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GameSpot finds Restricted Area average

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GameSpot finds Restricted Area average

Review - posted by Spazmo on Thu 16 June 2005, 03:29:07

Tags: Master Creating; Restricted Area

Gamespot PC has reviewed master creating's cyberpunk action RPG Restricted Area and rated it 6.7/10 for being a competent but not particularly good game.

Restricted Area's heart is certainly in the right place. This cyberpunk-themed action-role-playing game draws its inspiration from at least a couple of most-deserving sources. One is Blizzard's Diablo series, which popularized the action RPG genre nearly 10 years ago with its addictive blend of combat and the search for better and better stuff. And the other is Interplay's postapocalyptic Fallout series, one of the best things to happen to role-playing games in the past 10 years, or ever. William Gibson and the makers of the quintessential cyberpunk RPG, Shadowrun, would probably also be at least a little flattered. The game doesn't seem to presume to try to outdo either of its influences, and instead comes across as an homage. On its own merits, it's a fairly simple and repetitive action RPG experience that's rough around the edges, yet it's not without a certain homegrown charm that should appeal to fans of the genre who don't expect too much.​

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