With the Mason family heirloom - the Nano Forge - strapped to his arm, Darius "I will be knocking down crap on Mars before the age of 35" Mason is a force to be reckoned with.
He may spend most of his time underground, but vehicles and cities lie beneath Mars' baked surface, all waiting to be smashed and crashed and blown to bits. There are people too. Bad people.
And the small matter of an alien-like army of snarling beasts, which is where the Nano Forge comes into play. The Nano Forge's Shockwave ability is the perfect counter to the melée-happy monsters, given that it throws a stasis net around young Mason's body and momentarily freezes in time any man and any creature caught up in the blast.
They float in mid-air, caught in a temporal rift, handing you ample seconds to whip out the magnet gun and fling them right across caverns. That or, y'know, catapult an entire building into their gobs.
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If the freak onslaught really does become truly overwhelming then the Nano Forge will have other solutions for you.
Shifting Red Faction's action underground has led to a more linear adventure, but linear shouldn't be confused with narrow. Red Faction Armageddon's caverns are huge, daunting constructs with plenty of room for wide-reaching warfare.
If you do need to leg it then there are plenty of places to run: none more cunning than through a wall.
You see, the Nano Forge has gained the Impact ability, making it capable of firing a stream of accelerated nanites into organic and man-made molecules and simply vaporising them all - not as destructively fun, but very practical.
Pointing it at a wall will let you charge straight through the freshly diffused hole, while swivelling and switching on the gadget's repair mode will then let you piece the wall back together; thus blocking your pursuers' paths and granting you a temporary reprieve.
That isn't to say the Nano Forge is going to be your sole piece of equipment this time around. Darius still has access to guns large and small and very large indeed, and Volition promises us nothing's been lost from the Armageddon inventory.
That goes for the awesome walking exosuit wrecking-balls capable of levelling a city in seconds, too...
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