Hey Dtoid. I know my telling you what to do with your money is sort of pig headed of me and I apologize. I just wanted to get my point across.
Via Gonintendo I was made aware of an Interview on MTV's Multiplayer blog concerning developers over at THQ who are making 'Deadly Creatures'. The game looks pretty unique, and actually good, in my opinion.
This is sort of a theatrical trailer, its a little lame but it sort of encompass all that I think makes the game look promising.
The unique perspective.
How often do you see the world through the eyes of an arachnid. The environments are varied and detailed. More effort put in here than in the average Wii game, it's true. The sense of scale is an interesting change as is the lack of human enemies, which brings me to my next point...
Interesting Narrative presentation.
If you didn't notice Dennis Hopper and Billy Bob Thorton are providing voices for the only human characters in the game. They seem to have something to hid- presumably a body- and we are drip fed simple narrative points as eavesdroppers. This technique should bode well for suspense. It's something unique and I'm always looking forward to new experiences.
That IS a horrible pun, yes. As far as I've heard the game runs well. Moving on, combat looks methodical, this isn't God of War, there will be no hack n' slashing going on here. It seems to depend on beating bugs in until they're weak enough for a final QTE, which may get annoying I'll admit. What is welcome though is the fact that we won't be controlling one but two different arachnids. The Scorpion is the 'tank' character while the Tarantula offers stealth game play. I'm looking forward to the mixture, hopefully they can pace it out right.
If you haven't read the brief interview I'll fill you in. Essentially the sales of this game decide the fate of this developer. If the game sells, they will continue to feed us these sorts of unique experiences, if not, they are again relegated to Mini-Games.
I'm just trying to do as much as I can to save these artists from having to create something they hate- I know how it is, its a horrible thing to be forced to. I won't lie though, this is also a bit selfish of me as I really really want to see more from these guys, and less mini-games on my Wii.
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About perrione of us since 8:30 AM on 11.17.2006
Hey Dtoid. Welcome to perritoid!
I'm a 23 year old artist/teacher. While in University I experimented mostly with Animation, Video, and Games.
The lovely [dearly departed] Anthony Burch* featured the fruits of my experimentation here on Destructoid as part of the Indie Nation Series Which probably is one of the coolest things that has ever happened to me! One of many reasons why I love Destructoid.
*The [formerly] Resident Person Named Anthony Who Isn't Anthony Perri.
My first console was the SNES. It remains my favourite, and I've been playing games ever since without pause. Recently I've been a little burned out on the modern sensibilities of a suddenly overwhelmingly Western market. Most of the HD games don't appeal to me.
I currently live in Korea where I teach english and avoid Starcraft [and the north].
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Header photo by Dario Ayala, 08
Edited by Anthony Perri, 09