Advent Rising

a.k.a. 圣者降临 / Ascension Reborn

published by Majesco Entertainment in 2005-08-09, developed by GlyphX Games, running on Windows
type: action/reflex, adventure
genre: Science Fiction, Action-Adventure
series: Advent Trilogy
setting: Future
perspective: 3rd person
player options: single player
game engine: Unreal Engine 2
languages: chi eng

Official description

Advent Rising is the first in an epic trilogy of action/adventure games, presented in a stunning cinematic format to deliver an unprecedented variety of game play experiences. Built on the Unreal Warfare engine, it offers precise, refined play-dynamics with action-packed adventure and style, wrapped in a visually imaginative universe. Advent is akin to a fast-paced action movie where the player is swept up in a continuously evolving series of sequences and events.

Working with award-winning science fiction author Orson Scott Card, GlyphX Games has created a gripping storyline that will thrust gamers and readers alike into an incredible intergalactic saga. In Advent Rising, players make decisions that effect not only what they experience in the first game, but the entire Advent trilogy.

* An unprecedented single-player gameplay that allows gamers to play through the thrilling action sequences of a blockbuster movie or game, rather than just watch them
* Switch between 3rd and 1st person point-of-view
* Built using next-generation Unreal technology, integrated with the Karma physics engine
* Unprecedented collaboration with award-winning, sci-fi author Orson Scott Card on sweeping storyline
* Downloadable level from Xbox Live and PC online
* Develop amazing superhuman powers including energy blasts, levitation and energy shields
* Wield an arsenal of awesome weapons, all with unique alternate fire abilities;
* Command a vast array of incredible vehicles including human and alien assault vehicles, hover tanks and flying vehicles
* Versatile control scheme that allows for acrobatic movement and precise targeting of enemies while quickly switching between weapons and powers
* Musical score features 70-piece Hollywood union orchestra and members of legendary choir
* Dolby Digital 5.1 support
Majesco - # 2007-05-21 09:15:17 - official description - source


novint falcon - only in the Ascension Reborn re-release by Novint.
messiah - Humans are viewed by many of the aliens, except Seekers (who apparently wipe out humanity almost completely), as divine creatures. Gideon, the protagonist, is also apparently one of the most powerful and quickly learns to control his divine powers with guidance from the Aurelians (who can barely lift a cup with similar powers [telekinesis, in this case], while Gideon can lift massive boulders and do other impressive things).
in-game intro - turns into real cinematic later on from whence the "real game" starts.
Sanguine # 2008-11-07 15:28:12

Technical specs

display: textured polygons
* Windows 2000 or XP
* Pentium III or Athlon 2.0 GHz CPU
* 256 MB RAM
* GeForce 4 (excluding MX series) or Radeon 9000
* 5.5 GB free HD space
* soundcard

* Pentium IV or Athlon 3.0 GHz CPU
* 512 MB RAM
* Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Sanguine # 2008-06-05 06:19:19

Editor note

The game only supports 4:3 resolutions, but curiously displays this letterbox view which tries to simulate widescreen.
# 2008-06-05 12:28:03

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