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  • Summary: An innocent camping trip into the Nevada desert takes a deadly turn when military black operations test a new viral weapon codename Project G.I.Ants, designed to create battle field infantry by mutating commonly found insects and parasites. When this test run goes horribly wrong the lives ofAn innocent camping trip into the Nevada desert takes a deadly turn when military black operations test a new viral weapon codename Project G.I.Ants, designed to create battle field infantry by mutating commonly found insects and parasites. When this test run goes horribly wrong the lives of 8 friends and a desert community is altered irrevocably. Waking up in a jail appearing to be in New York the player, an urban girl in her late teens, must remember what happened and set off to find her friends and save them from the madness. There is of course a couple of problems.... The presence of the virus "Triton-76" used by "Project G.I.Ants" in the surrounding air starts to trigger powerful and frightening mutations in the player and a standard order for the elimination of any witness. Hardcore action meets RPG featuring Nu Generation's RPG Lite technology to produce an unobtrusive, straight forward and ultimately rewarding character enhancement system. Traditional blasting fans will not be disappointed either, with close to 20 traditional weapons from 9mms to S.M.G to R.P.G to Rail Gun, Pheromone gun and Graviton beam. Introducing a new and exciting main Character, "Dirt," the urban rock chick, g-string wearing girl and 'Mr Boo,' her emotive bear backpack that conveys information about the surrounding game world. [Tri Synergy] Expand
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  1. Before its release, someone should've poured a big bottle of polish on D.I.R.T.--it needed the clean-up. [Jan. 2007, p.66]
  2. While the game isn’t exactly a computer virus, it’s so full of bugs, it could certainly be mistaken for one.
  3. When Origin of the Species isn't breaking your mind with its completely insane storyline and bizarrely terrible gameplay mechanics, it's probably breaking itself with one of its many, many bugs.
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  1. PeteR.
    May 6, 2005
    10
    Nice ideas...sexy girls too!
  2. AbhijietM.
    Jun 13, 2007
    3
    The game is just another teenage flick, the AI is...well very predicted and stubborn, one too many bugs, regret the day i played this game.
  3. ChristopherS.
    Feb 23, 2007
    1
    Having lived my entire life in this "capitalist paradise" and having been subjected to every cheap advertising trick in the book I consider Having lived my entire life in this "capitalist paradise" and having been subjected to every cheap advertising trick in the book I consider myself an astute and savvy shopper especially when it comes to computer games. So it sickens and saddens me to think I dropped 30 bills on this steaming pile of programmer dung. Why did I do it? Like some horny teenager who has more acne then common sense I fell hook line and sinker for the sexy packaging. If your looking for a game that is not only sexy but also fun to play do yourself a favor and pickup Catwoman or Bloodrayne 2 and forget you ever saw that pretty girl with a teddy bear on her back. If you take her home she will only break your heart. Expand
  4. JamesB.
    Feb 14, 2007
    0
    This is the worst game I've ever played. I want to vomit.