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Second Life's Attack on Titan Fan Game Gaining Fans Itself

Attack on Titan Second Life

Shamera Kohime has an extended, hands-on review of the fan-made game inspired by the anime Singeki no Kyojin, i.e. Attack on Titan. Kotaku is probably the biggest site to cover the SL game so far, but Ms. Kohime's review is way past the "Oh cool, fan-made game" and deep into the actual gameplay experience:

A word of advice on killing Titans: if you miss, depending on how close you are, leave as fast as you can or keep hitting the target until your blade dulls... and your blades will dull fast. But hey, that's what they said happens in the series as well. The detail on the gear is amazing, and there are quite a few animations included for flying through the air, falling, landing, running, attacking, etc. I've certainly spent hours at this place just honing my Titan killing skills (I'm terrible, but lately I've been killing at least 4 before I die -- need to figure out a way to not die and I'll be set!), and this place is certainly busy all the time. Lots of players flying through the air and attacking Titans, at least we can say that if Second Life ever gets invaded, Wall Edelweiss is going to stay intact!

Go here to teleport into SL and join the fun. As Second Life Play Instinct notices, Kotaku isn't the only gamer site noticing this SL game/game community:

Other sites are starting to notice it too. Looks like Second Life might have a rare crossover hit on its hands... at least unless and until the anime IP owners decide to get grabby and pull the plug.

Hat tip to Reddit's SL community.

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Hitomi Tiponi

Great to see the report, and comments, on Kotaku are very positive. But then Kotaku always has a more open attitude (which is one reason why I like it) than many gaming culture blogs.

Hamlet Au

The Kotaku writer Mike Fahey is a legit SL fan, he's written about it many times.

Pienaar

Hamlet, you must be a clairvoyant. Or you just saw it coming...

Edelweiss stopped selling the gear for the game due to copyright claims. The battle arena is still up so that people who purchased it are at least not left with nothing.

It's a real pity!

Wagner James Au

Hi Pienaar, how do you know it was a copyright issue, was there an announcement?

Leo

Yep, just visited Edelweiss with some friends. Gears no longer for sale. Just a blank board is left. :(

Takuma Kawashima

The outfit itself was always free both in the store and on the marketplace but it has been pulled as well as the attack equipment.

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