updated: You know how the police department
always likes to complicate things? You know....like
they have a bunch of different guys that handle
certain jobs. One guy is in forensics, one guy is
a profiler, one guy is a detective... Total beauracratic
red tape my friends! You can thank the teamsters
Union for that nonsense.
Monolith and Sega's upcoming action thriller, Condemned:
Criminal Origins, you'll play as an officer of the
law who can do all of those jobs himself. Ultimately
that just means more donuts for you, tubby!
job is to catch a series of violent serial killers
(are there any other kind?) and you will need cool
toys, weapons, fists and smarts to bring him to
justice. Either that or access to the Batsignal
and let the Dark Knight handle it. That way you'll
have more time to play with your new Xbox 360 or
game will be played in the first person viewpoint,
and from what we've heard, it will be definitely
one to play with the lights off and the sound cranked.
However it won't be your typical FPS, in fact, Sega
and Monolith aren't even referring to the game as
a first person shooter. While you will have the
opportunity to wield deadly firearms in the game,
melee combat will feature more heavily than shooting.
Melee fighting in the first person perspective can
be done quite effectively if you think back to Namco's
innovative Breakdown and Starbreeze's incredibly
entertaining Chronicles of Riddick game.
secret report from Mr. StewXX, whom we haven't heard
from in awhile says that he has seen this game in
action and that "we'll all freak out because
it's insanely atmospheric. Think Silent Hill but
ramped up in every department - the visuals, especially
the animation are stunning."
described a scene in which the lead character encountered
a weaponless enemy, who turned tail, ripped a shelve
off the wall, knocking the contents to the ground,
and used the support beam from the unit to attack.
He also mentioned that detective work will play
a very important role - hunting for clues
and using items such as a fingerprint scanner and
footprint detector will figure very highly in the
end result.Condemned sounds like it might be more
along the lines of a violent adventure game, rather
than a mindless first person shooter/fighter.
imagining a playable version of Se7en, but minus
Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman and all of the bad
acting. Yeah, that would rock!
tuned for the E3, for more information and media.