The able gamer has uploaded the newest Afrika Trailer for users without a Japanese store account to view.
That looks unique and very refreshing, it's good to see something like this. I hope they add all kinds of exotic animals that are hard to find that would make it very interesting.
It will be cool to explore... I really hope they have deep caves with bats and such. I wonder how they will deal with animal attacks tho. I can't imagine you can get up near a lion and survive very many times.
now that would be really cool if some animals attack you.
just some of the previous trailers,,it shows when you get close the animal charges and attacks
Would probably bump game to a teen rating tho. Although it looks like animals do attack each other. I wonder if they mate and give birth. How in depth will this game be :o
would you pay 60 for a game like this ? seriously though ----------- Off-Topic: Sony could continue working on The Getaway and Eight Days instead of this crap. Common people !!!
its actually cheaper than most games (at least in japan) so im guessing $40 if it comes to the US
Well first I would like to know more about the game but I think a 40 price tag on the psn would be right. Like I said before though, I want to see all kinds of animals in the game and I want to know details like can you get hurt and stuff like that.
The Japanese price for this game is on the cheaper side compared to other Japanese PS3 games, so it'll probably be cheap here. And to answer your question, Hell Yeah!! I'd rather play this, relax and learn something while having fun instead of just more brainless killing, there are already enough of those games. I only wish they would get a consistent frame rate because I do notice it during some scenes, and frame rate drops has always bothered me whenever it occurs in any next-gen game.
I'd like to see it as a PSN title thats between $30~$40. Maybe $30 with DLC that adds new animals and habitats or something.
I think it would be too big for a PSN title. You got real footage and pictures of each animal and stuff. You are supposed to roam Africa and find all sorts of animals, once you find them they are added to your library where you get footage/picture and descriptions of them. From Japanese magazine scans, the game is supposed to have real animal habitats and behavior so during day and night they'll act differently. It's more like a game w/ a encyclopedia for you to learn about animals in Africa.
This is been made but Sony Japan, not Sony Europe, who are the guys that were making 8 days, and Getaway. Anywho... i will totaly buy it first day without doubt if it's $40.
holy tit balls those graphics are awesome, i want it now.
It's wierd I keep watching this trailer, I'm actually very impressed with this games. I think you'll really feel like your in Africa when you play it.
The game looks really good. I wasn't haven't been interested in this game since E3 06, but now I really want to play it. Games like this will allow Sony to bring in more casual gamers, while giving the hardcore gamers something new to play. I feel this is more of an experience rather than a game, and I think that's the direction Sony should go with all their games. Allow players to experience something ranter than leading them through a linear story. As far as pricing goes I expect it to be $19.99 or $39.99 since those are the highest prices for games released on PSN thus far.
I don't even know if I'm getting this game, but it looks great and very interesting. Being able to explore the whole jungle and find cool spots to take pictures it's just awesome. Also it looks stunning.
At first I was excited. Then got a little less into it when I found out about the photographer gameplay. Then I thought it probably would be dope to travel around and admire these amazing graphics of these animals. So it's like I have some mixed feelings. However, if they can incorporate some Home integration, ie: using your Home avatar, co-op, etc. Count me in. That would be dope.
I don't see any Africans..
The guy driving the Jeep is black... So nobody tries to start that Resident Evil 5 "this game is racist" crap again OK? =) (Ahhh SH!T, I just realized, black guy driving a white guy... damn it somebody's gonna call this game racist...)
I hope you can customize your avatar in the game, that'd definetly add a more personal feel to it. The game looks great though I'm definetly buying it.
but this game somehow has made me very interested
[HD] AFRIKA Promotion Movie - 73.8MB, mpeg2, 1280x720, 0:01:31 http://videogamerx.gamedong...
this looks like a lot of fun
Why the hell is this not planned for european release?! It looks soothing :)
I wonder if you can take pictures of a lion's intestines as you get digested.
This is a day one buy for me i love lions so i'll spend all my time following and watching them.
thats a good philosophy, why not do it for real?
yeh! he can just pull the money out of his bursting bank account, drop every other responsibility in his life and fly to africa to take up time with the lions! damn why didnt we all think of this before!
Ali your sarcasm made me laugh :D but I agree with postedup. I mean if BlackCanary loves Lions so much why not try it sometime. Just for a week or so, And if he's not old enough yet maybe its something he should try later. Live life with no regrets and all that [email protected] you hear all the time. Its still true though
Graphics overall are impressive, especially the lighting and draw distance.
It's looks Amazing;-P
Once released in America it'll be... National Geographic Presents: African Safari or something along these lines. I just don't see it making a huge impact in the USA. I personally like it. It's like an interactive encyclopedia. Something like my daughter's Diego Safari on DS. He runs around with a camera taking pictures of animals and they are put in a scrapbook. Exactly like Afrika... Regardless, I'm buying.
I wonder... can the animals mate in the game?
.....even though thats a really wierd thought, it got me thinking. I wonder if the game changes around the year. Like if in spring you get the baby animals about, and in winter you get lions gathering nuts and stuff for hibernation
I know it's a weird thought. But I'm 16... I... can't help it. :(. It would be pretty cool if it had a "live" ecosystem going on, wouldn't it? Oh, and since it's Africa, I don't think animals would be hibernating.
I think they are intergrating it into HOME as well, so you can take a picture in Afrika then frame it and put it on your wall in your apartment, maybe even take some video footage of the animals and playback to your friends on the TV, that would be kinda cool, its basically a really really good encyclopedia where children and adults can learn about Afrika, animals and have fun at the same time. I`m all for this title, probably wont buy it on launch day but I will wait 3 or 4 mths then buy it.
so beautiful. Shame that it may not come to Europe. I might as well get the japanese version, all games are region free.
Really hope this game is on bluray and not exclusive to psn cos i want to import it from america. Cos the lovely folk at SCEE don't seem to think us europeans would be interested in this game
Indeed, they must think we just like shooting stuff over and over and over again! Sony, bring this game to the UK, please?
I want it. I'm not entirely sure what it is about but i want it. Didnt I read something about Europe not getting this though. Please say that was debunked because you may not have heard but I WANT IT! :D It was this kind of diversity in games that I loved my PS2 and that's what we need on PS3. Getting sick of all these FPS and military games with a few exceptions of course.
It looks amazing so far. If it's worth the money, I'll get it. It looks like a very calming game to play.
That and MGS4 of course ;) I think Sony is better at taking chances at new games that Microsoft or Nintendo. I don`t mean to say sequels are bad, and i don`t judge a game by the number behind it (after all i`m looking forward to MGS4), as long as they improve on the previous ones. But Sony with games like: - Loco Rocco - ICO - Shadow of the Colossus - LBP - Linger in the Shadows (if that can be called a game ??) And now Africa, shows that they`re capable of taking chances on games which belong to genres with few hits, take a refreshing perspective on a stale genre or start a new genre of their own. I think they deserve some credit for that, even though some of their games fall a bit short sometimes. For Africa specifically, i hope they capture the danger involved in taking pictures of dangerous animals. I saw they had a night level in it, which seemed great. Anyone know if they have a crock level ? That would be fun too ;) This have to come to Europe as well, damn SCEE if it dosn`t ;) Hope someone else publishes it here if not :)
I'm must admit, I lost interest in this game after they said it was just a photographer sim. But MY SON loves Animals, so it may make me think twice about getting this game just to play with him. @Monty the Great I see what your saying, but it is games like this that may change what people think the typical game should be, I never thought the Wii would be as appealing to the masses as it is and look, its trumping the 360 and PS3 with ease. So lets just see where they are going with this game. See what it has to offer, and who knows I may just buy it, for the family fun appeal.
are amazing. Some how you try to come off like this looks at all like it will be interesting. If you want to take pictures of wild life, buy a point and shoot camera and walk outside. And if you want to see africa and its wild life, watch national geographics. I can't really see this game doing well in sales or anything else.
not every game is meant to sell millions and millions of copies. This game is to provide gamers that love this type of games something to play. This has always been Sony's approach and why PS has won 2 gens in a row. As some have already commented. Sony take chances and they provide something fresh thank God. Not everyone likes watching non interactive documentries on TV and not everyone has the time or resources to go on Safari.
@above I'm not a fanboy and I plan to buy a ps3 and a Wii this year but even though it won't be a system seller, at least it's something different. Back on topic: At first when I saw this game at E3 2006 I thought this game would be alirght, but after looking at that trailer I definitely want to buy this game, reminds me of national geographic. I wonder how animals behave during the seasons or during the day and night.
This game is so so Next Gen! I can't wait,I love nature and to see it replicated at this quality on Bluray and Cell/RSX is a real treat,and having it being Exclusive only shows you what is in store for PS3!!! Although there have been some long waits, games like these tell me it is worth it!!
This game looks awesome!!!
I'm looking forward to the poaching bonus stages, lol Actually this looks like a nice break from everything else coming out this year. I hope they show more for "Aqua" I wonder if N. America is going to get it this year? At least it gives me enough time to work on my british narrating voice while I play
Afrika really looks great. I so hope this game comes out in the US because I am looking forward to this game.
I'm SO GLAD to see i'm not the only one begging for this game to be released in Europe and US. Maybe there's chance! Seriously, i've waited for a realistic nature sim for a looong time.. i really don't want to miss out on this one :/
i am buying this title. My nephew love animals. Sony is going for the educational/recreational lifestyle games as well like Nin which is a smart move. They have seen how important it is to really look at games outside of mainstream games like they did with singstar.
I want my 8 Days... but Afrika does look kinda cool.
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