Released today is a post apocalyptic survival adventure game called “I am alive”. After the earth suffers a series of catastrophic natural disasters it plunges into total collapse, and a lone man finds himself on the search for his family. Released today (march 7th) via the xbox live arcade and playstation networks, this game revolves heavily on survival tactics and climbing around the endlessly dilapidated wastelands. From what i understand I am alive is not really an action game but does feature some action game mechanics. You can utilize many different weapons that you come across in the wasteland, but scarcity makes using bullets or arrows a tough decision. Many of the other humans you come across in the wasteland may not want to talk to you and can shun you if you rub them the wrong way. Pulling out a gun may cause the people around you to put up their hands in fear, or strategically surround you in retaliation. The game heavily involves smart decision making, because you never know who you are going to come across. The over world exploration looks like a great time. Climbing downed skyscrapers, swinging from pipes, running through mashed up trains; it reminds me so much of prince of persia but set in a post apocalyptic environment. I am super excited to get my hands on this one! I am alive looks like a survival master piece and looks to add a new flavor to the post apocalyptic genre! Check out the trailer!
The Metal Gear series gets a face lift + new prosthetic limbs, and a new and interestingly action based battle system similar to that of the God of War’s and Castlevania Lord of Shadows of the gaming world. Metal Gear Rising – Revengence follows Metal Gear mystery man Raiden and his samurai-styled sword play in this straight up action title. Release date still unknown, but this trailer does leave plenty to the imagination about Raiden’s capabilities with a katana. Whether it’s slicing your enemies into 5 pieces or climbing onto bosses and chopping them down like Wolverine would a sentinel, this game may shock previous Metal Gear fans. Partly because it doesn’t seem like snake is even remotely in the game, but more because this game focuses on action and fast paced action movie – like cut scenes. This may be a new classic in the metal gear franchise, but only time will tell how the fans will react! Check out this HD trailer!