Half-Life 2 is Not Like Communism
2 may be going gold in about 2-3 months, according to a news
item at Gamespot.com. But then again, communism is supposed to
work as an ideal form of government.
said we were planning on delivering the game to Sierra in
August...to the best of our admittedly weak planning abilities, we
are looking at August," said the Valve CEO", Gabe
least he does admit that their planning abilities are pretty
pathetic. However, if this pan out to be true, we could expect
Half-Life 2 is come along and mess things up for those of us who
believe Molyneux's claim that Fable will come to us in September.
So, if you want a good game in September (maybe late August if by
August Newell means the 1st of August), you now have two almost
empty promises. Here's to hoping for the best.
Arc the Lad: The Next Generation
As told in Gamespot; Arc
the Lad: Generation will be a new game from the Arc the Lad
world taking place about 5 years after the end of AtL:TotS. However,
the game style is departing from the good old strategy mechanisms
used in previous Arc games. This time the game will feature a more
action based system in which, Edda (the protagonist) will use stick
fighting, magic, and whatever else to face the forces of evil.
Not too many details are related
yet about the story of the new Arc game, except that Edda is an
orphan who lives with a tribe of Hemo-ji (if you haven't plaed
AtL:TotS, Hemo-ji are small humanoids who look a lot like furry
troll dolls). One day Edda finds an archeologist washed up on the
beach and before long he learns that he has the powers of an
exorcist locked with him. This prompts Edda to start a journey with
one of his friends.
As a fan of strategic games, and
in particular Arc games, I find the departure from strategic fights
into the realm of action to be disconcerting. However, the change
can be interesting since AtL:TotS definitely has a world worthy of a
grand scale action/adventure title. This is a world worthy of a
Zelda-style adventure...hopefully Sony doesn't drop the ball on this
AtL:G is expected in Japan in the