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Advent Rising (XBOX) - $6.90 at GoGamer.com


#1 Karyyk   Brooding Insomniac CAGiversary!   374 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2007 - 08:24 PM

Advent Rising (XBOX) for $6.90

http://www.gogamer.c...&extid=90021407

I know this game was panned by a good many reviewers, but I picked it up and loved it (enough to be extremely disappointed by the fact that the trilogy will never be finished). The game engine has some problems, but it's still fun, and the story is quite good (as it should be, since it was penned by Orson Scott Card, the author of Ender's Game, Ultimate Iron Man and many others). It also gets my vote for the best use of Force powers in a non-Star Wars game. Pick it up...for $6.90 you can't really go wrong.

#2 Gycot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   300 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2007 - 08:27 PM

Like Karyyk said - this game has some problems, definetely, but its still a great game. I have to say if i had to compare it to another game, i would say "what i expected halo2 single player to be like". And thats a good thing.

#3 FrankieFiero   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   336 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 08:36 PM

Hey... if they sell enough of them, maybe they'll bring back the $1,000,000 contest ???

#4 msdmoney   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2842 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2007 - 08:45 PM

It was a decent game, easily worth $6.90 plus shipping.

#5 Jobb   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   136 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2007 - 09:33 PM

Just note that the game isn't BC...

#6 psyanide82   Happy Happy Joy Joy CAGiversary!   241 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 09:44 PM

I read that Card did not write the story, but "assist" some other guys. Just so they could use his name. That was awhile ago, so I don't know if that's true or not.

#7 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   35945 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2007 - 09:48 PM

Just note that the game isn't BC...

Yeah, it's more important to have Barbie BC than games people actually care about.

And I think AR is an awesome game. The glitches/slowdown doesn't break the game as reviews might make you think. Very awesome game and worth the $6.90 without a doubt.

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#8 Karyyk   Brooding Insomniac CAGiversary!   374 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2007 - 09:50 PM

I stand corrected. While Card did not come up with the story (or at least all of it), after some digging I found out that he did write the dialogue and screenplay...

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 10:09 PM

If you don't want to pay the $8 shipping that gogamer charges, I saw this at Fry's today for $10. If it's a pretty good game like some of you'll are saying, I might have to go back and pick it up.
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#10 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   35945 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2007 - 10:12 PM

If you don't want to pay the $8 shipping that gogamer charges, I saw this at Fry's today for $10. If it's a pretty good game like some of you'll are saying, I might have to go back and pick it up.

Shipping is $2.59

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#11 supershammy   Hand-rolled and ice cold. CAGiversary!   1186 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 10:22 PM

If you find it at a KMART, it should be under $6 (unless it was pennied out and has been returned to 14.99). Definitely worth checking out if you have a KMART near you, this one was at every KMART I hit.

#12 nnthomas   meeble meeble CAGiversary!   3142 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2007 - 12:16 AM

Phenomenal game, buy it.

#13 Karyyk   Brooding Insomniac CAGiversary!   374 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2007 - 03:58 AM

Panned by the "experts," apparently loved by people who actually play their games...

#14 smitboy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   121 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2007 - 04:02 AM

This game was awesome. Major slow-down at points, but a great game and a nice story. Wish they would have finished the trilogy. And I loved Tallarico's score for the music, too. I have no idea why critics almost universally hated this game. I think it was just a fad to hate this game. Everyone who played it seemed to like it pretty well. Not Halo, but certainly not Brute Force either.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 04:06 AM

[quote=smitboy;2670777 Brute Force [/quote]

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#16 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   35945 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2007 - 04:09 AM

This game was awesome. Major slow-down at points, but a great game and a nice story. Wish they would have finished the trilogy. And I loved Tallarico's score for the music, too. I have no idea why critics almost universally hated this game. I think it was just a fad to hate this game. Everyone who played it seemed to like it pretty well. Not Halo, but certainly not Brute Force either.

Yeah, I agree about the music. I liked it so much I ended up buying the soundtrack, and I'm not one that listens to very much music at all, but I just had to have it.

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#17 Skexis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   237 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2007 - 04:47 AM

I think the major problem I had with this game was the poor organization/storyboarding. The cutscenes didn't always lead into the action, and some of the objectives weren't laid out clearly for the player.

Still, it's one of the better action games I've played, mostly because of the psychic skills. It kinda reminds me of P.N.03 in a way.

It does also have a few bugs, though, so be aware and save often.

#18 SilverPaw750   WHARRGARBL CAGiversary!   2085 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 04:48 AM

I've heard the PC version is much improved...is there any truth to this?

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#19 Skexis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   237 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2007 - 04:50 AM

I couldn't tell you much about the X-box version, but even patched I had some trouble with the PC version. It crashed a couple of times along the way, but the crashes seemed to be linked to the autosave feature, so I could just start the game up again where I left off, no problem.

Just make sure you have a joystick. You don't want to mess with the "flick targeting" system in this game unless you have a joystick.

[Edit]: Uh, by joystick, I of course mean gamepad.

#20 Hoffgod   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   329 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2007 - 06:21 AM

Not sure how this compares to GS & EB's used price (I remember I picked it up in November for around $8 or so), but anything under $10 is a great price for Advent Rising.
If you haven't played this game, buy it. It's unrefined, but if you can get beyond it being rather rough around the edges you'll find a great game awaiting you.
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Posted 16 February 2007 - 07:31 AM

Thanks OP. In for one.

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#22 disgaeaea   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   276 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2007 - 09:27 AM

dont have the game but i listened to the soundtrack, and it's freaking awesome

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 09:39 AM

So, this is another game in the vein of Psi-Ops(excellent game, imo) and Second Sight? I've seen it at multiple KMarts by me, but heard it had some problems, so I didn't pick it up.

If I can find it at a Kmart for the right price(IE it's not pennied out or back up to over $4-5), then I think I'll pick it up and add it to my ever growing list of last gen titles to complete.

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#24 Gycot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   300 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2007 - 01:06 PM

I would hesitate to put it in with psiops/second sight. It has some powers similar to those titles, but the whole scope feels bigger in Advent Rising.

#25 Rage Goblin   The Hardest of Core CAGiversary!   306 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 01:13 PM

Thanks, OP. I bit.

#26 ihavenolife123   Doing what I shouldn't CAGiversary!   657 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 04:20 PM

im thinking about waiting for a gamestop B2G1 and do Manhunt, Road to hill 30, and this one.

#27 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   4049 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 05:42 PM

There's already a B2G1 promotion going on at Gamestop for Xbox games. I think it ends Sunday.

#28 rebenns   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   852 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2007 - 07:38 PM

[quote name='IAmTheCheapestGamer']So, this is another game in the vein of Psi-Ops(excellent game, imo) and Second Sight? I've seen it at multiple KMarts by me, but heard it had some problems, so I didn't pick it up.

The general consensus is that it was a really ambitious game with a great story line, but was rushed to retail so it could be buried in the "holiday rush" (why do publishers always do this?), and as such had many flaws and bugs in the game engine. Many described it as a Beta in retail packaging. Still, for $6.90, it's probably worth a shot - if your XBOX 1 still works.

#29 rebenns   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   852 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2007 - 02:18 AM

[quote name='whoknows']Yeah, it's more important to have Barbie BC than games people actually care about.

Barbie and other games share similar code, so when they port a game people do want (in this case Grand Theft Auto - I'm not joking) they also port the games that use the same engine with little or no effort.

Shame this isn't BC.