A common legend pervades the galaxy-that of a powerful, highly intelligent ancient race that will one day deliver the universe. They are known as Humans. The Advent of Humanity Begins...
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Veröffentlichung: 9. Aug. 2005

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“...has a lot to offer in terms of gameplay, story, and sound...it brings original ideas and a good dose of personality to a genre that often focuses too much on just shooting people in the face.”
79 – IGN

Über dieses Spiel

In der Galaxie gibt es eine Legende, die besagt, dass eines Tages eine mächtige, hochintelligente, alte Rasse das Universum beherrschen wird. Die Angehörigen dieser Rasse werden als Menschen bezeichnet.
Einige behaupten, sie sind der Messias. Andere wiederum glauben, es gibt sie nur in den Vorstellungen der jungen Leute. Die Seeker wissen jedoch um die Existenz von Menschen und sind davon überzeugt, dass sie einen Feind darstellen, der vernichtet werden muss. Die Seekr geben sich als friedvolle Forscher aus und durchstöbern dabei das Universum auf der Suche nach menschlichen Kolonien, die sie auszulöschen trachten. So war es zumindest bis jetzt.
In Zusammenarbeit mit dem preisgekrönten Science-Fiction-Autor Orson Scott Card hat GlyphX Games eine fesselnde Geschichte erfunden, die die Spieler in eine atemberaubende, intergalaktische Sage hineinversetzt.
Der Aufstieg der menschlichen Rasse beginnt jetzt...


    Mindestvoraussetzungen: Windows 2000/XP, Prozessor mit 2,0 GHz, 256 MB RAM, 128-MB-ATI 9000 oder höher oder 128-MB-GeForce 3 oder höher (außer GeForce 4 MX), mit DirectX 8.1 oder höher kompatible Soundkarte, DirectX 9.0 (im Download enthalten), mindestens 5,5 GB Festplattenspeicher, NVIDIA nForce- oder andere Hauptplatinen/Soundkarten, die mit dem für Dolby Digital Audio erforderlichen Dolby Digital Interactive Content Encoder ausgestattet sind, Windows-kompatible Tastatur und Maus
    Empfohlene Systemvoraussetzungen:Windows 2000/XP, 3,4-GHz-Prozessor, 512 MB RAM, 256 MB GeForce FX 5600 oder höher oder ATI Radeon 9600 oder höher, Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Soundkarte oder höher, Game Pad
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4 von 4 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 1. November 2015
Habe bisher erst 1 Std gespielt, kann aber sagen, dass dieses 10 Jahre alte Scifi-Action-Abenteuer sogar ein wenig Humor und Romantik beinhaltet und die Story einiges von Mass Effect hat (oder eher umgekehrt). Die Steuerung ist leicht gewöhnungsbedürftig, funktioniert nach einigen Anpassungen und paar Minuten Übung flüssig.

Allein von der Grafik darf man nicht allzu viel erwarten, da diese neben veraltet auch leicht buggy (habe aber nach 70 Min auch nichts gravierendes finden können) ist

10€ könnten etwas viel sein, aber im Sale oder über Humblebundle, {LINK ENTFERNT} oder Bundlestars eindeutig zu empfehlen.

8/10 würden mit Alien-MG und Raketenwerfer Akimbo-schießen
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. Januar
Kurz gespielt und das wars für mich. Einstieg - scheiße, Steuerung - auch nicht der Hit - erste Aufgabe erfüllt - Spiel stürzt ab. 99 ist das Spiel nicht wert, wenn es überhaupt was wert ist.
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50 von 52 Personen (96%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
15.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. August 2015
Good game. It has a great story. Moreover, I think they made the story first and wrapped the game afterwards. It's just linear gameplay but the story makes it up. This thing also has A LOT of cinematics. and I mean A LOT.

There's an unofficial patch that makes the Cinematics better and ADDS more cinematics that was remoeved when they ported it to PC. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you do the patch.

Mechanic--wise, It's your average TPS game. and similar to old TPS games. The BOSSES are a ♥♥♥♥♥ to deal with. I was stuck with ONE boss for 2 HOURS. It sometimes crashes but no big deal.

Rating this one a 7/10.
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40 von 41 Personen (98%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
11.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. August 2015
Advent Rising is a game that I randomly found. I saw many steam reviews saying that it was one of their favourite games of all time. And had a person in my steam friend list who also was super excited about it. So, I recently played the game to find out if it was all nostalgia or if it really is a masterpiece.

You start the game off by getting on to a spaceship and receiving your training. You visit an alien form that warns you of another alien group that is about to attack. When you return to the ship it is under attack and you have to escape. I have to say the first 2 hours of the game really felt boring to me. The gameplay felt like you were just going from room to room killing aliens. The only positive was that you have choices in the beginning. Which you, sadly and strangely, don't have as you continue further into the game.

After those initial 2 hours it finally starts to get interesting. Also your weapons are levelling up and you are unlocking new cool powers (It comes over weird in the story that you randomly unlock new powers though). The game has so many powers and weapons that I haven't been able to try them all out. This may be because you are limited to one weapon or power per hand. Also, I have to say that the end bosses were pretty challenging overall, I wasn't expecting that. The driving sections in the game can become really exciting, except if you have to shoot. In the end the game took me 10 hours to complete on normal difficulty.

The story is pretty well written and had me coming back to the game. I am sometimes amazed that they actually did what they did with the story. I reached a part of the game that made me wish to stop playing, but the story helped me push through it. There are times when the story felt cheesy and cheap (And sadly the not CGI cutscenes looked really poor). It is also obvious that the screenwriting took inspiration from movies popular at the time of the game's release. The game has many slow-motion animations while jumping or finishing an enemy to make it more cinematic. This is pretty cool but after a while it can be really irritating, because you are just waiting for the animation to end.

The sound design of the game sadly feels strangely rushed. There are too many instances to list: The game is missing walking and explosion sounds and there are a lot of other strange audio issues. Such as an NPC having the same voice as the protagonist when they get hit. The soundtrack on the other hand is really great and done by a real orchestra. The Graphics thanks to the style and can look really great, but sadly the textures mostly look bland.
( I had that the game crashed several times, and sadly it never putted me at the last checkpoint. )

I would recommend if you play this game:
To use the Advent Revising Mod
Turn off auto-aiming

Final thoughts:
I think it is sad that Advent Rising is a forgotten game. The game was much too rushed in production and had a boring beginning and ending. However, I still think that if you can accept the complaints there is a great experience to be had in the game.
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20 von 20 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
6.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. Dezember 2015
Advent Rising is one of these games that just can't seem to get it all together. Despite excellent production values and a compelling sci-fi story there are some less-than-perfect gameplay flaws that mar what could have been one of the best games of the year.

Advent Rising tells the futuristic tale of Gideon Payne, an altruistic hero and rookie pilot that attempts to save all humans from an evil alien race. The Seekers are hell bent on destroying the humans that colonized the galaxy while another benevolent race revere the humans to be fantastical creatures with extraordinary gifts. In Gideon's case this turns out to be true as he is imbued with superhuman powers such as levitation, energy blasts and energy shields.

An action-based shooter, Advent Rising incorporates elements of role-playing in that you unlock new skills, powers and weapons and increase your ability to utilize them in different situations. This game has already been released on the Xbox where the control system attempts to replicate the keyboard and mouse combo of the PC. Now that it's been released on the PC these features are somewhat redundant. Some of the technical problems that plagued the Xbox version have been addressed such as the chugging framerate which is as smooth as glass on the PC but there are other problems that keep this game from reaching the top of the heap.

This isn't your typical shooter. It's marinated in a good story, good graphics(keeping in mind it came out in 2005), great effects and an excellent soundtrack produced by two Emmy award winners. The story was written by Orson Scott Card who was responsible for Halo as well as other sci-fi publications. Playing the game on the PC it seems to have more console elements to it. It's reminiscent of a console to PC port such as Max Payne. Not only do the main characters share the same last name they also use a dodge move that slows down time. It's called bullet time in case you just fell off of the turnip wagon.

The pace is a little slower than your average shooter but that's because of the all-encompassing storyline. It justifies situations in the game. There are lots of interesting plot twists and turns. It's like a great comic book come to life. It's just too bad there are some control issues. Some of the weapons are slow such as the plasma and rockets. Character models are irregularly elongated and have a spongy bounce to their movements which doesn't feel very solid. There are also instances where characters get stuck in the environment.

The voiceacting and soundtrack are second to none. The music doesn't just mimic the action it actually foreshadows events in true Hollywood fashion. There is some cornball dialog that seems like it came from an anime production but thankfully those moments are few and far between. The explosions are impressive from both a visual and audio standpoint. They almost set a new standard, which is good considering that some of the graphics are rather boring, especially some of the overused textures.

Advent Rising is a good game, it's short but it's good. There are some flaws that you need to overlook but there's nothing here that will ruin the entire experience. The lack of a co-op or multi-player modes reduces the replay value but you can go back and experiment with different combinations of powers.
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