If you’ve ever wanted to play a game that was basically a first-person view of an action film, you’re in luck, as the last game we saw from Rising Star Games at PAX East was their cop drama shooter RICO. The game is basically you int he role of a cop picking specific weapons to use on a raid, then going into said raid and trying to take down. There are a few different versions of the game you can play as there’s a regular story mode, a time trial, and objective mode, and training. We primarily played the time trials, and man is this game hard as hell. It wanted us to take out all of the bad guys and defuse seven bombs in two minutes. That’s a difficult task by anyone’s standards, especially when the game doesn’t lend itself to missing on occasion. If you miss a shot, you’re probably screwed.
The game also features a co-op mode for both local and online so you can live out your own buddy cop film, and that mode proved to be pretty fun as I had some help clearing out the just swarms of criminals that happen to be standing upright and wearing masks with guns all at the same time. RICO is set for a release sometime in the Fall of 2018, so we’ll probably see an updated version around PAX West.