Excerpt: It's July 11 and I'm one of the first passengers to have come aboard The Ship. Dressed for the first time ever in a ball gown (honestly), I stroll through the corridors of a vast ocean liner listening to the haunting echoes of the kind of 1930's music that helped drive Jack Nicholson mad in The...
The Ship: Steaming Ahead at a Murder Party – Old vs New
8 October 2007
Excerpt: After months, nay, years of stress, who wouldn’t love a cruise? To get away from it all: work, bills, neighbors, family, reality tv. The Ship offers you the chance to forget your worldly cares and focus on one thing and one thing only: yourself. Specifically, yourself surviving.
Summary: The Ship offers exploration, investigation, survival, stealth, intrigue and murder across beautifully crafted decking and highly-polished interactive environments. Previously only available via Steam, the retail version of The Ship includes a single-player mode and update patches.
Excerpt: The Ship brings to the table what the Hitman series failed to deliver – multiplayer assasination. As you can probably imagine the gameplay mechanics had to be changed to accommodate the fact that players would probably notice a strange assassin walking amidst them.
wrap things up, I have to once again eschew how much I enjoyed playing The
Ship. It is one of the most fun and original FPS titles to come out in
years, and I've clocked more than my fair share of hours on this online
game since I found the hard drive space on my computer.
This wildly different take on Quake, The Sims, and Clue is off the wall and innovative.
26 July 2006
Summary: Cross-genre games typically take a walk on the mild side. You usually get something to the order of role-playing-game leveling up in a real-time strategy game, real-time-strategy combat in a role-playing game, or maybe a few adventure-style puzzles in a shooter.
Pros: Innovative premise blends shooter conventions with a murder-mystery theme, Quirky sense of black humor makes for laugh-out-loud murders, Wide variety of makeshift weapons, Shipboard maps feature inspired art-deco visuals
Cons: Griefers can fairly easily mess up online games, Solo mode is pretty much abysmal