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TBA 2000/2001

   Remember reading all of these allegations about a sequel to Ehrgeiz, and then you saw some screenshots of the rumored game running on the PS2. Technically the rumors weren't completely false, Square and Dream Factory (who are the developers of Ehrgeiz) have teamed up once again to bring you an unofficial secret to Ehrgeiz. The Bouncer is Square's newest masterpiece, and is a fighter with great expectations. Compared to other PS2 titles such as Tekken Tag Tournament and Gran Turismo 2000, The Bouncer is a game that stands out on its own. TTT is a 4th generation title and GT2000 is a 3rd generation title, but The Bouncer is the first (and hopefully not the last) title of its kind. So see how this Square marvel is looking so far.

   On a visual stand, The Bouncer is nearly perfection, just a hair away from TTT. The setting still has been hush-hush and Square won't reveal on the way the game is played. But it seems as if you roam around in areas fighting of baddies almost like a high budget Hollywood flick. But on the other hand since this game is being developed by Dream Factory, that could be The Bouncer's quest mode. I'm led to believe that because I have also seen 1 on 1 action shots of the game. Bun anyways back to the visuals, the game seems to be a lot of the PS2's power, such as anti-aliasing, Z-buffering and the other extra abilities that the PS2 has to offer.

   As was mentioned before, the gameplay is still not a very know factor, but I think its safe to say that The Bouncer does have a Quest Mode and a regular Fighting portion a lot like Ehrgeiz. It has also been said that the game may have some sort of story to it, but this time around there will be more depth involved in it. This may very well be the first Fighting/RPG game that anybody has pulled out.

   The Bouncer is really looking great, the characters also resemble the design of Final Fantasy characters and that's an excellent thing. Besides who knows maybe we all might see FF characters in here as well. TB (The Bouncer) was expected to be a launch title but Square had decided to release the game around summer time. This is one game that I am definitely looking forward to.

2/24/2000 SolidSnake

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