Giants Citizen Kabuto
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Giants (also known as Citizen Kabuto; the name keeps changing) takes place on a small planet inhabited by the aforementioned big guy, Kabuto. He's opposed by the planets mystical Sea Reapers and some ailing space marines called the Meccaryns. You choose one of the three sides to play as to fight for control of the land, using whatever natural resources are available to you. For an action game, Giants sure looks quirky--not to mention gorgeous--but what else would you expect from the team that created MDK?
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This year's PC crop at E3 was particularly fertile with dozens of A-list games on display from every major manufacturer. But tucked away in a dark, private room, Interplay's oddball action/strategy hybrid Giants: Citizen Kabuto stole the show.
There's been no shortage of hype on Giants, a product of the core MDK creative team. Three factions are fighting for control of an island: the magical (water nymphs called Sea Reapers), the military squad of Meccaryns, and Kabuto--a big beastie about 10 times as big as anybody else. Each side has its strengths, whether it be the Meccaryns' technology and weaponry, the Sea Reapers' clairvoyance and tornadoes, or Kabuto's habit of swallowing opponents whole. Everyone can use or abuse the island's natural resources and inhabitants to further their goals, too. The eye candy is apparent but it looks like Giants' strongest asset will be its addictive gameplay.