Giants: Citizen Kabuto - PS2

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Also for: PC, Power Mac, Xbox
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Adventure
Shoot 'Em Up
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Interplay Soft. Co.: Interplay
Publishers: VIE (GB)
Released: 15 Mar 2002 (GB)
Ratings: 15+
Accessories: Memory Card
Features: Analogue Control Compatible: analogue sticks only, Vibration Function Compatible

Summary

Giants for the PS2 provides a choice from one of three character sets in a battle where enemies may eat, burn, drown, kidnap or bury their victims to gain control over a serene paradise hidden deep inside a beautiful nebula. Delightful.

Battle ensues on a massive fragment of the shattered planet, which consists of 40 separate islands. From the exterior, this fragment appears as a radiantly coloured waterfall but inside this beautiful waterfall, chaos reigns supreme.

Gamers can select to play as any one of three original races: the Sea Reapers, who represent magic and elemental forces, the Meccaryn, who wield technology as their strength, and the giant Kabuto, who attempts to rule with sheer brute savagery. All of these races are fighting for control of the beautiful world for their own personal reasons. Kabuto a giant ferocious beast formerly created by the Sea Reapers to defend themselves, has outgrown their imposed fetters and fights to maintain his independence. The very powers they gave him for protection mean he is simply too brutal to co-exist with any other race.

The Sea Reapers, beautiful and entirely unpredictable ethereal beings of female appearance have been forced to flee to the seas to escape his wrath. Facing death, they have evolved the ability to harness incredible elemental powers: their aim? To reclaim their lost world. Through telepathic powers they have the ability to foresee attacks, and can combine to call up supernatural sword-wielding tornadoes.

Finally the Meccaryns join the battle: an exhausted race who have recently been wielding a monumental space battle with their current chosen foe. They look to the nebula as a useful strategic stopgap for their ongoing repairs and recuperation, and do not wish to share it! They travel in platoons using military-style formations and have at their finger tips possession of enough technological might to devastate the world and everyone on it.

During confrontation, each character’s strengths and weaknesses will come to the forefront, often fuelled or helped along by their merciless exploitation of other indigenous species. The Smarties are a case in point, a timid local race who present ever-improving gifts to any other character who will protect or feed them. These little guys may seem to be worthless at first, but the more of them you find, the more sophisticated their presents become. The in-game action continues as gamers manipulate the landscape to create obstacles which the enemy simply cannot surpass, or indeed literally destroy the ground under the enemy’s feet.

News & Editorial

Giants! Press Release

28 Sep 1999