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Posted by Smokey_Earhole

And still...the game itself looks like a giant snooze. Granted, I do also have an intense dislike for modern dance music and the spastic dance moves it brings about.

But still, why is this so goddamn popular? Is the Kinect really that much of a wasteland? (rhetorical alert).

Posted by Elazul

So can I dance off against Slash in this or what?

Posted by DFSVegas

@NicksCorner said:

Another EX?

Edit: Woop, but message still stands. An EX once in a while is ok but I feel that lately we've been getting alot.

Well, you either get an EX, or you get nothing... I'd rather have an EX.

Posted by Draxyle

Haha, didn't even notice Jeff in the back there. He must be doing this on purpose.

And I have to echo, the look and feel of this game is extremely similar to Saints Row 3. The exaggerated body features, the insane amount of purple, the psychotic storyline, etc. Might as well be made by the same dudes.

Posted by Baal_Sagoth

One of the leading QLEX-compatible developers, glorious secret Jeff appearance, John Drake and an excellent Annette main dancing performance (is she the community manager, did I even spell the name correctly - questions, questions...). What more could anyone want? Oh, and of course there's the time travel plot!

Posted by Dagbiker

Fuck yah, John Drake

Posted by Zamir
Posted by hamdj3

ALL THAT PURPLE!!! I feel like a saints Row spin off

Posted by wjb

The project lead looks like he's 14-years-old.

Posted by umbaglo

How could this whole QL go on without even a single mention of Elite Beat Agents?!

Posted by talkingtoast

Diggin' the style !

Posted by bunkerbuster05

the term "dance fascist" makes me want this game.

Posted by AssInAss

Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Crotch!

Posted by Quarters

It's always a party when John Drake's in the house.

Posted by VooDooPC

@wjb said:

The project lead looks like he's 14-years-old.

Christ, I was thinking the same thing! It's like he wakes up in the morning thinking, "What can I wear to make me look like the biggest douchbag hipster ever?"

Posted by cthomer5000

time belt confirmed.

Posted by WilyBoy

@hamdj3 said:

ALL THAT PURPLE!!! I feel like a saints Row spin off

I was going to say the exact same thing. The DCI must be funded and operated by the Third Street Saints.

Posted by defcomm

This game really wants Ryan to play.

Posted by cthomer5000

@NicksCorner said:

Another EX?

Edit: Woop, but message still stands. An EX once in a while is ok but I feel that lately we've been getting alot.

Edit2: My OP was written in haste, but my edit could have been worded more carefully.

I do greatly enjoy the content provided, but the EX least so. If the developer is down with the format it can be a treat. The reason I come to GB is to hear dudes talk about games. Sometimes the EX feels less genuine.

It's either EX or nothing in a lot of these cases, im sure. I would always prefer more content to less. So either DC3 EX now, or regular quick look when it releases TWO MONTHS from now.

I don't understand the complaint.

Posted by cthomer5000

@Toxin066 said:

@Irvandus said:

Time Belt?

On one of the E3 podcasts, Justin McElroy confessed to being on a public access show when he was a child. The show was centered around a belt that could bend time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y1dUD8tr8k

Edited by bybeach

I feel EX's step on the staff's expression of themselves and the GB exposition of the game. That's how I feel., with these caveats;

One, at least the ql mechanics will be done right with knowledge of and in context, ie, a certain staffer will then know about those health packs,...

And two, sometimes the pp. doing the EXing are pretty damned cool and informative. Especially that Brad dude, for example.

So, I understand and accept it, it's not 'fir or agin' in my book, but straight QL's are always first consideration, if possible.

BTW, Watched some of this and thought it was hilarious. Not my kind of game in the slightest but pretty cool...from a distance.

Posted by DrDarkStryfe

Just Dance smack talk is always good.

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Posted by whatisdelicious

@Phatmac said:

@NicksCorner said:

Another EX?

Edit: Woop, but message still stands. An EX once in a while is ok but I feel that lately we've been getting alot.

Dude, these guys at Harmonix are an exception.

Yep. Most of the time, I get kind of bummed when I see an EX because I want the game to speak for itself, but there are some developers that make it so much better. Like Harmonix or Double Fine.

Posted by jotap

TIIMMMEEEEEE BELLLLLTTTTT!!!!!

Edited by Xtophre

Giant Bomb Quick Looks in the past were synonymous with honesty and genuine feelings of a game coming in only briefly researching it before playing it (though that lack of research and experience with the game draws ire sometimes).
 
You get to hear how a video game reviewer actually genuinely feels about a game with no fluff at all, this is why Giant Bomb has been successful and drew so many fans with their Quick Looks. Honesty in video game journalism is something that is hard to come as I am sure many people know.
 
Quick Look EX represent the complete opposite and essentially the perversion of this. Quick Look EX's are the reason why Quick Looks needed to exist, and why they became popular in the first place.
 
They are complete fluff and show absolutely no honest personality. Quick Looks are about eliminating the BS and getting to how the reviewer actually feels about what they are experiencing, you can't do that in front of the game's PR staff right in front of you. 
 
Even if they could, it wouldn't be respectful.
 
They really need to stop naming these "Quick Look EX" because it is like naming them "Honest Lies". I understand that they are trying to ride the popularity of their greatest content by using the name Quick Look, but they should try to define clear lines between the PR Fluff visits from game developers and publishers and actual content where they get to voice how they genuinely feel about video games.
 
There are many other websites where you can view Fluff videos like this. I come to Giant Bomb because I want to know how Ryan, Jeff, Brad, Vinny, Patrick, Drew, Dave and Alexis genuinely feels about the game they are talking about.
 
It is biggest reason why Giant Bomb is so respected in the first place. But I can see how hard it is to be honest without having Video Game Publishers and Developers cut ties and blackballing your website :(

Posted by Homelessbird

John Drake - always funny.

Posted by Curufinwe

@VooDooPC said:

@wjb said:

The project lead looks like he's 14-years-old.

Christ, I was thinking the same thing! It's like he wakes up in the morning thinking, "What can I wear to make me look like the biggest douchbag hipster ever?"

He looked even more ridculous on X-Play. I have never seen a man with so much hair smeared across his cheeks and forehead.

Posted by csl316

Hey, alright. Annette's an excellent person.

John Drake... well, not so much.

Posted by eccentrix

I still don't understand why they mirror the Kinect video.

Posted by Dezztroy

Guy with the hipster look almost makes me not want to watch this. Thankfully John Drake makes everything better.

Posted by mythrol

Oh god. If you have a problem with the EXs because GB can't be "honest" with their opinion just don't watch the EX. It's really that simple. An EX never henders GB from doing a QL later on the game and giving their opinion in full. EXs are a way of seeing games earlier than normal. EXs are demos that used to ONLY be shown to GB and they couldn't talk about them for weeks/months. Or best case they had to try and describe to you what they saw. With EXs you're getting the demo as GB is getting it. Yeah, they can't shit all over the game infront of people, but your own eyes don't lie. You're all dumbasses. Also, that lead developer is a douche, go cut you're stupid ass hair.

Posted by samcotts

I'm not sure I understand the EX complaints... it's either a QL EX or no QL at all. If you'd prefer the latter, simply don't watch.

Posted by Bunny_Fire

@NicksCorner said:

Another EX?

Edit: Woop, but message still stands. An EX once in a while is ok but I feel that lately we've been getting alot.

Edit2: My OP was written in haste, but my edit could have been worded more carefully.

I do greatly enjoy the content provided, but the EX least so. If the developer is down with the format it can be a treat. The reason I come to GB is to hear dudes talk about games. Sometimes the EX feels less genuine.

you are not forced to watch this my friend but you can also watch it at another time if there are to meny ex's for you leave it for when there aren't as many quick looks.

Posted by mythrol

After watching this all I could think is, "I'm sorry John Drake but Hqppy Action Sequel Dubstep is 1000x better than anything in this game."

Posted by Darth_Mercer

I came for John Drake's ass. Get it?

Posted by JuggaloAcidman

First of all complaining about Quick Look Exs is stupid. Second of all... What happens to Harmonix when people get sick of Dance Central? Go back to Rock Band? I love Harmonix... Don't get me wrong... I'm just worried their future is a rocky one, no pun intended!

Posted by nonforma

Felt a bit forced, but good job on Ryan trying his best. Early on that guy joked about how he's just going to ignore Ryan and keep talking about the game, so yeaaaah.

Posted by Sonny009

because this game needs a story.........

Posted by bkbroiler

Nothing makes me happier than watching John Drake dance. My god, I just feel terrific.

Posted by ValiantGoat

I couldn't care less about Dance Central, but I love me some John Drake.

Posted by mrpandaman

@JuggaloAcidman said:

First of all complaining about Quick Look Exs is stupid. Second of all... What happens to Harmonix when people get sick of Dance Central? Go back to Rock Band? I love Harmonix... Don't get me wrong... I'm just worried their future is a rocky one, no pun intended!

What if they went onto make a rhythm fighting/dancing game?

Posted by Aegon

I like Asian dude's thriller-esque jacket

Posted by RVonE

@nonforma said:

Felt a bit forced, but good job on Ryan trying his best. Early on that guy joked about how he's just going to ignore Ryan and keep talking about the game, so yeaaaah.

You know those guys are friends, right?

Posted by MachoFantastico

John Drake... need I say more.

Edited by Fattony12000
Posted by jimmyfenix

some of you guys bitch when theres no content and then you bitch that we get ex instead of normal quicklooks hahaha, im happy with any content these guys make

Posted by octogram

@Xtophre said:

Giant Bomb Quick Looks in the past were synonymous with honesty and genuine feelings of a game coming in only briefly researching it before playing it (though that lack of research and experience with the game draws ire sometimes). You get to hear how a video game reviewer actually genuinely feels about a game with no fluff at all, this is why Giant Bomb has been successful and drew so many fans with their Quick Looks. Honesty in video game journalism is something that is hard to come as I am sure many people know. Quick Look EX represent the complete opposite and essentially the perversion of this. Quick Look EX's are the reason why Quick Looks needed to exist, and why they became popular in the first place. They are complete fluff and show absolutely no honest personality. Quick Looks are about eliminating the BS and getting to how the reviewer actually feels about what they are experiencing, you can't do that in front of the game's PR staff right in front of you. Even if they could, it wouldn't be respectful. They really need to stop naming these "Quick Look EX" because it is like naming them "Honest Lies". I understand that they are trying to ride the popularity of their greatest content by using the name Quick Look, but they should try to define clear lines between the PR Fluff visits from game developers and publishers and actual content where they get to voice how they genuinely feel about video games. There are many other websites where you can view Fluff videos like this. I come to Giant Bomb because I want to know how Ryan, Jeff, Brad, Vinny, Patrick, Drew, Dave and Alexis genuinely feels about the game they are talking about. It is biggest reason why Giant Bomb is so respected in the first place. But I can see how hard it is to be honest without having Video Game Publishers and Developers cut ties and blackballing your website :(

Not entirely true. A quick look EX is still going to put the product through a decent amount of scrutiny simply because it's on show for 30 or so minutes. I mean to think of a recent example, watching the QL on that persona fighter and having the guy surf through an absolutely absurd level of text. Yeah the guy was there chaperoning the quick look, and yeah everyone involved was polite about it... but it was still very clearly way to much nonsense to sift through.

Posted by Lurkero

John Drake still has a knack for PR. Great guy.

However, 3 Dance Central Games in 2 years? The quality is there, I guess, but I feel like this is the same situation Guitar Hero was in. Release as many sequels as possible before the fad is gone.

Posted by Baconbot

I came for John Drake and I am very happy.

Posted by Paindamnation

@Baconbot said:

I came for John Drake and I am very happy.

that sounds so dirty.

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