Rogue Warrior for the XBOX 360, PlayStation 3, and PC is a first person shooter game that is based on the novel by the same title. It follows the life of Richard “Dick” Marcinko, a real-life founder of SEAL Team 6 and the US Navy’s most efficient killing machine. His mission is to stop the terrorist activities that have been going on in Korea. He will do what is necessary to stop this from happening.
There have been a lot of titles this holiday season that were just released. With so many games to choose from should Rogue Warrior be on your wish list? Let’s take a look at the HOTs and NOTs of the game:
Dick Marcinko is a SEAL trained and one of the things he specializes in is sneaking up close enough to enemies to perform deadly moves. There are a total of 25 quick kills that Dick Marcinko can perform, but it all depends on how you sneak up and approach the enemy. The kill moves are extremely brutal and a pleasure to watch.
Rogue Warrior does not offer a deep or interesting story that will engage its players. The game takes you straight to the action and your objectives will be updated via the in-game scenes which will ask you to go to point A to point B. Do not expect any enthralling storyline or plot twists like other FPS games out there because you will just be disappointed.
Yes, Rogue Warrior offers multiplayer, but it is nothing special. Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch are the two modes that can be played. One thing that is hard to overlook and that most will find annoying is that it is hard to find others who are playing this game online. Since players online are scarce and every game played so far was plagued with lag I would definitely say it is not worth playing online.
There are a total of eight missions and it can take between three and eight hours to complete the game. Depending on the difficulty you choose when you start, the hardest difficulty should take you no longer than eight hours while the lowest difficulty will take a measly three hours.
In terms of graphics Rogue Warrior did not deliver the next generation graphics that we have come to expect. There are a lot of glitches throughout the game and the screen tearing is annoying. As far as the way character models look it does not look as impressive as other games out there that were done using the Unreal Engine. It seems to belong in the last generation of gaming.
The word that you will always hear when you kill a terrorist is “f*ck”. As you play through the game it will get so annoying that you just want to mute the game. I believe that there are only around five taunts that Marcinko will use throughout the eight missions and trust me it will get to you quickly.
Rogue Warrior is a first person shooter game, but one of the features that this game has is the ability to take cover switching the view to 3rd person just like Rainbow Six Vegas. It was a good idea, but they did not pull it off well due to poor controls and annoying glitches.
Rogue Warrior is a big disappointment. The only enjoyable aspect I found in this game were the quick kills that Dick Marcinko executes. The multiplayer and the way the game plays overall are atrocious. You might just find yourself calling it quits after forcing yourself to sit through the first mission. Do me a favor and skip this game when you see it in stores because it definitely does not live up to today’s gaming standard.
[Editor’s Note: Rogue Warrior was reviewed on a PlayStation 3 platform. The game was provided to us by the publisher]Rogue Warrior Review,