Evil Genius- There's No Way I'm Not Buying This

I am so amused by this game concept. I've been following it for a while, release date looks like 10 Oct right now.

Peep this amusing official website.

Yeah, this looks like a winner for sure...unlike SwampYankee in tonight''s game...

Fun!

I talked with one of the producers of Evil Genius at E3, and got a chance to look at this one. It looked fantastic at the show, and is a must get for me. Here are my thoughts from our coverage

Evil Genius

I got a chance to sit down with one of the producers from Elixir Studios and look at their upcoming PC title, Evil Genius. On the surface, just imagine Dungeon Keeper meets Austin Powers and you have the basic idea. It''s a lighthearted game full of world domination, evil henchmen, and doomsday weapons. The basic gameplay premise is that as a would-be evil-doer you desire to build your infamy and cash reserves so that you might someday hold the world hostage with the ultimate weapon. To this end you must complete a great number of missions that will increase your presence on the world evil-doing stage, give you access to more resources by which to increase your evil lair, and make you the increasing target of every James Bond wannabe on the planet.

You have basic henchmen which do the daily labor of your scheme from monitoring world activities, to protecting your base, to deploying on missions, and of course researching new evil technologies. Additionally you have henchmen who you can more directly control in combat with their special powers - from hypnosis to poision gas - to defeat enemy spies. Additionally, when you capture these dilly-dallying do gooders, you may interrogate them for information. The whole atmosphere of the game is lighthearted, so by interrogate I mean do things like offer them a cigarette then *gasp* don''t give it to them, or dance until they beg you to stop. In fact, interrogation looks to play a major role in the game, so there will be plenty of pleasantly corny ways of extracting information.

Evil Genius looks to be more geared toward a sandbox style of play, though I was a little disappointed that the missions you embark on to gain infamy are not randomly generated. Also, there will be no multiplayer - something I''m told they are planning for an eventual sequel. Evil Genius should be available this coming winter.

- Elysium[

This looks very cool. Too bad my maniacal laugh sounds like a squirrel with a cold.

"Dramatic Marlin" wrote:

This looks very cool. Too bad my maniacal laugh sounds like a squirrel with a cold.

That''s okay, as long as you sound like an evil squirrel.

Doesn''t this one remind you of Dungeon Keeper (I and/or II)?

I hope so. I loved Dungeon Keeper (I and II).

"Dramatic Marlin" wrote:

This looks very cool. Too bad my maniacal laugh sounds like a squirrel with a cold.

You have lots of practice time before the game comes out. If you start today with several random manic bursts of laughter around the office and continue with it for the next month or so, you''ll be ready!

I''ll graduate to the chatter of an evil groundhog. Movin'' on up, as they say.

Doesn''t this one remind you of Dungeon Keeper (I and/or II)?

Hmmm...
From Elysium''s post...

Evil Genius

I got a chance to sit down with one of the producers from Elixir Studios and look at their upcoming PC title, Evil Genius. On the surface, just imagine Dungeon Keeper meets Austin Powers and you have the basic idea.

"duckilama" wrote:
Doesn''t this one remind you of Dungeon Keeper (I and/or II)?

Hmmm...
From Elysium''s post...

Evil Genius

I got a chance to sit down with one of the producers from Elixir Studios and look at their upcoming PC title, Evil Genius. On the surface, just imagine Dungeon Keeper meets Austin Powers and you have the basic idea.

:D

Damn. I''m with Marlin on this one. There''s a group of us out here that loved the DK and DK2. I just need something to slap around and I''ll be happy.

"simpilot" wrote:

Yeah, this looks like a winner for sure...unlike SwampYankee in tonight''s game... :twisted:

Posted on the locker room wall.

"CEJ" wrote:

Damn. I''m with Marlin on this one. There''s a group of us out here that loved the DK and DK2. I just need something to slap around and I''ll be happy.

Slapping imps. I love it. I hope an equivelant is in this. When a game is going poorly or you''re in a bad mood, you NEED the ability to deliver that virtual bitch slap to your minions.

Dramatic Marlin, I think you''ll be pleased with the traps and interrogation system.

On the chance that I may accidentally develop a reputation for being into torture, all I can say is ""oh boy!"".

"CEJ" wrote:

Doesn''t this one remind you of Dungeon Keeper (I and/or II)?

That''s exactly what I was going to say... which is why I am definitely getting this one.

As another DK and DK2 fanatic, this one is on my ""must buy"" list.

Yep definitely a must buy. Have you seen the latest Developer''s Diary on Gamespot?

I personally think this game will turn out to be a good one on par with X-Com, Fallout in originality, unless the developers manage to botch it up at the last minute.

Oh man the wee hours of the night I stayed up playing DK2. I remember I first started college in 1999 when that game came out. I would study for about 3 hours every night and my ''reward'' to myself would be to play DK2 till about 4 or so in the morning. Needless to say I didn''t post very good grades that semester.