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R.U.S.E

Ruse is marketed as a new breed of WWII RTS. One that lets you carefully mull over your orders on a huge tactical board before deploying devious strategies to trick and confuse your opponents. This, unfortunately, is a ruse in itself (sigh – ed). Throughout the Campaign and few skirmishes I’ve played, Ruse has yet to surprise, or indeed impress with anything new. In fact, it feels rather familiar. The campaign, to start, is a normal RTS campaign. You play as Joe – a complete dickhead of a commander coming through the ranks who seems to go out of his…

I Hear Voices

It’s easy to underestimate the power of extra voice acting to draw you into a game. I don’t mean audio logs, but rather the little moments where a foe will respond to you or act without your intervention, adding character to these faceless entities and more reason as to why you are shooting X and Y in the face. Such snippets of personality can make you feel guilty, let you be vindicated as you mow down such cannon fodder. Shit, did I just stab a dad to be? Or take out a indiscriminate murderer? Perhaps both? Those kinds of elicit…