Retribution Unveiled

The Retribution Website (thanks Frans) has first details on Retribution, an upcoming first-person shooter in the works at independent developer U-235 Studios (seemingly unrelated to Jaguar developers U-235, likewise named for the isotope powering Little Boy, the first atomic bomb). Described as a "partly funded project" that "needs community help," here's a description of the game, which uses Artificial Studios' "Reality" engine:
Your father an CID (Criminal Investigation Division) officer killed for getting too close, your mother murdered in cold blood. You watched the entire thing, now you're out for revenge. Assemble a crew or go it alone, follow the trail and finally get your revenge. Take on the Navy, Marine corps, drug lords, armed cilivians and more.
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Hmmm...that reality enginbe looks sweet; especially the occlusion culling and wysiwyg editor (plus the other rendering perks!).
I just wonder: I bet that using such a middleware platform really makes modding a game built on it much, much harder (just look at games using Renderware). Which is a shame.

As for Retribution: all the more power to these people, but the story does sound contrived and hackneyed. I say keep the tech/gameplay ideas and get a propper writer to devellop a totally new story. Hell, the story doesn't need to be original (shit, a Schwarzenegger-like 'Commando' or 'Predator' will do nicely if the game play is there), but reading a story like this makes me think it will actively detract from the game.

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