#1 Posted by dhuff (120 posts) -

Just played the demo.  Isn't it coming out in like 2 weeks?  Feels unfinished.  And it's not fun.  I don't like to judge a game based on a short demo, that first demo for Batman Arkham Asylum totally turned me off (of course the second demo was amazing).  But this looks like a good cross section of the gameplay and danny no like.
 
Anybody else feeling like me after the demo?  It has Tesla in it!  Damn.

#2 Posted by Jost1 (2077 posts) -

Is it like Bionic Commando all over again? I liked BC but man it had some problems.

#3 Posted by dhuff (120 posts) -
@josty81: I don't know how to describe it other than "meh".  I was really looking forward to this one.
#4 Posted by trophyhunter (5800 posts) -

where did you get a demo??

#5 Posted by dhuff (120 posts) -
@trophyhunter said:
" where did you get a demo?? "
It's on xbox live.  Just showed up a couple hours ago.
#6 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -
@trophyhunter said:
" where did you get a demo?? "
PSN...XBL...
#7 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4950 posts) -
@dhuff said:
" @josty81: I don't know how to describe it other than "meh".  I was really looking forward to this one. "
I hate when people use "meh" it makes you look stupid .
#8 Edited by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

It's the very same demo I played two months back at the Eurogamer event, and it's just as lame as it was then.  
 
On the evidence of the few reviews already available, this appears to be yet another fuck up from a Western Capcom branch. First Bionic Commando, and now this which had so much promise. On a plus note, Japanese developed Lost Planet 2 looks awesome, and Tatsunoko Vs Capcom and Monster Hunter 3 will keep me happy with Capcom this year. I'm keen to know what Capcom have in the works though...

#9 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -
@Linkyshinks said:
" It's the very same demo I played two months back at the Eurogamer event, and it's just as lame as it was then.  
 
On the evidence of the few reviews already available, this appears to be yet another fuck up from a Western Capcom branch, first Bionic Commando and now this, which had so much promise. On a plus note, Japanese developed Lost Planet 2 looks awesome, and Tatsunoko Vs Capcom and Monster Hunter 3 will keep me happy with Capcom this year. I'm keen to know what Capcom have in the works though... "
Apparently Capcom's doing less stuff with the Wii because Wii games sell less.
#10 Posted by T0mF5 (928 posts) -

I didn't know there was 2 Batman Arkham Asylum demos.
#11 Posted by Th3dz (332 posts) -
@josty81 said:
" Is it like Bionic Commando all over again? I liked BC but man it had some problems. "
Felt exactly the same way. Somehow it felt unfinished or at least like they should have tweaked a lot of stuff. Janky and unpredictable controls...
#12 Posted by LackLuster (713 posts) -

I just finished playing the demo and it was a huge disappointment it really feels like a last generation game to me

#13 Posted by Aaox (1657 posts) -

I don't know, I wasn't particularly excited for this game anyway so it being mehdiocre doesn't really bother me much.

#14 Posted by kashif1 (1428 posts) -
@T0mF5 said:
" I didn't know there was 2 Batman Arkham Asylum demos. "
one was a store demo which came out first and was nothing more than a few challenge rooms.  When that came out everyone who played it assumed the full game would be nothing more than a beatemup.  the second demo was available on psn and xble and showed of the amazing stealth sequenses
#15 Posted by Rallier (1739 posts) -

It's rather funny that now the DSiWare promotional faux retro game now seems better then the actual game.

#16 Posted by darksamus (12 posts) -
@TheMustacheHero: I think the PSN demo will be released tomorrow.
#17 Posted by dhuff (120 posts) -
@turbomonkey138 said:
" @dhuff said:
" @josty81: I don't know how to describe it other than "meh".  I was really looking forward to this one. "
I hate when people use "meh" it makes you look stupid . "
I hate it when jerks criticize me for no apparent reason.  It makes them look petty.
#18 Posted by diz (911 posts) -
@dhuff said:
" @turbomonkey138 said:
" @dhuff said:
" @josty81: I don't know how to describe it other than "meh".  I was really looking forward to this one. "
I hate when people use "meh" it makes you look stupid . "
I hate it when jerks criticize me for no apparent reason.  It makes them look petty. "
meh...
#19 Posted by evanbrau (1162 posts) -

Played it and was not impressed, thought it had some promise and went to check when its release date was assuming it was one of those early demos that come out sometimes but its out really soon so yeah fuck that noise. Also I'm pretty tired of Nolan North as anyone but Drake, I can't accept him as anyone but that character. It happened in Shadow Complex and more recently in Assassins Creed 2 (far less so obviously) where North being the lead just drew me out of the game.
 
I will say that I'm kinda glad that MAG and this have turned out to not be shit since it'll give me time to finish Batman and AC2 while I wait for Mass Effect 2.

#20 Posted by Black_Rose (7785 posts) -

It's beyond me why anyone was expecting this to be anything but another crappy repetitive shooter with a stupid "new" gimmick. 

#21 Posted by Slippy (735 posts) -

I hear Nolan North is in this game.

#22 Posted by Sabata (823 posts) -

The flying was pretty fun but the shooting was....subpar.  Shame, I was hoping this would turn out better.  I'll still probably rent it though.

#23 Posted by Yummylee (21289 posts) -

Wasn't too interested in it to begin with.
#24 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -
@Rallier said:
" It's rather funny that now the DSiWare promotional faux retro game now seems better then the actual game. "
 
 
It's sad but very true that I find myself more interested in the DSiWare game now. 
 
@TheMustacheHero
said:
" @Linkyshinks said:
" It's the very same demo I played two months back at the Eurogamer event, and it's just as lame as it was then.  
 
On the evidence of the few reviews already available, this appears to be yet another fuck up from a Western Capcom branch, first Bionic Commando and now this, which had so much promise. On a plus note, Japanese developed Lost Planet 2 looks awesome, and Tatsunoko Vs Capcom and Monster Hunter 3 will keep me happy with Capcom this year. I'm keen to know what Capcom have in the works though... "
Apparently Capcom's doing less stuff with the Wii because Wii games sell less. "
 
I posted the story - it was related to mature titles, not no titles. I honestly don't care what they have in the works for Wii, unless it's a fighter, I was referring to 360 an PS3 games made in house within Japan. 
#25 Edited by handlas (2661 posts) -
@Black_Rose said:

" It's beyond me why anyone was expecting this to be anything but another crappy repetitive shooter with a stupid "new" gimmick.  "

how is that different from anything else?  Uncharted 2, GOTY, could be described the same way.  Repetitive shooter with the gimmick being it is also a platformer!  Of course that is where Naughty Dog steps in with their great presentation of everything from story to characters.
 
Maybe what I'm just getting at is while the demo was definitely buggy in areas: cutscene's framerate was bad, the demo itself started out in a weird place, the ending explosion on the ship (wtf was that?); however, the gameplay itself I found enjoyable.  I really don't get the complaints about the controls.  I had no issues other than what I've said in other threads about the odd combination of buttons you have to press for barrel rolls.  The shooting felt like any other TPS.
 
The major issue that no one seems to mention so it makes me wonder if you guys even played the entire demo (and the demo was only like 4 minutes long) was the camera when you are inside the buidling.  It was god awful.
#26 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -
@Linkyshinks: Gotcha. And yeah, Lost Planet 2 does look awesome.
#27 Posted by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -
@Rallier said:
"It's rather funny that now the DSiWare promotional faux retro game now seems better then the actual game. "

It's like Rearmed and Bionic Commando all over again!! Truly, this is the age of dissappointment from games which's development was overseen by Capcom US.
#28 Posted by jakob187 (21645 posts) -
@Linkyshinks said:
"...this appears to be yet another fuck up from a Western Capcom branch. First Bionic Commando... "
Right...except Bionic Commando didn't suck...  I don't understand what people expected out of that game, but I enjoyed the shit out of it.  Maybe people should play on higher difficulty settings?
#29 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -

Never could see why people were into it in the first place. It looks half-baked.

#30 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4950 posts) -
@diz said:
" @dhuff said:
" @turbomonkey138 said:
" @dhuff said:
" @josty81: I don't know how to describe it other than "meh".  I was really looking forward to this one. "
I hate when people use "meh" it makes you look stupid . "
I hate it when jerks criticize me for no apparent reason.  It makes them look petty. "
meh... "
way to prove my point :)
#31 Posted by pause422 (6172 posts) -

I had really high hopes for the game, but after playing the demo I entirely felt almost every part of the gameplay felt entirely just not fun at all. I'm fairly disappointed. Oh well, I have too many games to check out this year anyway..guess that saves me one.

#32 Edited by Rowr (5485 posts) -

Well. I'm not going to judge without playing or seeing reviews but I had no investment in this game except for the hype it was given by the giantbomb staff early on.
 
What was that all about? I know the staff are very friendly with capcom.
 
Didnt they say in the recent podcast that the some of the eastern development were setting a dissapointed tone about the game?

#33 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -

Goddamnit.  I'll have to play the game myself, but what I was hoping would be the second coming of Crimson Skies appears to be a scattershot pastiche of a buncha mechanics that don't work.  I'll be watching the review front intently and pray my worst fears aren't realized.

#34 Posted by Slippy (735 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
" @Linkyshinks said:
"...this appears to be yet another fuck up from a Western Capcom branch. First Bionic Commando... "
Right...except Bionic Commando didn't suck...  I don't understand what people expected out of that game, but I enjoyed the shit out of it.  Maybe people should play on higher difficulty settings? "
It was one of my favourite games of this year (just a bit "low rent" to place on a top 10 list). They nailed the transition to 3D as far as i'm concerned - yes there are frustrating elements, but there are even more frustrating elements in the NES game, so why are people complaining? 
#35 Posted by AlexB (1023 posts) -

Jeff will be disappointed, he was pretty psyched for this game, that is if it really is "meh" like you say. I really have no desire to play the demo or the game, so I guess we'll see in the reviews. 
 
BTW Meh is totally fine, asshole trolls often like to criticize to get a rise I suppose. Dun let 'em get to ya. lol

#36 Posted by thecleric (793 posts) -

Disappointment? The game looked mediocre at best since the start. I can't imagine there was too many people excited about it. 
 
Seriously, of all the Capcom games coming out in 2010 it was the weakest, that's why I imagine theyre feeding it to the Darksiders/Bayonetta hounds and the Mass Effect colossus of January.