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Posted by McGhee

I need more Jeff and Vinny videos!

Posted by McGhee

Holy shit, if you want so FPS craziness go and play any old Unreal Tournament. This is just . . . blegh.

Now that I think about it, I'd love a goddamn UT re-boot.

Posted by RedFive

Needs more mania.

Posted by WalkerD

Watching Jeff try to make that jump was infuriating.

Posted by richyeah

Ricochet 2.

Posted by FirebirdINF

It looks fantastic. Reminds me of Battlefront

Posted by RIDEBIRD

It's an esports game. Actions must matter and you cant just spam shit. Precision is extremely important. That's why this is a very, very interesting shooter.

Posted by Stubee

@RIDEBIRD said:

It's an esports game. Actions must matter and you cant just spam shit. Precision is extremely important. That's why this is a very, very interesting shooter.

I think the problem is there are an incredibly limited number of actions you can perform. Jump, run and shoot is about it, unless you count getting shot as an action?

Posted by lowestformofwit

This looks like something from the 90s. I don't see the value here.

Edited by fisk0

@Volgin13 said:

Really dont' like an FPS where I can't see the gun.

Yeah, I don't quite like that either, that said, apparently a lot of people play and played Quake 1-3 and even Counter-Strike that way, and well, this game seems aimed at the esports crowd. I guess it's just not for me, even though I do love games like Unreal Tournament 1999, Xonotic/Nexuiz and the likes. The possibilities with the map editor seem amazing though, as long as they add a way to get out of the water.

Posted by Oni

@heatDrive88 said:

This looks like the HOTTEST garbage. The hottest.

Posted by fisk0

@ike7779 said:

I love the sparsely populated experimental DM levels, brings me back to the Quakeworld days. Kind of makes me wish I was in the beta but I don't think I have the patience anymore.

Yeah, what I used to love about FPSes was the insanity of the experimental user made maps and mods, and that's something that sadly has gotten lost in the past decade of games primarily designed for consoles, where the idea of user created content up until just a couple of years ago was something neither the hardware manufacturers or publishers wanted any part of, when they wanted full control of the game content and the ability to sell DLC with 3 maps for the price of a budget game release.

Posted by DSale

It's sad, but I really just wanted to watch Jeff play more Track Mania there at the end.

Posted by andrewf87462

Hulkamania?

Posted by spartica

Don't go down the hole. That's adult swim only.

Posted by SatelliteOfLove

Mania Games: Made by Crazy People

Posted by Dixavd

@Stubee said:

@RIDEBIRD said:

It's an esports game. Actions must matter and you cant just spam shit. Precision is extremely important. That's why this is a very, very interesting shooter.

I think the problem is there are an incredibly limited number of actions you can perform. Jump, run and shoot is about it, unless you count getting shot as an action?

That sounds like a sport to me. Take Soccor/Football as an example of one of the most successful sports in the world and the basic actions that the players can only really do is pass, run or shoot. The number of actions shouldn't matter as long as the game is balanced so that it takes skill or some form of in-the-moment strategy to properly be successful; I don't think this game as a problem of design of the number of actions people can do but more on a clunky execution of it. Hopefully it will improve during beta but as someone who doesn't really care for the esports scene as most of them seem to lack an understanding of what makes a sport interesting this game seems to have a lot of potential to me.

Posted by Godlyawesomeguy

This game looks weird as fuck, but I can't tell if that's a good thing or not yet.

Posted by Portis

@Oni said:

@heatDrive88 said:

This looks like the HOTTEST garbage. The hottest.

That's hilarious. This game just looks awful, and it couldn't have been put in a more funny way than that.

Posted by mrpandaman

@Jensonb said:

They've screwed this up. Stamina meter? Get out of town. Refire rates so low they're through the floor? Step off. Health meters which deplete in as few as two shots under default circumstances? Eff off.

What most bugs me about how wrong they've got this is the fact I actually genuinely love the aesthetic. Bright and colourful, realistic but zany. Reminds me of UT. And I freaking LOVED UT (Especially 2004).

The movement speed writes a cheque the weapons and health system don't cash. I'm like Jeff, I don't like to play "conserve the ammo", I want to shoot virtually indiscriminately. Especially in a game as fast-paced as a UT-like shooter. The movement and look speed here really do not lend themselves to such a tactical ammo and health system - that kind of stuff belongs in games more like CoD and Battlefield.

I...I'm disappointed :/

I think that that might just be the base feature, the stamina meter, refire rates, etc.. If the game is touted for anything, it's that it's customizable. Since it's beta, for the moment, take some things with a grain of salt. I'm going to guess you're going to be able to customize thing mostly the way you want to. Hopefully.

Posted by thebadnews

@dezvous: KZ2!

Posted by Wikitoups

says on the store site:

Preorder ShootMania Storm and play the Beta version now!

Special Offer -20% throughout the Beta phase

Edited by vinsanityv22

At, like, 32 minutes in, it's kinda frustrating to watch Jeff and Vinny try to figure out the glide. I mean, it's interesting that they're even trying to do it....but why not Chat? The guy who made the jump is actually saying stuff on the bottom left of the screen trying to help the other people attempting it. They could've asked him to break it down instead of trying to figure it out via spectating!

C'mon Giantbomb crew - don't be antisocial!

Posted by me3639

it's time for an intervention.

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Edited by avidwriter

That one mode reminds me of the Insta-Gib mutator in Unreal Tournament. I played that so much in the original UT.

Posted by Hashbrowns

@avidwriter said:

That one mode reminds me of the Insta-Gib mutator in Unreal Tournament. I played that so much in the original UT.

You ain't just whistlin' Dixie; Insta-gib is the only way to play UT. Leaping outside the ship in Hyperblast, flying gracefully through the void while lining up that perfect shot... There's nothing like it.

Posted by DeathbyYeti

So this will not appeal to anyone besides the people the publisher is paying to play it competitively to try to make it a viral thing like League of Legends? It seems poor much like Trackmania

Edited by Cazamalos

everything looks broken , the gun is terrible, bullets look like water balloons, characters models are awful and the camera perspective is very retro

Edited by SleepyDoughnut

All I could think during this video was "This looks fuckin duuuuuuumb"

A second, more productive thing I thought of: This could be a lot more fun if you actually had guns and health

Posted by PenguinDust

"Is there a melee button?"

Of course there isn't a melee button. It's "shoot" mania, not "melee" mania.

This game in it's present format isn't for me. Really, it looks like UT but without the fun. If they add unlimited ammo and a variety of weapons and pick ups, I'll consider it. But, as it is presented here, I just don't think I'd have any fun playing this thing.

Edited by Sanity

Sigh... i really love the idea of a shooter that focuses on fast gameplay with user made maps but man i kinda hate the weapon.

Posted by Aegon

[semo69231] how to exit from water

[k0nfetti] die

[semo69231] nobody kills me!!!!

[semo69231] oh finally

This magic can be viewed at 5:35

Posted by CharAznable

Poop from a butt.

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Posted by Trision

@CharAznable said:

Poop from a butt.

I concur, good sir. I concur.

Posted by LordLOC

Sadly it just seems like Nadeo should stick with racing games. Maybe they'll have more luck with RPGmania or whatever it's called.

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Posted by Nentisys

This looks fucking cool

Posted by unholyone123

The only reason this is getting any attention is because it is made by the same people who made Trackmania. If it wasn't for that, no one would give two flying craps about this glorified mod.

Posted by Rewcastle

Man, they are pushing it with this one..

Posted by BisonHero

@WalkerD said:

Watching Jeff try to make that jump was infuriating.

Infuriating because there is one extremely narrow timing window that allows you to make that first jump, and that whole map seemed sadistic and not fun at all?