Wanted: Weapons Of Fate: A Surprise?
Now, we're typically not in the practice of turning your attention to games based on movies. All our intelligent readers are well aware of the reasons, but lately, we've seen an encouraging trend; a distinct rise in quality and refinement regarding interactive adaptations of films.
Could Wanted: Weapons of Fate be the next to really break through and provide gamers with a fantastic experience? We've seen multiple gameplay trailers, and we have to say, they're a little more impressive than we initially expected. Furthermore, we're starting to hear some solid behind-the-scenes information that keeps our interest piqued. Some have already spoken of the bullet-time system, which is reminiscent of the now-classic mechanic found in the Max Payne titles, and may have evolved in Wanted. Then there's a description of the supposedly excellent cover system, as provided by HipHopGamerShow:
"The cover system in Wanted shows a level of realism not seen anywhere else before. You can go behind cover and instead of the simple side to side action we see in most 3rd person shooters, you have the option to use the bullet time action effect when coming out of a cover which is amazing and adds to the experience of the game in a positive perspective. Another great aspect of the cover system is that if there is someone else directly behind the location where you’re covering, you can use a quick time action effect which is a close combat with the enemy that allows you to knife him or just simply melee him for the kill; unseen on any game before."
Now, we're not immediately willing to embrace the bold question made at the site ("Gears of War No Longer Has the Best Cover System?"), but the explanation is promising. Third-person shooters really have leaped ahead this generation, and let's not forget that 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand was surprisingly good. Therefore, we encourage all of you to pay close attention to the reviews when Weapons of Fate releases later this month (March 24). Of course, the game could still flop hardcore, but we like to remain optimists 'round here.
Related Game(s): Wanted: Weapons of Fate
3/8/2009 John Shepard