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1UP: Chronicles of Riddick: Assault On Dark Athena Preview

1UP writes: "Seeing that phrase emblazoned in large letters in, well, the courtyard of a space prison officially changed my thinking from "This Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay game seems pretty cool" to "Oh, damn, this Riddick game's so awesome."

Let me rewind a bit. Riddick has a fantastic opening, where you (as the titular Riddick, meaning you're playing Vin Diesel playing Riddick) step off the prison transport and into Butcher Bay prison, and the first thing that happens is you snap someone's neck and make an escape. Except, you don't. It's all a fantasy, but even for a typical dream-sequence opening, it's incredibly visceral and sets the harsh, dark sci-fi tone of the game. You proceed into the prison and acclimate to stuff like dialogue with major characters, the layout of the prison, the "do me a favor, and I do you a solid" quest structure, a melee combat system that's full of space shivs, and so forth. Everything to date is, as mentioned,
pretty cool.'"

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