I was saying something about Avatar: The Last Airbender on a chat channel
recently (I forget why; it's not like I watch the show or anything), when I brought up Septerra Core. I don't know why the two are associated in my head, but there you go. I said (paraphrased):
It's the usual target-bait: minimal RPG,
huge in-game movies for "better atmosphere" i.e. longer load times,
interminable waits, etc.
Well, actually, it's quite good about that;
very few quicktime movies.
Target-bait: games that are only sold in Target in the $9.99 or less aisle, and
have the afore-mentioned quicktime movies in lieu of real graphics. I'm
looking at you, Dark Side of the Moon.
(David K said:) And those QT movies are the only screenshots shown on the box.
(I said:) The qt movies have worse graphics than the actual game [Septerra
Core] because they compress the frag out of them