During Gamescom, some highly anticipated titles resurfaced, such as RoboCop: Rogue City. Is it promising? Here’s what to get an idea.
Although RoboCop: Rogue City is officially announced for September on Steam, there are many signs pointing to a November 2023 release. gameplay that are sure to arouse envy. Especially among the oldest among you.
RoboCop Rogue City shows the muscles
Our colleagues from Esports Extrashad the chance to play the highly anticipated FPS RoboCop: Rogue City developed by Teyon. They were able to discover a sequence different from that which we had been able to observe during our preview. As always, our protagonist, 50% man, 50% machine, is ready to take on the mobsters of Detroit, fulfilling the designs of the military-industrial conglomerate OCP. The interventions are expeditious and are more akin to punitive expeditions than to real police operations. Alex Murphy, aka RoboCop, does not dither. See for yourself:
Robocop Rogue City seems like a wonderful tribute to the 1987 film directed by Paul Verhoeven. Unrestrained action, hard-hitting dialogues, assumed virility… During our press meeting, the Teyon studio did not hide its affection for retro video games from the 90s, citing in particular Duke Nukem. This influence is noticeable both in the staging and in the fights. However, there was no question of serving fans a sloppy and visually unpleasant adaptation: Rogue City is aesthetically successful.
A brilliant homage to 80s movies
We note in particular the animation of the characters and the faces which pay homage to the performance of the actors, including Peter Weller who takes over the role of RoboCop. In addition, this 75-year-old actor also lends his voice to the main character. For those who haven’t seen the original films, this may seem innocuous, but for die-hard fans, it’s a very significant touch of nostalgia. After all, RoboCop is recognized as one of the best action and sci-fi films of the 80s.
The choice to resuscitate RoboCop through a video game, more than three decades after the release of the original film, is not trivial. The late 1980s and early 1990s saw the birth of a plethora of cult characters and dystopian universes, reflecting the social and technological tensions of the time. RoboCop, in particular, is a symbol of this era: a half-man, half-machine hero. This is all the more relevant these days with the predominance of AI. In short, Robocop Rogue City is not as nag as he wants to let you think, and he finally offers quite intelligent themes. Let’s hope it’s more qualitative than the 2020 adaptation of Terminator Resistance…