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Catapharact
14-10-05, 16:48
Well Looks Edios may not be the only firm releasing a game on a gun trotting femme fatale. Blizzard (the developers of Starcraft) will be releasing a shooter/adventure game based on the world of Starcraft in the first half of 2006.

The game puts you in control of Nova, a highly efficient and deadly Ghost operative.

http://media.g4tv.com/images/ttv/graphics/xplay/3433204.jpg

http://www.xbox.com/media/games/starcraftghost/sim-starcraftghost-0002.jpg

http://www.filecloud.com/img/sized/00/00/24/00002493.jpg


Well from what I have seen though the trailers, this game looks promising http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif .

http://www.blizzard.com/ghost/movies/

crux2
14-10-05, 16:58
That games been in developement for ages!

'bout time it came out.

Thorn
14-10-05, 17:06
Originally posted by crux2:
That games been in developement for ages!

'bout time it came out. I know! :rolleyes:

Catapharact
14-10-05, 17:14
Wellll they had a lot of bugs to take care of. The trailers still look a bit shakey.

The graphics however are out of this world! The Protoss units are so perfectly made, and as in the RTS world of Starcraft, extremely powerful (Gotta see what a psionic storm by a high templer.)

The multiplayer looks promising http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif . It seems like you aren't safe... even if you are bunkered up in a building.

[ 14. October 2005, 18:24: Message edited by: Catapharact ]

xMiSsCrOfTx
14-10-05, 17:20
Looks good to me! This is the first time I'm hearing about this game, but it looks worth at least renting, in my book anyway! Thanks for posting, Catapharact! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Neteru
14-10-05, 17:29
Competition? There is only one Lara Croft. Anything else is just a pale comparison trying to emulate the original.

Catapharact
14-10-05, 17:34
LOL! True, though Laracroft does not come with Optic Stealth ;) LOL!

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00008KTX2.01.PT02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Gotta say, the market is saturated with alternative genere's on past hits.

[ 14. October 2005, 18:36: Message edited by: Catapharact ]

crux2
14-10-05, 17:38
Is Starcraft: Ghost coming out for PC?

The trailer I saw on the Warcraft CD indicated a console-only game but its been a while since then.

A long shot, I know, but is there any chance?

Thorn
14-10-05, 17:43
Originally posted by Catapharact:
LOL! True, though Laracroft does not come with Optic Stealth ;) LOL!

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00008KTX2.01.PT02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Gotta say, the market is saturated with alternative genere's on past hits. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

Catapharact
14-10-05, 17:50
A VERY long shot crux2. They are already on their final stages of developement. Looks like it's gonna stay for counsole only I am afraid.

Just for you THORN ;) LOL:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/Catapharact/ss05.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/Catapharact/ss23.jpg

Anubis_AF
14-10-05, 17:54
She ain't all that. No way she's competing with Lara.

Thorn
14-10-05, 17:55
Oooooo I love it! Thankies! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v445/Thorny/emo/dance.gif

Catapharact
14-10-05, 18:00
Awwww, Anubis give her a chance ;) . She may be colder that Lara, but she is better when it comes to butt-kicking LOL!!! (Man I crack myself up sometimes.)

Anytime THORN :D .

[ 14. October 2005, 19:03: Message edited by: Catapharact ]

Grenade
14-10-05, 18:02
She reminds of Joanna Dark. Anyway that game looks great! :D

UNDERTAKER
14-10-05, 18:07
It looks nice, but we should all be cautious of games which have been delayed multiple times. We all remember AOD don't we?

SpiritWolf
14-10-05, 18:10
look at the graphics of the bad guys in those pictures......absolutly rubbish, and why is it that her optical camo looks like someone has dribbled on her......nope not even worth checkin out with lara so close, http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

i ain't gonna cheat on lara she'd kick my butt if she found out...... :eek:

Catapharact
14-10-05, 18:17
I swear if they introduce a shifty character like Kurtis, I am emptying my clip on him!

Wellll Spiritwolf, take a look at her abilities and calldowns and you may think twice ;) .

http://www.3dactionplanet.com/ghost/info/weapons.shtml

[ 14. October 2005, 19:21: Message edited by: Catapharact ]

Mona Sax
14-10-05, 19:11
Originally posted by Catapharact:
Gotta say, the market is saturated with alternative genere's on past hits. Command & Conquer: Renegade was kinda cool. It's the only one that comes to mind though.

Apofiss
14-10-05, 19:39
Hmm... somehow I have a feel that it's impossible Lara to have a competition. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif Anyway that game looks quite low-end.

Croft Raider
14-10-05, 20:01
The graphics look good, but this woman will never hold a candle to Lara! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

BoyTRaider
14-10-05, 20:12
LARA IS BETTER! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif
lol

Thorn
14-10-05, 20:19
Lara's only competition is the beautiful BloodRayne. ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v445/Thorny/BloodRayne/brayne.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v445/Thorny/BloodRayne/bloodrayne_net2.jpg

Grenade
14-10-05, 20:55
And Joanna

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1170/1127934345.jpg

MelikeLara
14-10-05, 21:25
in my mind all these don't even come close

T.Onix
14-10-05, 21:30
Neteru, you stole my words out from my lips!

Celephais
14-10-05, 21:39
Originally posted by Apofiss:
Hmm... somehow I have a feel that it's impossible Lara to have a competition. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif I thought Drakan was just as good as Tomb Raider. It was based largely on Tomb Raider yes but it had it's own unique twist on the genre. Flame if you want, (I don't mind) but that's how I feel.

SkyGirl
14-10-05, 21:44
uhr, that looks rubish this Nora...especially the graphics

Lara would defetnly win =D

Celephais
14-10-05, 21:49
Seeing as this is a Tomb Raider forum I cant' help but feel that most of the replies here are going to be somewhat predictable ;) http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif Ask who the greatest band is on a Beatles forum and who are most people going to say? And on a Roling Stones board? Right. On a Who board? Yep.

[ 14. October 2005, 23:15: Message edited by: Celephais ]

Thorn
14-10-05, 21:53
I attend a BloodRayne board too so... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif BloodRayne still owns! ;)

T.Onix
14-10-05, 22:13
Originally posted by Celephais:
Seeing as this is a Tomb Raider forum I cant' help but feel that most of the replies here are going to be somewhat predictable ;) http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif Ask who the greatest band is on a Beatles forums and who are most people going to say? And on a Roling Stones board? Right. On a Who board? Yep. Of course, but despite this being a Tomb Raider forum, TR was the first, you can't beat the original! and I find really difficult to have a competition after 7 games. (plus unfinished bussines, and the lost artifact, etc.)

[ 14. October 2005, 23:14: Message edited by: T.Onyx ]

Celephais
14-10-05, 22:23
Originally posted by T.Onyx:
TR was the first, you can't beat the original! The Wright brothers plane was first too in it's respective field. (as it were) ;) . I think it's possible for originals to be improved on. Has no space shooter since improved on Space Invaders? But I'm not saying that Tomb Raider is the gaming equivalent of The Wright Brothers plane or Space Invaders. It still holds up well today, and remains a favourite of mine. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

T.Onix
14-10-05, 22:32
I have no doubts on your arguements. They are totally true. But in the end a plane became something useful for men, while a game is a matter of taste. Certainly, when it comes to tastes, everyone here will vote for Lara, but I think that in the future, people will remember more TR than other female starred games.

I know some people nowadays who still love that pong game!!!! And others who won't change their atari's or Intellivisions!
Kisses

Legend
14-10-05, 22:33
Gun trotting femme fatale's come and go all the time, but Lara is always the only one left standing ;)

Soma Holiday
15-10-05, 00:21
The graphics remind me of Advent Rising......I'm getting it!!!

Catapharact
15-10-05, 13:53
Well, I am not gonna argue that Lara is great. I mean, she has held her own agaist hell and heaven, but those who have played the RTS Starcraft, know very well how deadly the ghost is ;) .

Ghost: The stealth operative of the Terran, the Ghost is a feared unit on the battle field, if it is seen. The common sound of "Nuclear Launch Detected" is enough to scare even the most stalwart player(s). The Ghost may, as seen, launch a nuclear weapon. Lockdown, another ability, freezes whatever mechanized unit it is used on. Cloak simply cloaks the Ghost from all units, save detectors.

Just to add on this:

Ghosts are highy intelligent, rumored even to have Psionic abilities, allowing them to instantaniouly know their opponent's movements and stategies. They are chosen in birth, but like Spartans from Halo, only those who have the required Psionic potential are chosen to become future Ghosts.

On Nova:

She's a highly trained Ghost operative, skillful in the arts of espionage and combat. Having endured 20 years of rigorous psionic, physical, and mental training has made her quite a dangerous force, one that her commander (a Terran named Hauler) is all too happy to use.

On top of all that, her abilities are amplified by her Hostile Environment Suit and her arsenal of high-tech weaponry.

Originally posted by Apofiss:
Anyway that game looks quite low-end. Wellll if you are complaining about the awkward proportions of the Terran maries and the firebats, well it's based upon the world of Starcraft, and trust me they are quite "Bulky" LOL!


LOL! And this just made me laugh. The game hasn't even gotten out yet, but already we see die hard fans of Nova LOL!!!

Click to view (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/Catapharact/25.jpg)*

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/Catapharact/26.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/Catapharact/23.jpg

*Converted large image to 'Click to view'. Catapharact, please keep posted images limited to a maximum width of 800 pixels. Any larger images can be posted as a link, as per my edit. Thanks. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

[ 15. October 2005, 16:37: Message edited by: Catapharact ]

ELEN
15-10-05, 14:48
Originally posted by Catapharact:
LOL! True, though Laracroft does not come with Optic Stealth ;) LOL!

But if she did, wouldn't this be a blatant copy? LOL!

Lara is unique!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks God she has a backpack and no-one can copy it :D

Catapharact
15-10-05, 14:54
Yeah gotta agree with you there ELEN:

Metal Gear introduced it, Halo "borrowed" the concept for it's Elites, and now Nova has it LOL!

However, the concept may have been Blizarrds alone http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif . The RTS Starcraft introduced Active Camoflauge concepts to Ghosts long before MGS or Bungie. So in a way, they copied her ;) .

(P.S. Awww, I got my guardian Angel looking over me :D . Thanks Net http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif )

[ 15. October 2005, 15:59: Message edited by: Catapharact ]

Grenade
15-10-05, 14:58
She looks like Rachel from Ninja Gaiden.

Angelina
16-10-05, 20:38
Hmmm, well I for one actually welcome any game that has a female as the main character, as long as it is a good game of course... ;)
Strong female characters with some attitude are gaming characters that I think make female gamers for instance identify more with the character they're taking that journey with on screen.... :cool:

So I don't really see the need to make it a competition, in my opinion it's a blessing every time we see that the lead characters have evolved from those sterotypical men that act like killing machines and that we now also get fierce ladies who are ready to stir things up a bit.... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif
( Now obviously I don't mean that all games starring males are like that, I'm just saying that I enjoy the fact that more women are appearing in games, adding that special female touch)

But of course I also think that Lara Croft is without doubt the obvious queen in the gaming world, considering her history and all! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif :cool:

Still that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy playing as for instance April Ryan in "The Longest Journey" and so on...
I'm about to play Beyond Good and Evil as well in a not too distant future, and from what I've heard we've got a pretty good female lead character there as well. :cool:

Of course these I mentioned here aren't exactly similar at all with Lara and Tomb Raider, I just wanted to mention a few other women in the gaming world. ;)

[ 16. October 2005, 21:40: Message edited by: Angelina ]

Mary CF
16-10-05, 21:26
Exactly, Lara was the first!

Besides, these aren't even the same style of game.

ben croft
16-10-05, 21:58
LARA IS BETTER!DITTO, Boyraider http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Catapharact
17-10-05, 13:31
Well Angie, she is certainly the kind of Character you can relate to ;) LOL! Blond hair, blue eyes... Sound familiar? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif LOL!

Overall, in agreement to the fact that more and more female protagonists are popping up in games. However, their intended purpose is for the wrong reasons. Guess Marketing comes before Morals *Sigh*

Well, Lara started the revolution, tehre is no doubt about that. However... could she be losing her crown to a future Gun Blazer? Time will tell ;) .

ELEN
17-10-05, 15:07
Originally posted by Catapharact:

Metal Gear introduced it, Halo "borrowed" the concept for it's Elites, and now Nova has it LOL!

However, the concept may have been Blizarrds alone http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif . The RTS Starcraft introduced Active Camoflauge concepts to Ghosts long before MGS or Bungie. So in a way, they copied her ;) .

If I tell you that I didn't understand anything, will you believe me? :D I haven't played any of these games http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

tombraider123
17-10-05, 15:29
I think lara would definatly win if she had competition!

Catapharact
17-10-05, 16:26
Originally posted by ELEN:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Catapharact:
[QUOTE]If I tell you that I didn't understand anything, will you believe me? :D I haven't played any of these games http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif LOL!!!!

In short; All these games thought it would be cool to have a charater that can go invisible LOL!

ben croft
17-10-05, 16:51
Cool avatar, tombraider123. Who's she? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Sofitegan
17-10-05, 17:08
what rating is this game? e.g, 12, 15, 18...

Grenade
17-10-05, 20:01
Originally posted by ben croft:
Cool avatar, tombraider123. Who's she? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif I've seen her before somewhere, I'll try to find out who she is lol.