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Rogue Trooper Redux is a third person shooter that surpasses the original by adding depth, a story of betrayal, an interesting dynamic with Rogue's squad, multiple tactics, and fantastic controls.
Despite showing its age in some places, TickTock Games have done a great job of revitalising a cult classic such as this. Rogue Trooper Redux is a fun cover shooter action romp and worth picking up if you fancy being a big blue badass.
Rogue Trooper Redux won't be for everyone, but old fans wishing to revisit a favorite and new players interested in the tale of a classic franchise will still have fun here. Some aged mechanics and a handful of minor bugs in animations and camera control can hamper the experience, but for the most part, Rogue Trooper Redux is a fascinating game to revisit.
Rogue Trooper Redux boasts an enjoyable campaign with a wonderful supply maintenance system in place. The ability to spend your earnings on whatever you please rather than relying on what is handed to you sets this title apart from the more "standard" games in the genre. The online multiplayer modes aren't as fun as they could be, though, and the main game's relatively short length (anywhere from 5-10 hours depending on your play-style) means that it strays just short of being a truly amazing experience. Despite this, it is still definitely worth your time - whether you've played the game before or not. If you enjoy your shooters, give this one a go.
That being said, the hectic 13 missions remain a fun romp to get through. The campy story and amount of upgrades only elevate what the developers tried to pull off. Rogue Trooper requires a more aggressive gameplay style than I remember, but I can't really say that I'm bothered by it.
If you like to go solo there's definitely fun to be had with Rogue Trooper Redux. It's a time-capsule dressed up real pretty, and sometimes it's nice to take a look back and see how far you've come
Rougue Trooper Redux is a very interesting third person shooter with a straightforward and short campaing. Its atmosphere and style of the supersoldiers are some of the best parts of the game. A good adaptation, but with the same issues as the original game.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Rogue Trooper Redux is a fun game, but after plowing through the campaign I'm left wondering why it exists. Why re-release a game that's perfectly adequate but doesn't do anything particularly noteworthy or special? What's even more puzzling is that it ends on a cliffhanger. Considering there has never been a sequel, I would have rather have seen how Rogue's next chapter played out than tread down a well-worn path once more.
Rogue Trooper Redux might have been a strange game to remaster, but I had a decent time playing through the story again. I enjoyed taking advantage of the limited enemy AI as well as taking them out with my arsenal of gadgets. Although I would have preferred a reboot or sequel to the series, this provided a nice trip down third-person shooter memory lane, but that might not be enough to gauge enough interest from modern gamers.
Fans of the original game and the comic book series will have a lot of fun. There's no denying the impact that Rogue Trooper has had on the modern shooter; the game just didn't leave me with a great impression.
Rogue Trooper: Redux is the return of the classic game based on its comic. The necessary graphic improvements or the sound section are not as good as the gameplay that although very effective, feels old-fashioned. A very good title for the fan.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
A solid remaster/remake/whatever-you-want-to-call-it of what was at the time, a pretty fine shooter. Rogue Trooper Redux represents fantastic value for money, even if it hasn't quite managed to stand the test of time.
Rogue Trooper: Redux is a fine piece of memorabilia of past games. It's perfect for someone willing to remember the old days but it's feels, now, as a arcaic, rather edgy kind of game.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Rogue Trooper is still fun, and boasts a sense of freedom that even many modern shooters don't possess. The polished visuals do a good job bringing a ten-year-old game to new consoles, but the overall feel may be too creaky and old-fashioned for some.
Rogue Trooper Redux is an impressive remaster of a shooter that doesn't quite hold up when compared to its modern competition. That being said, it's still a fun, atmospheric and wonderfully charming outing with a few neat tricks up its sleeve.
If you're looking for a nostalgic way to get your Rogue Trooper Redux fix, then you might be better off looking at the PlayStation 4/Xbox One releases. The Nintendo Switch keeps up with them in terms of visuals and gameplay mechanics, but falls behind in controls and aiming. The controls simply don't make the gameplay experience comfortable enough to enjoy the game.
Rogue Trooper was an anonymous third person shooter back in 2006 and it still is today. Even if the game is visually good, especially compared to the original release, the game really shows its age gameplay-wise.
Review in Italian | Read full review
The story is a gem, and it’s worth playing through just to see what happens to Rogue and co, but the desire to replay any levels on a harder setting is just not there. Quirky controls (at the risk of being kind) and guns which lack both a decent feel or noise rob the game of a lot of impact. Sadly, Rogue Trooper Redux feels its age.
Overall Rogue Trooper Redux, even with the overhaul, is very hard not to see as a game trapped in its original time. If you have great deal of nostalgia for the original, and don’t mind the possibility of your rose-colored memories being ripped away, it will probably be worth giving a look. Since, for the moment, there aren’t any games of this kind on the Switch people who are ready to start killing may find it to be a good fix as well. For just about anyone else I’d say they’d need to think it over carefully as it isn’t, for the most part, up to modern genre standards.
Rogue Trooper Redux is a nice throwback to an era that’s long since passed, but despite its updates, is still held back by the limitations of the original design. Though, I can’t discredit the mechanics and systems throughout the campaign, and the updates done to bring it to the modern era. It does not look like a PS2 game by any means. If you haven’t played it before, it is worth seeing the innovations and mechanics that this carved a path for others to follow. Now, I would rather have seen a sequel, but I think the sales of this are likely to justify whether that cliffhanger ending is worth following up on.
The lingering question is why does Rogue Trooper Redux exist, then? The chemical-blasted wastes of Nu-Earth are a dull place to survive in, and, aside from some surprisingly strong mechanics, it’s hard to ever summon enough enthusiasm about a game that has been antiquated compared to what we now expect from today’s games. That means that it is a game that is best left to fans of the comic strip, leaving us with the hope that it is part of a grander plan that Rebellion has prepared to see the one-man army return to gun down his enemies in a more modernised take on the genre.
Age has slowed this old soldier down, despite some snazzy new upgrades to its core. The best and worst thing about Rogue Trooper Redux is that it plays exactly like a modernised PlayStation 2 shooter. It's decent enough, but 2000 AD fan service aside, there's little about it that stands out in a sea of other shooters that are 'decent enough'.
It's hard to say what the developer was thinking releasing the most plain remaster possible in this price. An archaic title that won't make you miss „good old times”.
Review in Polish | Read full review
"This Redux was really just one of the least-needed things of the year, or decade even. The updated graphics are hardly an update, and the dated, clunky gameplay is just not fun to experience anymore."
Quite why this earnest but repetitive comic book adaptation has been called back from retirement is a mystery, but despite a decent remaster it's very much feeling its age.
An experience that should have stayed in its era, Rogue Trooper's outdated design earnestly fails to justify a remaster when compared with modern-day gameplay evolutions.
The Wii version of Rogue Trooper had much better controls, the graphics fit the animations and is still the best way to play out the Quartz Zone Massacre. Rogue Trooper Redux on Switch is an unpolished mess with technical issues and looks horrible docked and in portable mode. The new model's rigs cause extensive clipping and makes character anatomy do all sorts bizarre contortions and twists that are just painful to look at. The limits of old hardware made the developers be creative with their modelling and consider more carefully how they would be rigged. All of that is thrown out the window in favour of technical advancements... not artistic advancements. While it is playable, expect a very sloppy version of what was already a run of the mill third-person shooter.
I get the feeling that Rogue Trooper was once an average game that had a few neat ideas. The problem is that it's now 2017, and nearly all of its ideas either don't work properly, or have been improved upon everywhere else. Rogue Trooper Redux is a perfect remastering of a game that shouldn't have been remastered.