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Penumbra Overture: Episode One

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This is a truely unique game with most realistic gameplay that actually gives you the feeling that you are doing the movements, kinda similar to the Nintento Wii.

And this game being a horror is very well done!

Suggested to anyone seeking something new, different, strange, scary, and/or something to make you think!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Description

Penumbra: Overture is a first person adventure game which focuses on story, immersion and puzzles. Instead of using violence to progress the player has to use his/her wits to guide Philip on his quest to unravel the past.

Played from a first person viewpoint, Penumbra is very different from other adventure games. Not only is it powered by a 3D engine utilising cutting edge technology, it also has an advanced physics system which allow for a never before seen environment interaction. The player can open drawers, pull levers, pick up objects and more using natural mouse movements creating a highly interactive and immersive game world.

The weapon system differs from your average game; swinging a melee weapon is done using the mouse which increases the realistic feel of combat. Fighting enemies is not something best done with brute force though, in most situations fighting is a last resort and the player is often better of using his/her wits. The AI of the enemies will also do its best to hunt and scare the player. The creatures encountered can break down doors, use group co-ordination, interact with the physics and more.

Penumbra: Overture will keep players on the edge as they have to explore scary and immersive environments never knowing what is behind the next corner. The world is detailed, graphical as well as a story wise making the player feel part of the world as secrets are uncovered.

Features:

  • First part of a three episode story
  • Varied puzzles, based on physics with many different ways and tactics to solve each
  • Immersive and stimulating story
  • Cutting edge 3D graphic technologies with an advanced physics system
  • Advanced AI that lets the enemies use the environment and work together
  • Detailed and highly interactive environments
  • Environmental audio system to heighten the senses
Release date NZ
September 28th, 2007
UPC
5060143480096
Product ID
1547899

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