Cyberia 2: Resurrection
Now There's a Strange Thing! Cyberia was pretty good when it was released, but Biology has since taken the pc world by storm and made it look somewhat dull in comparison. Now Resurrection, the sequel to Cyberia. is about to be released, with adventure bits that look similar to BioForge, Funny that. Of course this could be cause for celebration if the makers of Resurrection succeed in creating a game to seriously compete with the totally awesome BioForge.
However, Derek McLeish, President and ceo of Xatrix (the development team behind the game) is not looking over his shoulder at past releases, but instead is sensibly preparing for the forthcoming onslaught of Cyberia lookalikes. He seems to think they've got things more or less in hand. He explains: "We've employed even better cutting edge technology to make Resurrection the best new game of its type for Christmas. While other publishers are eagerly planning to release Cybmu-like products, we've already raised the bar that much higher with Resurrection." Brave words and,from the demo we saw in the office, this is no idle boast.
Motion capture alert
Resurrection has a brand new combat engine which gives players much more involvement in the arcade sections. Also, there's all-new hand-to-hand combat, so you get to biff people as well as shoot at them, which is quite smart. The adventure sections have been made much more realistic, too. This is mainly down to Xatrix making a late entry into the 'Our motion capture technology is newer and better than anyone else's' competition, which all the software houses seem to be competing in.
However, new motion capture technology or not, Resurrection looks the absolute business. The gorgeous backgrounds for the shoot 'em up scenes that were so jaw-droppingly beautiful in the first game look even better in the second one. The adventure sections have been given a major overhaul too: you now have complete control over your character, as opposed to simply pressing an arrow key and watching him wonder about all by himself. New hot zones on the screen give you more interaction with the objects in your environment, and you have greater control over the difficulty levels (a good move - some of the action scenes in the original game were nigh on impossible, though admittedly this was partially down to a dodgy control system). To ensure lasting playability, it now has enemies that appear randomly in every new game, so it will seem different every time you play it.
We can't say whether or not all these new features and aesthetic tweaks will turn Resurrection into a BioForge-beater until we get our hands on the finished product.
Processor: PC compatible,
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode
Cyberia 2: Resurrection Screenshots
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