Monday, February 4, 2013
Disney's Hercules Action Game
First off, I've never played this game. I just think it looks really fun. More importantly, it does some interesting things artistically that I'd love to apply in future games. "Level Up!: The Guide To Great Video Game Design" has a section describing paralax scrolling and some good uses of it. Games based on movies have an unsavory reputation. So this one stayed pretty far off my radar.
Looking at the video below, you can see that its camera work is pretty impressive. The animation is not to be ignored, but traveling through a 3D level with platformer controls seems like a fun mechanic. I'll probably scour videos of this more as I begin to work on my backgrounds again. Take a look.