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Thursday, August 3, 2000

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FAKK2 Demo Info, First Review
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Stomped, one of our affiliate CGA sites, recently received word from Ritual's Mark Dochtermann concerning a demo of their just-gold third-person shooter, Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2. Mark notes a demo for the PC could be out within the next two weeks. Here's the official scoop:

We are trying to get the demo out as soon as possible. Either, the end of next week or the week after. We aren't sure yet what it will contain but it will most likely include the training level plus two additional levels.
We contacted Contraband Entertainment, the company working on the Mac version of FAKK2, about the possibility of a Mac OS version of the demo. According to them, the status of the demo is completely in the hands of the Gathering of Developers's marketing department, the company publishing the game for Mac and PC. We've contacted GoD and will try to clear up this issue quickly.

In related news, Stomped has also posted the first web review of FAKK2. Since the game hasn't shipped yet for the PC, it is based on a late Gold version of the game. They give the game very high marks, though they note some of its distinctly adult levels could make you "blush like a Catholic schoolgirl" -- which should be no surprise to anyone who has ever read the Heavy Metal magazine. Here's an excerpt from the review about the game's controls:

The controls in F.A.K.K.2 are what all future third person games should be modeled after. The only other third person game to have decent controls was Heretic II. I can only wonder how many more copies of Tomb Raider would have been sold had the game been done with the F.A.K.K.2 control setup. Using controls in a game should not be part of the challenge of beating it as it is in Tomb Raider. The weapons selection is similar to Half-Life's in that there are groups of weapons, swords, slings/shields, small arms, explosive, big guns, and quest items.
If you have yet to see FAKK2 in action, Telefragged has put together a video with the theme song, some footage from E3 and some new captures as well. This video runs just over 2 and a half minutes and comes in two sizes; the smaller version is a 24MB Quicktime movie, while the larger is over 60MB and is in AVI format. If you have the bandwidth, give them a download. UPDATE: The video track on these movies may not play correctly on your system, so beware.

Telefragged FAKK2 Video MOV version (24MB)
Telefragged FAKK2 Video AVI version (62MB)
Exclusive FAKK2 Screen Shots
Contraband Entertainment
Stomped FAKK2 Review
Gathering of Developers
Ritual Entertainment
Heavy Metal F.A.K.K. 2

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