This could be all kinds of wrong: a game about floods destroying a city; a game with such a lascivious-if-misinterpreted name; a game that attempts to push the "survival" genre past zombies. Agetec announced today that Raw Danger has shipped for the PS2, and makes special mention of its $14.99 price tag.
Nothing, and I mean nothing scares me more than a "bargain." It goes against all the instincts of my people, but even my rabbi agrees that somebody has to buy retail. The sight of that frighteningly low price sticker fills me with the kind of cold dread that says, "Not only are you about to attempt a harrowing escape from a city collapsing into floodwaters of biblical proportions, but this cheap-ass game is so bad it's killing you."
Or: what do I know? It could be unbearably good.
What I'm curious to know is whether anyone who went through Hurricane Katrina thinks this sounds like a good time or a horrible idea. Fruit Brute, Toots and Timsy all lived through an actual sinking city: how does reliving the experience for recreation sound? Anyone else?
Attention! This Is Not A Test
AGETEC'S "RAW DANGER" HITS STORES TODAY
Natural Disaster Adventure Is Unleashed on PlayStation®2 system – Can You Survive the Storm?
Sunnyvale, California – June 19, 2007 – Today Agetec has announced the long awaited Raw Danger has shipped. A new genre of “survival” game, Raw Danger puts players at the center of a flooding city that is quickly collapsing. Rated Teen, Raw Danger is available now on PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system for the perilously low price of $14.99.
Feeling the fear of surviving amidst intensifying mass destruction is the essence of Raw Danger. Players will work their way through the game’s interwoven storyline that follows the lives of several different citizens as they face their own trials to make it out alive. Using nothing more than their wits and the materials at hand, players must navigate this cataclysm, where miscalculation means instant death. Players will be challenged at every turn to reach new heights of resourcefulness to overcome obstacles, dodge crumbling facades and save lives as they escape the doomed city.
Every decision players make will affect the outcome of the game, and with several key characters there are a number of ways things can end. Utilize your characters special talents to delve deeper into the story and uncover the truth behind this catastrophe. Is this all just a natural disaster – or is there something more?
“Raw Danger is thrilling in a new way,” said Mark Johnson, Vice President of Production and Marketing at Agetec, Inc. “Nothing matches the creeping horror of rising flood waters or the exhilaration of jumping out of a building just as it implodes. The game delivers all this and more.”