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Afrika by Natsume




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  • Mild Blood
  • Mild Violence
Afrika is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 6.
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  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Publisher: Natsume
  • Developer: Rhino
  • Category: Action , Adventure

Product Details:

Explore the wildlife of Africa in this revolutionary game! Africa's animals and plants are all rendered in stunning photorealistic detail. As a photographer, you'll use licensed, real-world photography equipment to complete assignments and capture everything from bathing hippos to a cheetah on the hunt. Explore the land, find new animals, and earn a name for yourself as a professional photographer!

  • Over 70 animals to find and more than 100 missions to complete!
  • Animals behave and interact with each other just like their real-world counterparts!
  • Explore environments ranging from grassland to marsh to forest.
  • Innovative photo grading system teaches you the skills of a professional photographer!
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Cool Game I really liked this game, at first at least. It was a good game but it was a little reduhndant. The challneges were actually challenging though. It is a very good game for the attention given to it. The graphics arent that great though, and they could have had a better plot than: A compony asks for a specific type of picture, you go there and it is perfectly set up, you send it in and get paid for it and you recive a new request untill you unlock cool stuff!
Date published: 2012-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from i love it i love this game the only problem is the frame rate . notice go slowdown sometime . in graphics is good and animals is realistic.the game is entretaining . if you like take photos you like this game.awesome
Date published: 2011-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gives a New Meaning to Photography Afrika is amazing. The graphics are outstanding, along with everything else in this game. You can get close to dangerous animals, and stay outside the wild habitats of Africa in the mid night. You can take pictures of a cheetah hunting down an antelope. Do I need say more? Afrika is a great game, very casual mixed with the right amount of fun.
Date published: 2011-05-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A swing and a miss This game looks really good in the preview and since my girlfriend loves africa and photograghy, i figured this would be a great buy that we can play together. WRONG. At first it was kinda cool seeing all the animals and taking cool pictures and such, but thats all you do. there is no storyline to this game. you get emails from people asking you to take pics of animals. you drive forever to find the animals, you spend 30 mins trying to figure out how to take the picture right, then you go back to the camp and you email the picture to them. One cool thing is you can buy new cameras and camera gear with the money you get from the challenges. After about an hour, tops, you are ready to throw this game away. If you want to take cool pics of animals, then rent this game, dont waste ** ***** because you'll regret it.
Date published: 2009-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Embrace the Essence of Wildlife Photography I have to admit, I was a little worried that this game would be somewhat like, well, what many people write it off as being, without giving it a second look, and that is boring and pointless. After playing it, I am relieved that it is such a good experience for anyone interested in wildlife cinematography and photography. For those of you interested in photography, here's a little insight into the level of sophistication the game has to offer. The game allows you to accumulate and upgrade cameras and purchase lenses. It does a great job of creating depth of field changes with aperture settings, and you have shutter speed settings that affect exposure and motion blur as in real world cameras, and there are priority modes or even full manual settings that can be played around with, with realistic results in your photographs. There is enough devotion to real life photgraphy put into the development of Afrika to make it a gem on that premise alone. Here's a tip to keep in mind -- patience is rewarded, as you will realize that the new cameras and lenses you unlock and purchase are dramatically improving the quality of your photos. The beginning camera takes lousy pictures and it would be sad if people didn't realize that the game intends the quality to start out poor, just like in the real world starting out with cheap cameras. As the game begins, you choose your character and start out at base camp with a laptop, camera, binoculars and GPS. You get emailed requests to take specific types of pictures and you are on your way, driving here and there with a guide. Gameplay is more like an animal watching sim than anything else. While there is no hardcore gaming action going on here, there are grand moments in the game such as photographing a mother elephant with her calf in a herd, driving alongside a cheetah, getting attacked by an African Bufffalo ... damn those African Buffalos .... they attacked me over and over again. Unfortunately, when you are attacked, the animal charges at you (many different animals can attack you) but before any kind of contact is made, the screen fades, and you are sent back to Base Camp to start your daily safari all over again. So there is no real violence, just the implication of it. After a few missions, you eventually lose the guide and drive yourself to wherever you want to go. You can buy a tent and camp out in other areas, away from your base camp, if you decide to not return to base camp when the sun sets. The graphics are superb and do justice to the 720p display but can be a little overly sharpened on the trees and foliage at times, giving it a less real look and more "video game" look. Distant vistas and mountains look great, the animals look great also and are animated well enough that you feel like you are around real wild animals. The animals look fantastic through the binoculars and it is pleasing that the camera work progresses toward that quality you see through the binoculars as you upgrade your gear. The sounds of the animals are authentic and very well done. Just playing the game brings the sounds of the outdoors into your home. The music is mostly grand orchestral and for the most part is very cinematic and movie-like large, but at times is African light melody. Sunsets and sunrises are cool looking but kind of foggy at times. There are a few activities to choose from within the main menu. You can start or continue your "Safari", which is the main game mode, allowing you to progress through the game. There is also a "big game trophy" mode that allows you to replay the more exciting photo shoots you unlock. Having this mode is really nice. There is a built in National Geographic library of real life photographs and information that unlocks and expands as you encounter each animal. There is also an environment "viewer" that allows you to play customized video clips that showcase each area and the animals that inhabit it. You also have your p
Date published: 2009-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good if your into this sort of gameplay. Afrika is a Photography Sim set in Africa. It Has Open world gameplay, Sony and National Geographic as sponsors and good production value. However it is a game that will only appeal to a niche audience. Pros : Unique Game! : Great Graphics and sound effects : Open world Gameplay : Authenticity (great animals with information and real life photos and video) : Camera settings (Shutter speed, aperture, color settings) : Decent amount of animals and variety. Cons : Unresponsive R1 button. (which is what snaps the picture) : Slow Gameplay (very simplistic) : I only counted 58 animals in the game field guide but it says over 60 on the box : first few hours you are stuck on a linear path until your tour guide lets you go on safari's solo : Shipping problems... This game is incredibly difficult to find even when being almost a week since release. : Niche gameplay.. This will bore some people and be a Gem For others. Its all about what you need from a game Summary: Its a great game if your into this kind of gameplay, However it wont appeal to everyone. This is a great title none the less with a lot of care put into making it as realistic as possible. Personally I love it. Thank you Natsume.
Date published: 2009-10-17
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