Posts Tagged ‘Mars War Logs’

Mars War Logged: The Technomancer Announced

Mars: War Logs was not especially one well-received, one of those small RPGs with ambitions it couldn’t achieve, but it wasn’t booed out of town either. I’m a little puzzled, then, that the announcement of The Technomancer [official site] today doesn’t mention War Logs at all. It’s another sci-fi RPG set on Mars by French studio Spiders, them lot behind Of Orcs and Men and Bound by Flame too.

If you read the rest of this post, I’ll show you a big monster where I honestly can’t tell which slick bodypart is its head and which is its genitals or what or I don’t know.

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Less Wooden: War Logs Improves Voice Acting

Spiders send word that their action RPG War Logs – which John gave a long, hard stare a while back – has had new English-language localisation to improve the shonky voice-acting that the game suffered on released. They explain: “The actual game was thoroughly tested and released with very few bugs on PC, but unfortunately the procedures for the audio and text QA failed and allowed many English localization issues to slip through. We realized the extent of the problem after seeing the first feedback from the press and gamers.” This has now been patched up on all versions of the game, apparently.

There’s a video of the redone intro for the game below, so you can preside in judgement.
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Impressions: Mars – War Logs

On some levels, so much effort must have gone into Mars: War Logs. Not into the name, clearly – that’s an act of self-sabotage that can only have emerged as the result of some unconscious perspicacity as to the game they’d made. But it’s a big, long RPG, albeit one made of tight near-identical corridors, and they don’t just appear. And that’s just a bit sad.

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Mars From Spiders: Mars War Logs Out Now

But where were the spiderrrrrrrrrrrrrs

Yes, that’s an attempt at a David Bowie reference couched in, like, five other references. Because Mars War Logs comes from a company called Spiders, you see, and Bowie’s band was called… and then I switched around the stuff to mean… and anyway. My job is really hard sometimes, everyone. But yes, Mars from the videogame studio Spiders (which I can neither confirm nor deny is from Mars) is out! It looks kinda like Mass Effect meets RAGE meets Chronicles of Riddick, which is quite a seductively sandy cocktail, if you ask me. But, at the same time, Cyanide and Spiders (truly, a winning combination) haven’t had the strongest track record in the past. Hmmm. Perhaps the launch trailer after the break will knock some of the cobwebs off my purchasing finger?

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It’s Noisy On Mars – New Mars: War Logs Trailer

An important lesson about background music can be learned from the most recent Mars: War Logs (yes, they’re sticking with “War Logs”) trailer. What should have been an overview of the promising-looking RPG turns into an ear-straining confusion as you try to pick out the voice from the strumming music and shouty game noise. Which is a bit silly of them, because it’s looking rather interesting.

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No Trees On Mars – Mars: War Logs

War Logs? War Logs? Anyway, Mars: War Logs an action RPG that looks a bit fancy, frankly, like a mix of Riddick and Batman, or something. It’s not looking quite as slick as either of those, sadly, and that might be because it’s the next game from Spiders, who made the disappointing Of Orcs & Men, and some other games I’ve never played. I think it’s a fair bet that this will play a lot like Of Orcs & Men, which had plenty of scope for being fun if it hadn’t been so linear and grindy. More details are coming soon, apparently, but in the meantime check out the website.
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Deus Rage Effect – Mars: War Logs Mixes Cyberpunk, Red

Mars: War Logs. Wars: Lar Mogs. Lars: Mor Wags. Yes, Mars: War Logs’ name may be easily transmutable into extremely silly sounding phrases (I like the last one because it makes me think of some upper-class so-and-so commanding their dog, Lars, to wag its tail better), but it actually looks quite intriguing as far as Captain Commando McSpaceBiff adventures go. In short, Lars: War Mogs tells cyberpunk-y role-playing to get its nanomachine-enhanced ass to Mars, and the result looks like a surprisingly stylish fusion of Mass Effect and RAGE. Moving pictures and moving words after the break.

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