278 Comments
Posted by Liminality

Woo

Posted by RussianDrink

Gonna be fun.

Edited by Raymayne

THIS GAME ROCKS 

Edited by Nemuel

It should have been symphony of the nights, instead of whatever this is.

Posted by Spellbot5000

Nice!

Posted by McFlame

Sweet

Posted by mbkish

Perfect, something to watch while I eat lunch!

Posted by Chango

Nice. I've been waiting for this.

Posted by Blair

Great!  I was just wondering about this.  Giant Bomb never lets me down.

Posted by misterpope

YES quick looks!!

Posted by Ratfoot
@nithr: Neither version is good so no difference.
Posted by Yummylee

Alex again? Not like I'm complaining but... slow day for the movie side of things?

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Posted by Jeffk38uk

Looks interesting, and any voice over with Patrick Stewart gets a plus point in my books lol.

Posted by Wiseblood
@nithr said:
" why the 360 version? ps3 version is superior. "
Why do you care?
Posted by zyn

More Alex!

Posted by TzarStefan

This game looks scheisse

Posted by Creamypies
@Nemuel said:
" It should have been symphony of the nights, instead of whatever this is. "
And the fanboy comment of the day goes to... Nemuel!
Edited by Rox360

Wow, so much Alex...!
 
The game doesn't look terrible, actually. Except for that incredibly mundane boss fight... I might keep my eyes on this game for future reference.

Posted by dvorak

I don't know man, I literally fell asleep playing this game the other night, and not because it was so exciting I wanted to stay up and play it.

Posted by dtaken

If you install one of the disks you don't have to swap.

Posted by The_Philosopher

Did Alex give up on movies all together after 30 days of hate? There's been a lot of Alex in Quick Looks lately, which is awesome.

Posted by DukeTogo

So when did Alex start working at Giant Bomb?  I've never cared for his asshole demeanor and was glad to see him go.  Now he's back at screened where I don't have to hear him, but yet he still manages to sneak into Giant Bomb content now.

Edited by DoctorWelch

Okay...is no one else gonna say it? I'm gonna have to be the one to say it? Okay fine...here it goes...FUCK TRAVERSAL! Is it just me or is hanging on things and swinging on things and climbing things getting sooooooo old. Its the same stupid shit that every game seems to have these days and it is just getting boring. It would be different if games actually evolved the concept and made it different, but no, everything is the same in every game that has it. I dont know about you people but I am sick and tired of needlessly having to climb around stuff for no apparent reason except for the simple purpose of needing to put something else in the game for the player to do. 
 
There, I got it all out. I feel better now. Other than that little rant though, this game actually looks okay, I might check it out through gamefly.

Edited by dvorak
@DoctorWelch said:

" Okay...is no one else gonna say it? I'm gonna have to be the one to say it? Okay fine...here it goes...FUCK TRAVERSAL! Is it just me or is hanging on things and swinging on things and climbing things getting sooooooo old. Its the same stupid shit that every game seems to have these days and it is just getting boring. It would be different if games actually evolved the concept and made it different, but no, everything is the same in every game that has it. I dont know about you people but I am sick and tired of needlessly having to climb around stuff for no apparent reason except for the simple purpose of needing to put something else in the game for the player to do.  There, I got it all out. I feel better now. "

I don't exactly share in your fervor, but yeah, unless it's really original it should just be worked around. 
 
For example, this game has the transversal elements of maybe Tomb Raider III, in 2010. How is that acceptable?
Posted by yates

I was expecting this game to be in the Metriodvania style as opposed to a linear action-adventure game, still looks pretty cool though.

Posted by SiN13

Been having a lot of fun with this game. The camera transitions could be smoother and I wish dodge and block were not tied to the same button. It is really hard to just block without doing a roll instead, so it becomes really hard to pull off counters.

Edited by lead_farmer

does anyone else get a Dynasty Warriors vibe from his moves and motion? 
 
wow, also shadow of the colossus lite with that boss fight.

Posted by radioactivez0r

Memo to Alex - you just have to wait for the outer ring to get inside the inner ring before pressing a button - not perfectly lined up.

Posted by smiddy

Looks really nice. I have much interest in this game now!

Posted by Kevino13

hmm, looks alright so far.

Posted by TheFreeMan

Wasn't expecting Alex to be in this one. Sweet.
 
Really looking forward to playing this, but two discs? Crazy.

Posted by mythus

that boss battle looks a lot like shadow of the colossus. 

Posted by jayjonesjunior

it's god of war with a few extra stuff (gameplay wise)

Posted by Xshinobi

Definitely going to buy this once I get some cash.  

Edited by Mesoian

I do believe that I will go for Enslaved rather than this. This seems really...slowly paced.
 
It doesn't really look or feel like a castlevania game...

Posted by MeatSim

Just start chucking grenades at Dracula

Posted by vhold

I totally agree that 'traversal' needs to die.  There is nothing interesting about hanging from a ledge and shimmeying anymore.  If you're going to do it make the character ridiculously move just as fast as they normally do, who cares if it looks weird, the current state of agonizing slowness is totally anti-game.

Posted by JackSukeru
@DoctorWelch: I love traversal gameplay over most other kinds of gameplay, but yeah this does seem a bit by the numbers.
Posted by kollay

Dat texture.

Posted by CptBedlam

Just played this game for 5 hours straight and I'm loving it. I just couldn't stop.

Posted by ProfessorEss

I looks fun.
 
But I kind of agree with DoctorWelsh in a way. As much as I still love Traversal gameplay it's tiring to see how many games are feeling the need to include it.
 
Reminds me of QTEs, post God of War 
 
...well, except that I never loved QTEs

Posted by Authun

Looks pretty nice but man, the giant fights are not just 'inspired' by Shadow of the Colossus..

Posted by Mesoian
@DoctorWelch said:
" Okay...is no one else gonna say it? I'm gonna have to be the one to say it? Okay fine...here it goes...FUCK TRAVERSAL! Is it just me or is hanging on things and swinging on things and climbing things getting sooooooo old. Its the same stupid shit that every game seems to have these days and it is just getting boring. It would be different if games actually evolved the concept and made it different, but no, everything is the same in every game that has it. I dont know about you people but I am sick and tired of needlessly having to climb around stuff for no apparent reason except for the simple purpose of needing to put something else in the game for the player to do.  There, I got it all out. I feel better now. Other than that little rant though, this game actually looks okay, I might check it out through gamefly. "
I agree somewhat. I don't think that the traversal mechanic needs to die, it just needs to be refined. In enslaved, it's very quick, so it never really gets too annoying. Considering that the animation in that game is very deliberate and frame heavy, it speaks a lot to the nature of pacing. Here, it just seems slovenly and the combat seems...well, really easy. This is all said without playing the game, but this feels like 30 different game types when you only needed one. Considering Kojima is involved, it may be a "too many cooks..." problem.
Posted by Cincaid

I heard somewhere that the game was supposed to be huge, can someone confirm or deny it? With my awesome memory I of course can't remember where I heard it.

Posted by wonderhare

The Ice Giant fight felt way too much like a Colossus fight...Maybe it's just me?
 
Also, Alex! :D

Posted by CptBedlam
@Mesoian said:
" @DoctorWelch said:
" Okay...is no one else gonna say it? I'm gonna have to be the one to say it? Okay fine...here it goes...FUCK TRAVERSAL! Is it just me or is hanging on things and swinging on things and climbing things getting sooooooo old. Its the same stupid shit that every game seems to have these days and it is just getting boring. It would be different if games actually evolved the concept and made it different, but no, everything is the same in every game that has it. I dont know about you people but I am sick and tired of needlessly having to climb around stuff for no apparent reason except for the simple purpose of needing to put something else in the game for the player to do.  There, I got it all out. I feel better now. Other than that little rant though, this game actually looks okay, I might check it out through gamefly. "
I agree somewhat. I don't think that the traversal mechanic needs to die, it just needs to be refined. In enslaved, it's very quick, so it never really gets too annoying. Considering that the animation in that game is very deliberate and frame heavy, it speaks a lot to the nature of pacing. Here, it just seems slovenly and the combat seems...well, really easy. This is all said without playing the game, but this feels like 30 different game types when you only needed one. Considering Kojima is involved, it may be a "too many cooks..." problem. "
Well, in Enslaved there is also absolutely NO challenge involved and it's always one path. At least in LoS, traversal has a purpose. What's the point of traversal in Enslaved? It's basically a cutscene, in which you cannot die and just have to press a button over and over again.
Posted by CptBedlam
@CrazyChris said:
" I heard somewhere that the game was supposed to be huge, can someone confirm or deny it? With my awesome memory I of course can't remember where I heard it. "
I played it for 5 hours and just finished chapter 2. Also, replayability is huge since you have to go back to find secrets you can't reach the first time you go through (need certain abilities). Furthermore a challenge is unlocked for each sub-chapter once you've played it (for example: "don't use magic", "kill x enemies with their own bombs" etc).
Posted by Mesoian
@CptBedlam: @CptBedlam said:
" @Mesoian said:
" @DoctorWelch said:
" Okay...is no one else gonna say it? I'm gonna have to be the one to say it? Okay fine...here it goes...FUCK TRAVERSAL! Is it just me or is hanging on things and swinging on things and climbing things getting sooooooo old. Its the same stupid shit that every game seems to have these days and it is just getting boring. It would be different if games actually evolved the concept and made it different, but no, everything is the same in every game that has it. I dont know about you people but I am sick and tired of needlessly having to climb around stuff for no apparent reason except for the simple purpose of needing to put something else in the game for the player to do.  There, I got it all out. I feel better now. Other than that little rant though, this game actually looks okay, I might check it out through gamefly. "
I agree somewhat. I don't think that the traversal mechanic needs to die, it just needs to be refined. In enslaved, it's very quick, so it never really gets too annoying. Considering that the animation in that game is very deliberate and frame heavy, it speaks a lot to the nature of pacing. Here, it just seems slovenly and the combat seems...well, really easy. This is all said without playing the game, but this feels like 30 different game types when you only needed one. Considering Kojima is involved, it may be a "too many cooks..." problem. "
Well, in Enslaved there is also absolutely NO challenge involved and it's always one path. At least in LoS, traversal has a purpose. What's the point of traversal in Enslaved? It's basically a cutscene, in which you cannot die and just have to press a button over and over again. "
But this looks the same. From what's been shown in the quicklook, traversal serves the same purpose: a method of making it across the world, with occasional pockets to in which to hide collectables. Though, you are right; in Enslaved, the traversal does serve to support the story, but it sort of needs to considering there are only 3 voiced characters.

I just think in games that rely on this mechanic, it has to serve more purpose than to get the character from A to B. Enslaved does that, this...doesn't really seem to. But even beyond traversal, just moving across the area seems slow due to pretty much needless environmental hazards. Why are the hands in the swamp there? Their only purpose seems to break the fairly quick pacing of combat. That's a narrative/gameplay no no because it makes you lose interest.

From initial impressions, this game doesn't seem to have one particular focus, which is kind of a huge problem. Plus it doesn't look at that good, but it seems the PS3 was the lead platform, so it may look better there. Just...doesn't make a good first impression.
Posted by Yanngc33

this game is AMAZING
Posted by Alphazero

I saw Patrick Stewart play Othello in DC. He was amazing. Clearly has a knack for the stage and Shakespeare. 
 
During the intermission, the ENTIRE audience was talking about Star Trek. I heard multiple instances of, "There are FOUR lights!" 
 
He was in Dune too, you know. Sniff.