X360, PS3 Monday, March 16, 2009 | 4:02 PM

Riddick DA Dev Diary #2

Riddick DA Dev Diary #2

Atari and Starbreeze released the second developer diary of The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena. The game's demo divided a lot of gamers, especially the rather rough PS3 one.


Dev Diary #2

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Commented on 2009-03-16 16:21:14
the graphics are alright, but the gameplay feels a bit dated imo. A good rental i guess.
Commented on 2009-03-16 16:33:21
What's wrong with the ps3 version?
Commented on 2009-03-16 16:36:06
I've played the demo on the PS3 and other than what romeo said about dated gameplay (IMO as well), there wasn't much wrong with it?

Framerate and everything was OK.....I'm curious as well about what was so rough about it?
Commented on 2009-03-16 17:18:50 In reply to masteratt
Posted by masteratt
Framerate and everything was OK.....I'm curious as well about what was so rough about it?
the same rough that was the ps3 version of The Darkness to the X360 one, maybe?
Commented on 2009-03-16 17:26:42 In reply to romeolives
Posted by romeolives
the graphics are alright, but the gameplay feels a bit dated imo. A good rental i guess.
Yeah, 100% rental for me too. There is no way to pay full price for this.
Demo was crap btw. I hope the full version is better. :)
Commented on 2009-03-16 18:01:44
When flawless gameplay is called 'dated', what could ever be called good?

The PS3 version roughness is just technical / graphical faults probably. You could say the PS3 version of RE5 is rough too by that logic. 360 version of this looks very good though.
Commented on 2009-03-16 18:36:04
The gameplay does feel a little dated, but no moreso than RE5 or MGS4. The slightly old-school design doesn't bother me. I just hope the emphasis is more on stealth and less on action compared to the demo. Regardless, I'll be picking it up, as Butcher Bay alone is worth the price of admission.
Commented on 2009-03-16 18:57:57 In reply to lastdual
Posted by lastdual
The gameplay does feel a little dated, but no moreso than RE5 or MGS4. The slightly old-school design doesn't bother me. I just hope the emphasis is more on stealth and less on action compared to the demo. Regardless, I'll be picking it up, as Butcher Bay alone is worth the price of admission.
I haven't played the demo yet but remember that in Butcher Bay there are all kinds of different gameplay so maybe the demo is just an action section?
Commented on 2009-03-16 20:11:42 In reply to romeolives
Posted by romeolives
the graphics are alright, but the gameplay feels a bit dated imo. A good rental i guess.
You should definitely give it a shot, even if you do just rent it. It's not about the gameplay as much as it is about the interesting experience. It delivers a better story/experience than 90% of all other fps games IMO. Top notch AAA shooters like Gears 2 and Killzone 2 will provide much better action, but they can't touch Riddick for the style, character, and overall experience.
Commented on 2009-03-16 20:47:35
Wait, what's the "outdated" gameplay? Stealth in a FPS? Brutal melee combat, even better than Condemned? A FPS where you can shoot out every light is outdated?
Commented on 2009-03-16 22:52:10
the demo shows exactly what to expect . And that's a game with great storylines and nice ideas (drone play).Original butcher bay was that sort of game too . I will buy this game when it comes out or later but i will play it . Maybe not for everyone but hey...plenty of other great games out there
Commented on 2009-03-16 23:05:49
HAhahaha Riddick outdated yea right ...
Commented on 2009-03-16 23:50:32 In reply to mykmarian
Posted by mykmarian
HAhahaha Riddick outdated yea right ...
I know! That's almost as bad as saying that Vin Diesel is outdated......oh wait.......
Commented on 2009-03-17 00:21:39 In reply to michaelob
Posted by michaelob
I know! That's almost as bad as saying that Vin Diesel is outdated......oh wait.......
Yeah, I think after The Pacifist...lol
Commented on 2009-03-17 18:31:44
"The game's demo divided a lot of gamers, especially the rather rough PS3 one."

Dangit Blim. I was really looking forward to them addressing this. Keep your asides to the chatbox you mook!

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