Disaster Report - PlayStation 2
- Platform: PlayStation2
- ESRB Rating: Teen
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
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Disaster Report is truly a new and original title found exclusively on PlayStation 2. A title that defies pigion-holing, it places gamers in the role of a newspaper reporter stuck on an island that is continuously hit with severe aftershocks from a major earthquake. The objective is to escape, but to do so with as much of the story behind the destruction of Capital City as possible. Considering the Government owuld like to keep the truth to itself, the player soon finds out that the wrath of nature may be less dangerous than facing covert operatives sent to silence his story telling-forever.
Disaster Report is an original title that defies easy classification, including as it does elements of action-adventure, survival, mystery, and puzzle-solving. The game places you in the role of a newspaper reporter stuck on an island that is being continuously hit with severe aftershocks from a major earthquake. The objective is not only to escape but to do so with as much of the story as possible behind the destruction of Capital City. Considering the government would like to keep the truth to itself, you'll soon find out that the wrath of nature may be less dangerous than upsetting the government's determination to maintain the status quo.See all Product Description
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Playing as a new reporter arriving on the huge island city, you begin the game stranded on a long bridge as the first tremor strikes the island. What follows is a precarious attempt to make your way throught the destroyed city to find a place of safety.
The most impressive thing about the game is the sense of scale. The city is genuinely huge, towering buildings can be seen stretching into the distance, as well as raised freeways and public spaces-all of which can shake and crumble away at any time! The excitement of playing comes when a tremor suddenly hits as you are teetering across a narrow ledge, or running under a swaying office block, and the game designers have thought of many novel ways of putting your character in jeopardy, often springing cruel surprises on you when least expected. As the main character you have a variety of moves, although there is no way to attack, but as the danger is purely a natural one, there would appear to be no use for this...until the last third of the game when you suddenly find yourself under threat from armed thugs, and an element of stealth and avoidance joins in with the general escape mission. This last part of the game is by far the best, and the tension really mounts up in the climax as what remains of the city starts to sink ever more rapidly into the sea, and time begins running out. It makes up for the initial parts of the game, where some of the trials and puzzles can get a little repetitive.
You also meet various characters along the way, and the choices you make with them can lead you to any of 7 different endings.
All in all, this is a game to be recommended.Read more ›
The excitement comes where anything could happen at any moment, when you fell the shocks coming, the floor in front of you could collapse into the ocean below you, or you could fall onto the street below.
This game requires lots of thinking and strategy. Sometimes you have to assemlbe something out of 2 or 3 different items. That part is very challenging. You also have to find your ay through the city.
The city itself is huge and endless. All the different parts that make it realistic is the broken bridges, smashed cars, and sometimes even dead bodies. It is pretty depressing.
I haven't beaten the game yet, though I am pretty close. I am on the part where you are hiding from a group of thugs. Though totally random and having nothing to do with the game, this part may be the best of all.
All in all this is a surprisingly great game that I think should be advertised more and more recognized. If this game was made by namco or some other huge company, this might be one of the top sellers. If you like puzzle games, and you like to think, buy it. If you are a fat slob and don't know sh*t, then, well, don't buy it. Agetec did a great job with this game.
Originally known as Zettai Zetsumei Toshi in Japan and to be called S.O.S. Escape when it's released in Europe, Irem's Disaster Report is the type of project that says a lot about its designers. Innovative, creative, complex, and overly ambitious, D-Report has the makings of something that could end up becoming quite the special dish. And though it borrows the familiar "deserted island" ideal from older inspirations like Blue Stinger and Code: Veronica, all other remaining comparisons can stop right there. As this time around your hero isn't protecting himself from rabid flesh-eating zombies or oversized wasp creatures -- not at all. It's Mother Nature who has your number in this installment. And a series of powerful, destructive earthquakes the means by which she seeks to destroy you.
Unfortunately the game has other enemies out to destroy you as well: it's just too bad they're all unintentional.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Amazing game, great effects, wonderful draw distance, amazing areas of the city to explore including a fun park, residential areas, business areas, huge bridges, shopping centers,... Read morePublished on June 16 2004
This is the 2nd best game I have played all year right after Vice City, It is so varied in what you can do with all the different decisions to make, it is extremely tense because... Read morePublished on April 27 2003 by Sean P Morrow
Let me start by saying that I enjoyed this game, though much of my review pinpoints its flaws, as there were many. Read morePublished on March 9 2003 by Justin D. Cooper