Big Bo's coming to a PC near you

#1 Edited by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

Was really surprised to see it on Steam's upcoming games' list considering it wasn't advertised anywhere to be on anything but 360 and PS3. It's now available to pre-purchase for $40.

I kinda liked what I saw in the QL, so might pick this up at some point.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/203750/

#2 Posted by James_Giant_Peach (751 posts) -

This is good news.

#3 Posted by sterbacblu (231 posts) -

Excellent, this means that at some point this year it will be $5. Sorry I'm so cheap, Big Bo. Someday...

#4 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

Day ONE : SAWEEEET!

#5 Posted by RoboRobb (1051 posts) -

What up, Big Bo?!
/Pizza

#6 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

That was sweeeet!

#7 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2779 posts) -

Tell your Steam Client I loved her.

#8 Posted by countinhallways (632 posts) -

I am delighted to see Sega porting more games over to PC. This is from the guys who make the Yakuza games right?

Right.................? Hot damn, I really wish there was actually any chance whatsoever of that series coming to PC.

#9 Posted by Shikon (175 posts) -

i'm buying this because it looked pretty nice. and i always like it when developers port games to the pc when i had no hope they would.

#10 Posted by ZagZagovich (754 posts) -

Wow! This is really nice to see. I was already thinking of getting it but now there is a way more convenient way to do so.

#11 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1230 posts) -

Really excited for this game, eeven before the quick look. Dunno why. But goddamn have to play it for Big Bo.

#12 Posted by AssInAss (2541 posts) -

Finally a good framerate!

#13 Posted by falserelic (5326 posts) -

Glad to see PC users is getting in the action.

#14 Posted by TheHBK (5463 posts) -

Anyone else think Big Bo might win Giant Bomb's Sexiest Video Game Character of 2012?

#15 Posted by Scrawnto (2434 posts) -

I will own this game.

#16 Posted by iAmJohn (6108 posts) -

Guys, you should really buy this game, just saying. I already own it on 360 and I might just buy it on Steam when it comes out because it's that good.

#17 Posted by BisonHero (6169 posts) -

I really want to buy this just to see the crazy story. I'm not really crazy about the gameplay. I can probably wait until the summer sale in July.

#18 Posted by Shun_Akiyama (490 posts) -
@James_Giant_Peach said:

This is good news.

no this is sweeeeet news
#19 Posted by LordAndrew (14424 posts) -
@AssInAss said:

Finally a good framerate!

Maybe. It is a port.
#20 Posted by Andorski (5190 posts) -

The developer Devil's Details is doing the port. Their "Projects" page on their .biz website is not giving me any confidence that the port will be any good.

#21 Posted by Vextroid (1358 posts) -

Oh nice. Enjoyed the quick look and was wanting to get it. Now I can!

Now if only Dark Souls got a PC release...

#22 Posted by GaspoweR (2802 posts) -

BIG BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

#23 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

@Andorski said:

The developer Devil's Details is doing the port. Their "Projects" page on their .biz website is not giving me any confidence that the port will be any good.

The fact that they did a bunch of games that we've never heard of doesn't mean that they can't do a decent port.

#24 Posted by august (3827 posts) -

Devil's Details seems like a pretty unfortunate name for a software company.

#25 Posted by LordAndrew (14424 posts) -
@Andorski said:

The developer Devil's Details is doing the port. Their "Projects" page on their .biz website is not giving me any confidence that the port will be any good.

Jelly Belly: Ballistic Beans and Nutrition Matters is an awesome combination.
#26 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

It's not like this game is anything special... it's actually just okay.

#27 Posted by Bwast (1342 posts) -

@AssInAss said:

Finally a good framerate!

That's assuming they don't botch the port.

#28 Posted by Greatgrey (55 posts) -

BIG BOOOOO

#29 Posted by Demoskinos (14562 posts) -

I may actually buy this....again.

#30 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3786 posts) -

BIG BO!!!!

#31 Posted by jking47 (1209 posts) -

great news, was hoping this would come to PC

#32 Posted by Giefcookie (583 posts) -

Summer Steam sale goodness.

#33 Posted by Marz (5642 posts) -

oh nice, 40$ isn't a bad price either. It'd be cool if they layered physx on top of the game, seems like blasting robots to pieces would benefit from some PhysX but i doubt they would put that much work in a port.

#34 Posted by Vextroid (1358 posts) -

@Andorski said:

The developer Devil's Details is doing the port. Their "Projects" page on their .biz website is not giving me any confidence that the port will be any good.

But their steam pages credits them with Sonic Generations. Which was a pretty good port from what I heard.

#35 Posted by Vorbis (2749 posts) -

Nice to see SEGA giving more support to the PC, increases the chance we'll see PSO2 localized.

#36 Edited by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

Game didn't look very good but I might buy it when it gets 10 bucks.

#37 Posted by Shirogane (3563 posts) -

@Vextroid said:

Oh nice. Enjoyed the quick look and was wanting to get it. Now I can!

Now if only Dark Souls got a PC release...

Not sure if serious....

If you posted this just before the news...rofl.

#38 Posted by Bocam (3670 posts) -

@LordAndrew said:

@Andorski said:

The developer Devil's Details is doing the port. Their "Projects" page on their .biz website is not giving me any confidence that the port will be any good.

Jelly Belly: Ballistic Beans and Nutrition Matters is an awesome combination.

They did the Sonic Generation port. That was fine from what I played.

#39 Posted by Gizmo (5389 posts) -

@GaspoweR said:

BIG BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

#40 Edited by Marz (5642 posts) -

Soooo this game came out today....  very stealthy release.   Judging by the Steam Forums there's no FOV setting, mouse problems, menu... usual console port problems.     There's a demo too if you guys want to try it out before buying.  I played demo myself... mouse acceleration was really bad... definately playable with a controller though.

#41 Edited by Cirdain (2996 posts) -

@Marz said:

Soooo this game came out today.... very stealthy release. Judging by the Steam Forums there's no FOV setting, mouse problems, menu... usual console port problems. There's a demo too if you guys want to try it out before buying. I played demo myself... mouse acceleration was really bad... definately playable with a controller though.

The FOV thing isn't so small that my mind is imploding, so it's tolerable. Mouse problems, yeah.... I can fortunately cheat it a little through my mouse's sensitivity options so for me it was tolerable. Menu.... wow.... wow. K so in the config my thing was set up to show directions for a Xbox controller by default. When I went out then back on keyboard (you have to scroll down on the config) it uses wasd (navigation on menu), 'f' (back) and 'space' (select).... mad. Also who put Reload on the middle mouse button instead of 'r'??? But after changing the controls for a bit I've begun to find the gameplay to be 'Good'. I'm actually enjoying playing it.

But, if you can somehow get past the mouse look thing (putting points into accuracy made it a lot more bearable because at least it shoots where you're pointing) the I recommend the game because.. its really bloody interesting, and slightly funny, then its really serious, then children are about to shoot you cos' they have no future.... Deep man... deep. Its even more surprisingly interesting than Singularity was.

EDIT: (Dumb grammar and sentence structure fail)

#42 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2484 posts) -

Been playing the hell out of the game this weekend, I think it's great, had pre-ordered it on GMG for $33 or whatever awhile back and had totally forgot about it. I played with a gamepad from the start, so I haven't had any of the control issues or anything. Game looks good on the PC, runs well for me, and seems like a pretty good length.

#43 Edited by Cirdain (2996 posts) -

@Krakn3Dfx said:

Been playing the hell out of the game this weekend, I think it's great, had pre-ordered it on GMG for $33 or whatever awhile back and had totally forgot about it. I played with a gamepad from the start, so I haven't had any of the control issues or anything. Game looks good on the PC, runs well for me, and seems like a pretty good length.

Do the enemies change up more?

I've seen foot soldiers, red foot soldiers, shock troopers, medium black dude, Grand "White Ass" Lancer

#44 Posted by ArjanN (119 posts) -

@Cirdain said:

@Krakn3Dfx said:

Been playing the hell out of the game this weekend, I think it's great, had pre-ordered it on GMG for $33 or whatever awhile back and had totally forgot about it. I played with a gamepad from the start, so I haven't had any of the control issues or anything. Game looks good on the PC, runs well for me, and seems like a pretty good length.

Do the enemies change up more?

I've seen foot soldiers, red foot soldiers, shock troopers, medium black dude, Grand "White Ass" Lancer

Yeah, there a pretty wide variety of enemies. I think it something like 30 total at least.

#45 Posted by Mnemoidian (955 posts) -

Blasted through the game yesterday [on PC], about 10 hour campaign (on medium difficulty setting).

Main reason I got it for PC is that I wanted to play it with Mouse/Keyboard, but ... I strongly recommend anyone thinking about getting it to use a gamepad instead. M+KB menu navigation is mapped to rather illogical keys: Enter is "open menu" (like you'd expect to be escape), F is "back" in menus and space is "OK", can be remapped but then you also remap in-game actions. I also had a lot of problems with slowdowns and stuff - and worst of all, input lag - which especially made quick-time events almost impossible to perform.

Voice control worked reasonably well (and was pretty interesting, despite being rather limited and a bit slow). I thought interacting with my team was pretty interesting, though I'm pretty curious about how much the story branches (or doesn't), as it feels like parts of what happened was very much influenced by my decisions in places.

There's a fair variety to enemies. The combat never felt like a chore - even the sections that felt rather unfair/difficult.

Fun game, pretty interesting story, but really bad quick-time events (though there are only 3-5 of them in the game). Last quick-time event almost had me putting the game down. Like I said, I suffered a fair bit of input lag, and some of the fast-moving quicktime events became a game of chance (the last one failed 8 times before I managed to get past it). I enjoyed myself, except for a few moments of frustration. I may give it another playthrough on a higher difficulty - though the idea of going through those quicktime events again is not very appealing.

Oh, and a tip: In the configuration tool, there's a setting for showing either Keyboard-buttons prompts or Gamepad prompts. Make sure to set it to whatever you are using, or you'll end up being confused when it asks you to push RB on your keyboard, as I was, initially :)

It's a port, and a pretty poor one - but despite that the game is fully playable and pretty good :)

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