In the end we all bleed the same

It shames me to say that I never played Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. But at the time of its release I didn't hear anything about it. Which would explain why it seems that no one else has played it. But after watching the trailer for the next Riddick game, Assault on Dark Athena, I am way stoked. Apparently it takes Escape from Butcher Bay and adds a whole new campaign. The game play displayed in the trailer hints at a really visceral hand to hand combat style. I'm kind of worried that it might not work out or get the feel right but I will remain hopeful that it will end up all right. The craziest thing about this whole thing is that its coming out of Atari. They have been slowly going down the drain for several years now. I hope that this is a sign of a bright future at Atari. Perhaps the whole Phil Harrison thing effected this somehow? 

  

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Posted by Dj

It shames me to say that I never played Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. But at the time of its release I didn't hear anything about it. Which would explain why it seems that no one else has played it. But after watching the trailer for the next Riddick game, Assault on Dark Athena, I am way stoked. Apparently it takes Escape from Butcher Bay and adds a whole new campaign. The game play displayed in the trailer hints at a really visceral hand to hand combat style. I'm kind of worried that it might not work out or get the feel right but I will remain hopeful that it will end up all right. The craziest thing about this whole thing is that its coming out of Atari. They have been slowly going down the drain for several years now. I hope that this is a sign of a bright future at Atari. Perhaps the whole Phil Harrison thing effected this somehow? 

  

Posted by Claude

It would be hard to screw this game up. I played it on the Xbox and it was one of my favorite games on the system. As an action game, it stands high on my list. The gameplay was a great hybrid of FPS, hand to hand combat, rpg elements and third person action sequences. I was drawn into the world and it didn't let go until the end. They could slap a new coat of paint on it and I would probably still buy it. I'm looking forward to this remake and in some ways, it might be a hybrid of the original game, can Chronicles of Riddick pull it off again? I hope so.

Posted by DBoy

The first game was quite good, although I never got around to finishing it.  I can't wait to see what they do with this second one.

Posted by AttackedCamo

Looks like I'll have something to look forward to in this current dry spell.

Posted by KnightsofRound

I played the "Developer's Cut" on the PC - trust me dude, this is an AWESOME game.  The hand to hand combat is absolutely sick.  I was really disappointed in the fact that when I told other people they have to check this game out they were just kind of like "blah blah I don't like vin diesel blah blah".

This game is really kickass, and this new version can only make it better.