1C, the largest distributor of games in Europe will finally be making its debut in the US. They have successfully worked with companies such as Ubi Soft, Take 2, Vivendi, and many other big wigs. At E3, they have decided to show us what they’re made of.
Necro Vision, a FPS, takes you back to World War I in a different type of light. It shows sort of an alternative history, if you will. As a soldier, players will be able to face the demonic underground world as well as your typical human enemy. With that in mind, of course you will not only have the ability to use your soldier skills of combat, but a few spells here and there wouldn’t hurt either. Using the Painkiller engine, the interactive environmental elements will be just as powerful as the gameplay. Though still in its early stages, this game seems very intriguing. I am anxious to see the final game, however, it won’t be till some time next year.
Death Track: Resurrection
Similar to the original, Resurrection keeps to its wild and crazy ways of an action/racing game. Sounds familiar? Think of Auto Assault… but better. It’s a race for survival. This game will reinvent this type of genre. It takes various well-known locations around the world but with a slight twist to it. These places are in the semi near future, so if you’re from San Diego, you can fairly recognize the scenery. With about 15 different roads to travel, blowing others up has never been so… relieving? (As morbid as it sounds, I see nothing wrong with total annihilation of your opponent.) Of course, you can’t win with a hunk of junk, so as you obtain points through winning races and what not, you are able to upgrade your scrap pile to something worth all your efforts. So for those of you that are bored of the typical racing games, and would rather shift into a bit of road rage, you may want to check this out.
King’s Bounty: The Legend
King’s Bounty will take you back into a fantasy world of the Medieval days. Instead of using the typical RPG route throughout the entirety of the game, it uses an RTS aspect with an adventure mode and a RPG aspect with the battle mode. Another unique part of this game is the fact that mobs are generally not static. Therefore, you’re sure to run into enemies much quicker than rather going to typical locations to fight typical mobs. There will be three classes to choose from – Warrior, Paladin, and also a Mage. There will be many opportunities to upgrade your items with the point system through various battlefields throughout the world whether in a dungeon or just running about. Unfortunately, although this game would seem like an exciting MMO world, it is only a single player game. Hopefully, we will be able to try out this game before the year ends.
Cryostasis: The Sleep of Reason
As a meteorologist, you’ve come across a Captain and his crew captured in time and a hostage of fate. This survival/horror game will keep you on your toes by using something called Mental Echo. This enables the person to go through flashbacks of key areas and people to change what happens to either the environment or the crew. Using thermodynamics in this game, you will need to balance your health by keeping a close eye on what your core body temperature is. With that in mind, and more than 15 unique enemies attacking you at every chance, this game gives new meaning to freezing to death. This single-player game will surely be intense and keep you well entertained throughout the 18 levels. However, we will have to put ourselves on ice and wait till early 2008 before this is released.
Overall, 1C has a decent line up for what’s to come later this year and next. They’ve had a successful set of titles so far. I can only imagine how the line up will be for the near future. With their reputation, we can only be further impressed.
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