A Good Game a day for the rest of time perhaps?
Today it’s Freedom Force a 2002 real-time tactical role-playing game developed by Irrational Games and published by Electronic Arts, and Crave Entertainment for Microsoft Windows (PC).
The player guides a team of superheroes as they defend Patriot City from a variety of villains, monsters, and other menaces. The game’s budget was $2 million.
Fleeing Lord Dominion and his invading forces, Mentor headed towards Earth in a small spaceship containing many canisters of the mysterious Energy X. Lord Dominion’s ships pursue Mentor and destroy his craft just outside the Earth’s atmosphere; the blast scatters containers of the substance over the metropolis of Patriot City. Energy X strikes many of the city’s inhabitants, giving them superpowers that echo their personality traits (for instance, Minuteman’s staunch patriotism and El Diablo’s fiery temper) or draw on the situation they were in when energized (e.g., The Ant or Nuclear Winter). Most of the game is set in Patriot City, but a number of other locations and time periods are used, including magical realms, prehistoric times, and realms entirely removed from time and space.
A sequel, Freedom Force vs The 3rd Reich was released in March/April 2005.
Watch the video I made below showing about the first 19 minutes of the game.
Freedom Force Gameplay.
Developer: Irrational Games.
Publisher: Electronic Arts.
Platform: Microsoft Windows.
Release : 26th March 2002 (NA), 12th July 2002 (EU).
Genre: Real-time tactics, Tactical role-playing.