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Old 02-08-2012, 08:07 PM   #21
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This sounds like a step in the right direction for what was once the "True Crime" franchise. If Square/Enix can give us a GTA style game set in Hong Kong, I'm all over it.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:59 PM   #22
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:18 PM   #23
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Wasn't this game a long way done already? I remember already seeing gameplay vids a long time ago before it got canned.
Correct. The gameplay I've seen was mostly car and run/gun stuff, but had everything I wanted. A slow-motion button that allows you to shoot freely from the car/motorcycle is definitely something that more games can use. And the freedom of movement with the hostage/human-shield is awesome. The other True Crimes had great arcadey car tricks you could pull/unlock.

This trailer shows us that Square is putting a lot into this engine they bought. They could have outsourced the hell out of it and released something that was more of a cult hit like Saboteur, but they're going big here. I really like that.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:15 PM   #24
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Correct. The gameplay I've seen was mostly car and run/gun stuff, but had everything I wanted. A slow-motion button that allows you to shoot freely from the car/motorcycle is definitely something that more games can use. And the freedom of movement with the hostage/human-shield is awesome. The other True Crimes had great arcadey car tricks you could pull/unlock.

This trailer shows us that Square is putting a lot into this engine they bought. They could have outsourced the hell out of it and released something that was more of a cult hit like Saboteur, but they're going big here. I really like that.
Yeah, they are going to try and make it big, and great.
I always felt that the True Crime name was working against the game before, as that was sort of.. not exactly a loved franchise.

Eidios makes another smart move in possibly creating a great open world franchise, I just hope they put a different emphasis on it than the other games out there, as Saints Row is crazy.. Just Cause is HUGE, GTA is GTA, and uh wow.. those are the only really relevant games in the genre left standing.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:28 PM   #25
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Eidios makes another smart move in possibly creating a great open world franchise, I just hope they put a different emphasis on it than the other games out there, as Saints Row is crazy.. Just Cause is HUGE, GTA is GTA, and uh wow.. those are the only really relevant games in the genre left standing.
Assassin's Creed is pretty relevant.
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:51 AM   #26
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Assassin's Creed is pretty relevant.
Subgenre involving guns and stealing cars.

If we include AC, then we include Batman.. and maybe Skyrim.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:38 AM   #27
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Well going by that video, the combat seems at least similar to the recent Batman games.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:55 AM   #28
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I'm sure the game has changed since 2010 though.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:54 PM   #29
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There are portions of that trailer that look CG. Is it CG with their new engine, or Live-action with CG finishings?
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:06 AM   #30
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Subgenre involving guns and stealing cars.

If we include AC, then we include Batman.. and maybe Skyrim.
I get why we would exclude Batman and AC. They're more adventure games in an open world. But how about Red Dead, Mercs and LA Noire.

If we're narrowing it down to gangsters stealing cars and shooting guns we're basically left with GTA clones.

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Correct. The gameplay I've seen was mostly car and run/gun stuff, but had everything I wanted. A slow-motion button that allows you to shoot freely from the car/motorcycle is definitely something that more games can use. And the freedom of movement with the hostage/human-shield is awesome. The other True Crimes had great arcadey car tricks you could pull/unlock.

This trailer shows us that Square is putting a lot into this engine they bought. They could have outsourced the hell out of it and released something that was more of a cult hit like Saboteur, but they're going big here. I really like that.
Yeah, from what I saw of it it really looked pretty good already. The only real bad thing about it was the branding imo. 2 Really sucky games before it in the same name didn't help and it just felt "me too, I'm gangster too!" While the Hong Kong vibe, the fistfights and everything else looked quite allright.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:36 AM   #31
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There are portions of that trailer that look CG. Is it CG with their new engine, or Live-action with CG finishings?
From what I've read from UFG this was all done outside of the game. Any CGI is just normal movie special effects.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:20 PM   #32
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From what I've read from UFG this was all done outside of the game. Any CGI is just normal movie special effects.
Ah, that's a shame.
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:58 PM   #33
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I am so pumped for this game!

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Old 05-31-2012, 08:58 AM   #34
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Game is 30% off on GMG: http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/ca/e...mited-edition/ and it's just a Steam key. I got it pre-ordered for $35.

As an aside, GMG is pretty crazy with their pre-release pricing sometimes. I've gotten a handful of games for much less than their full price before they've even been released.
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