Activision, probably still thought of as an Atari cartridge maker,|
has transformed itself dramatically.
The reason I first got interested in this company was because of
a game called Mechwarrior. Several years ago, a friend of mine
got me hooked on this game in which the player pilots a BattleMech...
a giant robot armed to the teeth with various cool weapons. The graphics
were pretty cool but definitely primitive by today's standards.
When I learned the company was coming out with a sequel...well, I was
psyched. That was a year ago and Mechwarrior 2 has become a best seller
Why am I still interested in this company? Because management under
Bobby Kotick, has consistently produced since then. They have come out
with multiple titles, all of which are well done. To name a few...
Mechwarrior 2 Expansion pack: Ghost Bear's Legacy
Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries
Zork Nemesis...sequel to Return to Zork
Spycraft: The Great Game
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
Shanghai: Great Moments
Atari: Action Pack (a collection of old Atari favorites)
Zork: The original Zork text adventure series
They are now coming out with...
Mechwarrior 2: Ported to the Apple for sale this July 2nd.
Time Commando: Previewed by Computer Gaming World as another "potential hit"
Muppet Treasure Island
I can testify that Mechwarrior 2 and Zork Nemesis are both incredibly
Not only do they keep porting these games to different platforms, but
they have been licensing out trade names like Spycraft and Zork
to Hollywood to make movies out of them.
This is a good company that puts out great games. With the holiday
season less than 6 months away, I think this company will do well.