Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Garside, 5 Jan 2007.
Nice. That's a good effort on their part. I thought the worst after that scandal a while ago, where half the team got sacked or whatever. Then again, they've had long enough to make it, haven't they?
Looks minty fresh. Source enginey though.
wow impressive. i just hope the gameplay is good otherwise its a waste..
Visuals looks alright...has a HL2 sort-of look to it. The digital recreation of real-world environments is pretty much spot on.
Yea, it looks quite familiar to the photos, but I dont give a damm if it looks like the real deal as long as the gameplay sucks so I'll wait for some gameplay trailers 'till I make my jugement
Tbh I'm really looking forward to that game though
Sorry was a typo!
Is this based on the Russian film, 'Stalker' by Andrei Tarkovsky , where they go into 'the zone', or just coincidence?
It's an abbreviation, like F.E.A.R. stand for First Extraction Assualt Recon
This is one game im looking forward to this an Crysis anyway
The graphics look good and the gameplay should be good, so lets hope it is.
Very slick... I remeber reading over the site about that girl that rides her motorcycle through the "zone". The creepy atmosphere that was portrayed in her photos seems to shine right on through the digital versions.
Can't wait to see this... multiplayer deathmatch around the reactor... very cool.
I played this in Edinburgh in August 2004... It sure has come a long way.
It is indeed based on the film "Stalker".
Although the film "Stalker" is not actually set near Chernobyl (it makes no reference as to where 'the zone' is), there are some sinister connections.
In "Stalker" an allusion is made to some kind of man-made large-scale disaster which has created 'the zone': an area where normal laws of physics no longer apply. The film is loosely based on the novel Roadside Picnic by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky, in which 'the Zone' is full of strange artifacts and phenomena that defy known science (except that in Roadside Picnic the suggestion is that Zones are places where aliens had once landed, not with intention to make contact with us, but similarly to when we have no idea what happens with all the tiny creatures when we pack up the picnic and leave the trash behind...).
Stalker was mainly filmed at a deserted hydro power plant on the Jägala river near Tallinn, Estonia; upriver was a chemical plant which dumped poisonous liquids downstream. There is even a shot of this in Stalker: snow falling in the summer and white foam floating down the river. Many crew members had allergic reactions and several died a few years later of cancer.
It is suspected that the 1957 accident in the Mayak nuclear fuel reprocessing plant, which resulted in a several thousand square kilometer deserted "zone" outside the reactor, may have influenced this film. Others say the film is prophetic, foretelling the Chernobyl disaster: in the Stalker one of the explanations given for the Zone's origin was 'a breakdown at the fourth bunker'. This was six years before the fourth reactor in Chernobyl exploded.
In one scene of the film, Revelation 8:7-11 is quoted:
"The third angel blew his trumpet; and a great star shot from the sky, flaming like a torch; and it fell on a third of the rivers and springs. The name of the star was Wormwood; and a third of the water turned to wormwood, people in great numbers died of the water because it had been poisoned."
"Chernobyl" is Russian for "wormwood".
Hmm how long has this game been in development?
Did they change the rendering engine again?
lets hope duke nukem forever comes out at the same time as this....
So is the film actually any good? It sounds quite interesting.
That's some freaky stuff there Nexxo...
I saw the preliminary photos they took when they came up with the idea, and have anxiously waited for the release.. Never thought it would be released, but it looks like the community around it was strong.. I remember the footage i saw as a kid years back, when the accident happended.. And for some strange reason i'd love to go there in person..
Looks great, on my wish list
Yeah, but never mind the fact that the other units in the Chernobyl reactor remainind in operation until ust a few years ago and that there are people living in the exclusion zone.
Or am I being pendantic again?
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