Check out the new Africa trailer for the ps3.
It's an interesting looking game, the graphics are great. There isn't enough detail on the game to figure out whether the gameplay will live up to the graphics.
last i heard, it was just an interactive safari. i've also heard details about how you can take control of animals or something and move them around, but those were never confirmed.
but much to everyone's disappointment, you won't be able to hunt :-p
hahaha wtf. why wud u wanna hunt those animals lol. I think the graphics are great and i like wat sony is doing making different types of games to really diversify their games library. They need to offer a demo cus i really dnt see any1 goin out on a limb to pay for this
if anyone paid attention to the to e3 you would know when they showed and talked about this game that they mentioned it was going to be an eventure game basically you will be hunting and protecting yourself from danger and searching for things and puzzles .
"but much to everyone's disappointment, you won't be able to hunt"
Disappointment? It doesn't need hunting. Why do you have to kill the animals? The game looks like you hunt down animals to shoot with your camera. That would be enough. It looks interesting. Definitely different than anything else out there.
You play as a poucher and try to get as many animals on the endangers species list (or off it through extinction) as possible.
BTW, when is this game coming out for the Xbox 360. I can't wait for it to go green!
when I first saw this game I wanted to hunt. But as a predator not a human. (Thats animal predators, not aliens, der).
I thought of a game years ago I would have called carnivore where you need to stalk prey and hunt for food to feed you and your young. The whole thing needed to have a living eco system.
This game could do it be I suspect it might be more like shooting a Doco and getting good footage.
One things for sure, no other system will have a game like this I think. I love how sony always trys something new.
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!
If they attempted to put it on 360 it will explode.
apparently we have alot of hippies on this site (if you know what im talking about) oooooo we dont have to hunt the poooor animals.
Afrika will get a 9.9 or maybe the very first perfect 10 from IGN.
This is the kind of game I have been dreaming about. I'm so sick of killing things.
Don't be shocked if this game gets more hype, sales then Halo. Its a 5 million plus seller 100%
Also if you click on my history of comments you will see that I have never been wrong about these things.
Wow looks amazing. If you interested in filming your own national geographic shows and enjoy disney musicals.
FYI, this game is published by Studio Japan, and you guess who is the owner??? ohh laa you got it, Sony !! so it will never go green.
Hell yeah! Pokemon Snap is back baby. If you can take pictures of these animals say goodbye to WII and 360.
I hope u can run over animals with that jeep..it's like u try to run over a elephant while ur drunk driving in Afrika filming every second. I wonder what the elephant would do...but ya hunting would be cool I guess, if thats all u think about is shooting throughout the whole game then it's stupid...
I hope the animals could attack the humans, in a funny way....imagine a lion chasing u and u have to run back to ur jeep...that would pretty scary with a DS3 controller..
they will allow the player to see through the predator eyes when they are hunting or even let u control the animals like running or attacking with them!! THAT will make the game really cool!!
2 and 2.1 don't reproduce.... Is it seriously THAT dissapointing for a game to be about experiencing wildlife and NOT have the option of murdering it? I mean I am all for blowing the hell out of things. Most of my favorite game experiences involve gratuitous violence. However, you won't find me going "wow this guitar hero game is crap because I can't beat my manager to death with the guitar."
if you could beat the manager to death, i'd go out and buy that game right now.
is that wat video games r about now-a-days? u ppl make me lose faith in humanity, cause u guys obviously have non. try something new for once...that doesn't include killing in a new way. geez, no wonder society is so f***ed up. This is y i'm moving to japan!
this is kinda lame.......unless they make it like national geographic and they teach you a whole lot with videos and interaction, then i would consider this game
This is what is bad about gaming today. Opinions like yours. Why is Afrika bad? It's a different game. Better than just a bunch of games with a new number at the end. Gamers need to be more open minded when it comes to new ideas. I'm not saying Afrika will be the game of the year but at least give it a chance. Sony is trying new ideas at least.
Well he said is is lame...unless you can learn about the animals. I see nothing wrong in that opinion. IMO the game would be very lame if all you do is take pictures of them. I would honestly consider picking up the game if infact, you do learn about the animals rather then just play the game. With all that said, I do think the game will have all the learning aspects involved. And I also think you dont just take pictures, there must be more involved in the game.
IF devs get their research right surely you will learn about animals, their habitat, their behaviour, likely reactions, aggression etc, perhaps what they eat- all by observation. I think it would make more sense to use disc-space for coding then have any info provided by links to a specific support website auto-startup through internet browser. Of Course this is just my opinion, like yours where you believe it will be 'lame'. Don't start a big discussion about the use of BRD and the space they have free, i wouldn't want what was essentially a nature show, i want to learn in new ways with ultra-realistic animals, landscapes etc (used by tons and tons of textures - utilising BRD space and a huge open gaming terrain).
I'm so full of FPS games. Mom please make them stop.
I salute all those who dare to try something different. Besides they've been doing Afrika for ages... almost so long it makes me wonder what the frell are they up to? Home goes Afrika! Or maybe not...
With an "K" ;o
'K' for the Afrika word is our Afrikaans language and if thy did say 'C'in Africa, that wil be the English word, im from Namibia where i was born in South Africa. Wel i think this wil be an intresting 'GAME' where u might hunt animals or explore, if not it wil be a nice screen saver like the Aqua fish tank. Maybe thy bringing a closer versio game like the PC Afrika game. Sound good!!
Been trophy hunting in South Africa before. Afrikaans is crazy sounding language. A bit of a mix between Dutch and native African languages if I remember correctly right?
that's correct :)
Don't let your hopes down, eventhough you weapon of choice is just a camera. some interesting game mechanics can come out of this. Not saying it's Fatal-Frame type quality but something definately can be brewing, i just don't see Sony internal studio spending such a huge amount of resources on a game that won't make a splash. Most of Sony internal studio games have proven success so far, with the except probably to Genji so far.
Maybe this will be an educational thing...
The models look great but some of the environments do not. I wish Naught Dog provided some of Uncharted's assets in this game, it would look gorgeous if it had Uncharted's flora
But Uncharted is a finished game. Afrika isn't. Maybe they're still working on the environments. It looks pretty good so far.
Remember a few months ago when Uncharted looked like sh!t? Now it's one of the best looking games of any console. Afrika is not yet completed so we can't judge this game right now and speculate what will or will not happen. This is why I hate getting teased by trailers that show games that won't come out for a long time.
Uncharted is a gorgeous game, but the shrubbery in it is so static. Drake clips through 95% of all the bushes, grass, and leaves within the game. It hurts the graphical integrity of an otherwise stunning game. Everything in Afrika moves and reacts from what I've seen.
PASS. Go read a book.
EDIT: Umm because thats how much games cost at retail dumbf**k. And by the look of your lame avatar this would be the perfect game for you. Enjoy your $60 safari.
...And don't feed the animals.
and you know it's $60 how? .. and I highly doubt you read books.
didnt take me but 30 secs too pull it up on ebgames...
you are on the internet..the place where stupidity can be confirmed in less then 30 seconds.
Well I would rather play an interactive game about animals for 60 dollars, rather then reading a book. With that said, I would rather watch discovery channel for free :)
This is probably going to be released on the PSN, anyway. I doubt it'd hit retail.
what are you supposed to do in this game ? Just taking video of animals ? That's bullsh!it.
ever heard of pokemon snap?
want this to be a hunting game. Go pick up Cabelas or whatever it's called.
It's educational probably.
I seen this video 2 months ago on the japan web site.
So much potential.
If the developers turn this into a virtual world - Afrika - and give the animals and environment real-world characterics & AI then this is going to be a break through in the game industry.
A WHOLE LIVING ECOSYSTEM on your Playstation - virtual creatures living, dying and surviving in an ever changing environment.
Whether a survival game, hunting, scientific or tourist expedition, this game will rock if it is intended to be a virtual world with sandbox gameplay. Oh, please, let it be so.
Imagine all the various worlds and creatures - and ecosystems - for the future.
THIS IS - indeed - LIVING.
I dont know the concept...but it doesnt take a person in the know too understand what a terrible game this will be. and your little corporate speech is creepy as hell..take my bubbles...call me a hater...whatever.
Sorry diversity exist
So you equate one's excitement for virtual worlds - present and future - to being a creepy corporate speech.
There, there. Mommy will give you a hug.
If you can't see the future of virtual - fully functional - worlds in gaming then you sir are an idiot.
But if you honestly think this game will give you any of that and what you speak of you are way off your rocker....If they gave you a chance too hunt/spectate/play as the animals/play as a african hunter/play as a photographer/poacher...then it is all you speak of...but you and I both know its either going too be a tourist simulation/photography sim ...maybe im asking for too much? a game that gives you all those options. but my opinion is a virtual world too get excited about.
c_sol...so your saying shooting games give kids the idea of shooting people and bringing guns too school....i would say mental illness plays a bigger part then video games champ.
It could be very educational which will show a good side of gaming..unlike those shooting games(which i luv still)which it could prevent stupid kids from bringing guns to school & shooting young kids....
Most of you got HD Tvs. So get a cable with HD Discovery channel for 1 month ( comcast is good ) and watch it 24/7 till you hate jungles and animals. You also will be full of education
bought it for my parents for christmas :-)
is the SH!T on BD! Deep Sea is so relaxing... i can fall asleep to it... not to mention the sex voice of David Attenborough.... YES!... lol
Nice animals. I would like to shoot them in the head with a gun.
Wildlife is facing extinction and not only you want to kill the animals,you want to shoot them in the head? You cruel [email protected]
SONY.....GIVE ME A SNIPER RIFFLE!!!!
This game could be amazing if it's done right, but it still looks mechanical at this state.
If they can give the animals real life cycle's (drinking, eating, attacking, defending, sleeping, pooping, playing, breeding, nurturing) that are reflected by their environment and incorporate natural ambience like wind, animal noises, insects, true hd lighting and shadowing (framerate, tearing, pop-in, poor A.I. would absolutely kill this game) then this game could be a real bench mark in immersion and interactive education.
Slightly better graphics.
This game does remind me of Pokemon snap. but I hated pokemon snap, so if this game is like pokemon snap, then I will hate this game too. But I hope it not, because this game seem to have my attention every time something new is release about it.
Are you retarded? Dude go to your local eye doctor and get a check up on your eye. Because it seems that you can't see very well
As much as I hate to admit it, I actually had a lot of fun playing pokemon snap. And i know other people dont want to admit it, but it was a damn fun game lol
is that u choose an animal and live out an entire lifespan as that one animal...unfortunately with the potogs running around in that trailer its not looking that way...very dissappointing to me but what ever this game is more of a tech demo the a wide appealing game
That at least sounds interesting. You can't see that on the discovery channel as far as I know, I don't watch it a lot though. Still sounds like a better idea for it.
Living the animals life sounds way more exciting then running around with a camera...or how about being a african warrior looking for food for his family...stalking..hunting...b oth animal and man with different stalking techniques, living out both lives. a game of survival.
That's what I was originally hoping for when this game was unveiled. The concept of living as any animal in Africa with only one life and one objective: survive. The ability to carry out a full life cycle as a animal that could be a carnivore, herbivore, or omnivore that must physically carry out all it's needs. Also, the ability to mate and have offspring would create a greater responsibility and dependency. It's a whole new concept for sandbox games. Unfortunately, I don't think we'll ever see a game like that.
Looks very promising and interesting I just hope there were more details on the gameplay :)
Looks like art in motion. Very cool and innovative.
Seriously I hope it's a $30 game. =/
i didnt see the poachers, aids, or crazy gorilla's protecting diamonds in a weird unearthed city.