Rising is getting some attention. Perhaps it's due
to the cinematic style, the game will tell the story
while playing. It could also be the Sci-fi story line
or the fact that the script is being written by famed
author Orson Scott Card. Also the fact they have announced
the game will be a trilogy could explain why some
are looking at this one so closely and rightfully
out a new game with a great story is one thing but
to say before the first one is ever released that
there will be two more games to follow this one may
be a little risky. The game is currently in the early
stages and being made for the Xbox and the PC. A Playable
demo was recently shown off and even in its very early
state the game has some impressive graphics and weapons.
The game will use the same graphics engine as the
newest Unreal game. This may explain why the game
in its early state can show off some very detailed
characters and weapons.
story line is right out of any sci-fi novel. Alien
races have learned after years of exploration that
they are somehow connected by a legend of a mystical
race of superbeings that will one-day return and unite
all the races together. The legend states that the
mystical race is simply referred to as humans. Man,
like we don't have enough hassles as it is already?
Gamers will play as the human Gideon Wyeth who is
the first human to come into contact of the alien
races and learns of this legend. While the list of
all the features and storylines has not been released
yet, the game will force the player to make decisions.
For example, early in the game you will need to make
a choice of saving your brother or the girl you're
going to marry. Of course every choice will change
the storyline and course of the game. It sounds cool
and the game will also feature a way to read you're
saved file when the next game is released and will
be different based on the choices and the paths you
made in the first game.
Rising will also feature smooth controls for the Xbox.
The right trigger is used to operate one weapon and
the left operates another. A lock-on feature will
also be used for battles and to locate new weapons.
Once again all the weapons and details of different
levels will be unveiled at E3 this year in May. Even
though the game is still in the early stages, the
screenshots show off some great visual effects and
details. Those who had the chance to play an early
demo all reported the game looks great and the controls
were smooth. The game will offer a fast game play
style and looks interesting. Take a look at the screen
shots and see for yourself what is causing this one
the early attention. It's way too early to tell but
if the game is as polished as they say it will be,
the possibility of the trilogy being released is a
good one. Of course this is another one we will be
watching closely at when E3 rolls around and we will
be updating the preview then when all the current
details are given.
an unprecedented collaboration between interactive
entertainment and science fiction writing, famed novelist,
Orson Scott Card, embellishes on the gripping storyline
behind Advent Rising, and will author a novel based
on the game.
Advent Rising, a common legend pervades the galaxy
- that of a powerful, ancient race that will one day
unite the universe. Millions of cultures from vastly
distant worlds revere and hallow these mythological
beings known as humans. One race, the Seekers, know
humans actually exist and are threatened by their
potential power. Under the guise of benevolent explorers,
the Seekers travel throughout the galaxy in a desperate
attempt to eradicate any human society they unearth.
assume the role of Gideon Wyeth, a remnant of the
last human outpost, on the brink of discovering the
incredible powers that lay dormant within him. It
is these powers the Seekers are so desperate to suppress.
player gameplay presented in stunning cinematic
between first person and third person perspective
using next generation Unreal technology, integrated
with the Karma physics engine
amazing superhuman powers
an arsenal of awesome weapons, all with unique secondary
a vast array of incredible vehicles, including human
and alien buggies, hover tanks and flying vehicles