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Gaming 2012/01/19 19:55:34
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"Survival games" typically refer to horror series like "Resident Evil" or "Silent Hill," which focus on ambiance and offer players little ammo or supplies, forcing them to play it safe and sometimes avoid confrontation. "Fallout" is another popular example of the survival genre. But Ubisoft's latest creation, "I Am Alive," doesn't just embrace the genre -- it embodies it.

Like "Fallout," "I Am Alive" takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where supplies are running thin. Though it does contain traditional elements of combat and incorporates both melee and ranged weapons, its focus is on how the player can manage to save bullets, find water, and stay alive. A new trailer shows how avoiding combat altogether is often the best way of dealing with hostile situations. Scrounging for water and holding on to your ammo might sound like a snooze to some, but it's certainly an interesting angle.

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  • Jesterz 2012/01/19 21:14:06
    Brilliant
    Jesterz
    +9
    I like immersive games, play all lights out with surround sound... You know the game is a succes when you find out after a couple of hours of play that your own breathing is synchronized with your in-game character... Great gameplay experience!!

    Can't wait to try this one too!

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  • Squiddie 2012/02/08 18:21:36
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    Squiddie
    gonna be awesome
    praying for it to have a true mac version
  • Blood Bathed Angel 2012/02/04 22:28:45
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    Blood Bathed Angel
    I am so gonna play that.
  • Jackal 2012/02/04 10:49:18
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    Jackal
    Not really sure. But it is a different take in the game. Ever wonder if you can survive a post apocalyptic world? Play this game.
  • Teh MIghty Pyro 2012/02/04 04:41:29
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    Teh MIghty Pyro
    nothing else to say
  • SonofSpermcube 2012/02/02 15:30:47
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    SonofSpermcube
    Supplies? Thin? Fallout? Apart from a few rare ammo types, not really.
  • Maverick 2012/02/01 20:35:09
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    Maverick
    +1
    Frankly, it sounds like immersive post-apocalyptic Oregon Trail. I just hope it has a good end game to go along with the gameplay.
  • SunshineSprinkles 2012/01/31 13:54:43
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    SunshineSprinkles
    Haven't played I am alive yet, but Amnesia was awesome
  • mazes 2012/01/29 04:05:34
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    mazes
    Definitely will check this out, the concept sounds pretty cool.
  • Vortex Lord 2012/01/27 22:42:52
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    Vortex Lord
    I like the idea. Because games these days are often easy and this brings old skool back!
    Making game more of a challenge is awesome, with some unbalanced parts that are possible to test the player. Ambiance makes games alive, good music score is a key for a good game. Today music is often orchestral and it sucks. I miss the days of synth and ambient music!
  • JayRevolution 2012/01/27 03:38:29
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    JayRevolution
    +2
    Who has 2 thumbs and wants to play I am alive? This girl!
  • Jordan Wardell 2012/01/27 01:37:13
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    Jordan Wardell
    This is the kind of game we need, Back when resident evil was survival horror, not action game with big ugly monsters. We had amazing in-depth stuff like this, the ambiance is incredible just from the trailer, and this will easily be a day 1 buy for me.
  • kelzu 2012/01/27 01:27:24
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    kelzu
    no!!!!! i saw the trailer on the philp de franco youtube show and i cant wait to get it!!!!!!1
  • vannuck 2012/01/26 16:03:06
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    vannuck
    I love survival games so this is just another one to add to my collection
  • Inquisitve Kat 2012/01/25 19:43:26
    Brilliant
    Inquisitve Kat
    I think it's a good way of turning more people into 'gamers', or at least making video games that appeal to different audiences.
  • Arinn 2012/01/25 12:58:08
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    Arinn
    Is this a show too ?Do you get to fight anybody?oh you do
  • Ruger 2012/01/25 09:03:17
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    Ruger
    Looks good.
  • ShinyUmbreon01 2012/01/24 22:54:26
    Boring
    ShinyUmbreon01
    I'm kind of in between...I think it looks really interesting, but at the same time I think I'd get bored playing it after awhile. I'm a Fantasy RPGer, so...not really my type of game. xD
  • Keichi ... ShinyUm... 2012/01/25 22:14:04 (edited)
    Keichi Morisato
    +1
    yeah i understand but i think i would give it a shot if the game doesn't totally rely on headshots early on then 1/4 of the way through penalizes you for your accuracy *cough* RE4 *chough*
  • ShinyUm... Keichi ... 2012/01/25 22:16:37
    ShinyUmbreon01
    I was thinking about the game more today and slowly I'm starting to really want to get it. xD
  • Vortex ... ShinyUm... 2012/01/27 22:43:52
    Vortex Lord
    Dude RPG games are usually hard. Unless you are a modern RPG player...
  • ShinyUm... Vortex ... 2012/01/27 22:59:38
    ShinyUmbreon01
    They're not hard. o.0
  • Chris Simmons 2012/01/24 19:05:46
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    Chris Simmons
    looks kool hope its on pc
  • Maci 2012/01/23 21:52:44
  • Salonje 2012/01/23 18:56:41
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    Salonje
    +1
    It seems like a really cool game in my opinion! I love games so this seems like ti will be totally fun!
  • sodiq.a... Salonje 2012/01/23 20:36:31
    sodiq.adeshina1
    do u like super mario game???
  • Salonje sodiq.a... 2012/01/23 20:40:43
    Salonje
    Love it!
  • Keichi ... Salonje 2012/01/25 22:15:04
    Keichi Morisato
    the TALES franchise?
  • Salonje Keichi ... 2012/01/30 17:18:38
    Salonje
    what game is that?
  • Keichi ... Salonje 2012/01/30 18:14:58
    Keichi Morisato
    this one tales of vesperia
  • *The Gentle Giant* 2012/01/23 17:19:30
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    *The Gentle Giant*
    +1
    Tough games like this give challenges which is fun to me.
  • sodiq.a... *The Ge... 2012/01/23 20:37:00
    sodiq.adeshina1
    what about god of war video game???
  • *The Ge... sodiq.a... 2012/01/23 20:39:26
    *The Gentle Giant*
    Yeah i like God of War?
  • Sagan 2012/01/23 07:26:05
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    Sagan
    +1
    Being original is something Ubisoft seems to be great at.
  • sodiq.a... Sagan 2012/01/23 20:37:50
    sodiq.adeshina1
    wow that's cool e'm i really like rise to honour video game by jet li
  • sodiq.a... sodiq.a... 2012/01/23 20:45:13
    sodiq.adeshina1
    wow! that's cool
  • jerry.alan.carroll 2012/01/23 06:35:50
    Boring
    jerry.alan.carroll
    no wonder your women are cheating on you...get off the video games and on your wives.
  • sodiq.a... jerry.a... 2012/01/23 20:38:20
    sodiq.adeshina1
    don't be silly
  • jerry.a... sodiq.a... 2012/01/24 09:14:54
    jerry.alan.carroll
    ya just don't know, do ya brother?
  • Teh MIg... jerry.a... 2012/02/04 04:49:22
    Teh MIghty Pyro
    +1
    wow calling a black person 'brother" and using "ya" instead of "you" very smart
  • jerry.a... Teh MIg... 2012/02/05 06:15:50
    jerry.alan.carroll
    it is called conversational writing....look it up. and brother...if you take it as a nod to your race, you have another thing coming. I call all my fellow men my brothers, I usually say Bro. did I say 'brotha"? No i did not. Take your racism someplace else. not needed here. It is comments like that which proves how racism gets perpetuated.

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