Platform: PC, PS2, Xbox
Developer: Pivotal Games
ETA: June 2003
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when a developer announces that they’re going to make a title based on
a moving gamers cringe as they think of what flavor of the moment flick
riding high on the hype machine will get pumped out, playing like a
half-assed waste of time. Take
2 has other plans here, actually making a game based on a truly classic
film, The Great Escape, a film of a group of Allied POWs that escape
from Stalag Luft III prisoner of war camp in Europe and carefully inch
their way to freedom.
looks like the game will recreate some moments from the moving while
pitting the player in some instances not seen on-screen, seemingly a
similar approach as what Golden Eye took on the N64 where it took place
in the realm of the Bond movie, but didn’t follow it verbatim, thusly
not feeling like a re-enactment rehash.
Hopefully the same will hold true with The Great Escape as
players take control of the characters from the movie in an attempt to
escape their Nazi prison and safely get out of occupied Europe.
It’ll be interesting to see how a game based on a classic movie
turns out. Who knows, maybe
if this one does well we’ll see a game based on Seven Samurai.
April 19, 2003