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'Robot Alchemic Drive' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2002 @ 6:47 p.m. PST

Enix America Inc. has recently shipped Robot Alchemic Drive (R.A.D.) and if you haven't played this innovative robot-fighting game, you're missing out. It's like eating one of those white pizzas - you know, the all-cheese kind? - if there's no tomato sauce, then it's not a pizza. Likewise with R.A.D. You haven't experienced colossal destruction on an enormous scale until thrown your opponent's robot through a building. Read more for some devastating screens ...

But the damage doesn't just occur to buildings and whatnot. Now, one of the interesting things about R.A.D. is it's perspective. See, while you're running around on the ground, ankle-high to your robot, he's moving around doing what you tell him. So, you have to watch out for your own robot crushing you like a fat nasty June bug.

On top of all this, the whole world is literally falling down around you. You have to remember that you have two 120-foot tall titans going at it full-tilt. As a result, stuff is falling from all over the place. Whole chunks of buildings are cascading down like petals and people are thinking it's a good time to see the countryside for awhile.

I know what you're thinking. Hey, I'll climb up on my robot and set-up shop on his shoulder. This way I can control him and not get pancaked. Now think about this: that's all well and good until your robot takes a rocket to the gut and the reverberations send you crashing to the ground like yesterday's trash.

See, there's no escaping the destruction. You just got to jump into the fray, keep your head on a swivel and be ready to move ... and move fast.

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