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Advent Rising Announced

CowboyNeal posted more than 11 years ago | from the games-besides-ender's dept.

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Phy writes "3DGPU reports a story from Blues News today that Majesco has officially announced Advent Rising, a third-person action/adventure game trilogy developed on the Unreal engine for PC and Xbox created in collaboration with famed sci-fi author Orson Scott Card. The Advent Rising website is now online. The site has a place to register, a copy of the formal press announcement, and a couple of wallpapers." I admit I don't usually read books that I don't have to, but I've read a couple of Card's books and enjoyed them. Here's hoping his talents translate well to pixels.

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games.slashdot.org (-1)

ObviousGuy (578567) | more than 11 years ago | (#5839535)

Looks like any old crap will be posted here...

fp (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5839550)

holly crap this game section looks like crap.

Register copyright yourself for $30. (-1, Troll)

Futurepower(R) (558542) | more than 11 years ago | (#5839553)


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Non-event of the century? (1)

Psychor (603391) | more than 11 years ago | (#5839780)

Looks pretty likely to be another generic FPS to me, given that it's built around the Unreal engine, and its story about a human with "incredible powers that lay dormant within him" sounds remarkably clichéd, even for a press release.

This joins Majesco Games wonderfully original lineup, featuring amongst other titles, a new version of Bomberman, and a race game featuring "futuristic, anti-gravitational vehicles" - sound like Wipeout to anyone?

The site seems to be heavy on buzz but light on content - for the moment, I wouldn't waste your time.

do you even READ it? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5840073)

its NOT a first person shooter, it says clearly that it is 3rd person, jackass

Orson Scott Card's other game credits (3, Interesting)

HeroicAutobot (171588) | more than 11 years ago | (#5839842)

I know for a fact that Mr. Card worked on the story for LucasArts [lucasarts.com] The Dig [gamesdomain.com] .

According to Moby Games [mobygames.com] , he also worked on some other games [mobygames.com] , but I don't know how accurate that information is.

Information... (2, Informative)

syr (647840) | more than 11 years ago | (#5839854)

There doesn't seem to be much out there in terms of unique descriptions about Advent Rising or media presenting the game itself. It's an Unreal game but what I'd really be interested in would be seeing some of the Doom3 engine games.

If you're interested in other articles about Advent Rising there is a collection here [gametab.com] .

Majesco? GlyphX? Card? (3, Informative)

jvmatthe (116058) | more than 11 years ago | (#5839858)

This is the same publisher that put out the awful Soldier of Fortune port for the PS2? The butchered Earthworm Jim 2 for the GBA?

And who is GlyphX, the developer? What have they done before?

And this is the same Card that wrote the brilliant Ender's Game but the less-than-brilliant sequels?

Sorry, but it's going to take more than those names to make me interested in a game.

Re:Majesco? GlyphX? Card? (-1, Flamebait)

Narchie Troll (581273) | more than 11 years ago | (#5840178)

You have no taste in books, you stupid cunt.

Re:Majesco? GlyphX? Card? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5840205)

How do you moderate posts?
I want to mod you up.

Card GOOD! (0)

Alan Holman (607935) | more than 11 years ago | (#5840002)

This is great news! -- Card's getting more and more into the video game business with each passing day. Soon we'll hopefully get to play ENDER'S GAME!

so which is it? (1)

Ender Ryan (79406) | more than 11 years ago | (#5840111)

Do I buy a copy of XP, or do I buy an Xbox? I tend to stick to games I can play on Linux or my PS2... Considering I despise Microsoft, on both technical and moral grounds, which way would be the least... "evil" way to go?

I suppose I also have to consider that I hate to reboot...

Perhaps I should wait to see if the game is any good or not :)

Hmmm... The Xbox is actually cheaper than buying XP...

Anyone have any other pros/cons?

Re:so which is it? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5843218)

since it is based on the unreal 2003 engine, it might be a short trip to the porting store to get a Linux version.

Another game by OSC (1)

billyjoeray (65862) | more than 11 years ago | (#5840212)

Sitting on my shelf shrink wrapped and signed is a game called 'Neo Hunter' which the dialog for was written by OSC. If I ever find another copy then I'll actually have one I can open and play :)

Let us forget "Lost Boys"... (1)

freeBill (3843) | more than 11 years ago | (#5853967)

...in which the hero is a game programmer caught between the switch from Commodore 64 and the PC. It's out of his usual sci-fi range, being pure horror. Well, pure Christian horror, anyway.

ADVENT? (1)

rickmccl (637396) | more than 11 years ago | (#5854834)

SET DEF [.ADVENT]
RUN ADVENT.EXE

Damn, I thought Crowther & Woods [rickadams.org] were going to get their comeuppance. I was looking forward to seeing the rod scare the bird in 3D... Stupid reality! Why must you mock me!?!

A hollow voice cries, "Plugh!"

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