Friday, September 12, 2008

Disaster: Day of Awesome




If someone asked me to name the three greatest movies ever made while, at the same time, not in any way telling the truth, I'd absolutely have to say Daylight, Cliffhanger and Dante's Peak. Which is why the forthcoming Wii title Disaster: Day of Crisis is pushing all the right buttons for me. No zombies, no aliens, just all disasters, all the time.

It's giving me a real Snakes on a Plane vibe. Despite being, apparently, stuffed full of more gameplay mechanics than a Raving Rabbids title, it's made out of win. I'm sure that the final product is going to be so ball-breakingly terrible that you simply have to love it, and punch anyone who disagrees.

Just to recap, in case you weren't paying attention to the trailer, you get to outrun a tidal wave, disarm a bomb, dodge meteors and fight a bear all in the same game.

4 comments:

Nick Novitski said...

I love the "You" with the arrow pointing at the hero in all the scenes. Is it because the trailers don't make it clear that the story follows that one guy? Is it tongue-in-cheekery? Either way, it makes me giggle.

Greg Tannahill said...

As it's a Japanese ad I'd suspect the worry is that a Japanese audience would naturally expect the gaijin character to be the villain of the piece.

Or maybe the ad company felt that they didn't deserve their money if they did nothing more than edit footage together.

Alex said...

i gotta say, this looks interesting, the complete japanesyness of it will certainly make it unique....

Greg Tannahill said...

I think the game itself is western-developed. I could be wrong.