A new game to pop up recently on the OXCGN Radar Trap is Russian developer A4-Game's Metro 2033: The Last Refuge. Set in or around the year 2012, in the bowels and subterranean subway system under the Russian city of Moscow.
Graphics look nice!
Well the graphics could look nice, but the book (which this game is based on) was so-so.
It was partically shown to public on Igromir '08 (russian analog of E3) and it was more like DOOM 3.
if you check the two vids out, the one at the end is the first one published in 2006 at the GC . . .then see the latest Alpha-Footage, you'll see w HUGE leap in quality and many new sections and gameplay additions. It does look rather nice, although, having seen the images as larges a full rez 3500 wide, there is a few 'issues, but as it is pointed out, these are Pre-Alpha screens, not even beta screens. I'd give it the thumbs-up as a game with potential, especially since it's from A4-Games, makers of S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow Of Chernobyl . . .
A4-Games did not make S.T.A.L.K.E.R. GSC Game World are the developers of that series.
What what what? A4 Did not make S.t.a.l.k.e.r.
they made the engine that stalker runs on. This game was originally featured as a techdemo for the engine.
To those reportingthis as "old" . .. The game is for PC, 360 and PS3 . . . check the website out (the developers website). There's a link in the article, is not, go here now . . . http://www.4a-games.com/ The First early footage was in fact from 2006's GC . .not 2007, so get your facts right if you're going to "report" something. The NEW footage is NEW Alpha-footage, and released only recently by A4-Games to show the DIFFERENCES in the two lots of footage . . you did view BOTH side by side didn't you . .no, didn't think so. The news is "current" about an on-going game which is due out the 4th Quarter of 2009 . . so again, check your facts before "reporting" something The news warrants inclusion, and it is NOT a PS3/PC exclusive, it's available on all 3.
Then you should post it as multi, not 360 only.
there is no mentio on the developer site...and no annunce of 360 version was made....actually is pc/Ps3 ONLY and so this is a FAKE news
Well it's appeared on several other major sites as a PS3, PC and 360 title, with the most recent news coming out mid-late Dec 08. Plus it's not the first time any dev studio has not mentioned its full involvement with a game being developed and not mentioned all platforms, cough Assassin's Creed cough. Ubi and Epic have done it several times, as have many others, only to at the last minute say. Oh yeah, and btw, it's also coming out on the (whatever platform), did we forget to mention that . . oppss sorry . . I could name a line up of games that developers have stated one thing, then delivered the opposite come release time. The main thing of platforms will be determined by the PUBLSIHER more than anything else. And right now, nothing is known of the publisher, if in fact they have one at the moment.
When it went to gametrailers. The problem was "html:Iframe-inf" which means that gametrailers is probably hacked.
Don't know why but I have a feeling this game will never see the light of day.
I did mate, but I wasn't the one that changed the channels . .I posted it as a Tip under PS3, PC and 360 . . . It is scheduled for a 4th Quarter 09 release, and that would fit in with a 3-4 yr production period nicely actually. SO my money is on it coming out. They have been working on a new S.T.A.L.K.E.R game as well so there's more irons in the fire, but just not mentioned.
Ah ok. My bad. If it's from the STALKER developer there is hope. I just came to think of 2 days 2 Vegas, also from a russian developer and it never came out.
WHile I will agree some games just never make the light of day, we have to give the developers kudos for giving it a shot in the first place. Plus many a game has gone 'quite' for a few years, only to pop back up ion the grid just several months prior to release, and been a smash. We need to start looking outside our own four walls and seeing what "could" be, rather than what isn't there, even in early builds of games. Otherwise we'll be the ones suffering in a few years, when there's just a hand full of major developers owned by a handful of publishers . . we won't have much innovation then, that's for sure.
The STALKER devs are GSC Game World. No connection whatsoever to these devs.
Looks Awesome and to top it up it's EXCLUSIVE. Niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
Various sources have it coming out as Multiplatform . . . PS3, PC and 360. Games Radar has it listed also as MP as do several other sites. This is from news that came up in mid to late December 08 . . . not 06. The 'original' vid was first shown at the GDC in 2006, then it was also submitted at GameTrailers and other sites in mid 2007 (June if I'm not mistaken) . . and now a full HD version was released mid to late Dec 08 which clearly shows new screens, new footage, new actual scenes within the game. Better textures and even added footage. It uses the same Russian voice over, which is fine by me. After all, the game is made by Russians, being set in Moscow (Russia) and therefore an "American" or "English" voice would be right out of place with the whole game. Even the storyline dictates that it be Russian. You'll find a Downloadable or readable PDF on the site with the whole storyline in it (towards the bottom of the article.
Uhhhh... This game was confirmed for the PC and PS3 a while ago..... Oh, and it hasn't been confirmed for the 360 yet. IGN still lists it as only for PC and PS3, but the last time I checked was about 3 days ago, could have changed since then :P
According the press release info on the developers website. Check it out for yourself. http://www.4a-games.com/ click menu then select press release.
Idk, I'm not impressed.
Wht are so many ppl so over critical of developers. What you're seeing is pre-alpha build and early screens (I am getting some screens from the newer footage to compare btw). It seems these days, yes, I'm old, so get over it, that many gamers expect way too much from developers even early in a games life cycle. They expect perfection the moment a game is mentioned, even if it's still years down the track from being on the stands. We need to wake up and realise that if we continue down this path (games having to be 8.2 and above to warrant purchase of not getting panned), then we'll see far less developers taking risks, ore developers going to the wall with huge budgets and much more sequels of sequels that everyone claims to HATE, yet buy in the bloody bucket-loads as soon as they are released. We are the problem, so let's start looking beyond our petty arguments and give devlopers the benefit of the doubt and give the kudos for at least having the balls to get out there. Unlike us.
I think it looks good.
It looks interesting but I just can't take it seriously with that voiceover :/ I know that games aren't only developed in the US, it's a worldwide thing but I think they should have left it out. Besides that, I think the graphics look ok but the animation could use some work.
Again, what's WRONG with a Russian accented actor doing a Russian game set in - dahh - Russia . . What did you expect, French, American, English . . . get a grip . . It's a Russian based game set in Moscow . .Yeah, he's an idea. We'll film a game in Russia, get American actors to play Russian and speak English so we all understand them . . get a grip. And yet again, this is "EARLY BUILD . . . what part of early pre-alpha don't you understand . . . the whole thing apparently. Sorry for being so blunt, but some of these comments are just silly to the extreme.
Man, take a rest ;)
Looks like your life depends on the success of this game or something :)
Wow, some really valid comments there Shany old boy . . . care to elaborate . . or is that the extent of your vocabulary. It's a post apocalyptical event, set in Russia, with both above and below ground senarios. Plays a lot like Fallout 3, BioShock and Left4Dead. All 3 great games, and looking at the intensity of the attacks, will certainly have the adrenaline running hard when in combat. So what's not to like . . . ? I hate ppl who simply say, nah, looks dumb . .the only one that then looks dumb is the person saying so.
Well this is a pleasant surprise. I had a lot of fun with Stalker so I expect that I will be buying this too if everything works out. Also the story sounds like it has a bit in common with Hellgate: London (Humans underground, need to explore and raid topside) which is a good thing since that was one of the better parts of that game.
Oh dear, a sensible person . . . Yes, it would be great to see this game come about and also appear on all platforms. From the looks of it, it could prove to be a decent game given it's makers.
I believe this game has great potential. Perhaps a name change is in order, however everything looks great. Based on the video and being in alpha I wonder if they will finish in 2010 rather than 09? A new ip would be better off releasing after the holiday avalanche of games. I am always amazed some games don't get the recognition they deserve. The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf and Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena are both AAA games I'm extremely excited about yet, no one seems to cover them. I wish there was more visibility of games that are non-American. Publishers seem to be scared they wont have global appeal however I am of opposite opinion. I believe that innovation coupled with local flavor is a recipe for success.
i love the use of lighting to give the sense of hopelessness, like the world died a long time ago now its just waiting for the humans to die peace and game on
The ending of the trailer kinda reminds me of Fallout 3, when you leave vault 101 for the first time. Looks decent enough though. Need to see more gameplay footage!
Don't realy know if it's a MS exclusive via Xbox/PC but it looks like it will be.
Haha, ignorance is bliss.
No where does it say it's being released for Xbox 360, so I'm wondering where you're getting your information from.
as it was stated by the developer a long time ago. google the name of the game http://ps3.ign.com/articles... that's only but one source that mentions it's PS3 and PC game.
Sorry, I'm so sorry.
Genre: 3D Action-oriented horror/action/survival FPS with elements of RPG Platform: Hi-End PC and PS3 Release: 4Q 2008 Official web-site: www.4A-games.com «4A-Games» company is glad to present its new project - the 3D Action-oriented horror/action/survival FPS with elements RPG genre game, with working name «METRO 2033. The Last Refuge». The gist of the plot is the cult masterpiece of the Russian author Dmitriy Glukhovskiy «Metro 2033» The whole world lies in ruins. Humanity is almost annihilated. Due to the high-level of radiation cities became unsuitable for living. Outside cities, as rumours say, there are endless burned out deserts and wilds of mutated forests. The survived still remember about the past greatness of human. But the remnants of the civilization gradually become just memories, spin with stories and turn into legends. Since the last plane took off the land more than twenty year has passed. The corroded railroads lead to nowhere. The air is silent, and the radiomen hear only the cheerless howls while million times tuning in frequencies on which broadcasted New-York, Paris, Tokyo and Buenos Aires before. Only twenty years has passed since IT happened. But human yielded the supremacy on Earth to new species. The mutated by radiation and other consequences of the happened creatures are more adapted to the changed world. The human epoch elapsed.
I'm not questioning your validity as a video game journalist however this kinda stuff over pure speculation doesn't help your credibility. " I'd give it the thumbs-up as a game with potential, especially since it's from A4-Games, makers of S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow Of Chernobyl" - OXCGN A4-Games did not make S.T.A.L.K.E.R. by the way.
Well, since you all are so confident in your information... Here is the official word ON THEIR FORUMS. http://www.4a-games.com/com... "The game is currently being developed for pc platform, but later is planned to be ported to PS3 and Xbox360. While PS3 having higher priority."
Looks pretty good from the limited info we have to look over. I personally like the setting. I am sick to death of LA and NY within the video game realm. Moscow will be a nice departure. Bring on the gameplay videos.
I am SOOOOOO with you mate. Look at the sheer number of games set in the US, or even how about New York alone: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... So over US locations.
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