For those of you who love shooters but hate multi-tasking like babysitting NPCs, read my positive take on this!!!
KingLim wrote this review on .
This is like a modern world Dungeon Siege with the focus of your main character along with recruited helpers based on your charisma and level. Yup, you have a simple level-up system that improves your recruitment allowance thus your battle prowess, which is kinda cool in a shooter genre.
Well, if you like SOLO PLAY and resent the idea of multi-tasking in terms of having to babysit NPCs that diverges your attention (something like Dungeon Siege or Rainbow Six), you don't have to worry about that in Freedom Fighters. The presence of the extra help is only beneficial; they can't die permanently in battle, only stays 'unconscious', and it's completely up to you whether you want to give a damn about it, cos if not, you can move on and recruit more fighters who are more than enough in the mission maps; these NPC fighters have high AI and you don't really need to control them other than giving simple commands like scouting and regrouping (something like controlling the antlions with your bugbait in Half-life 2, heheh); however, you can totally solo your way through the game with or without these people, though they can seriously make your game easier. Sometimes, you have important story characters joining your group and fighting alongside, but don't worry about them too, they are scripted to be invincible in this case.
Sorry if I confused you with my blabbering cos I'm one of those who hate multi-tasking and micro-management in games. If you are like me, then don't worry about trying out Freedom Fighters, cos those management things are negligible. I totally enjoy this game twice in a row, with different modes of difficulty, yeah, it's that addictive too!
There is a point where you can hire up to the maximum of 12 other NPC fighters and when you turn the camera around to see your character and gang pumping their boots on the ground towards your next goal, the sub-conscious sensation of patriotism and liberation is powerful. Very touching. Moreover, the Hungarian choir soundtrack is fabulous, and it enhances the revolution mood with perfect fit.