New polished up gameplay footage

#1 Posted by Rallier (1947 posts) -

It has been a while since we had any Red Steel 2 footage and I was quite surprised to see this pop up. It is pretty much the same environment and the same boss shown last time but the improvements show. Enjoy:

I'm under the impression that it is smoother then before and there look to be more particle effects going on. They covered up the lack of blood quite nicely in my opinion with the new dust effect that is the most obvious during the finisher moves. 
Other then the graphical improvement I'm really happy to see that the fighting is smooth and effective. I'm not to sure about the dead zone with when you are holding the guns but that could probably be modified in the settings.

#2 Posted by eroticfishcake (7856 posts) -

I've not played the first one. Should I?

#3 Posted by ColinWright (753 posts) -
#4 Posted by Rallier (1947 posts) -
@eroticfishcake: there is no first one...
"continues to sing with fingers in ears"
#5 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2907 posts) -

This looks pretty good. Only bummer is now I have to get a Motion Plus. Looks like it's not packaged with the game and Sports Resort does not interest me... Wonder how much they go for standalone.

#6 Posted by eroticfishcake (7856 posts) -
@Rallier: Oh. Uh. OH!
I was under the impression that this was a sequel! How ever foolish of me! My stupidity knows no bounds! Hohoho!!!
#7 Posted by Linkyshinks (11407 posts) -
@eroticfishcake said:
" I've not played the first one. Should I? "
Red Steel is so bad and buggy I think Ubisoft's Paris team were taking trips to the Moroccan district for lunch breaks.
#8 Posted by eroticfishcake (7856 posts) -

Considering the responses I've been getting, I'm gonna say "No" to this. I'll keep an eye on this one though. It might be better(?)

#9 Edited by Rallier (1947 posts) -
@SuperfluousMoniker said:

" This looks pretty good. Only bummer is now I have to get a Motion Plus. Looks like it's not packaged with the game and Sports Resort does not interest me... Wonder how much they go for standalone. "

They go for 20 Dollars in the US. It would not surprise me if Ubisoft will be doing pack-in offers though, EA did it after all with Grand Slam tennis (not sure if Sega did it with virtua tennis though) and it is one of M+ their flagship games. I have not been keeping up with the press releases of this game so it might be that they explicitly said that they wont be doing pack-ins.
#10 Posted by Blueman (746 posts) -

Reminds me a lot of Borderlands
#11 Edited by Al3xand3r (7912 posts) -

That's the worst looking footage yet, imo. Granted, most of it is due to CVG's (original source) awful brightness, contrast and color settings, but they shouldn't have allowed this. CVG fuck up their media often. We should be getting a full trailer this week, so I look forward to that, but I don't think I like the sand puff enemies dissolve into (like No More Heroes blood explosion, only not) and some of the slash and other particle effects look off also (too cheap and 2D looking some of them, especially up close, but again that might be the image quality), while the HUD also looks kinda weird. It can't somehow have gotten worse since this and this, especially since it's all areas we've seen before, and we know they were real footage from all the hands-on various media outlets got to have. After that spectacular intro sequence with the bike that was actually in-game (crosshair visible and all, with limited control of your view during), I don't know why they (seem to) now cut into a movie sequence for this boss introduction which is far less impressive really. Jarring if it's so. It doesn't look smoother to me either. The game's supposed to run in 60 fps, that didn't look very smooth at all, while past videos did give that impression. Granted, you can't really judge that from flash streams. Bring on the new trailer... And the release :-P

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