This is my ongoing exploration of the Red Faction Universe. Whether you’re a newcomer or an old-goer, I hope to make this something you can read along with and enjoy. I am continuing Red Faction Guerilla.
With both Dust and the Free Fire Zone now liberated, along with Parker, Oasis and the Badlands, the Red Faction now only had to push the EDF out of Eos…
The first thing I had to do was reach the next mission. In doing so I discovered some new signs had been erected, pointing me out as someone the EDF really wanted to kill.
The mission was to resolve a siege -- the EDF were holding the entire of Eos hostage, withholding supplies and posting snipers to kill people at random. They figured that it would make the people give up Red Faction sympathisers. Because nothing says “we’re the good guys” like posting snipers in residential buildings.
Using my Nano Forge, I began doing some sniping of my own. Not an easy task, with no way to activate a scope or iron sights. I attempted to dissolve the roof below the first sniper, and wound up just dissolving him instead. The second one wound up getting the same, with many precious rounds being wasted on roofs and floors.
With those out of the way, I repositioned and wound up taking fire from a variety of EDF troops. Once the third sniper in the area was dead, I jetted over to the next set of flats. Literally -- if you remember, I now had a jetpack.
I ran up into a glass walkway, with bullets flying at me from many directions. I managed to take out a sniper from where I was, then repositioned to shoot a second. I tried to get a fourth, but ran out of rounds for the Nano Forge. I jumped out of the walkway, then jetpacked up the side of the building, entering through a nicely dissolved hole in the side.
I ran around a corner and found a sniper, gunning him down before realising the final two were in the building nextdoor. So I shot the windows out and leapt across in true action movie star fashion. One more sniper fell, leaving one on the roof above me. Three remote charges were placed below him before I ran to a safe distance and sent him flying.
Mission over, Hugo Davies informed me that the mission to retake Eos was fast approaching. But first, I had to kill some CEOs or something. Calling themselves civilians, they in fact were the only non-EDF people who were calling the shots, according to Davies.
I headed over to the target building with the objective to murder this group of people. They were meeting in a construction site, under heavy guard with patrolling troops and snipers. So I jogged into the site undetected, jetpacked up to the first floor without being seen, then up to the second floor where they were grouped. Three remote charges later, they lay dead and the EDF hadn’t fired a shot -- though the building could have been in better shape.
I was feeling pretty good about that mission ending without so much as an alert going out, so I was eager to continue -- my confidence at an all time high. Unfortunately there were no missions to carry on with, so I had to do some busy work…
I jumped on the back of a vehicle whilst Jenkins (one of the Red Faction) drove around. The rocket turret and I managed to destroy enough to complete the mission, so I moved on to the next thing -- destroying a bridge. It wasn’t one of the ‘you must use the Nano Forge’ bridges, so I did a few laps of it whilst tossing remote charges. It took a few minutes, but eventually the EDF began helping in their urgency to stop me from doing it -- their rockets were poorly aimed.
The next closest thing was a raid -- join a group of Red Faction guerrillas, and head somewhere that they were opposing the EDF. Unfortunately, on my way to the raid I had stopped by a few high priority target buildings and propaganda, and was now very low on ammo. In fact, I had to beat some EDF soldiers with my sledgehammer so that I could take theirs.
Once the EDF were defeated, I went to a timed destruction of a building. Not just any building, but one that was held up by multiple indestructible posts, and was five stories high. After five attempts, I gave up and went on to something else.
It just so happened to be a house arrest -- I quickly rescued the three prisoners while the EDF brought the building down around us. At the safehouse, I bought a new weapon, having tired of the assault rifle: the Grinder. Firing disks akin to that terrifying level Ravenholm in Half-Life 2, I figured it would be more fun if not more effective.
I went on another raid (this time with full ammo), before a second house arrest, and finished it off with some more high priority targets. I say finished, because the next mission was finally available...