Excerpt: Afrika is a very impressive game, and something I never expected from Natsume. Afrika in essence teaches players how to be a photo journalist in Africa. Players have a guide who drives them to locations, and then can get out of the jeep and try and get good shots of the animals. There are plenty of requests for things like a giraffe drinking. The coolest thing about this Playstation 3 (PS3) game is it rewards patience.
Excerpt: I am not one of those people who can best be categorized as “twitch gamers;” i.e., I need constant motion on the screen, and my fingers always need to be in the process of pressing buttons. I’m a patient individual, I enjoy great storylines in games, and I like taking my time and relishing various elements like the environment, backdrops, atmosphere, and overall attitude and style.
Conclusion: There are a few other issues that prove to be frustrating in Section 8 . Certain deployable vehicles and weapons seem too overpowered. The heavy armor is absolutely devastating, and once in use, always translates to instant death for surrounding opponents. Further, the default movement speed is agonizingly slow.
Summary: Afrika is not only the best looking game I have ever played, but it’s the best game I’ve played for the PS3 all year. Yes I said it. The combination of jaw dropping visuals, life-like animals, one of the best classical scores I’ve ever heard in a video game and the overall experience had me import the original months ago. Now it’s your turn to see why this game was a PS3 best seller in Asia and just how soothing and awesome it can be.
Conclusion: AFRIKA is certainly not for everyone, but for the nature enthusiast or those simply looking for a soothing break from all the carnage, the mere act of roaming the savannah and wondering at the sights presented to you is deeply rewarding. It’s disappointing Sony USA has shown little interest in AFRIKA; perhaps another publisher willing to take a chance on the noncompetitive will do the world a favor and license it. Showing Page 1 ( of 1 ) 1 View the discussion thread.