Review: Afrika

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Seems like a giant waste of time, as far as I'm concerned. If I'd want to photograph animals that badly, I'd go on vacation and do it for real. But playing games with hardly any story, that lets you do something you can do in real life? By doing that, I wouldn't have been able to shake the feeling that I was wasting my life.

It's like the Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom...except I find myself caring a lot less. I think I'll pass.

The_root_of_all_evil:
I feel a song coming on

you sir are a legend, have wanted to hear this song again for ages but could not remember who did it or what it was called. lol you have put the icing on a great day for me :D

I thought you said said antifa.
lol

300lb. Samoan:

hey Root, I know I just got finished lecturing about poodlerock in the REO Speedwagon thread, so this might come as a surprise. I was surprised too, but I really enjoyed that song just now, never listened to the whole thing. Thanks for posting it. but it's totally not metal!!! ;)

S'alrite.

lazy_bum:

you sir are a legend, have wanted to hear this song again for ages but could not remember who did it or what it was called. lol you have put the icing on a great day for me :D

Just doing my job, citizen. Root, AWAY!

Almost like taking wildlife photos in real life!! Minus the bugs, heat, nasty tents, and problems with being attacked by bandits and/or soldiers. Also, the player character looks....smexy. In a scientist kind of way.

Mariena:
Susan Arendt now knows the answer to the question, "Where can you see lions?"

So do I! Kenya. Lions and tigers only in Kenya.

A Tiger? In Africa?

Skip to about 1:21 if you can't wait.

Picked the game up after reading this, and I'm glad I did. Natsume seems to have a way of making what seem like menial everyday tasks and making them fun. To me, it almost feels a bit like a sniper game, sneaking up on your target and waiting for just the right moment to take the shot, then slinking away.

Dude, I gotta say it. This game looks GREAT! I've played and beaten Pokemon Snap a few times and I've wanted a similar yet non-Pokemon version of that game for some time now. I'm glad to see that an apparent sh*t-ton of effort went into a realistic game that looks and feels like the wilderness of Africa. Now all I need is a PS3 and a reliable source of income that covers more than just my rent and food (ie a second job).

finally something to tempt me into getting a ps3

This game is completly pointless. You can get the exact same effect by watching a documentary and pausing it.

And the graphics would be better

I was almost hoping for Farcry2 with all the armed soldiers exchanged for animals acting natural... Still looks pretty intresting though.

Susan Arendt:
as opposed to searching blindly all over the various map locations.

well... to be fair, in a real safari they do have their ponds and areas of living, i know animals dont always stay there but for what i have watched in Discovery Channel, when hunting for pictures or videos, the guides take them to the places where they usually hang out

but if the issue is that there is only 1 pond for each water animal and its the size of say your backyard pool i can see why it would be kind of anoying...

regarding your meerkat photo Susan, maybe you should go to comparethemeerkats.com, where we compare meerkats!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ust9YBlEfY

Sorry couldn't help it.

Anyway, I shall be buying this game, purely on the basis that its different and having a few hours to burn why not spend that time on a different sort of game.

ColdStorage:
regarding your meerkat photo Susan, maybe you should go to comparethemeerkats.com, where we compare meerkats!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ust9YBlEfY

Sorry couldn't help it.

Anyway, I shall be buying this game, purely on the basis that its different and having a few hours to burn why not spend that time on a different sort of game.

Ok, that...was absolutely hilarious.

Susan Arendt:

ColdStorage:
regarding your meerkat photo Susan, maybe you should go to comparethemeerkats.com, where we compare meerkats!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ust9YBlEfY

Sorry couldn't help it.

Anyway, I shall be buying this game, purely on the basis that its different and having a few hours to burn why not spend that time on a different sort of game.

Ok, that...was absolutely hilarious.

You must have come accross Alexandr Orlov and his meerkat antics before?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0AKC3wZdw4&feature=related

the upgrade to computamabob
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71hnoVqwkGo&NR=1

Anyway, back to where it began... IN AFRIKA KAKAKAKA
sorry, I'm on a thread regarding the must chilled out game ever (possibly) and i'm acting like i've got ADHD, so can you die in the game?.

Also watching the review supplement I get the distinct feeling of "its not quite right" its like the uncanny valley biting me in the face, seeing that cheetah take down that springbok didn't feel right to me.

ColdStorage:

You must have come accross Alexandr Orlov and his meerkat antics before?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0AKC3wZdw4&feature=related

the upgrade to computamabob
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71hnoVqwkGo&NR=1

Anyway, back to where it began... IN AFRIKA KAKAKAKA
sorry, I'm on a thread regarding the must chilled out game ever (possibly) and i'm acting like i've got ADHD, so can you die in the game?.

Also watching the review supplement I get the distinct feeling of "its not quite right" its like the uncanny valley biting me in the face, seeing that cheetah take down that springbok didn't feel right to me.

Sigh...didn't read the review, did you? Sad making.

The animation in the actual game is, bizarrely enough, actually better than the cinemas, like the cheetah taking down the impala. (Or was it a gazelle? Anyway.) The animals move far more realistically in the regular course of the game than they do during those "dramatic moment" cutscenes.

Susan Arendt:

ColdStorage:

You must have come accross Alexandr Orlov and his meerkat antics before?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0AKC3wZdw4&feature=related

the upgrade to computamabob
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71hnoVqwkGo&NR=1

Anyway, back to where it began... IN AFRIKA KAKAKAKA
sorry, I'm on a thread regarding the must chilled out game ever (possibly) and i'm acting like i've got ADHD, so can you die in the game?.

Also watching the review supplement I get the distinct feeling of "its not quite right" its like the uncanny valley biting me in the face, seeing that cheetah take down that springbok didn't feel right to me.

Sigh...didn't read the review, did you? Sad making.

The animation in the actual game is, bizarrely enough, actually better than the cinemas, like the cheetah taking down the impala. (Or was it a gazelle? Anyway.) The animals move far more realistically in the regular course of the game than they do during those "dramatic moment" cutscenes.

awwww, i'm so sorry, I read half of the review then got caught up with the video and your voice.

I blame you.

But i'm sorry, I didn't mean to make you sad, your my fav voice on here, i'm sorry. I'll read it now!

yup, from what i've seen throw some pokemon in there would be a game i could get into, but who the fuck wants to look at regular old real animals, pfft...i can see them any time! looks out the win...ok turn on the animal channel at the right time! i want a re-make of pokemon snap for shizzle! or like a monster safari game, were its made up creatures, made up environment, with made up natures and actions. something out of the plane old normal, i saw all those animals watch Steve Erwin (who was my hero) 7 years ago!

this kind of game would be awesome with the cryengine...

It's probably one of those games that I will never get and will always be bothered about never getting.

How much is it sold at? No way I'm getting it at full price, but if it ever dropped I might check it out... then again I'm from Europe...

For the price of a PS3 and the get up, you can go down to your local zoo with a camera and take photos of animals. Its no the same thing be it, but the photos in this game will never be quite the same. Plus, seriously that shot of the meerkat sucked. I hope there are lenses that let you zoom in real close because they is annoying small.

Hmm went into this just watching a review because I was bored and somehow feel I should get this at some point. But just to be safe I'm gonna watch the review frame by frame to check for subliminal advertisement and black magic.

Susan Arendt:
Review: Afrika

It's like Pokemon Snap, but with fewer snorlaxes and more elephants.

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except in the video supplement it looked like that elephant was going to kick your ass.

It looked interesting and fun even if I would get impatient waiting and all, it'd be a nice change of pace to do something relaxing like hardcore nature photography.

I did have one question. What would happen if you drove that little jeep of yours into one of those animals? I know they run away...but you are in a jeep, you have to be able to catch up to something.

Mariena:
Lions and tigers only in Kenya.

"A tiger? In Africa?"

And so the Monty Python quoting madness begins.

Hmmmnnn, not my thing.

The_root_of_all_evil:
I feel a song coming on

You Monster! Your evil knows no bounds!

Surely this should have been released on Wii and/or PC. That's where the market would have been for this type of game. I just can't see it selling many copies to the PS3 kids.

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