View Full Version : First In-Game Perfect Dark Screenshot
29th September 2005, 01:55 AM
Looking pretty spiffy, but I'm still going to stick with my ole buddy, the Nintendo Revolution.
29th September 2005, 01:58 AM
OXM had ingame shots from E3 a few months ago, and from the latest build a few weeks ago.
29th September 2005, 02:24 AM
No, see, this is the first Hi-Res screenshot from the view of the first person. I now see that I forgot that. =X
29th September 2005, 04:16 AM
Mmm... tasty. Looks decent. I have doubts that's a real screetshot though. From the looks of it, that's an amateur website so I'm a bit skeptical they have an official screenshot.
29th September 2005, 09:58 AM
Well, it's on IGN and various other sites, too, you know. Also, it looks far too good to be fake. I mean, look at those character models to the left. They're practically photo-realistic. Speaking of which, is it just me or have Rare seemed to put in lots of graphical additions and touches since the previous batch of screenshots (which was of basically an X-Box 360 port of the XBox make)?
29th September 2005, 05:34 PM
Forget the screenshot, anyone notice Rare uploaded the first Perfect Dark Zero MP3? Feast your ears on Subway Retrieval (http://rareware.com/games/upcoming/pdzero/dloads/subway_retrieval.mp3) ;)
29th September 2005, 10:21 PM
You can bet I did, and you can bet I listened to it for 20 minutes straight. ;)
That screenshot looks beautiful, and it is indeed real. I saw the leaked PDZ videos on Team Xbox and compared the HUD shown in them. The HUDs match.
I want this game. Now.
29th September 2005, 11:31 PM
Well if it's indeed a real screenshot, those graphics look superb! Kudos to Rare! :D
30th September 2005, 05:21 PM
Hell yes, that song is excellent. It doesn't seem to have quite as much of a techno influence as PD's soundtrack had - but it's undeniably funky - almost to a Funky Kong degree of funkiness.
Any idea who's doing the music for this one? I'd love if it was Grant Kirkhope - but I get a distinct Graeme Norgate feeling from certain parts of the melody in Subway Retrieval - however I doubt that's possible since he's working with Free Radical, now. Maybe there's a slight chance, though, seeing as Free Radical is mostly comprised of the Goldeneye team and others who are simply on good terms with Rare, right?
Oh, and doesn't it look like there's going to be the same style of level orientation going on in PDZ? For instance in PD where you had Chicago Stealth - which was a highly stealth-themed mission - you're now going to have Subway Retrieval, etc. Glad to see they're clearly defining what the various missions are going to be about. If they keep the same sense of direction they had with PD, I know this is going to be utterly fantastic.
*keeps Subway on loop*
30th September 2005, 07:46 PM
Any idea who's doing the music for this one?
A certain "Dave C." (maybe Icy can tell us his last name), who also did work on the original Perfect Dark. That's why it has a semi Perfect Dark feel to it. This Dave C. might not be as well known as Grant, Graeme, Dave Wise or Robin Beanland... but he's been at Rare for a while. I'm not sure what kind of work he did with the original Perfect Dark, but he's at least familiar with what kind of sound the game should have... and that's excellent :)
30th September 2005, 07:54 PM
Is he the guy who was creditted as having done the "massiv choonz" in the Perfect Dark credits? Dave Clynick? If so, I'm guessing he had the techno influences in the soundtrack, or maybe the "X" renditions of the themes. He's doing a great job so far, anyway.
Any idea what Grant's up to, though? Maybe he's busy with a full-scale Banjo game for once? :)
1st October 2005, 01:43 AM
A certain "Dave C." (maybe Icy can tell us his last name)...
As BF said, that's Dave Clynick. He was credited with "Bangin Hardkore Choonz" in PD, and, more recently, played bass guitar on the Conker: Live & Reloaded rendition of "Surf Punks." Dave can also play guitar, as he apparently did the guitar (and bass) for the original Conker's version of "Surf Punks" (according to the Live & Reloaded OST's bonus DVD). I wouldn't be surprised if he was responsible for the wah-wah guitar in "Subway Retrieval." Also, he played Spanish guitar on the L&R version of "Olé!" and was one of the three people (Jamie Hughes and Steve Burke were the other two) who sang in the BGM for Beach Dead, Castle Von Tedistein, and The Ditch.
I have no idea who's doing the music in PDZ, although the name "Andy Gray" pops up in the "Subway Retrieval" ID3 tags. Look in the "User defined text information" field, which you can see using dB PowerAMP, as long as you have it set up to display ID3 information upon mouseover in the Windows Explorer. If Mr. Gray is indeed the composer, then it looks to me like Rare likes introducing new talent with each new console: Steve Burke did the Kameo soundtrack, Jamie Hughes got his start on the GBA, with Grunty's Revenge, Robin Beanland and Eveline Fischer's first game was DKC, I think Graeme Norgate's first outing was the arcade version of Killer Instinct, Dave Wise started off somewhere in the 80's, and Grant Kirkhope (no idea what he's doing these days) first showed us what he was made of in GoldenEye 007.
1st October 2005, 03:12 AM
I have no idea who's doing the music in PDZ
Yeah, there's really no clear information except the music team tepid seat (http://rareware.com/extra/tepidseat/music/musicteam1.html) on Rare's site, listing only Dave Clynick for PD0. I don't think he'd be doing it all by himself... like you say, this "Andy Gray" might be doing some audio work with him. That tepid seat was a while ago...
5th October 2005, 10:52 AM
Last night on G4 on attack of the show they had video of perfect dark zero from X5
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