Freedom: First Resistance

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Freedom: First Resistance
Freedom, First Resistance cover art.jpeg
Developer(s)Red Storm Entertainment
Publisher(s)Red Storm Entertainment
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
Release
Genre(s)Action-adventure

Freedom: First Resistance is a third-person action-adventure video game for PC. The game was published by Red Storm Entertainment and released in the United States on 13 December 2000. The game is based on Anne McCaffrey's trilogy of novels titled the Catteni Series (also known as Freedom Series).[1][2] In December 2000, prior to the game's release, GameSpot reported that the game had gone "gold" and would be released later that month.[3]

Gameplay[edit]

Freedom: First Resistance is set on Earth in an alternative future where the Catteni alien race has invaded and occupied the planet, forcing most of humanity into labor camps.[1][4] During gameplay, the player takes on the role of a female human named Angel Sanchez, voiced by Yeni Álvarez. Sanchez is the leader of a resistance party who attempts to end the alien's oppression.[2]

The player's computer mouse is used to control the camera as well as which direction the character is facing, and players can freely switch between characters that join Sanchez's party.[1]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic40/100[5]
Review scores
PublicationScore
CGM1/5 stars[6]
CGW1/5 stars[7]
Game Informer5.75/10[8]
GameSpot3.9/10[9]
GameSpy73%[10]
GameZone5.5/10[11]
IGN4.9/10[1]
PC Gamer (US)40%[12]
PC Zone38%[13]

Freedom: First Resistance received "generally unfavorable reviews" according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[5] GameSpot wrote in their summary of the game that "If the disappointing gameplay and the graphics and sound somehow aren't enough to turn you off to the game, Freedom has lots of smaller problems as well."[9][2] In an article titled Freedom: First Resistance – Let's hope that it's also the last, IGN commented that the game had shortcomings, including glitches in stealth mode such as enemies detecting the character through walls, or conversely, not detecting the character at all.[1] Further criticism in the IGN article claimed that the combat engine functioned poorly and lacked player involvement.[1] IGN went on to point out minor issues such as a "choppy frame rate," and incompatibility with various video and sound cards.[1]

Some of IGN's positive criticism noted the game's well-developed textures that lead to convincing outdoor environments as well as the game's tight animation sequences that were the result of nearly 700 motion captured animations.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Steve Butts (4 January 2001). "Freedom: First Resistance". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Giancarlo Varanini (13 July 2000). "Freedom: First Resistance (Preview)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  3. ^ Trey Walker (7 December 2000). "Freedom: First Resistance Gold". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Anne McCaffrey's Freedom: First Resistance". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Freedom: First Resistance for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  6. ^ Brett Todd (11 January 2001). "Freedom: First Resistance". Computer Games Magazine. Archived from the original on 4 March 2003. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  7. ^ Joe "Biter" Bailey (April 2001). "Resist This (Anne McCaffrey's Freedom: First Resistance Review)" (PDF). Computer Gaming World. No. 201. Ziff Davis. p. 100. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  8. ^ Kristian Brogger (March 2001). "Freedom First Resistance: Anne McCaffrey [sic]". Game Informer. No. 95. FuncoLand. Archived from the original on 6 March 2004. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  9. ^ a b Erik Wolpaw (21 December 2000). "Freedom: First Resistance Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  10. ^ Tim McConnaughy (3 January 2001). "Freedom: First Resistance". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Archived from the original on 14 April 2002. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  11. ^ Gil Alexander Shif (25 January 2001). "Freedom: First Resistance Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 3 July 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  12. ^ Stephen Poole (March 2001). "Freedom: First Resistance". PC Gamer. Vol. 8 no. 3. Future US. p. 82. Archived from the original on 15 March 2006. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  13. ^ Keith Pullin (2001). "PC Review: Anne Mccaffrey's Freedom: First Resistance". PC Zone. Future plc. Archived from the original on 10 June 2008. Retrieved 8 July 2018.

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