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Inc. Reviews Very Positive
Jacksonville Film Journal (4 out of 5 stars): "...The latest offering from Pixar (the folks who brought us the Toy Story films and A Bugs Life), shows more of the same ingenuity and amazing computer animation that the studio has become well known for in the last few years. Even though this is only their fourth feature length film, they are still apparently continuing their dedication to fully realized stories with lovable characters that dont rely solely on the premise that their worlds are rendered entirely in CGI as plot. In fact, even though the worlds are impressively designed, the stories are so engrossing that one starts to forget that they are even watching an animated feature, allowing full immersion into the intriguing script without the distraction of 'Hey...look at how cool that CGI thing looks!'..."
Film Critic (4 out
of 5 stars): "...But it's the sophistication of Monsters, Inc., like
Toy Story and its sequel, that makes the film a standout over most animated
fare. Sure, the secret lives of toys and bugs have already been explored
to death, but Pixar keeps coming up with ways to keep the plot fresh..."
A Look at Kohan:
In Kohan: Ahriman's Gift, 30 complex AI players challenge gamers with different styles of play. AI will create challenging gameplay in two new game types, Turtle and King of the Hill, allowing a slower, more strategic version of Kohan's original game rules. AI players are more than capable of contributing to victory and are even able to communicate with gamers and respond to gamer requests to attack, defend, and provide economy status reports.
Kohan: Ahriman's Gift contains five campaigns, forty custom-built maps, and a host of multiplayer options. Players become one of the Kohan, an ancient race devastated by a cycle of world-breaking cataclysms. Newly awakened to an uncertain future and a past not remembered, gamers must forge the present using superior strategies.
There are 90 units and 70 heroes in the game. In addition there are over 100 spells and 75 different technologies.
"We are extremely excited to announce the completion of Kohan: Ahriman's Gift," says Adel Chaveleh, TimeGate's Producer. "The strategy and tactics originally introduced by KIS have been brought to the forefront in KAG and we feel that the game has some of the best real time strategy artificial intelligence ever."
Here are some screenshots from Ahriman's Gift:
News Link of the
Day - Coming Up: Anime This
or animation, and its cousin, manga (comic books), have taken major cultural
root in the Bay Area in recent years. Saturday and next Sunday the Metreon
entertainment center's Action Theatre will host the first Metreon Festival
of Anime, an event its producers hope will become an annual attraction..."
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