#101 Posted by Dirty_Harry (717 posts) -
@Titl:  Awesome!
#102 Posted by James89 (75 posts) -

I think communisim could be used as front for slavery (or vis-versa) since both include working for no pay.

#103 Edited by I_smell (3925 posts) -

The statue of liberty is secretly a giant mech that only Lincoln 2099 has the key to activate.
 
Wait no, either a mech or a nuclear missile silo.

#104 Posted by hodgins313 (23 posts) -

The C in F.O.R.C.E. should stand for cunt and when ever any character says it in the game it should just be a soundbite of Vinny saying it on the bombcast.

#105 Posted by Deusoma (3032 posts) -
@hodgins313: 
I'm shocked. When did Vinny drop the C-bomb on the podcast?
#106 Posted by Ryax (4630 posts) -
@Mmmslash: and later john wilkes booth acquires a body thus leading to his ultimate purpose of bringing about lincolns demise?
#107 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

I think John Wilkes Booth should be an emotional centerpiece of the game, with his eventual decision of whether to kill Lincoln or not changing depending on Lincoln's actions towards both him, and other people.

#108 Posted by ThatFrood (3396 posts) -
@Red said:
" I think John Wilkes Booth should be an emotional centerpiece of the game, with his eventual decision of whether to kill Lincoln or not changing depending on Lincoln's actions towards both him, and other people. "
What are you talkin' about! This isn't Thinkin' Force!
#109 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -
@ThatFrood said:
" @Red said:
" I think John Wilkes Booth should be an emotional centerpiece of the game, with his eventual decision of whether to kill Lincoln or not changing depending on Lincoln's actions towards both him, and other people. "
What are you talkin' about! This isn't Thinkin' Force! "
Who says it can't be? Lincoln is the greatest American who ever lived, and has helped millions with his patriotism, so why can't he help people also learn a little bit about themselves, and doing things the right way.
#110 Posted by ThatFrood (3396 posts) -
@Red said:
" @ThatFrood said:
" @Red said:
" I think John Wilkes Booth should be an emotional centerpiece of the game, with his eventual decision of whether to kill Lincoln or not changing depending on Lincoln's actions towards both him, and other people. "
What are you talkin' about! This isn't Thinkin' Force! "
Who says it can't be? Lincoln is the greatest American who ever lived, and has helped millions with his patriotism, so why can't he help people also learn a little bit about themselves, and doing things the right way. "
Jeff says it can't be. It was said on the GDC day 1 podcast.
#111 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -
@ThatFrood said:
" @Red said:
" @ThatFrood said:
" @Red said:
" I think John Wilkes Booth should be an emotional centerpiece of the game, with his eventual decision of whether to kill Lincoln or not changing depending on Lincoln's actions towards both him, and other people. "
What are you talkin' about! This isn't Thinkin' Force! "
Who says it can't be? Lincoln is the greatest American who ever lived, and has helped millions with his patriotism, so why can't he help people also learn a little bit about themselves, and doing things the right way. "
Jeff says it can't be. It was said on the GDC day 1 podcast. "
But it was also said that the game needs to be serious, and intense.
#112 Posted by Ryax (4630 posts) -
@Red said:
" @ThatFrood said:
" @Red said:
" I think John Wilkes Booth should be an emotional centerpiece of the game, with his eventual decision of whether to kill Lincoln or not changing depending on Lincoln's actions towards both him, and other people. "
What are you talkin' about! This isn't Thinkin' Force! "
Who says it can't be? Lincoln is the greatest American who ever lived, and has helped millions with his patriotism, so why can't he help people also learn a little bit about themselves, and doing things the right way. "
that sounds awful
#113 Posted by Darkstar614 (1098 posts) -
@Deusoma said:

" @hodgins313:  I'm shocked. When did Vinny drop the C-bomb on the podcast? "

 
#114 Posted by Meltac (2009 posts) -

I fucking love this forum.

#115 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -
@Red said:
" @ThatFrood said:
" @Red said:
" @ThatFrood said:
" @Red said:
" I think John Wilkes Booth should be an emotional centerpiece of the game, with his eventual decision of whether to kill Lincoln or not changing depending on Lincoln's actions towards both him, and other people. "
What are you talkin' about! This isn't Thinkin' Force! "
Who says it can't be? Lincoln is the greatest American who ever lived, and has helped millions with his patriotism, so why can't he help people also learn a little bit about themselves, and doing things the right way. "
Jeff says it can't be. It was said on the GDC day 1 podcast. "
But it was also said that the game needs to be serious, and intense. "
It might work if we change John Wilkes Booth to a talking pie.
#116 Edited by FlipperDesert (2106 posts) -

I would actually, genuinely play and enjoy a third-person action game with Abraham Lincoln as the protagonist.
 
And if you wouldn't? Get outta here!

#117 Posted by gla55jAw (2697 posts) -
@I_smell said:
" The statue of liberty is secretly a giant mech that only Lincoln 2099 has the key to activate.  Wait no, either a mech or a nuclear missile silo. "
Dude, yes!
#118 Posted by Gamer_152 (14113 posts) -

I've been loving the Lincoln Force joke in the Bombcast since Ryan first mentioned it and the Lincoln Force mock-ups in this thread are fantastic, excellent work.

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#119 Posted by solidlife (885 posts) -

Any chance of a European release?

#120 Posted by Tuggah (1073 posts) -

I think we are forgetting about the spin off kart racer game and the spin off fighting game. Not to mention we have heard talks of Paul W.S. Anderson making a movie based on the game.

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#121 Posted by Computerplayer1 (991 posts) -

God bless this forum. 
 
His special attack obviously needs to be a rip off of Odd Job's hat throw. I mean cmon that hat is a BEAST.
 
Also, somebody needs to get on top of some Chuck Norris-esque facts for Abe's beard.

#122 Edited by CaptainObvious (3000 posts) -

How about a comic book tie in to the official Lincoln Force comic? And a crossover with Batman?  
 
Lincoln and Batman - Partners in justice.

#123 Posted by Ramyun (664 posts) -
@Red said:
" @ThatFrood said:
" @Red said:
" @ThatFrood said:
" @Red said:
" I think John Wilkes Booth should be an emotional centerpiece of the game, with his eventual decision of whether to kill Lincoln or not changing depending on Lincoln's actions towards both him, and other people. "
What are you talkin' about! This isn't Thinkin' Force! "
Who says it can't be? Lincoln is the greatest American who ever lived, and has helped millions with his patriotism, so why can't he help people also learn a little bit about themselves, and doing things the right way. "
Jeff says it can't be. It was said on the GDC day 1 podcast. "
But it was also said that the game needs to be serious, and intense. "
He said that it needs to be serious so it can be unintentionally hilarious and ridiculous instead of it trying too hard to be ridiculous.
#124 Edited by Tuggah (1073 posts) -
@JDDrewes:
 

 All good games have a driving sequence.
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#125 Posted by damswedon (3202 posts) -

Don't forget the 2D side scrolling beat-em-up we release the month before we ship that acts as a Prequel to Lincoln FORCE.

#126 Posted by nanikore (2740 posts) -
@damswedon said:
" Don't forget the 2D side scrolling beat-em-up we release the month before we ship that acts as a Prequel to Lincoln FORCE. "
Lincoln Force Zero?
#127 Posted by CornontheCobbe (2645 posts) -

Lincoln eh? Impressive to the OP. I applaud you.

#128 Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror (2168 posts) -
@Computerplayer1 said:
"His special attack obviously needs to be a rip off of Odd Job's hat throw."
 
He does that to OPEN A CRACK IN THE TIME SPACE CONTINUUM!
#129 Posted by RobotHamster (4177 posts) -

Man, this is a great forum right here.

#130 Posted by Chardok (5 posts) -


HANDS ON PREVIEW - Lincoln F.O.R.C.E. 
By Chad Rock  03/13/10 
 
After Carbon Neutral's announcement of the forthcoming Lincoln F.O.R.C.E.; I will admit to being among the skeptical crowd, but after this hands-on experience, I have to say I'm at least EXTREMELY excited. You would think that a game about a time travelling, kung-fu fighting, brain-in-a-jar toting Abraham Lincoln would not work, especially with so many games presenting alternate history as the plot being the opposite of what you would call "good." (I'm looking at you, Darkest Of Days). But Lincoln Force's combination of sophisticated storytelling, satisfying gameplay, and polished voiceovers combine to form a potentially superlative 3rd person action game, even with this early-ish build.  Minor spoilers ahead!
 
The level we got to play is fairly early in the game, and featured the arrival of one Nikola Tesla (who is also a playable character for at least part of the game, apprently) from the year 2057 in a time machine originally constructed in the future by none other than Steven Hawking. The mission's goal is to find Honest Abe and recruit him into the Lincoln F.O.R.C.E. But there is one problem -  Tesla has no idea where the White House. So, after navigating the streets of Washington on foot while fighting off hordes of handlebar 'stache sporting street toughs with a portable Tesla coil, he arrives at the white house and steels himself for the inevitable confrontation.  

Lincoln, as luck would have it, notices the flashes from the street, and has come to the front of the White house to investigate. In a cutscene reminescent of Metal Gear Solid 4, Abe and Nikola banter back and forth, and after a few tense moments (Where the player must correctly navigate a long and complicated dialogue tree in order to avoid having to fight Abe) Abe will either attack or agree to accompany Tesla back to the time machine to begin the missions. Either way, Tesla will present Abe with a gift from the future - John Wilkes Boothe's head in a jar. I won't spoil anything more, except to say that the interactions between John Wilkes Boothe's brain (Voiced by Charlie Adler, who voiced Professor Monkey-for-a-head in the Earthworm Jim game) and Abe (Voiced by Nolan North, whose previous work includes a Dervish Kingpin in Everquest II), are nothing short of comedy genius.  
 
We were a little perplexed as to why a hands on demo would not feature the game's main protagonist, so we asked Carbon Neutral why they would send us this particular build, the answer we got? "Dude - if we showed you all of Linoln's sweet stovepipe hat attacks and awesome beard-finishers, it would completely ruin the game. They are completely awesome - trust us. Also - Look forward to a little something we're calling 'shirtless avenger mode'." 
 
Ignoring the fact that Lincoln does not feature prominently in this demo, The combat was nontheless a lot of fun. Who knew Nikola Tesla was a judo master? Most things in the environment are also destructible, flammable, or conductive (Or some combination of the three). The new Ultra-Dynamic Stiffler 4.5 engine developed in-house specifically for Lincoln F.O.R.C.E. features none of the ridiculous fade-in of the unreal engine, or the pop-in nonsense present in other engines, and the lightning effects are just awesome. I spent 30 minutes just figuring out different ways I could use my PTC to arc lightning through as many objects as possible in order to "Snipe" the street toughs from a distance.

 
 That's kind of all I'm allowed to say about Lincoln F.O.R.C.E. for now - but look for more features in the future as details emerge. Set for release sometime in Q4 - Lincoln F.O.R.C.E. just may be the God Of War killer 360 owners have long sought.

#131 Edited by gla55jAw (2697 posts) -

Lincoln Force TACTICS: American Freedom Fighters:
 
After saving the world AGAIN from communism and their evil self-aware helicopters, Abe and his rag-tag crew of American Freedom Fighters from throughout history are once again teleported to a possible future where communism is ruling the world. Abe has been separated from the A.F.F. and must find them to devise a plan to defeat the evil that is communism in this future world.
 
Can Einstein make use of the technology available to destroy the helicopter factory? Will you find Buzz Aldrin in time before he runs off to punch communism in the face by himself? How will Abe deal with JWB's voice, who seemed to come back after traveling through the time device?

 
All this and more in Lincoln Force TACTICS: A.F.F.
 
Box art anyone?

#132 Edited by damswedon (3202 posts) -

I made the head of the Abe Lincoln sprite for the Lincoln FORCE: Zero downloadable game.

#133 Posted by jakob187 (21763 posts) -
@Bubahula said:
" collectors edition comes with a hat? "
Dood, collector's edition comes with a hat...but the Hardened Legendary Snipefest Edition comes with a night vision hat with a hidden sword!!!
#134 Posted by jakob187 (21763 posts) -
@Titl said:
" So..i decided that i wanted to pitch in with something, to this awesome thing that is going on..so i threw something stupid together.  i made something. inspired by this Lincoln F.O.R.C.E idea..
 
 
"
SOMEONE PICK MY FUCKING JAW UP OFF THE FLOOR, PLEASE!!! 
 
RICH GALLUP!  CURT SCHILLING!  MAKE THIS SHIT HAPPEN!!!
#135 Posted by TheLastNeo (443 posts) -

This thead is so so full of WIN... I cant stop laughing at all the crazy shit you guys keep posting up...   Great Job guys... too damn funny!

#136 Posted by Martdawg (44 posts) -

The Multiplayer is the real draw for me here

#137 Posted by Wildfire570 (719 posts) -
@Martdawg said:
" The Multiplayer is the real draw for me here "
Capture the Slave, the game mode is set during the Civil war and you have to catch a slave and either a Union or Confederate soldier return them into the free state base or the slave state base respectively.
#138 Posted by nrain (1274 posts) -

Voiced by Nolan North.

#139 Posted by Chardok (5 posts) -
@nrain:
Read my hands-on. Nolan  North voicing Abe is confirmed! I couldn't be more excited!
#140 Edited by TheLastNeo (443 posts) -

Here's my Small Contribution: 
 

      LINCOLN FORCE THEME SONG!!! 

   http://rapidshare.com/files/363045264/lincolnforce_themesong.mp3.html 

 
         (its a small download , just about the length of the GB intro music)
#141 Posted by RipTheVeins (1546 posts) -
@nanikore said:
" @damswedon said:
" Don't forget the 2D side scrolling beat-em-up we release the month before we ship that acts as a Prequel to Lincoln FORCE. "
Lincoln Force Zero? "
No, it should be called Lincoln S.O.U.R.C.E.
#142 Posted by nrain (1274 posts) -
@Chardok said:
" @nrain: Read my hands-on. Nolan  North voicing Abe is confirmed! I couldn't be more excited! "
Tottally, and Stephen Hawking's timemachine is powered by Super Conducting Inertial Electromagnetic Neutron Capacitor Energy. Y'know SCIENCE!! 
#143 Posted by Daveyo520 (7006 posts) -

SO of course he is going to have an ax along with his hat as a main weapon. But halfway through you can unlock two hatchets on chains he can swing around.
#144 Edited by TheLastNeo (443 posts) -
@Titl: Dude,, I just put together a "theme" song (perhaps you can recut your vid with it)   :) 
 
http://rapidshare.com/files/363045264/lincolnforce_themesong.mp3.html     
 
here's a mirror:  
http://www.mediafire.com/file/thzynztczyn/lincolnforce_themesong.mp3     
#145 Posted by misterpope (381 posts) -

The final level should be Lincoln having to fight the moon, which is really A GIANT HELICOPTER IN SPACE!!!!! 
 
Plus, moral choice. 
 
Done. 5 stars.
#146 Posted by Chardok (5 posts) -
@nrain:
Well, Ryan wanted it believable! Who in our generation could credibly create a time amachine but hawking?! Unless.....oh, God...What if Michio Kaku is the final boss......
#147 Posted by Coltonio7 (3156 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
" The best part of the game:
 

"

My picture is getting use! 
 
<33333 JJOR64
#148 Posted by jakob187 (21763 posts) -
@Ryax said:
" @mosdl: the villain is john wilkes booth bro "
But wait... 
 
If Abe Lincoln is voiced by Nolan North... 
 
...then that means that the second most popular voice actor in video game history has to play John Wilkes Booth... 
 
DOOD, ARE YOU TELLING ME THAT NOLAN NORTH IS GOING TO BE GOING TOE TO TOE... 
 

 ...WITH RON FUCKING PERLMAN?!
...maybe Jefferson C.O.R.P.S. really DOESN'T stand a chance against Lincoln F.O.R.C.E.!!!
#149 Posted by VisariLoyalist (3000 posts) -

eventually lincoln should have to fight a 3 headed beast with the heads of chairman mao, hitler, and sauron

#150 Posted by mosdl (3259 posts) -
@solidlife said:
" Any chance of a European release? "
Yeah, but Abe is replaced with famous folks from the release country.  UK is getting Queen Victoria perhaps, and the villain is jack the ripper.  In russia the villain is Rasputin.
 
Unclear if Godzilla would make it into the japan version as the license is expensive...perhaps mothra!