A glimpse at the trailer for Redout: Space Assault certainly shows promise, delivering some solid space shooting visuals and a great sense of scale as well. There was a moment where it made me long for a moment for the long lost likes of the Wing Commander series. Alas, in terms of gameplay unfortunately there isn’t as much ambition as behind the visuals and instead of it being a space simulation full of exciting dogfights it’s more of an on-rails arcade shooter that’s reasonably good but not without its issues. Fans of the Star Fox series hoping for glimpses of well-designed shooter action will be a bit let down as well as both the excitement and difficulty tend to fluctuate up and down from moment to moment, again with the play never reaching the same level as the game’s great visuals. Especially for its budget price it provides a reasonably good return, just no matter what type of experience you were hoping for it likely won’t live up to more than merely modest expectations.
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