Shootmania: Storm announcement trailer

#1 Edited by MrTom (17 posts) -

Nicely spotted by VG247

#2 Posted by jjnen (661 posts) -

Cyber knights, yay! It's like medieval Tron. Too bad there isn't any gameplay here.

There seems to be only one weapon and location capture as a game mode.

#3 Posted by Abendlaender (2888 posts) -

Damn, this looks amazing I'm really looking forward to this game.

@Rappelsiini said:

Cyber knights, yay! It's like medieval Tron. Too bad there isn't any gameplay here.

There seems to be only one weapon and location capture as a game mode.

At the end of the video (2:24) the red guy seems to use a different weapon, seems kinda like the railgun (instant hit) but I doubt its a regular gun, otherwise everyone would use it, right?

#4 Posted by Jaytow (705 posts) -

To be honest it looks like crap. I hope I'm wrong.

#5 Posted by Thoseposers (791 posts) -

I've never played a mania game but i could see how this fits the mold, it's basically a template for people to make insane shit. Could be pretty cool

#6 Posted by Bantex (22 posts) -

Looks like my type of game! Cant wait!

#7 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11393 posts) -

I still refuse to believe that this is a real game, and not some sort of joke meant to trick Jeff.

#8 Posted by Vestigial_Man (311 posts) -

Edge had a preview of the game a few months ago and to be honest I didn't like what they were saying all that much. There are only 2 weapons in game and one of those (the rail gun - apparently a 1 hit kill) can only be used when standing on a "rail block," the default weapon fires 4 "FPS rocket speed" projectiles before having to recharge, the idea being to emphasise close quarters combat over range by making it really hard to kill someone at range unless you're on a rail block.

The rest of what they covered didn't make it sound terrible but I can't see myself playing this.

#9 Posted by Ravenlight (8011 posts) -

cp_lasertag?

#10 Posted by Insectecutor (1205 posts) -

Trackmania benefits from very simple mechanics and a focus on player skill rather than item pick-ups/perks, looks like they've applied the same ideas here. Could be interesting.

#11 Posted by JasonR86 (9726 posts) -

Looks cool.

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#12 Posted by Subjugation (4740 posts) -

So this really does exist?

#13 Posted by damswedon (3201 posts) -

@Insectecutor said:

Trackmania benefits from very simple mechanics and a focus on player skill rather than item pick-ups/perks, looks like they've applied the same ideas here. Could be interesting.

Essentially taking the twitch gameplay from a Counter Strike and applying them to the fucking insane levels from Quake.

#14 Posted by psylah (2185 posts) -

I hope this has tons of options and settings and mod opportunities.

Low-grav, grappling hooks, no fall damage, old-school 1.5 CS style stuff.

#15 Edited by MachoFantastico (4889 posts) -

Looks great, excited to see more. One hit kills confirmed?

#16 Posted by freakin9 (1171 posts) -

Ah, a PTS, Pensive Thought Shooter.

#17 Posted by ImHungry (377 posts) -

This actually looks rather incredible.

#18 Posted by cikame (1073 posts) -

There is definately room for a multiplayer game that starts by removing all of the complicated stuff from modern shooters.

#19 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5090 posts) -

Poor Jeff... Another server to upkeep.

#20 Posted by themangalist (1747 posts) -

Not sure if this concept will work because of a number of things.. :/

#21 Posted by NegativeCero (3039 posts) -

Needs heavier drops. The trailer makes it look much more interesting than it probably will end up being.

#22 Posted by crazyhorse (2 posts) -

I'm at least willing to give it a shot.

#23 Posted by 71Ranchero (2829 posts) -

I rarely make judgement calls based on short trailers but damn if this does not just look like a budget version of UT or Quake. Not even a good budget game either, just a strait up shady PSN release of an IOS game style budget.

#24 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4806 posts) -

...sold.

#25 Posted by gunstar (253 posts) -

If that's what they go with, I think a 'rail-gun only', fast fps based on capture points is completely perfect for the feel of the 'Mania' stable of games.

I was sort of expecting FFA though.

#26 Posted by SmilingPig (1341 posts) -

Tron meets AssasinCread, nice.

I hope that there will be an rpgmania.

#27 Posted by papercut (3553 posts) -

The Shootmania trailer COMES with dubstep?! It's become self aware!

#28 Posted by louiedog (2335 posts) -
#29 Posted by AndrewB (7689 posts) -

RIP Red guy... T_T

#30 Posted by iAmJohn (6134 posts) -

FUCK. YES.

#31 Posted by HarlequinRiot (1098 posts) -

When they said shooter, I kept imagining like multiplayer PixelJunk Shooter. I guess this could be alright. I really loved playing instagib in UT, so I wouldn't really mind a whole game based around that. Also, there aren't that many arena shooter anymore, so it could be fun in that respect.

#32 Posted by PillClinton (3295 posts) -

I really just want to see gameplay. Maybe at E3?

#33 Posted by MrTom (17 posts) -

I can't see how they can have crazy levels like Trackmania. I mean, TM has loops, banked curves and sheer madness like that. I'm waiting to be proved wrong of course.

#34 Posted by MattyFTM (14432 posts) -

Looks like Tribes. I guess that game is going to live or die by the quality of it's user maps. If they do crazy awesome shit, it'll be awesome. If they're all crap, it'll suck.

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#35 Posted by iAmJohn (6134 posts) -

@SmilingPig said:

I hope that there will be an rpgmania.

Questmania is their next game, unless they go do the next Trackmania 2 expansion.

#36 Posted by Bollard (5841 posts) -

@iAmJohn: I believe that the next TM tile set comes out before QuestMania, at least from some forum posts I read. I don't have a credible source though.

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