Dude....this game is pretty amazing.

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#1 Posted by Demoskinos (15143 posts) -

Just got to the end of Chapter 5. Uh....wow this story is actually pretty damn great. I'm actually pretty stunned this game is as good as it is. Shame SEGA isn't promoting it at all.

#2 Posted by Moody_yeti (369 posts) -

Played the demo this morning was kind of surprised.

May have to check it out.

Have you had a chance to dip into any of the MP?

#3 Posted by TheHT (11781 posts) -

I played the demo up to taking out that big mech, but didn't like the feel of the combat at all. Is the demo pretty much how the retail version plays or are there any variations?

If not, and the story's really that great, I'll probably just read it somewhere.

#4 Posted by ttocs (782 posts) -

The game is really good. I went in expecting a mediocre Japanese third person shooting game and was really pleased to find something a lot better. It's funny, but in a cheesy way sometimes, and the story is really good. There is a scene where a guy finds out he is a robot for the first time and it was pretty intense. I'm really looking forward to playing more of it.

#5 Posted by bitcloud (646 posts) -

Just finished this game and it reminds me of Vexille.

#6 Posted by Shun_Akiyama (489 posts) -

I love it

#7 Posted by BleedingStarX (283 posts) -

Absolutely fantastic game, loved the story all the way through. Thought the characters were great and gameplay was more than solid. The littlest touches like the cutscenes in Japan actually being in Japanese really sold the whole experience for me. Its a shame this will get over looked and buried under the junk thats out at the moment

#8 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

Box art is amazing

#9 Posted by Yummylee (22538 posts) -

Still really looking forward to getting around to it one day, but for now I've got my Mass Effect 3, Silent Hill Downpour, RE: Operation Raccoon City and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio's own Yakuza Dead Souls to fund across March. I'll get it during the lull in April.

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#10 Posted by Demoskinos (15143 posts) -

@Moody_yeti: I did and its a waste of time for everyone involved. The Single Player however is pretty fun. So honestly, don't know If I could suggest it to everyone at $60 unless your willing to be fine with the fact that the multiplayer modes aren't even worth touching.

#11 Edited by Demoskinos (15143 posts) -

@BleedingStarX: Oh for sure. The one part late in chapter 5 was pretty great. Felt like a scene from an Uncharted game almost...

#12 Posted by Masha2932 (1242 posts) -

The MP is run of the mill but the single player is actually pretty good. Mowing down robots and seeing them disintegrate is very satisfying. If you're thinking of buying it I'd wait for a sale since I'm sure the game will go down in price quickly.

#13 Posted by BleedingStarX (283 posts) -

I played 3 or 4 rounds of the multiplayer and can definitely say that it was terrible. Very very similar experience for me to that of the original Darkness. Enemies were dying a good 30 seconds after they should have. I remember emptying my ENTIRE amount of ammo into a guy who just kept on running, 30-40 seconds later he fell over and I was credited with the kill. The Invasion/Horde mode wasn't anything great either, game would have been fine without the inclusion of MP

#14 Posted by EuanDewar (5098 posts) -

Played the demo. Was bored as fuck, if you like it then of course fair play to you but wow could I not handle that shit.

#15 Posted by GunstarRed (5457 posts) -

@Demoskinos: Just out of curiosity, did you have as much of a problem with the bar-QTE as I did? You only do it like three times in the game and every single time it felt a little like the confirmation came a split second after the button press. It's probably the thing I disliked most about the game. What a fantastic game.

#16 Posted by Demoskinos (15143 posts) -

@GunstarRed: It wasn't a HUGE problem for me but I did fail one a couple of times.

#17 Posted by pweidman (2362 posts) -

Hmmm. This game is getting a ton of positive buzz from people who've played it. The demo gameplay surprised me, and it's great to hear the story is good, as I find the premise and setting interesting. Too bad the mp is a tack on.

I'll have to get after it later though w/ME3 so close. Good game for the slow down this summer I guess.

#18 Edited by Vorbis (2750 posts) -

Really enjoyed it, favourite game this year so far. The shooting was good enough on its own but the Yakuza style character development was great. Actually cared about my squadmembers and the story was just the right amount of crazy.

Real shame barely anyone will play it.

#19 Posted by mordukai (7185 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

Just got to the end of Chapter 5. Uh....wow this story is actually pretty damn great. I'm actually pretty stunned this game is as good as it is. Shame SEGA isn't promoting it at all.

Which version are you playing? I wonder if the Voice Commands work on the PS3. I hear really cool things about the voice commands in this game.

#20 Posted by Landon (4164 posts) -

I played the demo and was really impressed. I'll buy it when I get the chance. I think they do the whole Japanese game with tons of animation really well. I just like the way everyone moves and how the guns look when they shoot.

#21 Posted by Shirogane (3581 posts) -

@Mordukai said:

@Demoskinos said:

Just got to the end of Chapter 5. Uh....wow this story is actually pretty damn great. I'm actually pretty stunned this game is as good as it is. Shame SEGA isn't promoting it at all.

Which version are you playing? I wonder if the Voice Commands work on the PS3. I hear really cool things about the voice commands in this game.

Works on PS3, it's real gimmicky stuff, and fairly useless, so you'll probably turn it off after 5 mins or so.

#22 Posted by mordukai (7185 posts) -

@Shirogane said:

@Mordukai said:

@Demoskinos said:

Just got to the end of Chapter 5. Uh....wow this story is actually pretty damn great. I'm actually pretty stunned this game is as good as it is. Shame SEGA isn't promoting it at all.

Which version are you playing? I wonder if the Voice Commands work on the PS3. I hear really cool things about the voice commands in this game.

Works on PS3, it's real gimmicky stuff, and fairly useless, so you'll probably turn it off after 5 mins or so.

Thanks for the info.

#23 Posted by Shirogane (3581 posts) -

@Mordukai said:

@Shirogane said:

@Mordukai said:

@Demoskinos said:

Just got to the end of Chapter 5. Uh....wow this story is actually pretty damn great. I'm actually pretty stunned this game is as good as it is. Shame SEGA isn't promoting it at all.

Which version are you playing? I wonder if the Voice Commands work on the PS3. I hear really cool things about the voice commands in this game.

Works on PS3, it's real gimmicky stuff, and fairly useless, so you'll probably turn it off after 5 mins or so.

Thanks for the info.

No problem. To be fair though, it's not actually the voice command system that's useless, it's the command system that it feeds into that's useless. Just thought i'd clear that up.

#24 Edited by BoOzak (996 posts) -

@Mordukai said:

@Demoskinos said:

Just got to the end of Chapter 5. Uh....wow this story is actually pretty damn great. I'm actually pretty stunned this game is as good as it is. Shame SEGA isn't promoting it at all.

Which version are you playing? I wonder if the Voice Commands work on the PS3. I hear really cool things about the voice commands in this game.

Yeah I found the voice recognition faily useless I did have some unintentional laughs out of it though. Like it kept thinking I was saying "Love you!" when in fact I was saying "Fuck you!" or maby my squad was just being sarcastic or the game was trolling me I dont know...

But so far (just started chapter 4) i'm really enjoying it. It has had some downsides, like the mandatory hell that is the sewer level. (developers stop! it isnt funny anymore!) But yeah, the fact that you can pick and choose which people go where and you get unique dialog for doing so is pretty damn awesome, that and the light upgrade mechanics make this feel like more than just another generic cover based TPS.

#25 Posted by Yummylee (22538 posts) -

If there is one thing I'm not liking the look of, it's the rent-a-Shepard protagonist. He looks about as generic and plain as you could get, which is disappointing considering how practically every other character look to be rather characteristic. Does he brake out of the mould and actually turn out to be just as weird and memorable as the rest?

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#26 Posted by Demoskinos (15143 posts) -

@BoOzak: Dude! I loved that level. The "Zombie" type enemies they throw at you are great cause I was just mowing them down with headshot after headshot.

#27 Posted by Demoskinos (15143 posts) -

@pweidman: Yeah, It will be discounted on Amazon before long. If you like stuff like I, Robot and Terminator it has similar story beats mixed with gears style cover gameplay. Good stuff!

#28 Posted by Deranged (1859 posts) -

@Demoskinos: Is it good? I enjoyed the demo and it felt like Gears meets Vanquish.

#29 Posted by Agent47 (1892 posts) -

@Demoskinos:Yeah story is great shame ain't nobody online.Still worth it for the campaign.Wish there was some kind of horde mode type game where you could play solo or splitscreen though.

#30 Posted by hwy_61 (943 posts) -

That's really good to hear OP. I'll pick it up when it hits $40.

#31 Posted by eroticfishcake (7791 posts) -

I'm rather intrigued now. I would probably fetch a copy if it weren't for the fact that ME3 is out soon. Hope there's a QL on this.

#32 Edited by Demoskinos (15143 posts) -

@mcderby4: Yeah its pretty much that. And its great some of the bosses get pretty crazy too. Some great action scenes later on too. Surprisingly funny dialog. Only real drag is the framerate takes a nosedive in some of the larger battles.

I think I'll be officially reviewing the game for the site I write for crosstalknet.com pretty soon. Its where all my writing stuff gets posted at. =)

#33 Posted by Deranged (1859 posts) -

@Demoskinos: I'll check it out. Btw, is there any co-op?

#34 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@Demoskinos said:

Just got to the end of Chapter 5. Uh....wow this story is actually pretty damn great. I'm actually pretty stunned this game is as good as it is. Shame SEGA isn't promoting it at all.

I'm sorry, you're not selling me on this videogame without discussing the, you know, gameplay.
#35 Posted by Draugen (696 posts) -

I've been to three different game shops now, but none have stocked it. I really wanted to play it after the demo.

#36 Posted by Vorbis (2750 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

@Demoskinos said:

Just got to the end of Chapter 5. Uh....wow this story is actually pretty damn great. I'm actually pretty stunned this game is as good as it is. Shame SEGA isn't promoting it at all.

I'm sorry, you're not selling me on this videogame without discussing the, you know, gameplay.

It's a very competent third person shooter, they obviously looked at western shooters and took a lot of notes, because it paid off. There's also the squad based stuff like ordering your squad members to cover you, assault, regroup and fire. They will sometimes refuse orders if you treat them like shit, but you'd have to really work at being an asshole to see that happen.

There's a good number of weapons but the protags assault rifle will probably be the only one you use, as you can upgrade it. You can also buy buffs and equip them tetris style. Can do this for all your squad members aswell, upgrading their damage, rate of fire etc. You can take 2 squadmembers at all times, they all have their own weapons and specialties, which 2 you take will totally change the game, changing cutscenes and dialogue, even further effected by your relationships with them.

Honestly, just shooting down robots is a lot of fun, limbs and armour peel off, shooting them in the legs will down them and they'll crawl at you, taking off their head will make them shoot wildly at anyone nearby.

But it's still a third person shooter, either that interests you or it doesn't.

#37 Posted by Quarters (1861 posts) -

@Abyssfull said:

If there is one thing I'm not liking the look of, it's the rent-a-Shepard protagonist. He looks about as generic and plain as you could get, which is disappointing considering how practically every other character look to be rather characteristic. Does he brake out of the mould and actually turn out to be just as weird and memorable as the rest?

Don't know if I'd use the word "weird", but he's a likeable character, just like the rest of the Rust Crew. He's not just generic and serious all the time. He's actually not very refined, cracks jokes more, and seems more like the B Team, who comes into his own more and has his past revealed more as the game goes on. It's pretty good.

All in all, the game is WAY better than it has any right to be. A TPS developed by Japanese people about a multi-national squad, none of whom are Japanese, sounds like an absolute recipe for disaster. But, I guess I should've had more faith in the Yakuza creators. Those guys know their crap. The gameplay is tight and fun, and faster than most Western TPSes, and the story is interesting throughout with surprisingly decent voice acting. Hoping this one doesn't get overlooked, and they can make it a franchise like Yakuza. These guys are really starting to bump up on my list of developers. Curious to see what they do next.

#38 Posted by Questionable (619 posts) -

@Mordukai said:

@Demoskinos said:

Just got to the end of Chapter 5. Uh....wow this story is actually pretty damn great. I'm actually pretty stunned this game is as good as it is. Shame SEGA isn't promoting it at all.

Which version are you playing? I wonder if the Voice Commands work on the PS3. I hear really cool things about the voice commands in this game.

Yes it will work with the eyetoy

#39 Posted by Questionable (619 posts) -

Does the campaign have a proper ending or does it just serve to set up a sequal?

Is there any replay value? (like the scoring mechanic they had in Vanquish.)

How big is the post/campaign content? i loved the bonus stages they had in vanquish

#40 Posted by cosi83 (422 posts) -

The ending is fantastic, it could go both ways. Not much replay value, it's a rental, a fuckin excellent rental

#41 Edited by Quarters (1861 posts) -

Yeah, ending goes both ways. Last scene before the credits, total sequel set up. Scene after the credits, actually feels like it could be a pretty complete story. Not a cliffhanger, but you could see how a sequel is possible. And it would probably be pretty rad if they did. But, it's not totally necessary.

As for replay value, you have the trust system, which affects the ending. Depending on how you treat your companions, certain characters can live or die. Considering you build trust all throughout the game, it gives it a bit of replay value.

#42 Posted by Demoskinos (15143 posts) -

@Quarters: Just finished it and yeah...it seems like its pretty complete but you could easily make a story out of what happens after the credits BUT you don't NEED to so it doesn't feel like a intentional cliff-hanger. Good stuff all around.

#43 Posted by Shun_Akiyama (489 posts) -

This game does things cinematicly that makes all the uncharted games look like shit.

#44 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -

I didn't really like the demo, but I still might pick it up because everyone is saying good things.

#45 Edited by bitcloud (646 posts) -

Anyone who has watched Vexille, Appleseed or Ghost in the Shell and liked that type of story with Uncharted style gameplay and squad mechanics should give it a go. The sotry and characters are pretty well written. Controls are tight and the guns do have punch to them, and the upgrade system to your own guns and personal abilities is pretty interesting. The only time it got laggy fps wise is during the spider battle, other then that is was smooth.I think I got one of the best endings, but I didn't know how many multiple endings there were. Seemed like the only way to get what I did was to keep a certain choice of party members and have some max out trust.

Faye hooks up with Dan, Bo dies protecting Faye, Cain gets hacked, Shin dies destroying the robot copies of his partner, the two cops and the rest of the party survives. Faye, Cain and Shin had max trust and everyone else had positive trust. I wish they implemented better dialogue descriptions then Good, No Way and Love You lmao.
#46 Edited by BoOzak (996 posts) -

@bitcloud said:

Anyone who has watched Vexille, Appleseed or Ghost in the Shell and liked that type of story with Uncharted style gameplay and squad mechanics should give it a go. The sotry and characters are pretty well written. Controls are tight and the guns do have punch to them, and the upgrade system to your own guns and personal abilities is pretty interesting. The only time it got laggy fps wise is during the spider battle, other then that is was smooth.I think I got one of the best endings, but I didn't know how many multiple endings there were. Seemed like the only way to get what I did was to keep a certain choice of party members and have some max out trust.

Faye hooks up with Dan, Bo dies protecting Faye, Cain gets hacked, Shin dies destroying the robot copies of his partner, the two cops and the rest of the party survives. Faye, Cain and Shin had max trust and everyone else had positive trust. I wish they implemented better dialogue descriptions then Good, No Way and Love You lmao.

There were multiple endings?! Mine was nothing like that lol.

Rachael died protecting Fei, Big Bo betrayed me and I hooked up with Fei. Fuck knows what happend to Cain.

I loved the game, not something i'd play through twice though, and the multiplayer was a complete waste of space. Only downside to the single player is I felt the story suffered from being too japanese... if that makes any sense. Cutscenes were cool though. (better choreographed than most big budget games)

EDIT:

Oh right Dans the main guy, got him confused with Charlie for some reason ;p Still though, Bo's betrayal felt completely out of place, wish I got your ending. I'm guessing that means Rachael didnt die?

Sorry for the spoiler overload, it's just I know nobody I know's going to play this game ;p

#47 Posted by bitcloud (646 posts) -
@BoOzak I really like the style considering how much I liked those movies. I'll play it again sometime to get a completely different ending with different party members.
#48 Posted by Quarters (1861 posts) -

That's the ending I got, but it isn't the best. There's one more above that.

#49 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2341 posts) -

All the praise for the story makes me excited to try this game

#50 Posted by TentPole (1858 posts) -

So I just got this game and can't for the life me get the voice recognition to work right.

Any tips?

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