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Posted By Rickman33

I've lost respect for Brad. This game is the most interested he's been in an Insomniac game? He never really played Resistance or Rachet & Clank? This seems like a boring version of Rachet & Clank with more grinding and a human character as the lead instead of a whatever-Rachet-is. Oh, and it's set in a modern, yet near-future post-apocalyptic setting instead of a futuristic sci-fi setting.

But, it is unfinished, so we should expect more variety and hopefully some objective-based gameplay before all is said and done.

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Edited By Rickman33

@sonofseth said:

For some reason, I find this profoundly boring.

Same here. Looks pretty, but I hope there is more to it than this. Grind, jump, shoot, explosion, jump, jump, grind, shoot, shoot, shoot, jump, grind, jump, grind, shoot, explosion, shoot, shoot. I'm sure there will be some kind of story that drives the game, and there will be more variety than this one level.

Very Ratchet and Clank-ish. Kind of *yawn*.

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Edited By peritus

Hope the final version has some more sound/music in it :-p Other then that its hard to see what this game actually is, other then just running and gunning ( and jumping apparantly )

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Posted By chilipeppersman
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Posted By FMinus

This looks astonishingly boring.

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Posted By John_Pits

This looks incredibly boring.

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Posted By drew327

I'm glad Xbox sticks to open world zombies and shooting games so I don't need to spend $400

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Posted By FakeKisser

I'll be honest....I'm surprised at how good this looks. Makes me really wish it was coming out on PC...with higher-res textures, more effects, better physics, and maybe even more frames. :)

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Posted By Jesus_Phish

When I saw this game pop up for the first time it looked really interesting. Now after seeing the gameplay it looks like something I'd probably get bored of really quickly. It looks like they've shown everything they have to offer, which amounts to a mix of JSR, Bioshock Infinite and Dead Rising but with fewer enemies on screen.

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Edited By Tennmuerti

This seems boring to me.

But then again I was never drawn into stuff like Dead Rising either, and didn't care for Just Cause 2, it all feels like a lifeless and pointless show.

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Edited By TournamentOfHate

I can't believe I'm seeing so much negativity in the comments. This looks awesome. Love how colourful it is and that customization stuff. The sense of speed probably isn't there because try shooting dudes when you're blazing across the screen, nobody would shoot while grinding. Glad Insomniac went back to being on track(pun intended) after Fuse.

Edit: Now I know why dev and publishers never want to show people any of their game until it's almost done. People don't seem to quite understand how a game gets made. No matter how many times "this is UNIFINISHED" was said, people's reaction: "Looks very bland and hate the sound effects, seems boring to me". NO SHIT.

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Edited By Moondoggy905

Call me petty if you want but I hope this game fails, Insomniac left Sony because they "Wanted to focus on Multi-platform game development" and didn't want their games tied to one specific platform, which apparently means making one shitty co-op 3rd person shooter no one liked, then following that up with an Xbox One exclusive. Just like Square-Enix I'm sure if you listening closely enough you can hear then lovingly smelling the money Microsoft paid them off with(this is neither a 1st party exclusive or a 2nd party collaboration with Microsoft, there's literally no reason for it's exclusivity).

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Posted By NoodleUnit

Something about this game just isn't clicking for me. It just seems so shallow and aimless. Something is missing... but I'm not a game designer, so I can't say for sure. Maybe it's just early.

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Posted By MiniPato

@xbob42 said:

@rox360 said:

People being pretty harsh on this one. Yeah, it's very boring so far, because what we're seeing is barely a game. It's a pile of mechanics with no framework and no real finish. I totally see the potential in this and it could, with some luck, turn out pretty damn fun.

Here's a crazy idea, if your game is so unfinished is looks "very boring," don't show us a 20 minute fucking video of you doing almost literally nothing but slowly grinding with no music as you shoot weapons that wouldn't have been exciting 15 years ago.

To be fair, it's more like 4 minutes of footage repeated 5 times. Insomniac can't be held responsible for Giantbomb wanting a 20 minute feature out of the B-roll they've given them.

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Posted By xbob42

@rox360 said:

People being pretty harsh on this one. Yeah, it's very boring so far, because what we're seeing is barely a game. It's a pile of mechanics with no framework and no real finish. I totally see the potential in this and it could, with some luck, turn out pretty damn fun.


Here's a crazy idea, if your game is so unfinished is looks "very boring," don't show us a 20 minute fucking video of you doing almost literally nothing but slowly grinding with no music as you shoot weapons that wouldn't have been exciting 15 years ago.

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Edited By mrcraggle

I never owned a PS2 so I missed out on what R&C was all about but considering Brad is in an industry where he plays games for a living, I'm surprised he's missed out on so much.

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Posted By avantegardener

Infamous much? Doesn't seem remotely unique.

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Posted By gbrading

Very Crackdown.

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Posted By CodeFire

For some reason, I find this profoundly boring.

I couldn't help but feel the same way. I'll need to see more of it, in order to know if it holds true, though. So far, it doesn't look so great.

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Posted By Jasoncourt

This kinda seems like a slow Jet Set Radio mixed with State of Emergency. It looks pretty and smooth playing, but other than that I don't see much to get excited about...so far.

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Posted By ValiantGoat

Sad to say but this looks really boring, at least from this footage.

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Posted By Super_Sonic_Awesome

I see Danny's transition to GB is coming a long nicely.

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Posted By Mayor_McCheese

The grinding in this is so freakishly slow. It's like the speed of a normal shootman's running/jogging speed.

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Posted By MeAuntieNora

So until like 7 minutes in I thought the style was alright but everything else wasn't doing it for me. Once they explained how the "streak" of traversal and killing enemies will basically increase your power, I started "seeing" how the gameplay really works and it seems like tons of fun. I kinda feel like leading with that hook might be important for the game though.

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Posted By TheCheese33

Why is everything moving at a leisurely pace? Awful sense of speed. Other than that, seems like it has potential. I'd have to see a build closer to the final thing.

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Posted By SSully

@cdub901 said:

@nags said:

So another open world game where you kill zombies/monsters with a bunch of WACKY weapons.

Looks pretty damn mediocre. But of course this would be the first Insomniac game Brad is interested in.It's on a MS platform ;)

oh god...is there really still people who believe this crap? ugh

Dude I hope you don't think that Brad likes this because it falls in line with other games he like, such as Dead Rising. He clearly only enjoys it to continue to push the MS agenda.

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Posted By dougbrit2

It's Insomniac so I'll bet on my history with them, I'll be enjoyable.

GOTY: PS4 edition most likely. Not interested in getting a One.

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Edited By manbot47

@thefozz26: you're aware this feature is called Unfinished right?

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Posted By ChanceMacGreedy

Let's see what this game is about...

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Posted By gaggle64

Is Danny just working for GB for free now? Does Jeff have his family hostage or something?

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Edited By thefozz26

So this game has nice graphics, but the grinding gameplay looks kinda dumb, extremely boring to play and repetitive as hell. Grind, jump, shoot, repeat. The open world looks pretty yet empty and lifeless. Not for me. Shame, the trailers looked much better than this. Not that i can play this, dont have xbox one, but still, looks disapointing compared to what i was expecting.

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Posted By CDUB901

@nags said:

So another open world game where you kill zombies/monsters with a bunch of WACKY weapons.

Looks pretty damn mediocre. But of course this would be the first Insomniac game Brad is interested in.It's on a MS platform ;)

oh god...is there really still people who believe this crap? ugh

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Posted By Matoyak

@xseanzx said:

This looks dumb and seriously boring as shit.

Am I missing something?

The fact that it isn't a game yet, and won't be for quite some time.

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Posted By realkman

Quite the patchwork from other games, but it looks neat.

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Posted By Shortbreadtom

Hell, if it was coming out on PS4 I know I'd buy it. Insomniac used to be a developer that had my absolute trust, it's just a shame that FUSE, All 4 One and Full Frontal Assault all came out so close together. Still, Into the Nexus was awesome and they seem to be on their A game here. Also, it might be the best looking game I've ever seen. I'm not even exaggerating, I just love the super colourful art style combined with the high fidelity available on new consoles.

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Posted By bboymaestro

This fills that Jet Set Radio Future shaped hole in my heart that's been with me since 2004. I'll take eight.

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Posted By Oni

Wow, Insomniac are not doing themselves or the game any favors by showing this footage in which NOTHING HAPPENS.

Great concept that somehow looks dull as dishwater. It moves so slowly, too, holy shit.

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Posted By Novocaine

Would be better to wait and see how the game comes together closer to release date before labeling it boring. If that's the full extent of the actual game though? It should be a $15 downloadable title.

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Posted By dekkadekkadekka

Fucking CHRIST this looks boring.

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Edited By Grulet

Good to see (again) that GB also has it's share of users commenting in "Durr, doesn't like a game that's only coming out on Xbone = Must be a Sony fanboy!" style.

As to the game itself, it's plenty colorful at least. Will probably be better than Fuse, which isn't saying much, of course...

Edit; No problems with audio sync over here, guess they always get it fixed by the time I watch the video.

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Posted By ViciousBearMauling

Maybe if it was 2x faster, I would actually be interested in the game...

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Edited By ScientificPizza

Took me till the end of the video... but I'm way deep in for this game now. I can't wait... unless its full price.

Of course it's coing to be full price

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Posted By Rocospi

The Danny O'Dwyer acquisition process is going quite nicely.

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Posted By WesleyWyndam

I'll toss my hat in the "looks slow and boring" pile. Maybe they'll tweak it before release.

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Edited By HerbieBug

The gameplay looks like a slower and less dynamic version of Crackdown. Pretty visuals though.

As for open world burnout vs. game looking boring; I just put in Just Cause 2 to test and see. I say now with extra scientific authority that this game right here looks super dull and slow. Just Cause 2 is still a total blast to play. And I say that as a person who is pretty burned out on open world.