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Super-Ego Studios announces Rat Race, exclusive for PS3

Nope, this isn't the announcement of the long-awaited Seth Green movie tie-in. This Rat Race is a completely different monster, slated to hit the PSN exclusively at some point in the near future. The game is being hailed as a comedy/adventure title, pulling voice talent from places like South Park, Ugly Betty, Flight of the Conchords, and more. Basically, the voice talent alone will make this game worth a second look. But what's it play like?

Behold: a dysfunctional office. This is your base of operations, so to speak. The office and happenings therein would "make the Enron guys look like Nobel Prize laureates" and that's always a good start. A list of colorful characters is described at the PlayStation Blog, but that's not what we're looking for right now. The goal of the game is to make you feel like you're "playing a role" in an episode of your favorite TV show. There's more than snappy dialogue and interactive text, though -- you'll sneak, solve puzzles, steal, fight lab monkeys and more. It seems like it'll be a giant parody game in a way, but all in an office with some of the most interesting voice talents around. More to come!

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1. This game has potential. I'm very curious to read more about it.

Posted at 12:22AM on Oct 17th 2007 by H2Os

2. sounds very interesting

Posted at 12:32AM on Oct 17th 2007 by Luke

3. As much as I love the fact we're getting an original adventure game, this looks horrible (not just the graphics, the writing in the teaser trailer and description too). If this is our consolation prize for not getting Penny Arcade Adventures, then shoot me in the head.

Posted at 3:44AM on Oct 17th 2007 by apease

4. Sounds interesting. Being a typical office worker myself, I have always wanted a sattire on the topic in the form of a video game. It is my hope that this game will eventually lead to a scene in which be allowed to physically hurt my boss...in the video game i mean...lol. Can't wait to read more.

Posted at 6:05AM on Oct 17th 2007 by Tony

5. If this can be anything like the Lucasarts games of a few years back, I'm in.

Posted at 2:32PM on Oct 17th 2007 by Damian

6. @appease: BANG!

@Everyone else: I hate to say it, but from the looks, sounds, and overall maturity level of the teaser for Rat Race - it sucks. I love adventure games so much, and miss them terribly, but this game seems lame in a way I have not experienced since the FMV days of the 90s... Writing, voice acting, and environmental design was better in the original ega version of Leisure Suit Larry (compared to the RR trailer). Somehow this thing reminds me of Magna Cum Laude - a horrible take on a dying genre. I'd rather see that Japanese horror novel game come out than this pos. =/ At least that one seems novel.

BTW: Am I the only one disappointed in the new Sam & Max series? I loved the original from Lucas Arts - the new one just seemed so meh. Oh, and @ndoerr: LOOK OUT! There's a three headed monkey behind you!! O.O
...
No, wait! I think it was just Jem... again. ^_^

Posted at 7:45PM on Oct 17th 2007 by Consolcwby

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