Conclusion: Advent Rising quite simply, is a very good action game that lacks the polish needed to be considered a “must-have” title. Aside from the many flaws, this is a game that has enough flair to keep you playing through to the end. It could have been longer, it could have been better, but in the end you’re left with an above average and satisfying gaming experience.
Excerpt: There was obviously a lot of ambition placed behind Advent Rising . Publisher Majesco worked hard to promote the game, even going so far as to put the game trailer in theaters and attach a contest to the game. Even with all of that, the game stumbled under it's own ambition. Featuring a script co-written by famous author Orson Scott Card, the story, while not the most innovate piece of literature, proved to be interesting enough to keep the average gamer interested.
Pros: Nice sci-fi theme, Voice acting really sells a decent script, Lots of gun and power-basd action
Cons: Graphics are inconsistent at best, Framerate can give you whiplash, Flick targeting conflicts with camera control
Conclusion: game for the PC and Xbox. Throughout the universe humans are thought to be almost a myth as no one has actually seen or met one of their race, but most civilizations believe that upon their return they will unite the universe and ring in a new age. However, the Seekers don’t share this sentiment as they fear the power of the humans and know that this legendary race does indeed exist.
Excerpt: Advent Rising is a game that has gained a lot of attention since it was first announced a few years ago, most notably since the game's narrative was being penned by Orson Scott Card, best known for the “Ender” series. As is usually the case in the game industry, lots of attention means lots of pressure -- which is something Advent Rising was working under, and it shows.
Conclusion: A very compelling storyline, with lots of potential, but unfortunately dampened by a bad framerate and one too many glitches. Overall, it is definitely worth the play, even if itâ€™s just a rental. There have been games in the past that have had problems similar to Advent Rising, but still manage to garner a following. Hopefully, GlyphX will look at the mistakes within this game, and make the second installment, most likely for the Xbox 360, all that much better.
Excerpt: I’m a guy. Therefore, I’m genetically inclined to be keen on futuristic weapons, space travel, funky-looking aliens and pretty much anything else sci-fi related. Now, before you scold me for using a stereotype to draw a sweeping and potentially simple-minded assumption, let me just add that I’ve actually seen a seemingly innocuous “Star Trek vs. Star Wars” argument almost come to blows. So yeah, guys love them some sci-fi.
Excerpt: Advent Rising is a title I have been waiting on for the past several years. Majesco has been shown off this title in their E3 booth for multiple years and finally-after the longest wait-the game shipped to retailers. Combined with a "Million Dollar" contest, a huge advertising campaign, and even special previews before the premiere of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, this title was guaranteed to be a hit.