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This fall you'll be able to play as everyone's favorite survivalist, Bear Grylls, on PS3, 360, and Wii, courtesy of Crave Games. But how does this Discovery Channel show translate to gameplay? We recently got an early look to answer that very question.The game features five different areas to survive: the Rockies, the Everglades, the Sahara, a jungle island, and Patagonia. Developers Scientifically Proven and F84 Games say that real geo-mapping terrain data has been used to create the environments. Stages begin with clips from the show in which Bear describes the dangers present in the area and then parachutes out of a helicopter. The essential goal is to make it from this initial drop zone to a final extraction point.Bear has done all the voice work for his onscreen counterpart and will keep you on task as your primary guide. For example, he'll say something to himself like "I need to get to the top of that cliff to survey the landscape." He'll have a constantly depleting hunger and thirst bar that you must keep from draining by eating bugs, hunting animals, fishing, and finding places to fill your canteen. You'll also have to watch how cold and/or wet Bear gets and warm him up at a fire if necessary. Most of the tasks we saw involved collecting items like kindling for a fire or completing minigames like searching a log for grubs to eat.
Full weather and time of day effects sell the unpredictability of the outdoors along with loads of dangerous wild animals. If you happen to run into an alligator or grizzly bear, a battle mode will trigger in which you have to mix dodging, attacking, and in some cases retreating. Of course, Discovery Channel isn't cool with their TV star's arm getting ripped off, so Bear won't die or get seriously injured. If you fail at certain dangerous situations, Bear will simply be airlifted out and you'll restart at the nearest checkpoint.Completing objectives will contribute to your experience and raise your Adventurer level. The higher you get the more outfits, stat boosts, and TV clips you unlock. Even though there are only five areas, these locations are built with multiple branching paths with various objectives sprinkled along the way. With all of these unlocks and hidden trails, Scientifically Proven hopes to provide plenty of replay value for fans of the show and hopefully draw in gamers curious about a different style of game.
While it certainly is a unique concept, Man vs. Wild is going to have to provide a lot of unique ways to interact with nature to keep things interesting. Hopefully, making that 200th fire will not make you hate life. The game is still very early so I'll be interested to see how it plays after a few more months of work.If you'd like to catch up on the show before the game comes out, loads of Man vs. Wild episodes are available on Netflix streaming via PS3, 360, and Wii.
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......... You can do the same stuff in red Dead Redemption.
And RDR is better.
Sounds interesting, hopefully it does good. Maybe we can get a Mythbusters game next :D
I've never watched the show, but this sounds fun. Sort of like Metal Gear Solid 3, with more survival emphasis, and less secret agent emphasis.
Or just play MGS3:Snake Eater lol
Man vs. Wild is a quack, Survivorman is the real deal although a Survivorman game would be boring and this just doesn't look fun.
This guy is a complete fake. He sleeps in resorts when he's supposed to be "roughing it" in the "wild" with his huge production crew and caterers. Total garbage show and total garbage game.
So, what im thinking is kind of like MGS3 Snake Eater but not as cool. I loved how in Snake Eater you had to survive by eating what ever was there and how the interface was for when you had like broken your leg or got hurt.
I hate Bear so much... he is such a gigantic tool. I miss Survivor Man...
hopefully those r the wii graphics
Why waste your time on this? Here's the end result: Flop.
first look at man vs crappy game
the graphics look god awful did you see the swamp water and trees ugh but the survival emphasis seems cool
this seems like more of a fit for XBLA and PSN.I just hope it's less than $60.
Wow! Tough crowd
This looks kinda gay. Bear Grylls is the *** man, but my hopes for this game are not high. It will probably sell poorly.
this looks realy gay might as well just get red dead
At first glance i would rather download deadliest warrior at a cheaper price then pay 60 bucks for this. p.s. deadliest warrior has better graphics.
As long as I don't have to drink my own virtual urine...
I was about to guess that this was a late Game Infarcer entry...but wow...
Good show, bad game.