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TGS07: Afrika still spelled wrong, beautiful as ever

It's been awhile since we last heard anything about Sony's spelling-challenged safari romp, Afrika. When it was first unveiled, the consensus was, graphically, the title looked great, but no one really knew what the point of the game was.

This video will do nothing to better explain the game's gameplay, unless it involves taking voyeuristic photos of meercats and giraffes mating in their natural habitat or trying to run over endangered animals.

Who knows, though, we're sure there's a huge market for that kinda thing somewhere.

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1. I'll buy this game only if I get to play as Steve Irwin. ....No ocean boards/maps please.

Posted at 5:47AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Stellarpimp

2. Ah the uncanny valley applied to animals.

How weird.

Posted at 5:51AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Sam

3. Dude, just to point out, it's not spelled wrong. I lived in Africa for a few years and that is how they spell it there, AFRIKA. I'm not kidding... And it's not a language thing, it's actually taught that in British English schools so ya, the spelling is actually right! ;)

Posted at 6:14AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Aaron

4. This is certainly a lovely looking game, with very realistic graphics. Hopefully the gameplay will be equally as impressive! Let's hope that soon some details regarding the actual gameplay will be released.

Posted at 6:22AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Philip

5. Maybe you're a photographer/poacher and use the new guncon to take snaps/kill your prey?!

Posted at 6:55AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Stebo

6. That sounds very possible Stebo. Not a bad idea for a game.

Posted at 7:08AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Philip

7. Would be a good idea, as long as it isn't like Deer Hunter.

Cool lookn so far though.

Posted at 7:14AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Tim

8. The Spelling

In a Language called afrikaans widely spoken in South Africa, Afrika is spelled correctly :)

Posted at 7:44AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Danie

9. And Afrikaans is derived from Dutch, in which Africa is also spelled Afrika :).

~Grauw

Posted at 8:03AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Laurens Holst

10. I like the poacher idea, You can kill what you want when you want and no penalties for shooting the wrong type of animal like in most hunting games!
So you can whip out a fully automatic weapon and unleash terror on a ususpecting pride of lions, but you get less money for your kills if they are full of holes!
Don't forget to bring your rocket launcher in case the local authorities try to stop your hunting activities!

Posted at 8:20AM on Sep 20th 2007 by MARKTW

11. Hahaha...rocket launcher poaching.

This game looks...well is it a game? So far it appears to be a game where you shoot a documentary on Afrika's wildlife. The guy with the camera is way too close with that giant telephoto lens unless he's hoping for a shot of the rhino's rear molars.

Whatever this turns out to be, the models look fantastic. Maybe you can shoot some Anger Darts into the lions and set up killing spree combos. Who knows.

Posted at 8:40AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Popfrogs

12. this game, to me, looks like an "experience" game.

where you, basically, load up the game and go walking around checking the landscapes and animals, taking pictures, using binoculars.

I think it will be a download only game.

Posted at 9:10AM on Sep 20th 2007 by FrankTheCrank

13. wouldn't it be funny if this is a driving sim? ;)

it looks lovely, should be a great kids-friendly game.

Posted at 9:29AM on Sep 20th 2007 by kingofwale

14. ha ha piss of some monkeys and watch the go ape sh*t at u throwing their poo

Posted at 9:34AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Rye21

15. Is there a game here, somewhere???

Posted at 9:51AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Neil

16. the game should be a game were you do what you want. you can look around and watch the animals, hunt them or just have sex with them. well the sex part is the kentucky in me. hmmm where is my cousin at...

Posted at 10:05AM on Sep 20th 2007 by georgel

17. its pokemon snap all over again

Posted at 11:07AM on Sep 20th 2007 by vinny

18. LOL at the big rock from the lion king.

Posted at 11:13AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Clarkson

19. I am almost sure it was meant to be a MMO game. Beyond that I know nothing...I am not even sure if I dreamt that fact. But my dreams have a habit of becoming reality.

I dreamt my cat was really obese last night...

Posted at 11:35AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Sammy

20. georgel, priceless stuff dude!!! Nobodys gonna touch Thelma Lu's pudding but Paw!

Posted at 11:38AM on Sep 20th 2007 by Zaphod Beeblebrox

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