From the saga, The Chronicles of Riddick, developer Starbreeze Studios and publisher Atari gives you the single player stealth/first person shooter Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena AND Escape from Butcher Bay, all on one disc. You play as Riddick, well known for being able to see the in the dark and being an extraordinary killer.
The remake of Escape from Butcher Bay was amazing. There was a definite difference in comparison of the two. The remastered version looks almost, if not just as good, as Assault on Dark Athena. I was amazed that for the first time ever, you could actually see your own reflection in the mirror. I walked into a shower room on Assault on Dark Athena and I actually saw my reflection and every action that I did while looking at the mirror. Yes, it actually shows what it looks like while swinging your Ulaks or anything for that matter.
Like all games, you begin going through learning how all the controls work and what button does what. As Riddick, voiced by a busy Vin Diesel who recently did Wheelman as well, you wake up on a beach where Escape from Butcher Bay left off. You start out by traveling through a sewer learning how to move, use a ladder, drag dead bodies, and learn about drones, their weapons and how to disarm someone. After a small firefight to teach you how to fire your weapon and aim it, you go down a tunnel and the lights turn off at the end and gradually turn off towards you, which begins the game.
As for the sound, one word: astonishing. It made my day every time someone would make an attempt at giving Riddick a difficult time and his deep and calm voice would just threaten their life in one way or another.
To change your weapons, you hold RB and move your right analog stick in the direction of the weapon you want to use. Whichever direction you move it, a little blue dot will go in that direction, which was rather fun for me. If you’re entertained by the smallest things, you’ll have fun with that little blue dot for a few seconds and move it all over the place. You move that blue dot onto one of the weapons then simply let go of RB and you’ll begin using that weapon. You can also set two weapons up as “hotkeys” by moving the blue dot onto a weapon and press either right or left on the D-Pad.