Everyone has heard of Avatar, and from what I have been reading and hearing, the movie has been nothing but a huge hit. Of course, I have heard one or two people say that they were disappointed, but that is to be expected. I shall be watching it tomorrow night and will judge for myself.
Did you know, though, that the movie has a game version already? And before you get all uppity, you should also know that the game has been years in the making. Unlike many other video games based on a movie, Ubisoft actually took its time in developing the game. In fact, meetings about the game started way back in 2007.
Just like the movie, the game can be played in 3D. I am not sure that everyone will take advantage of that feature just yet, but the thought that it is available is enough to catch one’s attention. Ben Fritz recently published a write up about the game in the LA Times and he says:
Ubisoft got the gig with its plan to create a new story, set two years before the movie, that starts players in the shoes of a character similar to the movie’s protagonist Jake Sully, a young marine played by actor Sam Worthington.
Not that far into the game, however, players are presented with a choice: to continue as a human fighting to take control of the planet Pandora, or become a member of the native Na’vi tribe and fight back.
Each choice takes players off in entirely different directions, essentially creating two games in one.
Now THAT is an added value. I can already imagine its replay value. Who wants to play?