When a development studio announces plans to remake a classic game, the title's hardcore fans experience a bevy of emotions comparable to rekindling a fiery romance. Both situations require important factors to be considered. Will the attraction that first ignited your passion still burn with the same intensity? What daring new moves has your beau added to her romantic repertoire? Will there be exciting new areas to explore, or will she simply wear a new dress to conceal aesthetics that have classic appeal, but are ultimately tired when compared to the beauties of today?
With The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, developer Starbreeze aims to give you everything you loved about last generation's Escape from Butcher Bay, but with so much more than a fresh coat of paint. To put it bluntly, Dark Athena is the geeky girl with braces, ratty hair, a lumpy body and a great personality that you turned down in high school, only to find out at your five-year reunion that she became a Victoria's Secret model. Fortunately, that stellar personality is still intact, and she's willing to give you a second chance to see all that she had to offer back in study hall, plus five year's worth of sexy new additions.