Does anyone actually care about this game?

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#1 Posted by nrain (1274 posts) -

The amount of publicity being pumped into this game is baffling me, it just looks like a run of the mill movie game that has the possibility to reach average quality. It's of course based off of a James Cameron film, and that guy knows how to make money from films, but surely this isn't going to be a big seller for ubi other than a possible top spot for a week.  
So is anyone actually excited about the game?

#2 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -

No. Looks like a stupid movie game.

#3 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

So uh. So here's what happened. Some producer gave Cameron a ton of money and said "make a blockbuster, we trust you" and he made a bunch of furries fighting space marines, and by the time production found out the investment was already made. And now they're desperate to sell this shit sandwich and hopefully make up for the 500 mil investment. And the game is part of that.  
And it does nothing for me, but if all they show in the preview are Space Marines shooting alien monsters they can maybe trick a bunch of bros into trying it out.

#4 Posted by MildMolasses (3224 posts) -

Doubt it. It looks like what I would expect a sci-fi TPS to look like. 
 
My favourite part is when they put the "actual game footage" note on the videos. The game doesn't look bad by any means, but come on, it's not anything mindblowing
#5 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

No

#6 Posted by SolemnOaf (535 posts) -

Here I had thought it was a more mature take on Avatar: The Last Airbender.  Learn something new everyday.
#7 Posted by Crixaliz (782 posts) -
@SolemnOaf said:
" Here I had thought it was a more mature take on Avatar: The Last Airbender.  Learn something new everyday. "
Wait there is more than one Avatar? or this movie has nothing to do with that show?
#8 Posted by regularassmilk (1448 posts) -

I already don't like it. 
Just because its called James Cameron's Avatar: The Game.

#9 Posted by SolemnOaf (535 posts) -
@Crixaliz said:
" @SolemnOaf said:
" Here I had thought it was a more mature take on Avatar: The Last Airbender.  Learn something new everyday. "
Wait there is more than one Avatar? or this movie has nothing to do with that show? "

 Seems like it should with the same title and everything.  I like that cartoon, it was entertaining for a children's program.    I'd do some righteous Airbending, that's all I know.
#10 Posted by Bubahula (2197 posts) -

no. it looks generic and bland
#11 Posted by Dark_Jon (581 posts) -

I played the demo and it was horrible. I drove the car past everyone fighting and i beat the demo

#12 Posted by squirtle_squad (266 posts) -
#13 Posted by DanielJW (4915 posts) -

I care. I fucking care. This looks like a game with a compelling story line. I think the game play will be engaging and innovative. The graphics look immersive and well lit. I like video games.  

#14 Posted by Karmum (11519 posts) -

Nobody really gets into the movie based games. Seems like there is much more hype surrounding the actual movie. I'd like to see this game be successful, just for the fact that it would help movie based video games.

#15 Posted by TooWalrus (13237 posts) -

I heard on the Rooster Teeth podcast that the budget for this movie is above $500,000,000. That's half a billion dollars. Even if the movie is the higest grossing film of all time, it'll still turn a profit of like $30,000,000 max (and the chances of that are slim, I've heard from only a few people who are generally excited about the movie.) Of coarse, this is comming from the mind of Cameron, so who knows? He did it once, he may do it again. I know I'll end up seeing it if only to know what a half-billion dollar movie looks like.

#16 Posted by DuhQbnSiLo (2139 posts) -

I dont care about ANY movie game...

#17 Posted by Evilsbane (4649 posts) -

I didn't judge the game when I first heard about because SOMETIMES movie games surprise you but once the videos of hands on stuff came out I have written this game off as complete and utter shit but I do wanna see the movie its James Fucking Cameron for crying out loud and its got Sigourney Weaver in it! I just wish there was an IMAX around here cause that is going to be the way to watch that movie, might have to make a special trip to Atlanta!

#18 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -

I would care about it more if they released more info on it. At the moment it looks like another generic space shooter. 

#19 Posted by Bucketdeth (8024 posts) -

I care about the movie. 
I don't care about the game.

#20 Posted by zombie2011 (4982 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:
" I heard on the Rooster Teeth podcast that the budget for this movie is above $500,000,000. That's half a billion dollars. Even if the movie is the higest grossing film of all time, it'll still turn a profit of like $30,000,000 max (and the chances of that are slim, I've heard from only a few people who are generally excited about the movie.) Of coarse, this is comming from the mind of Cameron, so who knows? He did it once, he may do it again. I know I'll end up seeing it if only to know what a half-billion dollar movie looks like. "
I listen to their podcast too. Probably my favorite podcast to listen to, its so funny.  
 
Like they said on their podcast James Cameron does not make bad movies, but this game is gonna suck ass.
#21 Edited by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:
" I heard on the Rooster Teeth podcast that the budget for this movie is above $500,000,000. That's half a billion dollars. Even if the movie is the higest grossing film of all time, it'll still turn a profit of like $30,000,000 max (and the chances of that are slim, I've heard from only a few people who are generally excited about the movie.) Of coarse, this is comming from the mind of Cameron, so who knows? He did it once, he may do it again. I know I'll end up seeing it if only to know what a half-billion dollar movie looks like. "
that bullshit  the movie's budget was $230 million. the if you throw in the amount of other things involved in marketing and other stuff it all ends up costing close to $500million. its still crazy but its not unlike a lot of movies.  
this movie just had a big marketing blitz but really kind of faded now. but come december its all you're going to here about.  

anyways, i think these devs for this game may be the same guys responsible for King Kong, and Weta and Peter Jackson did a great job at making sure that game was awesome (untill the ending that is). 
 
I am totally looking forward to this game i think it will surprise people. 
#22 Posted by pause422 (6201 posts) -

No, its just a garbage movie tie in..and its obvious the any piece of gameplay you could look at. No matter how they try and pitch it. Even if I cared a single bit about the movie, this game still looks awful, but I definitely dont.

#23 Posted by Toxin066 (3302 posts) -

I don't care, but when you ask a question like "Does anyone" the answer is usually yes. Chances are you will find someone out there who cares.

#24 Posted by mordukai (7157 posts) -

I don't really see why any of us need to see this movie. Didn't James Cameron pretty much told us the movie this past E3? I really don't know because I fell asleep at some point, literally.

#25 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -

It looks like shit. No thanks. 

#26 Edited by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -
@pause422 said:

" No, its just a garbage movie tie in..and its obvious the any piece of gameplay you could look at. No matter how they try and pitch it. Even if I cared a single bit about the movie, this game still looks awful, but I definitely dont. "  

uh, no, the Iron Man game was a garbage movie tie in. they are obviously taking this game pretty serious especially by releasing these little featurettes to show off the game. how many other devs do that at all?! especially for games based on movie?!?! 
like i said, these people made King Kong. which at first looked so-so, then people played it and it was sublime. that game was awesome.  
i think Avatar will be great. i look forward to this game! 
#27 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

You care enough to post a thread about it.

#28 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Not really. It seems to be getting a lot of attention, though. Maybe it'll be good, but unless it gets some solid review scores, I definitely won't give it the light of day.

#29 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

No.  Mainly because I have no interest in the movie itself.

#30 Posted by Godwind (2597 posts) -

Never quite understood why it was getting so much hype.  Never really made ponder about it.

#31 Posted by Veektarius (4921 posts) -

I don't know exactly who, outside of furries, it is that wants to root against a bunch of furry alien tree-huggers over humanity, but they should be hanged for treason.

#32 Edited by ShawnofTheDeadz (8 posts) -

Just like to point out there has been some amazing Video Game Movies release despite everyones belief. 
 
James Bond: Goldeneye 
The Chronicles of Riddick: ButcherBay  
Starwars: Battlefront 1 & 2 
LOTR: Triology Games 
Lego Starwars
 
This is not going to be one of thoughs garbage games that are quickly made to be realised with a movie. They've had plenty of time to work on it, they were able to create their own story instead of being tied down to the story of the movie, and even if the graphics look a little warn in some spots! Graphics aren't everything and supposidly the 3D graphics work really well. Tobad you need 3D specific TV. Something which less than 10% of people have currently.
#33 Posted by Sarnecki (693 posts) -

 http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/843156/james-cameron-project-880/videos/avatar_vdr_120109.html
 
 
IGN review, 6.8.

#34 Posted by Willy105 (4690 posts) -

It's a movie based game that is not based on Star Wars.
 
It's going to suck.

#35 Posted by LiquidPrince (16012 posts) -

Nope.

#36 Posted by Willy105 (4690 posts) -
@Crixaliz said:
" @SolemnOaf said:
" Here I had thought it was a more mature take on Avatar: The Last Airbender.  Learn something new everyday. "
Wait there is more than one Avatar? or this movie has nothing to do with that show? "
No. Avatar (the movie) is an original IP by James Cameron. Avatar (the TV show) is an anime from Nickelodeon.
 
It's confusing, and James Cameron's movie should have a different name because it causes confusion with Avatar (the TV show), and they had the name first.
 
Also, the movie based on the TV show had to be renamed The Last Airbender, just because of James Cameron.
#37 Posted by KinjiroSSD (694 posts) -

No

#38 Posted by Grilledcheez (3952 posts) -

I don't, but perhaps some uninformed small child cares about it

#39 Posted by Milkman (17029 posts) -

Not me, that's for sure.

#40 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -

may check it out. don't care about it though. it has pretty damn good looking graphics though, they used the Far Cry 2 engine. thats like the only reason i'll check it out. 

#41 Posted by jakob187 (21691 posts) -

Here's the way I look at it:  Peter Jackson's King Kong was a pretty damn good game, and I don't see why Avatar can't be.  I'm willing to keep an open mind, because NOTHING can be worse than Terminator Salvation at this point.

#42 Posted by D3TONATOR (4 posts) -

this game have a lot of  potential  to be a good movie/game but maybe the release time is a first reason of this problem

#43 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

Not the game nor the movie.
Seems like another overhyped blockbuster flick that's destined to flop hard.

#44 Edited by Kohe321 (3529 posts) -

I don't care about it at all. It has to get some very solid reviews for me to even consider getting it.

#45 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

Hell no. I don't give a damn about the movie either.

#46 Posted by Sarnecki (693 posts) -

So I'm playing this game also...  I choose Na'Vi, like Ryan.  To be honest it's a fairly good game.    I'm compelled to keep playing, and unlike the Giant Bomb crew I have an active interest, I've read the scriptment, I know the story and the world interests me...  It's pretty good.

#47 Posted by Gamer_152 (14091 posts) -

It looks better than your average movie-based game and I think it's kinda cool that it's trying to push 3D TV technology further into the video gaming world but the game still looks rather run-of-the-mill type stuff.

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#48 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

I cared about it because it supports MotionPlus. Then I found out that MotionPlus is only used for some irrelevant minigame, so I stopped caring.

#49 Posted by animateria (3253 posts) -

W... why?

#50 Edited by SolemnOaf (535 posts) -

After watching the quick look, I realized that the premise of the movie and game is very poorly constructed.  A guy gets into a pod to be projected into another pod in the exact same place, at the exact same time, in the exact same situation.  It leads me to think that the people behind these projects don't really understand the concept of an avatar.   
It's more like mighty morphin kitty rangers.

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