Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Preview primer and a screenshot

Let's go first to the screenshot !

This looks to be from near the start of the game based on what we know so far, where the Seekers attack the space station Gideon is on. (see the Comic website to get up to speed) Gideon is supporting a friend while taking care of a Seeker. I don't think its much of a spoiler to speculate this friend seems to be brother Ethan.

I’m posting the links to the latest round of previews out on the game that will give you some idea of what to expect out of the game if you are yet to read much about it. Most of them cover off on similar things, but you do get the impressions of four different individuals.

It looks like Donald Mustard went on tour with a build of the game and visited most of the big media outlets. The results are below…

TeamXbox Preview
The best one I’ve seen out there so far. “Legba” seems to be like the concept and likes what he sees in the preview build.
http://previews.teamxbox.com/xbox/966/Advent-Rising/p1/

Gamespy Preview
http://xbox.gamespy.com/xbox/advent-rising/583910p1.html
I like Gamespy a lot. They seem to me to speak like true gamers rather than getting blown away by hype or trying to be over serious. This article is a positive look at how they viewed the latest build.

IGN Preview
http://xbox.ign.com/articles/598/598806p1.html
Not the best article I’ve seen up on old IGN but it quickly covers off the basics. Perhaps an older preview build is being used for the media at the moment based on the framerate comments ?

Gamespot Preview
http://www.gamespot.com/xbox/action/adventrising/preview_6116665.html
Another positive look at the game. It mentions that the game is locked in for a May 3 release… I’m still assuming May 31 though.

TeamXbox mentions ‘pre-alpha’ preview builds … interesting that they would have a pre-alpha so close to release date… but good to hear because in theory the final product should be much more impressive than what the media have seen to date.

3 Comments:

At 6:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice work, man. Keep up the good work.

-goblinking7

 
At 10:58 PM, Anonymous Algarys said...

Hi
According to a piece of news that I’ve found on the French videogame site Hardgamers, the release date of Advent Rising has definitely been postponed to the 31st of May.

Well, as stated by many previews, the game isn’t perfect yet so one more month is needy to improve it. I really don’t want the game to be spoiled just because people want it now and I’m sure developers know what they’re doing so that this game can be great.

 
At 12:10 AM, Blogger Rooney said...

Thanks goblingking !

algarys - I agree. I think an 'its done when its done' approach usually yields the best results... (lets forget about Daikatana and we'll see about Duke Nukem Forever!)

 

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