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Sep. 25, 2009by: Paul Tassi

The folks behind the AVATAR game are determined to break the longstanding tradition of "all movie-based games must suck." That's why, as you'll see in this gameplay trailer, they've combined "Lost Planet" with "Gears of War" and “Crysis” to get something that resembles a decently passable game.

It’s a third person actioner, with intermittent vehicle segments. We only see the human side of things here, but it’s clear the Na’vi are playable as well. I still can’t get over shooting rainbow colored forrest creatures  until they bleed rainbow colored blood. It’s like going to Fraggle Rock and mowing down the entire crew with an M16.

From the trailer you’ll learn that the best way to deal with a few small enemies is to call in a massive airstrike, and the best way to kill a giant flamboyant rhino dinosaur is to shoot it in the ass repeatedly. Who would have thought?

It looks good…for a movie game, but that’s as far as I’m willing to go at this point. And with "ODST," "Modern Warfare 2," "Borderlands" and "Assassin’s Creed 2" all coming out this fall, I can’t say this is exactly high on my priority list at the moment.

Extra Tidbit: The "Lord of the Rings" games were actually pretty damn fun.
Source: JoBlo

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7:57PM on 09/27/2009
whoever gave me that negative comment obviously has never played the warriors game. either that or they dislike gary coleman. either way, they're no friend-o of mine
whoever gave me that negative comment obviously has never played the warriors game. either that or they dislike gary coleman. either way, they're no friend-o of mine
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6:57PM on 09/27/2009

You definitely know what you're talking about game-wise, Paul.

Already pre-ordered my copies for Uncharted 2, Assassin's Creed 2, and Modern Warfare 2.

Was thinking about it and there's really no time in my upcoming game sessions for Avatar, but we'll see.
Already pre-ordered my copies for Uncharted 2, Assassin's Creed 2, and Modern Warfare 2.

Was thinking about it and there's really no time in my upcoming game sessions for Avatar, but we'll see.
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6:24PM on 09/26/2009
I'm excited as hell for the movie, but this game wasn't even a blip on my radar until now. I usually could care less about movie/game tie ins, but this footage looks pretty damn good. I'll wait for reviews or a demo, like with all games, but color me impressed.
I'm excited as hell for the movie, but this game wasn't even a blip on my radar until now. I usually could care less about movie/game tie ins, but this footage looks pretty damn good. I'll wait for reviews or a demo, like with all games, but color me impressed.
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6:07PM on 09/26/2009

Warriors

best movie to game was definitely The Warriors. this avatar game looks like your typical movie tie in if anything
best movie to game was definitely The Warriors. this avatar game looks like your typical movie tie in if anything
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3:53PM on 09/26/2009

This game makes the movie seem even better!!!

I didnt know the soldiers would have stealth camo!! This movie HAS IT ALL!!!

Anywaysm, ODST ?? Really, its a fucking expansion built on a 3 year old game engine. that shit is lame. and borderlands is way over ambitious, all i imagine is trying to trade gun with people, you give them your and then they sign out. yippee. and assassins creed 1 fucking sucked balls. same 4 or 5 missions over and over again.

I am way more excited about Uncharted 2 then any of those three game. And MAG as
I didnt know the soldiers would have stealth camo!! This movie HAS IT ALL!!!

Anywaysm, ODST ?? Really, its a fucking expansion built on a 3 year old game engine. that shit is lame. and borderlands is way over ambitious, all i imagine is trying to trade gun with people, you give them your and then they sign out. yippee. and assassins creed 1 fucking sucked balls. same 4 or 5 missions over and over again.

I am way more excited about Uncharted 2 then any of those three game. And MAG as well.
MW2 is on a whole other playing field though.
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2:33AM on 09/26/2009

Looks like Standard Fare, but fun!

This looks like a lot of the other games yet it still looks like fun. I'll play it probably won't buy it, but still looks enjoyable but if it comes out anywhere near Modern Warfare 2 it will get crushed, just like every other game that comes out within a month.
This looks like a lot of the other games yet it still looks like fun. I'll play it probably won't buy it, but still looks enjoyable but if it comes out anywhere near Modern Warfare 2 it will get crushed, just like every other game that comes out within a month.
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7:05PM on 09/25/2009

TLOTR

Lord of the rings games were BA because they could build off of the main storyline, like what KOTOR did with star wars
Lord of the rings games were BA because they could build off of the main storyline, like what KOTOR did with star wars
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6:24PM on 09/25/2009
Most movie games suck, but this one actually looks good. I may pick this up.
Most movie games suck, but this one actually looks good. I may pick this up.
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3:18PM on 09/25/2009

Think I'll pick it up! Still 3D

The story intrigues me anyway- so if the movie doesn't totally turn me off (I have faith in James Cameron) I'll pick it up! Anyone know if it's still going to be 3D? Is it gonna be anaglyphic or something better? Anyone?
The story intrigues me anyway- so if the movie doesn't totally turn me off (I have faith in James Cameron) I'll pick it up! Anyone know if it's still going to be 3D? Is it gonna be anaglyphic or something better? Anyone?
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2:12PM on 09/25/2009

Looks decent...

I think when people talk about games from movies that they always forget about the Die Hard Trilogy which was a damn good game, plus like you said the LOTRs games were good too.
I think when people talk about games from movies that they always forget about the Die Hard Trilogy which was a damn good game, plus like you said the LOTRs games were good too.
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1:25PM on 09/25/2009

Whoa

Looks like a lush jungle version of Lost Planet.Lost Planet was pretty decent,this looks like it might have the potential to be the best movie game ever.Not a hard acheivement,but one none the less:)
Looks like a lush jungle version of Lost Planet.Lost Planet was pretty decent,this looks like it might have the potential to be the best movie game ever.Not a hard acheivement,but one none the less:)
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12:55PM on 09/25/2009
That got me more interested than the actual movie trailer.
That got me more interested than the actual movie trailer.
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