Advent Rising is a third person perspective action adventure game in which you play as Gideon Wyeth – a rookie space pilot. Having a loving fiancee and a promising life he is chosen to participate in one of the most important missions in the history of humanity – first contact with an alien race. Although the humans were greeted with honor, the aliens also gave them a warning – there is another vicious race, known as “The Seekers”, dedicated to eradicating the human species. Soon after receiving that information the invasion and Gideon's adventure begin.
In this game you will witness the advent of humanity as written by a master of science-fiction - Orson Scott Card. With 12 unique weapons and 8 superhuman powers you will not only crash through hordes of aliens but also watch one of the best stories ever told in video games! What else do you need to get convinced?
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Violence, Mild Language, Blood. PEGI Rating: 12+ with Violence, Bad Language.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2009-11-06 14:09:37 by Azhrarn:
I found out about this game a while before it was originally released, and as suddenly as I had found it, it disappeared off the radar again, it took me quite a while (i.e. several months) to track down a PC copy in the Netherlands, since apparently nobody knew the game even existed, let alone stock copies of it.
Anyway, the game is a lot of fun, with a decent (if not to deep)read more storyline that sets it up for sequels that never came (as the game was originally designed as part of a trilogy).
It's a 3rd person shooter with a couple of neat psionic power tricks thrown in, you can dual-wield any weapon in the game, that includes rocket launchers and other large alien weapons....
Which can be quite hilarious in a fire fight, as especially the one-handed reload animations get rather clunky with such massive weapons.
Don't underestimate the power of your psionic abilities though, these pack quite a punch, especially with a nice weapon to finish an incapacitated opponent off.
Controls will take some getting used to, aiming is by default with the mouse, through a console like "lock-on" system, and each mouse-button controls one of the two weapons you can hold in your hands (or psychic power if you have one active on either side). The character feels responsive though, and you'll get the hang of manoeuvring in combat soon enough.
I can recommend the game to anyone that enjoys a nice 3rd person shooting game, it is buggy in places (although I never had securom issues with my original) but functional, just don't expect the deepest of story lines, especially considering the story isn't really finished with 2 parts of the trilogy missing.
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Posted on 2009-11-08 22:12:55 by Gofers:
Although I do believe they have no intention of finishing the trilogy of this game, I would love to see it. It's storyline is very good, even a bit unique. The only two downsides I ever found in this game. One being the targeting system. Auto lock+FPS just does not mix for me. Oddly enough I didn't even realize till probably 3/4 of the way through it that I could lock on targetread more for guns and not just powers. Other one being that the hard mode is mainly just more enemies and your biggest problem ends up being ammo.
Glitches are rarely a problem. I have yet to encounter one that either caused a real problem or happened more than once. Very stable game. I honestly find $5.99 lower than what it should be.
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Posted on 2009-11-06 15:23:53 by hurleybird:
Imagine if you combined Halo with Jedi Knight and a story written by Orson Scott Card. Sure, a lot of reviewers panned this game, but that just goes to show that you can't always trust reviewers.
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