Tag Archives: Normandy

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…

The New Imagination

I am Commander Shepard, Executive Officer of the SSV Normandy. I am scowling at the corrupted identity matrix flaunting its failure before me. I breathe through my nose and the pressure of boiling rage (that which only inanimate objects can inspire) begins to leave me. I lean back to soothe the cramp in my back that wasn’t there before this failure cascade of idiocy. I crack my knuckles. I hunch forward, encircling the computer terminal. There is no escaping me this time. It asks for my sex. I remind it I am female, though I know deep inside that I…