Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Video Game Talk
Reload this Page >

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay

Video Game Talk The Place to talk about and trade Video & PC Games

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay

Old 05-13-04, 04:50 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 9,687
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay

This game seems to have came out of nowhere, and looks very impressive, judging by the videos and screen shots I have seen. The models look very realistic, and the gameplay looks pretty fun. My only concern is that I am not a big fan of console FPS games, I much rather play on my PC.


It seems this is slated to come out 6/1, the same day as Full Spectrum Warrior, so I think I will be waiting for a price drop on this one.




Old 05-13-04, 05:13 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 1,083
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The demo on the Official Xbox demo disc is sweet, a little too short though.
Old 05-13-04, 05:15 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 9,687
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally posted by harosa
The demo on the Official Xbox demo disc is sweet, a little too short though.
I was thinking about picking up the magazine for that demo alone, but I didn't think it would be worth it.


Does someone have an extra demo or one they don't want, and would be willing to part with it for the cost of shipping?
Old 05-13-04, 05:16 PM
  #4  
Retired
 
Join Date: May 1999
Posts: 27,449
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
It does look like it could be good. But you I never have high hopes, for every EA LOTR game, there's 20 Enter the Matrix quality or worse games out there.

Plus, ETM looked good from the previews.
Old 05-13-04, 05:19 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 9,687
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally posted by Josh Hinkle
It does look like it could be good. But you I never have high hopes, for every EA LOTR game, there's 20 Enter the Matrix quality or worse games out there.

Plus, ETM looked good from the previews.
That is my only worry. With the movie coming out just a week or so after it's release, I am hoping that it won't be a buggy pile of crap. I am thinking this won't be the case, since people seem to enjoy the demo.
Old 05-13-04, 06:40 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Harbor City, CA USA
Posts: 986
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You guys should have seen the crowd waiting to see Vin Diesel at E3 this afternoon!!!

I quickly left as it was impossible to navigate through the Universal mega booth after he arrived.
Old 05-13-04, 07:43 PM
  #7  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 858
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Game scored a 9/10 in one of the recent Xbox mags (forget which one, one of the freebies I get).
Old 05-13-04, 08:02 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 9,687
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
XBN
Old 05-13-04, 10:09 PM
  #9  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 36,196
Received 369 Likes on 255 Posts
Originally posted by flashburn
I was thinking about picking up the magazine for that demo alone, but I didn't think it would be worth it.


Does someone have an extra demo or one they don't want, and would be willing to part with it for the cost of shipping?
Flashburn,

For less than $2 a month, you can subscribe and get a usually great demo disc every month. Sure, the mag is mostly crap, but the discs are worth at least $5 a month in my mind. And even if only 3 a year interest you, a subscription saves you money.
Old 05-14-04, 04:59 AM
  #10  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 9,687
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally posted by Trevor
Flashburn,

For less than $2 a month, you can subscribe and get a usually great demo disc every month. Sure, the mag is mostly crap, but the discs are worth at least $5 a month in my mind. And even if only 3 a year interest you, a subscription saves you money.
Thanks for the tip, I never realized it was that cheap. I might just do that.
Old 05-14-04, 09:07 AM
  #11  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,090
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally posted by Trevor
Flashburn,

For less than $2 a month, you can subscribe and get a usually great demo disc every month. Sure, the mag is mostly crap, but the discs are worth at least $5 a month in my mind. And even if only 3 a year interest you, a subscription saves you money.
Do you have a link to that offer or do you have to buy the magazine and then send in the card?
Old 05-14-04, 11:35 AM
  #12  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Long Beach, Ca, USA
Posts: 573
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If anyone is interested, I'm able to order the game from my job at a discount. Since I'll be ordering the game for myself I can get 4 more copies. I did this previously with Metal Arms so some of you may remember me. My name is listed on the good traders list. Here's the breakdown on price, it'll be $22.67 plus shipping($2 for usps, $4 UPS) US dvdtalkers only.

I no longer have any available copies of Chronicles of Riddick. If you are interested in any other games that are made by VU Games please let me know.

I can also get Van Helsing(ps2,xbox,gba) if anyone's interested.

Last edited by alexkat; 05-15-04 at 09:53 AM.
Old 05-14-04, 11:38 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 9,687
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally posted by alexkat
If anyone is interested, I'm able to order the game from my job at a discount. Since I'll be ordering the game for myself I can get 4 more copies. I did this previously with Metal Arms so some of you may remember me. My name is listed on the good traders list. Here's the breakdown on price, it'll be $22.67 plus shipping($2 for usps, $4 UPS) US dvdtalkers only.

Please email me if your interested at [email protected]. First come, first serve I'll only have 4 copies for dvdtalk users.

I can also get Van Helsing(ps2,xbox,gba) if anyone's interested.
YGM! You rule for hooking some of us up with Metal Arms for cheap.
Old 05-14-04, 11:39 AM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 541
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The PsiOps demo on this month's disc is cool, too... QUITE intriguing
Old 05-14-04, 07:42 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Arizona, USA
Posts: 23,466
Received 8 Likes on 1 Post
The game looked sweet... I'm gonna have to pick this up.
Old 05-14-04, 10:34 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,090
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally posted by alexkat
If anyone is interested, I'm able to order the game from my job at a discount.
YGM.
Old 05-14-04, 11:07 PM
  #17  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 36,196
Received 369 Likes on 255 Posts
Originally posted by Liquid Death
Do you have a link to that offer or do you have to buy the magazine and then send in the card?
The price at their website and on the cards in magazine fluctuates. I've seen everything from 19.95 to 29.95 per year.
Old 05-15-04, 11:25 AM
  #18  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Harbor City, CA USA
Posts: 986
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by alexkat
If anyone is interested, I'm able to order the game from my job at a discount. Since I'll be ordering the game for myself I can get 4 more copies. I did this previously with Metal Arms so some of you may remember me. My name is listed on the good traders list. Here's the breakdown on price, it'll be $22.67 plus shipping($2 for usps, $4 UPS) US dvdtalkers only.

I no longer have any available copies of Chronicles of Riddick. If you are interested in any other games that are made by VU Games please let me know.

I can also get Van Helsing(ps2,xbox,gba) if anyone's interested.
I can vouch for Alexkat for this and any other deal.

Sucks that I didn't see this in time as I would have jumped on the deal.
Old 06-02-04, 05:42 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Hero
 
slop101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 43,020
Received 312 Likes on 220 Posts
Okay - so who got this and what do you think?

Apparantly the game looks and plays a lot better than the demo (which wasn't too bad).

Fry's has it for $34.99.
Old 06-02-04, 05:49 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 9,687
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Should get my copy early next week from Alexkat.
Old 06-02-04, 10:46 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Taxachusetts
Posts: 2,316
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Picked up my copy today, and I must say that I am very surprised. I based my purchase on the reviews that I have been reading and the demo that I played a couple weeks ago, and I can honestly say that this is probably the best Xbox game I've played all year next to Ninja Gaiden. Incredible graphics, amazing gameplay--what more could one ask for? Currently I'm trying to navigate my way through the mines, and I hope to have the game completed sometime tomorrow.
Old 06-02-04, 10:47 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
cartman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: SP, Colorado
Posts: 5,344
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Yeah, this is a really good game. It's all been said already, though .

Anyone know where to find Abbot in the pig level? Gamefaqs has no help as of yet.
Old 06-02-04, 10:52 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Godfather & 2020 TOTY Winner
 
Decker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Vegas, Baby!
Posts: 62,550
Received 3,300 Likes on 2,198 Posts
Originally posted by PalmerJoss
Picked up my copy today... this is probably the best Xbox game I've played all year next to Ninja Gaiden....I hope to have the game completed sometime tomorrow.
Anyone else find this to be somewhat contradictory?
Old 06-02-04, 11:43 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 5,731
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
It's funny but this is the game that is finally going to make me buy an X-box. Not KOTOR* or Halo* but a game based on a movie!?!?! How insane is that? I guess it doesn't hurt that I really enjoyed the first movie and also like Vin Diesel's VO work a lot. I can't wait to play this.

*However I will get these very soon.

Last edited by boredsilly; 06-02-04 at 11:50 PM.
Old 06-03-04, 12:55 AM
  #25  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 858
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
There was a pretty good making of special for this game on G4TechTV (ugh what a name). If G4 is true to its roots, it will be rerun 50 times before the movie comes out.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.