Codemasters Reveals More Details For The Next Great FPS
Posted March 16, 2010 by (55)
Codemasters Reveals the Next Great FPS
Bodycount probably doesn’t mean anything to you right now. After you read this, it will.
Codemasters member Stuart Black is the man behind this new shooter monster that picks up and runs with Black‘s spirit. From the man who created “Black” last console generation (2006), we expect nothing else.
Stuart Black is a man who created a pioneer FPS. Black was a game with immensely interactive environments; a player was encouraged to blow up a guard tower rather than kill the guards inside; because they could, and it was fun. Almost everything in the game was destructible, or interactive. The graphics were great, and it featured game play that still sticks out in this writer’s mind.
Bodycount’s interactive environment can be summed up by the following: “Take a gun to a wooden weapons crate, and it will slowly, believably disintegrate, the wood chipping away to reveal a more stubborn metal frame and within an ammo box that sits atop a bundle of straw – shoot the ammo box and as you’d expect it’s fireworks time. None of which may sound thrilling in itself, but here’s the thing – this extent of destructibility extends to nearly everything in Bodycount’s world. Spray a vending machine with bullets and it’ll begin to tear itself apart convincingly until all that’s left is a metal skeleton and a pile of broken glass. It’s a first-person shooter with an exacting eye for the explosive.” (Martin Robinson, IGN)
If that doesn’t have you interested, please check yourself for a pulse. Bodycount’s single player follows main character John Doe as he blows up, shoots apart, and kills everything he (you) can. The game boasts an intriguing, mysterious story driven by testosterone through what will become one of the best game environments to date. The main character, John Doe, is “dragged out” of retirement by a shady organization named simply “The Network”. The player soon finds that the Network is not a good place to work, though, as Doe is drugged by the organization; then wakes up free falling from a few thousand feet in the air. A message scrolls across the screen, “Welcome to the Network. Your safety is our concern.”
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