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Rieper
08-19-06, 07:15 PM
Surprised no one's bothered to mention this cool looking and inspired game:

El Matador - Pre-Release Ships 9/26/06 (http://www.ebgames.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=646588)

Description:
El Matador is a 3rd person "tactical action" game with stealth features. It takes proven features of the genre and enhances them with the latest technology, to provide the player with an opportunity to experience the excitement of espionage first hand. The storyline, which weaves its way throughout the adventure, combines all the essential features of surprise, unexpected twists and dramatic developments. It is a tale of corruption, revenge, moral ambiguity and ultimate justice. The timeline progresses automatically, as shown in clips which pop up throughout the game.

Graphics
* completely vertex\pixel shader based rendering pipeline
* full scene shadow-mapping support
* pseudodynamic lightmaps
* skinned meshes
* per-pixel specular\reflection\bump mapping
* advanced terrain texture blending
* scriptable particle systems
* rendering of huge amount of grass\bushes\trees
* spherical harmonics based dynamic lighting
* HDR rendering

Audio
* 3D positional audio with EAX support

Advanced Technology
* advanced AI with terrain reasoning capabilities
* powerful in-house created physics engine
* advanced animation engine with support for layered
* animation blending
* IK, FK and facial animation

Check out the official website:
http://www.elmatador.net/

Screenshot Gallery:
http://www.elmatador.net/index.php?dir=main&page=screenshots

|MaguS|
08-19-06, 07:37 PM
Audio
* 3D positional audio with EAX support
OMG NO WAY!

Quickstar
08-19-06, 08:31 PM
Crysis owns this in every way imaginable (except sucking).

stjuart
08-19-06, 09:55 PM
Crysis owns this in every way imaginable (except sucking).
Iam actually going to have some hope for this game just like farcry was under many peoples radar, iam hoping this turns out like another farcry, that looks good and especailly plays well. the looks so far surpass farcry and half life 2 so its got that covered all we need is decent gameplay and hopefully the engine doesnt run like ass. http://www.elmatador.net/images/Gallery/JAN06/JAN06_screenshot_ElMatador05.jpg

Becoming
08-19-06, 10:14 PM
Looks like a funky mix between Max Payne and something like Syphon Filter maybe? Interesting at least.

Rieper
08-19-06, 11:49 PM
Well, its got the Far Cry visual motif (beautiful jungle settings), and the slow-mo feature from Max Payne and FEAR.

I just hope the gameplay and storyline hold up their end.

adv1
08-20-06, 08:47 AM
I saw this advertised in a PC magazine. To be honest I was suspicious because I'd never heard of it before and the magazine quotes on the advert (which are supposed to convice you to buy the game) were a bit uninspiring - such as it has 'an urban look' and 'a bunch of drug kingpins'. Er.. so?

Maybe I'm being a bit cynical but when they put quotes like that and nothing about whether the gameplay is actually any good, that usually indicates it's a bad game.

Hope I'm wrong.

Zelda_fan
08-20-06, 02:39 PM
I'm through buying games just becasue they have good graphics. If the game's fun, I may get it. If it's just another run of the mill shooter with good graphics, then I won't.

stjuart
08-21-06, 04:21 PM
Demo is out, to lazy to post link but you will find it on 3dgamers.com

jAkUp
08-21-06, 04:42 PM
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=970965