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'Reign Of Fire' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 7:04 a.m. PDT

In the game, players find themselves in the year 2024 where highly evolved dragons are the dominant species left on the planet. Only a few human beings remain including a brave Englishman named Quinn. Quinn and his followers battle for survival against the creatures and unexpectedly encounter American dragon-slayer Van Zan and his rag-tag squad, who are planning a dangerous crusade to post-apocalyptic London to fight the dragons. As a human, the player takes the role of a resistance fighter defending the last remaining humans from attack and eventually making their way to the site of the ultimate dragon. A bunch of brand new Gamecube screens ...

BACKGROUND

It is present-day London when a construction crew, led by the mother of young Quinn Abercromby (played by Christian Bale in the film), unwittingly unleashes a dragon that's been hibernating for centuries. Within a quarter of a century, dragons have multiplied and replaced humans as the dominant species on Earth.

The game's story picks back up in Britain, c.2025. Quinn has grown up to be a "resistance fighter" for a small community hiding in an old castle in the burnt-out English countryside. His people have been reduced to living in near-medieval conditions. There's a pair of dragons prowling the vicinity, attacking the few remaining villages, destroying crops, and generally making life hell for the humans. The fire brigades risk their lives to put out the awful firestorms caused by the dragon attacks as they rescue the trapped or wounded survivors.

Play as either a human or a dragon:

As a human, you take the role of a resistance fighter, controlling a variety of well-equipped vehicles. Your purpose is to defend the last remaining humans from attack and eventually to make your way to the site of the sole male dragon - London now lying in ruins. As a dragon, the player will take the role of an infant led by instinct to attack its foe at any opportunity and attempt to eradicate the human race. The plot follows the maturing of the dragon, gradually getting more powerful, as the game progresses.

Missions are linked by a fast-moving plot; based on events in the film.

KEY FEATURES

  • Third person shoot-em up action taking place over scorched landscapes, the result of battles between two species competing for survival - Human and Dragon.
  • The player can choose whether they play as either a Human or a Dragon following two different routes--In effect two games in one.
  • 16 Missions with real-time briefings
  • 4 Vehicles to drive including a military-style buggy, a tank, a 4X4 Jeep and a fire truck.
  • 12 Different types of weapons to use-including rocket launchers, heat-seeking missiles and more.
  • 5 Types of airborne Dragons ranging in size and power that launch fireballs and napalm breath at the player.
  • 3 Land based Dragons ranging in size and power that ram the player's vehicles.
  • Control various vehicles or Dragons in third person mode combat and exploration on land and in the air.
  • Easy to drive / fly vehicles and Dragons with satisfying physics to learn - making them a challenge to master.
  • Enemy Dragons can pickup vehicles, humans and livestock and use them as weapons.
  • Ground-breaking reactive fire effects.

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