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As WP's senior editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games...

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'Hidden & Dangerous 2: Sabre Squadron' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 5, 2004 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT

The original Hidden & Dangerous was released in 1999 to widespread acclaim, and was the forerunner for the squad-based tactical action game. With sales in excess of one million copies, Hidden & Dangerous established itself as a leading title in the genre. Its creators, Illusion Softworks, have for the last four years been quietly developing and perfecting the sequel.

Features :

  • A variety of environments: H&D2 will have over 23 complex missions in 9 campaigns..
  • Interact with the environment, including communication with NPCs ETC.
  • Enhanced character development progresses through the game.
  • Following the story of the lead characters enhances the atmosphere and draws the player into the unfolding events to even a greater extent than in the original Hidden and Dangerous.
  • New and improved accessible controls – active cursor and scrollbar, automatic actions, etc.
  • Improved combat tactics and greater control over the entire unit.
  • Multi-player aspects have been re-designed and now include the option to play on the Axis Powers Army side.
  • Created using a completely new innovative engine.
  • A new generation of artificial intelligence developed and implemented.
  • Motion-capture technology utilised for realistic appearances of animated characters.
  • The modeling of weapons will be as realistic as possible as well as representing the ballistics of projectiles and thrown objects.
  • Varying toughness and resistance to damage will be applied to all physical objects in the game.
  • Accurate physics models for modes of transport within the game (including planes)

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