A stroke of fate, cyberpunk Russian style, and a walking tank

I was busy checking out Akella’s site for “A Stroke of Fate”, an adventure game that takes place in WW2 but instead of parachuting back into Germany or assaulting the beaches of Normandy for the thousandth time, it puts the players into the shoes of a German officer in charge of investigating a possible assassination attempt against the Fuhrer. The thing is, he’s also thinking of the best way to decapitate the Nazi war machine by doing the same thing. It has a pretty interesting premise and I’ve been waiting for it for some time just to see how they pull this one off. The last adventure title that took place during WW2, Operation Wintersun, left me hoping that later efforts would do better.

But while poking around Akella for any new news, I’ve also found out about one or two games that sound interesting enough to check out.

Scorpion takes place in 2028 and is an FPS that makes the player out to be a special operative sent to infiltrate a corporation suspected of supplying terrorists with equipment in a cyberpunkish world. Seeing the one gameplay video they have at the site made me think that it could be like No Remorse, only in first person.

Scorpion is the name of the secret agent that is going to blow this unsuspecting guy away

Scorpion is the name of the secret agent that is going to blow this unsuspecting guy away

What is with the future and bizarre medical gear? If it isn't trodes sticking out of someone's head, it has to be something like this.

What is with the future and bizarre medical gear? If it isn't trodes sticking out of someone's head, it has to be something like this.

You can check out the official site here which also has a short, and bloody, gameplay video.

The other game is called 2025: Battle for the Fatherland. The badly translated premise makes it sound as if world order has broken down, an oppressive government has taken control, and it’s up to you and your walking tank to take back the Fatherland…which I’m guessing has to be Germany. There’s not much else about this game aside from the screenshots which show a four legged tank blowing up lots of stuff which could be fun, but the developer seems to have disappeared along with their website. If this is still in production, I have no idea, but I wouldn’t mind playing a demo of this.

Little did Robocop know that ED-209's big brother was off saving the Fatherland

Little did Robocop know that ED-209's big brother was off saving the Fatherland

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