Okay . . . Western?

#1 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -
#2 Posted by Black_Rose (7785 posts) -

This sucks...the Japanese feel was the best part of the first one...maybe they'll do some sort of Japanese-Western crossover or something, I'd like to see how that works.

#3 Posted by Lies (3866 posts) -
sidescroller said:
"Black_Rose said:
"This sucks...the Japanese feel was the best part of the first one...maybe they'll do some sort of Japanese-Western crossover or something, I'd like to see how that works."
You mean like this?"
I must have this game.
#4 Posted by Black_Rose (7785 posts) -
sidescroller said:
"Black_Rose said:
"This sucks...the Japanese feel was the best part of the first one...maybe they'll do some sort of Japanese-Western crossover or something, I'd like to see how that works."
You mean like this?"
That...

looks fucking awesome!!!
#5 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -

Okay, here's a link to GoNintendo, with bulletpoints about the game.


It's pretty much official. This game isn't an FPS. It's a first person adventure game with a not-quite-linear-yet-not-quite-open world, with RPG elements. If this game is a critical success, it may become one of the most promising new IPs from this generation. They don't have much competition, really. Elder Scrolls is pretty much the only first-person adventure RPG around.

God, I hope it works right. This could be the best game on Wii, as it definitely has all the right assets.
#6 Posted by jakob187 (21503 posts) -
Black_Rose said:
"sidescroller said:
"Black_Rose said:
"This sucks...the Japanese feel was the best part of the first one...maybe they'll do some sort of Japanese-Western crossover or something, I'd like to see how that works."
You mean like this?"
That...looks fucking awesome!!!"
That was a part of the Way of the Samurai series, if I'm not mistaken.  I was a fan of the series (WotS 2 in particular), and this one wasn't too shabby.  Nonetheless, the games also weren't *ahem* incredible.  They were very much indie games.

Then again...I'm still pissed that America hasn't gotten Way of the Samurai 3.  =  /  Hopefully, we'll hear something promising out of E3.  = D

As for Red Steel 2 - look, as far as anything is concerned, shitting on a plate would be better than the first game at this point.  They need to do some drastic changes on the franchise.  Offering up a Western setting ala Sukiyaki Western Django would be fucking sweet.  Nonetheless, if the gameplay isn't compelling enough and the controls aren't properly implemented, then I'm going to be uber-bummed.  I would love a long game with depth, but I'm not holding my breath.

Now...I need to find a copy of Way of the Samurai 2 somewhere!!!
#7 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -
jakob187 said:
"Black_Rose said:
"sidescroller said:
"Black_Rose said:
"This sucks...the Japanese feel was the best part of the first one...maybe they'll do some sort of Japanese-Western crossover or something, I'd like to see how that works."
You mean like this?"
That...looks fucking awesome!!!"
That was a part of the Way of the Samurai series, if I'm not mistaken.  I was a fan of the series (WotS 2 in particular), and this one wasn't too shabby.  Nonetheless, the games also weren't *ahem* incredible.  They were very much indie games.

Then again...I'm still pissed that America hasn't gotten Way of the Samurai 3.  =  /  Hopefully, we'll hear something promising out of E3.  = D

As for Red Steel 2 - look, as far as anything is concerned, shitting on a plate would be better than the first game at this point.  They need to do some drastic changes on the franchise.  Offering up a Western setting ala Sukiyaki Western Django would be fucking sweet.  Nonetheless, if the gameplay isn't compelling enough and the controls aren't properly implemented, then I'm going to be uber-bummed.  I would love a long game with depth, but I'm not holding my breath.

Now...I need to find a copy of Way of the Samurai 2 somewhere!!!
"
I haz Way of the Samurai 2.

Also, yeah. They needed to change a lot. And they did. The game barely has anyhing in common with the original.
#8 Posted by jakob187 (21503 posts) -
Arkthemaniac said:
"I haz Way of the Samurai 2.

Also, yeah. They needed to change a lot. And they did. The game barely has anyhing in common with the original."
Where you live again?  Don't worry.  I won't break any windows trying to steal the game...

They changed a lot, eh?  That makes me more confident.  -_-  Seriously, Red Steel had good ideas...but they were just poorly implemented.  If they would just make the sword mechanic not so...clunky...and the shooting in the game a bit more...worthwhile and enjoyable...then that would've been good.  Better AI would've helped as well.  The set pieces were pretty damn awesome, as the one thing I remember about that entire game was every single level.

Either way, between Red Dead Redemption and Red Steel 2 getting the Western genre back up and running...
...maybe we'll hear Activision Blizzard drop "Gun 2" at E3 this year?!  THAT WOULD ROCK MY FUCKING SOCKS OFF!!!
#9 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -
jakob187 said:
"Arkthemaniac said:
"I haz Way of the Samurai 2.

Also, yeah. They needed to change a lot. And they did. The game barely has anyhing in common with the original."
Where you live again?  Don't worry.  I won't break any windows trying to steal the game...

They changed a lot, eh?  That makes me more confident.  -_-  Seriously, Red Steel had good ideas...but they were just poorly implemented.  If they would just make the sword mechanic not so...clunky...and the shooting in the game a bit more...worthwhile and enjoyable...then that would've been good.  Better AI would've helped as well.  The set pieces were pretty damn awesome, as the one thing I remember about that entire game was every single level.

Either way, between Red Dead Redemption and Red Steel 2 getting the Western genre back up and running...
...maybe we'll hear Activision Blizzard drop "Gun 2" at E3 this year?!  THAT WOULD ROCK MY FUCKING SOCKS OFF!!!
"
AWWWWWWWW, SHIEEEEEE!

I forgot about Red Dead Redemption. You make me happy now.
#10 Posted by Systech (4078 posts) -

Everyone thought that the first Red Steel was going to be awesome. It looks much better, but I'm still skeptical.

#11 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

The first game was terrible, but if they can do it well as a Western, I can dig it. As a genre that's totally untapped, this could be something good.

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