Posted Wed, May 03, 2006 by Awenyddion
IGN has a review of the latest fare from Netdevil - Auto Assault. The skinny is that they gave the game a 7.5 out of 10. Not a bad score.
While faction choice mostly means the same game with three different sets of clothing, there is still a ton of game to be found no matter which group you choose to call your own. You'll be doing a load of collection, delivery, killing, and some recon quests, which you'll either find pleasingly accessible or frustratingly shallow and repetitive, depending on your tastes. If you're the type who likes to sit down for several hours and go questing, you'll probably be under whelmed. If you prefer something you can play for an hour, maybe two, without having to get committed to a particular activity to the point where you can't even risk getting up to answer your front door, then you might find AA more satisfying than World of Warcraft or EverQuest. Like WoW, quests can be managed solo for quite a while before you need to start grouping — which is a good thing, because there aren't a whole lot of people playing. You can run around by yourself, picking up loot and shooting stuff, which is pretty fun as long as you don't go for more than a couple hours.
On a side note... Take a week or so and try this game out. The road rage outlet alone is worth the cash. Blow up that soccer mom that always seems to swerve in front of you and then slows down. Just... makes.. me...so.. freakin.. mad...