HERDY GERDY SCREENS
Copyright 2001 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ October 26th 2001 ]
Design has released another round of exclusive
new Herdy Gerdy screen shots from various points
of the Acorn of Power challenge that sees our
pint-sized hero dashing against the evil Dictator
for the glory of good over evil.
by the specialist media as one of 2001's most
significant PS2 releases, Herdy Gerdy has entered
its final stages of development and Core are confident
that the title breaks the mould with its inventive
gameplay, humour and distinctive graphical style.
the herding factor plays a key role, this forms
only part of a marathon adventure that encompasses
exploration, platform, strategy and puzzle elements.
These dynamics are integrated within a vibrant
world that features a delicately balanced eco-system.
Gerdy's environments are expansive and visually
diverse, comprising over thirty 3D graphic sets.
All textures and objects are hand-drawn to a unique
cell-type style. Exceptionally high levels of
animation also feature throughout the title's
fauna and flora, reinforcing the concept of a
the title's defining characteristics is the 'personality'
that is applied to the creatures that roam its
landscapes. Each set of animals has it's own characteristics
which are applied not only on an individual basis
but also to a group rationale. An understanding
of these behaviour patterns must be gained in
order to successfully control the animals, guide
them through the landscapes and maintain general
comprise both predator and prey, of varying levels
of intelligence. As such, interaction between
animal groups must be carefully managed. A single
distressed animal has the potential to create
an unpredictable ripple of chaos that can result
in disaster and in the worst case, fatality. The
character responsible for completing the game's
challenges is a young boy named Gerdy.
opening scene unfolds, the player learns that
Gerdy is about to embark on a rather unusual quest
- he must avenge the island's evil Dictator who
has been repeatedly winning the herding tournament,
held every four years. The tournament winner is
traditionally entrusted with the Acorn of Power,
an item that has magical properties and is required
to maintain the island's natural balance.
has been misusing the Acorn, namely to ensure
he perpetually wins the tournament and therefore
keeps control of the island. Now the time has
come for the tournament to be held again. The
island has pinned all its hopes on Gerdy's father
- commonly acknowledged as the only person skillful
enough to defeat the Dictator.
on the morning of the tournament Gerdy discovers
that somebody has cast a sleeping spell on his
father. The responsibility now falls upon Gerdy's
young shoulders to take his father's place, win
the tournament and overthrow the Dictator.
inexperienced and overconfident, Gerdy has much
to learn before he reaches the tournament. He
must explore landscapes, gather the tools of a
herder's profession and complete numerous tasks
and puzzles in order to increase his skills and
gradually transform into a master herder.
HERE for our
third round of exclusive Herdy Gerdy screen shots.