| Game Title: Aquanox 2: Revelation |
Developer: Massive Development
Publisher: JoWooD Productions
Publisher in Russia: Russobit M
Release Date: August 2003
Minimum system requirements:
Pentium III 750 MHz, 128 MB RAM, 3D-graphics card with 32 MB RAM, 1 GB HDD
Official site: http://www.aquanox-revelation.com
Aquanox 2: Revelation - such is the proud name of the sequel - the very first minutes of the game gives the impression of a more serious project and, if anything, soundly. In the courtyard in 2666. Your name is William Drake, and you are very dissatisfied with their lives. Yes, and that it's good? Ongoing work irretrievably lost, money, as they say, not enough to swear by, but then there was the thought of Dad, missing a year ago under mysterious circumstances, absolutely jammed. Attack of the evil pirates on your mood of the underwater vehicle, of course, did not improve. Nevertheless, the reason for joy yet found. Drake'u saved lives and given the chance to become a full member of the gang. Here is the brief background. The story takes you.
And develop, it must be said, is nonlinear. More precisely, it is not linear. If the first Aquanox after tedious dialogues with grotesquely caricatured characters (which in the sequel turned into normal people) assumed only one course of action, then Aquanox 2: Revelation gladly puts branching structure of the missions. Of course, progress through the story will allow only one of the offered job, but the other will be an excellent tool for the bourgeois-capitalist development, that is to say their own enrichment.
Weapons in Aquanox 2: Revelation is divided into torpedoes, ballistic and EMP-guns. With the first two categories is clear: luptsuem of all the trunks and torpedo mines, leaving a wet spot on the adversary (pardon the pun). But EMP-guns are more accurate, damaging an enemy submarine power systems and conclusions, ultimately, it failed. For the most desperate pirates there and very very exotic thing - Vendetta Sniper, a kind of underwater sniper rifle (to the question of reconciling action'a and diving). Shot of this thing in the cockpit of a small unit immediately bring it down - pure and tasteful.
True, always use this trick will not work. During a large-scale hot battle you just do not give aim. Meanwhile, hot battles Aquanox 2: Revelation contains a good deal since in some cases, the player goes on a mission, accompanied by the brave companions. Unfortunately, the very mechanics of the battle from the time of the original game has not undergone significant changes. Maneuvering is still reduced to one-sided strafe, and the enemies again not particularly anxious to avoid the hit, often almost specifically "grabbing" the body shells. AI of your teammates is also, alas, is unremarkable.
In general, the impression Aquanox 2: Revelation leaves very positive. Beautiful graphics, detailed game world and the musical themes in the style of techno creates an exciting atmosphere and cause a desire to again and again sink into the ocean depths. And let the artificial intelligence has again brought. Let not shine with originality Mech combat. Let not quite perfect mezhmissionny interface. The main thing - the appeal, a kind of charm and style. And they Aquanox 2: Revelation has in abundance.