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Another week has passed and even more previews of Penumbra: Overture are available for your reading pleasure. You can feel the air getting thicker as the release date is getting closer!

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"Combined with an oppressive atmosphere and a high level of interactivity, this makes for a gameworld that we look forward to getting immersed in more." -GameSpot.

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"However, should an enemy come running towards you, the only real option is to turn away and crouch down, avoiding the possibility they’ll catch the glint of your eyes. This will make hearing the creatures creeping around you one of the most tense experiences in gaming, just waiting for the blow to knock your character into submission, or the sound of clawsteps wandering back the way they came." -The Gaming Shack Network.

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"Everything feels right, and it adds to the personal viewpoint of the game. You are the character in Penumbra, and every little atmospheric technique draws you further into the shoes of the main character." -British Gaming Blog.

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British PC Format will preview Penumbra: Overture in their March issue, on sale within two weeks.

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For all German speaking readers, visit Krawall Gaming Network for their Penumbra: Overture preview.

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For all German speaking readers, visit 4Players.de for their Penumbra: Overture preview.

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For all German speaking readers, visit Gamezone for their Penumbra: Overture preview.
02-12-2007 11:29 AM
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RE: 2007-02 Monday 12th, A wide variety of previews

jens Wrote:For all German speaking readers, visit Krawall Gaming Network for their Penumbra: Overture preview.
Krawall[/quote Wrote:All in all "Penumbra - Overture" would have the potential to be a thrilling and good game. The puzzles are nice, the story could evolve well, playing with the physics is fun. But so much would have to be made better: the much too cumbersome fighting mechanism, the much too boring levels, the very not exact hit-checking. Maybe Kalypso can accomplish removing those big faults, but the close release date makes us doubt
scoring: 5 out of 6, where 6 is the worst
jens Wrote:For all German speaking readers, visit 4Players.de for their Penumbra: Overture preview.
4players Wrote:finally someone dares to add action to a real first-person adventure! [blah blah] puzzles are both varied and good [blah blah] environment nicely incorporated [blah blah] fight controls aren't that good [blah blah] story makes you curious [blah blah] good scary mood [blah blah]
scoring: 2 out of 6 where 1 is the best

jens Wrote:For all German speaking readers, visit Gamezone for their Penumbra: Overture preview.
gamezone Wrote:[blah blah]great puzzles, great interactivity with the environment[blah blah]
scoring: 2 out of 6 where 1 is the best

just wrote a really quick summary.
btw: what/who is Kalypso?

- it seems to me the krawall reviewer wasn't really all that competent or had a bad day or something
02-12-2007 09:27 PM
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Krawall[/quote Wrote:
All in all "Penumbra - Overture" would have the potential to be a thrilling and good game. The puzzles are nice, the story could evolve well, playing with the physics is fun. But so much would have to be made better: the much too cumbersome fighting mechanism, the much too boring levels, the very not exact hit-checking. Maybe Kalypso can accomplish removing those big faults, but the close release date makes us doubt


That's the gamespot review, isn't it? ZOMG I DONT HAVE A GUN TO KILL EVERYTHING IN 1 HIT TEH GAME SUCKS ZOMG1!

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RE: 2007-02 Monday 12th, A wide variety of previews

what do you mean the gamespot review?
it's a sucky translation of the last part of the "Krawall" review
02-12-2007 11:00 PM
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"btw: what/who is Kalypso?"
It is the German distributer.
02-13-2007 01:23 AM
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so if i got this right
they referring to the wrong department for the changes :/

on another review the British Gaming Blog. seemed to have written the lest content even the comment below it said their was nothing to base a comment from. The most i got from it was they didn't think much about the name of the Penumbra they thought it was a silly name for a game o.O go figure *rolls eyes*
02-13-2007 07:31 AM
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