Saturday, December 06, 2008

Wanted: Weapons of Fate Hands-on (Xbox 360)

Upon the release this week of the Blu-Ray version of last summer’s successful action flick Wanted, starring Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman, Universal took the opportunity to give the gaming media a chance to actually get their hands on the game and try out the innovative cover and bullet curving systems. The game we saw has obviously come a long way from the first look we got at E3, and playing it shows that developer GRIN is doing their darndest to give gamers a truly exciting and brutal action-based shooter.

Story-wise, Wanted: Weapons of Fate is not just a re-telling of the movie’s plot. Beginning literally a few hours after the end of the movie’s events, Weapons of Fate has you playing as unwitting protagonist Wesley across a slew of new environments, as well as ones familiar from the flick, although somewhat changed by the ravages of time.

Just walking into the room where the event was being held at a bar/gallery-space in San Francisco’s SOMA district, we were immediately struck by how the game has progressed visually. It’s a third-person view that you’re working with, with that slightly askew angle popularized by Gears of War. Obviously this is important for the game’s cover system, which is what you use to build up all that cool adrenaline that lets you do neat stuff like curve bullets in the air. READ MORE.

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