When we first heard about the concept behind Ubisoft's I Am Alive , we were intrigued.

Unfortunately, the game has been hiding in the shadows ever since the announcement, and many have wondered if the project is even "alive." Well, it is. And better still, a gameplay trailer debuted at GamesCom this year, and although it isn't long, it tells us a lot. It's a third-person action/adventure that shifts to an Elder Scrolls -like first-person view when aiming with a weapon. Check it out.

As you can see, it's using climbing and platforming mechanics that remind us of Uncharted and there's a definite grit to this production. We hadn't heard about the monster/zombie aspect of the game, but it still appears as if the focus is on post-apocalyptic survival. We still have to see a lot more but for now, we'll remain cautiously optimistic.

Related Game(s): I Am Alive

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mike rlz
mike rlz
9 years ago

this looks like it could be pretty sweet. not sure about the view for weapons, i think i'd prefer third person, but we'll see how this shapes up


Last edited by mike rlz on 8/20/2011 10:59:05 AM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Pretty underwhelming. They've been hiding it for how many years? I expected more polish and this trailer is terrible.

Bandit1
Bandit1
9 years ago

I liked the earlier trailer a lot better. That trailer looked like the game would be fresh and original this trailer for some reason doesn't make me think that

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
9 years ago

Agreed.

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

Might be cool. Looks like a blend of a lot of different genres. Reminds me of Alone in the Dark, but that game was horrible. ūüėõ


Last edited by Claire C on 8/20/2011 12:57:38 PM

TheAgingHipster
TheAgingHipster
9 years ago

I had the same thought watching this trailer. It's the flashlight focus, I think, lends itself to any kind of survival-horror comparison.

tayizfire
tayizfire
9 years ago

nice

Danny007
Danny007
9 years ago

This video intrigues me even more. It looks pretty good to the point where I would want to play it for hours. So, I hope its a 60 dollar title not a downloadable one.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

It was downgraded from full to downloadable

TheAgingHipster
TheAgingHipster
9 years ago

World, where did you see that? I must have missed it.

Danny007
Danny007
9 years ago

Well if it is downloadable only I'm going to be a little bit disappointed. On the bright side, it looks pretty freaking good for a downloadable title.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

PSXE reported on that a few weeks back.

___________
___________
9 years ago

it cant be downloadable, the OFLC had a rating submission for this a while ago and they only rate retail games they dont do dl only titles.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I'm guessing the zombies were added during the pained development cycle to make it appeal to more people. I gave up on it when it became a digital game but was initially intrigued by the concept trailer.

TheAgingHipster
TheAgingHipster
9 years ago

I thought it was originally going to be a sort of "Day After Tomorrow" or "2012" survival-style game wherein it's not about killing people, but surviving the environment. That would have been a more interesting title, to me. Now it looks like any other post apocalyptic adventure, with glimmers of InFamous, Uncharted, and Assassin's Creed.

Still, it's got my interest. Here's hoping Ben'll do a review.


Last edited by TheAgingHipster on 8/20/2011 5:48:06 PM

TheAgingHipster
TheAgingHipster
9 years ago

"The Environment doesn't make itself obvious. It draws you in and lulls you with its beautifully rendered landscape. And then it kills you." –Kevin Hoole, "The World is Out to Get You", The Escapist

FxTales
FxTales
9 years ago

I thought this wasn't due out till the PS5.

TheAgingHipster
TheAgingHipster
9 years ago

I would have likened the crawling and jumping to Assassin's Creed, myself, given it's an Ubisoft game and whatnot… but it looks interesting. Definitely on my upcoming radar!!

kevinater321
kevinater321
9 years ago

graphics looks like sh*t.

___________
___________
9 years ago

so?
see, this is EXACTLY whats wrong with this generation!
graphics are the holy grail, a game has to have good graphics otherwise it sucks!
god i wish we could go back to the old days where gameplay, level design and story were FAR more important!

___________
___________
9 years ago

really looking forward to this it looks really different.
OFLC had a rating submission for this a while ago too,so it must be releasing soon.

nath08
nath08
9 years ago

Anybody know if it's just Manhattan or Queens and Brooklyn etc. also?

mike rlz
mike rlz
9 years ago

chicago

GuyverLT
GuyverLT
9 years ago

Looks good enough might give it a try.

AnonymousPoster
AnonymousPoster
9 years ago

Well that is significantly less impressive than what was initially shown :-/ All drab colors and ugly graphics–as in, not lacking technical merit, but just plain ugly.

Ubisoft continues its downward plunge.

I was excited for this, too… I guess I'll keep a cautious eye on it.

Zorigo
Zorigo
9 years ago

three words
looks siiiiiiiiiiiick.

the third word was you going "YUP!"