Fenimore Fillmore: The Westerner

Platform(s): PC, Wii
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Dreamcatcher

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by Thomas on May 6, 2003 @ 7:59 a.m. PDT

Fenimore Fillmore: The Westerner is a classic graphic adventures with the freedom and playability of an RPG.

Fenimore Fillmore: The Westerner is one of the most ambitious projects of the present videogame scene in Spain. This entertaining graphic adventure, produced by Planeta DeAgostini Interactive, relies on the long experience of the game developer Revistronic. This programming group from Madrid has released several titles which have had repercussion on the international market. Its members' professional experience dates from the 8-bit-computer times.

This is not the first time that Fenimore Fillmore rides in our compatible computers. Fenimore Fillmore: The Westerner is the second part of 3 Skulls of the Toltecs, the first Spanish graphic adventure published worldwide, which was translated into more than 12 languages and released in more than 20 countries in 1996. At that time, Fenimore was playing a leading part in a classic cartoon adventure with graphics in 2D. Seven years later, this sweet scatterbrain cowboy comes back in a videogame swarming with humour, hilarious situations, more crazy characters and all this with spectacular 3D quite out of the ordinary.

Fenimore Fillmore: The Westerner has been created relying on the powerful new generation engine PICTuRE. This graphic and physics engine, entirely developed in Spain by the Revistronic team, allows the use of the so called Spline Curves.

PICTuRE:

Can simultaneously draw more than 150.000 polygons in the screen

Can move a ratio of more than 10.000.000 polygons per second.

It reproduces facial expressions practically identical to the ones in 3D cartoons.

Manages 3D models of rounded and natural shapes, which could not be further from the angular polygonal masses of the rest of the games.

The creation of PICTuRE, the use of Splines or Lightmaps light effects and volumetric shadows is much more than technical verbosity. The main advantage is that it shows characters with facial expressions capable of transmitting feelings on their own, with great mobility and versatility. This provides the characters of this story with great psychological depth, and therefore the player gets totally involved in the adventure.

But, in a nutshell, The Westerner is the exciting odyssey of a man who fights like a lonesome cowboy in order to preserve the justice, the peace and the freedom. In other words, the efforts of the sweet cheeky guy to pick up the beautiful girl. The most wildly amusing West where you will find the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, is presented in a videogame that combines the best of the classic graphic adventures and the playability of the latest action-rpg games.

Sabotage telegraphic lines for a Fistful of Dollars, raid banks and become Unforgiven, and then check how much your death is worth competing with a crazy gunfighter robot, while you try that your belly button is the only hole on your paunch when the woman of your dreams falls into your arms. There is a new game in town, and it is here to stay: ¡The Westerner!


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