D2 – Sega Dreamcast


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Author: Sega Dreamcast

Brand: SEGA

Edition: Standard

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The long-delayed cinematic adventure game
D2 has finally surfaced on the Dreamcast. Despite several years in development by innovative Japanese game design team Warp,
D2 seems to suffer from a lack of solid gameplay. Fortunately, the gaming environment is stunning to look at.
D2 offers gamers a curious combination of adventurous exploration and first-person shooting. Gamers assume the role of airplane crash survivor Laura (not to be confused with game icon Lara Croft of Tomb Raider infamy). The game begins with Laura embarking on an airplane flight that soon goes horribly wrong. The plane is hijacked by a handful of terrorists–but that effort is foiled when a meteor crashes into the plane. Laura emerges as one of the few survivors of the plane wreck, which has occurred somewhere in the mountains of Canada. Laura must try to survive the icy elements by routinely killing and cooking cute bunnies for food as she travels through the snowy terrain. Animal activists might object to the casual nature of these deaths, which are essential to winning the game.
Several tentacle-wielding creatures attack Laura frequently during her travels. When this occurs, the game immediately shifts from third-person to first-person perspective. While these point-and-shoot segments are challenging at first, they soon become tedious. It is impossible to travel more than a few feet without being attacked–and Laura must travel quite a bit to advance the game. Despite the presence of impressive graphics, these action segments amount to little more than a glorified version of the mass-market PC game Deer Hunter.
Still, the ambitious world of D2 is worth a look and a listen. This game is highly stylized in design, including several artistic cinema sequences that will keep you riveted. A stunning new age-meets-opera soundtrack accompanies the title screen, while creepy instrumental music adds tension in all the right places.
With an awkward balance of both adventure and action elements, D2 ultimately succeeds more as a curiosity than a remarkable gaming coup. –Brett Atwood

Art-house appeal for eclectic gamers
High-quality animation


Awkward gameplay
Tedious and repetitious action sequences


Originally conceived and even partially developed for 3DO’s ill-fated M2 console, Warp’s D2 has been in the works for more than three years now. While the name would indicate a sequel to the eponymous D (originally released for the 3DO, Sega Saturn, and Sony PlayStation), the only relation it bears to its predecessor is the main protagonist, Laura. While the original concept for D2 put Laura’s unnamed son in the lead role, it is Laura once again who basks in the game’s limelight. According to Warp impresario Kenji Eno, D2 is to be Laura’s last appearance as the main character in one of Warp’s games, and what a game it is: part CG, part FMV, part real-time third-person adventure, and lastly, part first-person shooter. While Warp’s previous games (with the exception of Real Sound) all touched on these various features, D2 makes the ambitious leap into combining all of these disparate elements into one highly anticipated stew. In this pseudosequel, Laura is a passenger on a plane flying high above the Canadian mountains, which, as fate would have it, is moments away from being skyjacked. Once the onboard terrorists reveal themselves, all hell breaks loose – conveniently displayed in computer-generated FMV. As if the chaos wasn’t enough, a meteorite blows a hole through one of the plane’s wings, causing it to plummet to the ground, making a wreckage of the plane and its passengers. Of course, Laura survives, along with Kimberly Fox and young Jannie, two other passengers on the plane. After a short opening sequence, which sets up the plot and introduces Parker Jackson, another pivotal character, the

UPC: 010086510362