In all the talk of graphical downgrades no one seems much preoccupied with 'why?'. Why build something and then proceed to tear it down, piece by piece, in the hope that ever more diminished expectations about the final product won't be severe enough to...
HomeNews [UPDATE] I Am Alive Gets Rated By the ESRB
[UPDATE]: Apparently there's an I Am Alive website with a trailer I've never seen before. Impending release date anyone?
In another oddly mysterious move, I Am Alive continues to reaffirm its existence through not-so-official channels of communication. Previously appearing in an "unreleased" trailer, the ESRB now has the priveledge of rating it with an M for Mature.
Describing I Am Alive as:
an action game in which the players assume the role of a man who must find his family in a post-apocalyptic world. From a third-person perspective, players traverse through city ruins and use a machete to kill human enemies in melee-style combat. Battles are accompanied by realistic gunfire, slashing sounds, and cries of pain; characters emit brief splashes of blood when hit. Players have the ability to kill or knock unconscious wounded/vulnerable enemies via finishing moves (e.g. throat slashing, impaling, pistol-whipping); these scenes are highlighted by close-up camera angles and increased player control (e.g. on-screen prompts with button-press sequences). During the corse of the game, players encounter women who can be saved from nearby enemies; sexual mistreatment is sometimes implied in the dialogue (e.g. "These guys kept me as their pet, or mascot, or something."). One sequence depicts the background silhouette of a man fondling and threatening a captured female survivor; the exchange includes phrases such as "Do you hear me? Don't touch me!" and "Don't be like that. You know I can make your life a lot easier if you would just cooperate." The words "p***y," "f**k," and "sh**" can be heard in the dialogue.
Aren't ESRB rating descriptions fun?! I Am Alive has been rated for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. We'll keep an eye out for a project long thought dead, but, oddly, is claiming life.