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Posted by CaptainTightPants

Looks like fun

Posted by Brackynews

"Check this out... *THUNK* "
 
It is a real dud of a demo, I gave more feedback at MajorNelson, and I will wait for the reviews.
I truly believe that you can't sell someone a tutorial level.  Abilitease is a thing, now.  And for godsakes, the kind of audience hyped for this game already knows how to fly a damn jetpack. Just offer up the button prompts without the chitchat.  (Ya I know, extra development time. ;-p )
 
Spoilers be damned, if you want to demo a game to determine if you should BUY it, then you want to see the cool parts.  That's usually in the middle.  Also, I don't want to play a demo for upwards of an hour, then go to buy the game and have to play the same hour over again. (Will see if Brutal Legend lets me skip.)  I'm not saying it's a dealbreaker, but I think planning out demos should be rethought in Twenty-oh-ten, because it feels like we're still eating 20th century crusts instead of 21st century vertical slices.  I understand why so many titles don't bother with one, or wait for after retail release.
 
I think the Fable 2 approach, now that Fable 2 is downloadable as chapters, is perfect.  If it works as advertised, now that I've bought a disc, I can load the save where the "demo episode" ended, and continue on, with all my unpopped achievements ready to go.  That is absolutely perfect.  As we see more games designed with chapters, this could be a serious benefit for try-and-buyers.  Ultimately they want us to avoid rental stores, right?  At least for the moment, we can have the best of both worlds.

Posted by AdMordem
@Dany said:
" The visuals remind me of Crackdown and borderlands....what is that called again>"
Cell shaded.
Posted by atomic_dumpling

I get a "Yager" vibe from the flight sequences, if anyone remembers that.

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Posted by EvanFavreau

Sorry, but the shooting does not feel "good."

Edited by MachoFantastico

That is Nolan North... seriously.. that man is GOD! 
 
He is a talented voice actor, trouble is developers keep wanting him to be Nathan Drake. He spoke about it in a interview, that's why he always uses the same force in games.

Posted by Gamer_152

All Geth aside, visually the game was looking very good. Apart from that I'm not too confident about what it's doing.

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Posted by MaddProdigy

Wtf, thats the unreal engine? It looks like 3 or 4 years ago this might have looked it good, but...these graphics blow. This gameplay is epic boring, you don't move nearly as fast as you should with the jetpack. Extreme dissapointment

Posted by lhaymehr

Bleh, the only thing that caught my attention in this QL was that sick bassline that started during the combat.

Edited by Legend

Did the guys upstairs make any changes to the video player? There used to be a gray line that shows how much of the video has been loaded, but I don't see it anymore. Also, if I pause the video for a few minutes, it stops working and I have to reload the page to make it play again. This only started happening since yesterday. Is anyone else having the same problem?

Posted by Adziboy

Flying looks boring, slow and just not fun in the slightest. 
 
Shooting looks ridiculous, with no recoil or any indication your shooting apart from the bullets; no feeling that anything is having an impact on anything. 
 
Jacking UFO's is basically a boring, and long, QTE. 
 
Definitely Unreal Engine - with pop in in places and textures looking pretty bland. Pretty much no colour either. 
 
Cover system looks like something GRID does - which isn't good. 
 
Overall, this games looks like a fucking pile of shit to me. I have lost every single bit of interest in this game.
Posted by Scroll
@handlas said:
" Nice quicklook.  Jeff seemed to think it was alright at least.  Glad they did this since I think the demo is getting WAY too much hate from everyone.  Seems like the first person that put up his "demo impressions" bashed the game and everyone fell in like sheep to agree with him (many of which admit to not even playing the demo).  . "
Yeah keep telling yourself that. It really was a poor demo that left me feeling disappointed, Crimson skies was awesome and this game (based upon the demo) is not very awesome.
Posted by handlas
@Scroll said:
" @handlas said:
" Nice quicklook.  Jeff seemed to think it was alright at least.  Glad they did this since I think the demo is getting WAY too much hate from everyone.  Seems like the first person that put up his "demo impressions" bashed the game and everyone fell in like sheep to agree with him (many of which admit to not even playing the demo).  . "
Yeah keep telling yourself that. It really was a poor demo that left me feeling disappointed, Crimson skies was awesome and this game (based upon the demo) is not very awesome. "
I really fucking hate when people quote me and only quote a portion of what I said. 
Posted by Bennyishere

Demo was pretty awful. Will still watch this Quicklook, of course.

Posted by Scroll
@handlas said:

I really fucking hate when people quote me "
Yeah it's quite annoying isn't it?
 
I just thought that part of the comment was particularly silly, and a focus for my reply.
Posted by AhmadMetallic
@Blair said:
" I'm excited for this. "
Posted by MeatSim

When is Nolan North the game coming out? Where Nolan North voices every single character in the game.

Posted by Jedted
@TrueEnglishGent said:
"That is Nolan North... seriously.. that man is GOD!  He is a talented voice actor, trouble is developers keep wanting him to be Nathan Drake. He spoke about it in a interview, that's why he always uses the same force in games. "

I don't really see that as a problem, people like what he did as Nathan Drake so they just tell him to act the same way he did there(ie. be himself).  In a youtube interview i saw with him his personality seemed not too different from what you see in his games.  
 
Anyway, i'm glad to see Mr. North in yet another video game role and i hope we see more of him in 2010.  I seriously can't wait to play Dark Void now! 
Posted by Jnal
@Meatsim: He would be like the Eddie Murphy of games except good.
Edited by CoolDrMoney

This QL made the demo look a lot better than what I experienced when I played it. Still comes across as a pretty below average game.

Posted by ImperiousRix

I think it looks a lot better than people were making it out to be.  It's pretty much what I expected, and that's freakin' cool.

Edited by Cornman89

It looks... okay, I guess.

Posted by xyzygy

I think it actually looks real cool. Downloading the demo right now

Edited by TwoOneFive

dude,  
 
ughhh....  
 
 i think north is being over exposed.  
 
 
also, robots in this game are fuckin weak dude. are they made of plastic? terminators would rip you apart

Posted by Afroman269

I thought the game looked better before....guess not. I'll wait for a review this game looks ok for now.

Posted by Binman88

I downloaded the demo off the EU PSN, and it's seriously underwhelming. The graphics aren't too great with really bad texture pop in and quality in parts (especially on the massive robot thing at the end of the demo). The flying is just not very fun and like people have said, the manoeuvres are just awkward to pull off - for example, clicking in and holding the right stick and then moving both sticks in one direction to perform a barrell roll. After jacking a flying saucer I couldn't get it to actually point at an enemy at all, resorting to just bailing out and tapping the O button repeatedly, waiting for another saucer to come in range to activate the hijack sequence.

Posted by Irish87

I'm beginning to wonder if all concept artists are immediately going to start making all of their characters resemble Mr. North. You know, just in case.

Posted by Milkman

Everyone was bad mouthing this demo before but after watching this, I don't know. Looks pretty good to me.

Edited by MmmSkyscraper
@Legend said:

" Did the guys upstairs make any changes to the video player? There used to be a gray line that shows how much of the video has been loaded, but I don't see it anymore. Also, if I pause the video for a few minutes, it stops working and I have to reload the page to make it play again. This only started happening since yesterday. Is anyone else having the same problem? "

Edit: looks like they were testing a streaming player
Posted by spilledmilkfactory

idk, still looks kinda mediocre to me

Edited by handlas
@Scroll said:

" @handlas said:


I really fucking hate when people quote me "
Yeah it's quite annoying isn't it?  I just thought that part of the comment was particularly silly, and a focus for my reply. "
sorry I sounded like an ass there.  I'm just saying I never said the game looks awesome tho.  Just it is getting a lot of hate.  But if it sux..then it sux I suppose.  The only reviews out have given it like 50 and 60 out of 100.
Posted by Haze

Nolan North  is to talented an actor and nice of a guy for us to all turn on him just because hes doing well.

Posted by SleepyDoughnut

Does anyone else feel like this game should have been released 9 or 10 months ago? Its lost all the excitement I think people had for it by being delayed so much.

Posted by AestheticSynthesis

I'm still pissed I'm not going to be playing as Boba Fett. 
All in all though it looks awesome.
Posted by EasyPeasey

I will never turn on Nolan North

Posted by Aeterna

Didn't like it when I first heard about it, don't care for it now either I must say.

Posted by trophyhunter
 I will never turn on Nolan North 
Posted by RVonE

So it's Nathan Drake with a jetpack fighting the Geth?
Posted by blacklab

There seems to be zero sense of 'speed' when you are flying.

Posted by sizu

I need to disagree with Jeff on this one.  I thought the flying and shooting felt wrong. 
 
I'll at some point check out the full game, but it has been put on the back burner after the demo. 
Posted by IceTrey87

controls exactly like crimson skies.  Tutorial was the same too.

Posted by RobotHamster

Animation looks good but I haven't played it so i can't really see how the controls feel though I think they and the game will feel about average, not to good but not bad.  But Nolan North is in the game and I will never turn on Nolan North!

Posted by InfiniteGeass

I just didn't like the way the game controlled. I think I'll pass on this one.

Posted by tellurye

This has the potential to be 'Uncharted 3 - Thieves in space'
 
I know this sounds silly, but I hope North isnt it too many games as the lead.  His character is really the same, he doesnt change his voice, so this is really NAthan Drake with a jet pack.  Regardless of set pieces and story, if the main character acts and sounds the same, it can take you out of the whole experience.
 
DGMW,  I think North rocks, I just want to have a different experience.
 
Mark Hammil is in danger of same thing - his voice in Darksiders sounds a lot like the Joke in Batman AA

Posted by Addfwyn

This looks better to me than the other recent Dark title (Darksiders). 
 
Combat looks more interesting and involved, and who doesn't like jet packs really?

Posted by Bollard

Sure don't look that perty does it.

Posted by kuddles

For the record, Nolan North himself says he's tired of being the same voice and character style.  He said in an interview that he would love to do something different but all the companies that hire him say "Can you sound just like the Uncharted guy?  Thanks."

Posted by Alphazero

How could anyone turn on Nolan North. After all the grenade packs we've found together...

Posted by Karn

When Jeff said it came out 8 years ago, I then saw the graphics, and thought he was telling the truth.

Posted by spankingaddict

im gonna have to see what the reviews look like...