Some may have been fans of the original back when it was released in April 2006 but we were not. Although the cover system mechanic came a few months earlier than Gears of War's, there was nothing really memorable about Rogue Trooper back then. 11 years later, the remastered version of Rebellion's title may have enhanced visuals over the original, but it feels so dated in every possible department it makes it impossible to recommend. Some people like to play old game for the nostalgic feel they give, but we really can't picture anyone having fun playing Rogue Trooper today, even among those who enjoyed the original release. Don't get us wrong, we understand why some older games get remastered, and we usually have a great time going back in time for a while. In today's case though, just leave the Delorean in the garage and let Doc finish his well-earned nap. There are probably more exciting adventures ahead, or even behind, so just skip the journey back to 2006, unless it is to revisit Gears of War in the Ultimate Edition maybe.
On the plus side
+ Looks better than the original
+ Fans won't need a PS2 or an old Xbox to play the game
+ The single player campaign is not too long
+ Makes other remasters relevant
+ Co-op is still included in the package...
On the downside
- ... but you'll need to find people to play
- Ugly environments
- Outdated, anachronistic and all the synonyms you can find
- Catastrophic AI
- Sluggish, sluggish, sluggish, sluggish
- No satisfying feedback in the gunplay mechanics
- The game wasn't really memorable in 2006, so can you imagine now?
unless you can't buy the games on their own. (5 Hours ago)
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