Posts Tagged ‘The Farm 51’

First-Person Oddity: Get Even

Get Even (link to Facebook page) is an upcoming FPS from some of the folks behind Painkiller, whose new studio created NecroVision and Deadfall Adventures. If you were to watch the trailer, you’d probably be able to guess that the men in camouflage clobber have been shooting one another but other than that, the game could be about anything. Examining the textures of dilapidated buildings, perhaps, or hunting for kidnapped torture victims in the dark. It’s a shame that the video is a pile of bobbins because the game has a couple of interesting ideas. The developers are claiming that ‘large-scale real-world’ scanning allows the creation of photorealistic graphics and I’m not sure if that means I didn’t just watch a live action trailer. What do you reckon?

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The Quatermain Man: Deadfall Adventures

Would you like to see a cinematic trailer for Deadfall Adventures? The voiceover spouts a lot of vaguely mystical gubbins about the end of all things, from men to mountains, but then decides against that philosophy by adding that everything is actually just asleep. That’s as good an excuse as I’ve ever heard for the introduction of a reanimated, fire-eyed mummy and that’s precisely the sort of blighter that James Quatermain will be up against as he raids tombs and punches mythology in the face. The trailer may not tell us much but it did serve to remind me that the game exists, following a delay earlier this year. And there’s a speedy time lapse of a withering corpse!

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Deadfall Adventures Slips To Sept, Announces Co-Op

I do love it when a press release attempts to sell a slip as a piece of news. Deadfall Adventures’ release date was so very much set for July 30th that its own website still hasn’t shaken the belief. Today it announces it’s “confirmed for September 27th release”. Phew, confirmed! Anyway, that peculiarly needless griping aside, the real news is that they’ve announced a co-op mode for the third-person actioner.

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Drake, Rattle And Roll: Deadfall Adventures

If Uncharted were a first-person shooter, with all of its traps, tombs and mythical Nazi magnets intact, it would probably look quite a lot like Deadfall Adventures. The announcement trailer for the game, which was previously announced under a different name, doesn’t show a great deal of action, opting instead for a predictable but slightly confused voiceover, but when the shooting hits the fan in the last few seconds, the development team’s history is more apparent than the pseudo-history they are exploring. Fiery demons are the order of the day, and lots of them too. The Farm 51 is a team founded by former Painkiller developers, who returned to their original hell recently and, before that, planted some more hell in the hell of World War I with NecroVisioN. The trailer is entombed below.

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Wot I Think: Painkiller – Hell And Damnation

The story is devastating. In the fifth paragraph below I write of my appreciation for the bold allusions to King Lear.

The latest incarnation of Painkiller attempts to avoid the possibility of being weaker than the original game by being the original game, plus its first expansion, all spruced up and ready to party like it’s 2004. A sprucier 2004. But is it a competent copy or something else? I’ve gathered a saucerful of souls and a headful of thoughts. Here they are.

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Take Your Medicine – Painkiller: Hell & Damnation Out Now

And in the back, you'll see Ted. He drives the bus!

We live in strange times. Case in point: Painkiller: Hell & Damnation exists. For those keeping score, it’s a shiny new remake of a game that, itself, was basically a return to the twitchy, blink-and-you’ll-be-skewered-by-five-th0usand-rockets shooters of yore. Is it possible to be nostalgic for nostalgia? Because I believe that’s what The Farm 51 and Nordic Games are banking on here. But, as John pointed out, there’s something to be said for frantic skellington-blasting action – even if that thing is “Why do I like this so much?” If that’s the case, your tear-jerking quest of self-discovery begins now, as Hell & Damnation’s officially out. View a very emotionally confusing celebratory trailer after the break.

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Mighty Morphine: Painkiller – Hell And Damnation

‘Hell and Damnation’ is the kind of exclamation that I imagine might escape the rarely unpursed lips of a country vicar as he stubs his toe on the rector’s boot-scraper when arriving for afternoon tea. Tacked on the end of Painkiller’s colon, it’s probably not intended to sound as quaint as all that but rather to convey the gurgling, catarrh-trembling roar of a heavy metalist. John has already played the opening levels of this remake of the original kill ’em up, which comes out on Halloween. The Halloween release, so close to Doom 3: BFG Edition, is an altogether correct confluence of events as Painkiller always felt much Doomier than Doom 3. The video below contains loud music and giant boss monsters.

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