At first glance, Deadly Creatures would appear to be a 3D fighter, but according to the title's lead designer, Jordan Itkowitz, who spoke to us for clarification, there's much more to the game than initially meets the eye. "The game offers a mix of combat and platforming-based exploration using the main characters' unique attacks and abilities," he said.
I think this one's going on my list of games to watch for.
Post by Nester the Lark on Apr 2, 2008 18:43:10 GMT -5
IGN has posted new hands-on impressions for this game, and personally, I think it's sounding really good! They have a bunch of early gameplay videos with the scorpion, and they describe some of the Remote+Nunchuck controls, which include some clever motion control. They also touch on the story a bit, which I also think sounds very intriguing and clever.
I have to say I'm really looking forward to learning more about this game!
the game is sounding quite good, and the combat was pretty neat too, the Gila Monster survival part was quite interesting.
Things I like:
The creepy-icky feeling I get from looking at the scorpion, considering the fact that's it's just a 3-D model of a scopion and not a real one.
Things I hope will change:
The yellow blood, it's cool and all, but I'm heard bugs have can have blood that is blue or green (for example, spiders have blue blood because of copper in it unlike our red blood which has iron in it).
I know their is real time shadows but they look a little like they are bouncing around the walls sometimes.
All in all for an early build of the game it is looking very promising.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 6, 2008 14:08:23 GMT -5
Kotaku has posted a new preview. It doesn't really say anything we haven't heard before, but the author seems very positive about it.
At the end of the article, it adds, "The rep told me that Deadly Creatures is aimed at Wii users who have been waiting for something a little more mature to play than the usual brightly-colored fare, and this sure looks like a fun choice - especially if you're as vaguely sadistic as I am and love watching things eat each other on National Geographic."
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 20, 2008 21:40:33 GMT -5
IGN has a ton of new gameplay videos, featuring the tarantula. I think this is the first real look we've gotten of solid gameplay footage. There's also a new preview article. It says the story will actually be fairly deep, and there will be celebrity voice talent for the human characters.
To prevent a quadruple-hit from Nester, and to show somebody else is actually thinking about this game... I keep coming back to it and hoping it's half-decent. As always, I am highly sceptical, but the premise is intriguing.
We've finally been seeing some original ideas hitting the Wii, and the best part is that many of them are "traditional" videogames (which Nintendo doesn't seem to make any more...)
So I'm hoping this will be good enough to pick up, although as always I am going to wait for the reviews (I've even started doing it with first-party games now)
Seeing the tarantula doing those combat moves was kinda disappointing. It makes the games seem... fake. I was kinda hoping that you did more stuff, like when you pounced on a bigger foe you repeatedly press the button to inject venom. Then when your enemy is dead, you can carry the body off somewhere because if you left it out in the open, it will attract larger predators! You know stuff like that.
Not just, crawl around and fight stuff, like I'm seeing here.