Creatures 2 is a seriously scary experience which you will survive
only through fast and furious fighting. Here is an insight into
the games early features.
Combat : Two attacks - hit and kick - but with distinct effects,
each with a directional component. A typical confrontation is
player against two enemies. Hit is the primary attack... Kick is a
take down move to knock monsters to the ground. The kick requires
greater accuracy, while simple combos are possible.
Successive successful hits are rewarded with Fatality animations.
More gory, more violent combat and weapons are generated by
interactions with the environment - pipes, boards, stones.
Underwater attacks in the horizontal plane where the player can
adjust his depth. Jumps and leaps are directional ... enabling
jumping in one direction and striking in another.
Defense by avoidance: choose your battleground carefully... or
one defensive move - timing and direction dependant?
36 Monsters - less Gothic, less classic, more Nightmare. Five
classes of AI governing attack behaviour. Monsters attack in
groups and dictate the pace of the game, while some have special
characteristics that require player to adapt his approach e.g
throwing projectiles, cocooning, flying, retreat into water... or
into shadows. Deformable models will allow visible wounding due to
the very high quality animations.
Visually the player gets a map with camera specific directives
Angular speed is limited, but the large player character remains.
There is also a user selectable look-around mode.
The environment includes four worlds and 18 levels including
several original scenes: sinking ship, Eiffel tower, train and a
living level. The large and open levels now allow much more
exploration (45% of doors open) and reveal several hidden areas.
Underwater areas are now ideal for exporation and combat.
The game has an unmistakable new look. It's more colorful with
color Gouraud shading, and Gouraud shading on objects, monsters
and player character. Expect Hi-Res 512 by 240/256, mip-mapping,
improved subdivision and smoother, more complex and more diverse
animations. In fact it's much gorier throughout. Many more
realtime movies are included.
Nightmare Creatures 2 is expected in time for Halloween