
59 sec: Using a wrist-mounted device to repair stairs. Singularity.
1 min 16 sec: Alien looks an awful lot like "The Bugs." Starship Troopers.
Tagline: "In space, nobody can hear you scream." Alien. Again.

So, either this game is going to be the bastard spawn of Alien, Starship Troopers, Singularity, the worst movie in the Matrix series and Doom, or it's going to be a derivative piece of crap.

Place your bets now.

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