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Advent Rising Announced 16

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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Advent Rising Announced

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  • 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 - fo

  • by HeroicAutobot ( 171588 ) * on Tuesday April 29, 2003 @10:07PM (#5839842) Homepage
    I know for a fact that Mr. Card worked on the story for LucasArts [] The Dig [].

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

  • Information... (Score:3, Informative)

    by syr ( 647840 ) on Tuesday April 29, 2003 @10:09PM (#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 [].

  • by jvmatthe ( 116058 ) on Tuesday April 29, 2003 @10:09PM (#5839858) Homepage
    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.
  • 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?

  • 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 :)
  • 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.

    Damn, I thought Crowther & Woods [] 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!"

Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work. -- John G. Pollard