John Wick is getting a game - EGS exclsuiove

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#1 Edited by Rorie (5734 posts) -

This looks like it has some style. I assume since John never speaks that they couldn't get Keanu to do the voice, but who knows! Sounds like it'll be an EGS exclusive on PC from what I'm reading, but it's coming to consoles as well!

Created in close cooperation with the creative and stunt teams behind the films, John Wick Hex is fight-choreographed chess brought to life as a video game, capturing the series’ signature gun fu style while expanding its story universe. Players must choose every action and attack they make, while considering their immediate cost and consequences. Every move in John Wick Hex feels like a scene from the movies, and every fight contributes to your progress on the job and requires precise strategic thinking.

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#2 Posted by Rorie (5734 posts) -

Wow I fucked up that title! I'm leaving it as it is because I'm too lazy to change it now.

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#3 Edited by Relkin (1163 posts) -

Somewhat ambivalent about this. Movie tie-in games are rarely good, but I have enjoyed most of Mike Bithell's work.

As far as VO goes, it sounds like they got Lance Reddick to reprise his role; for the trailer, if nothing else.

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#4 Posted by TheHT (15835 posts) -

Yeah that actually looks fun. Kinda like that Frozen Synapse game, or Doorkickers, but also like, Ronin/Mark of the Ninja? You know, that kind of planning and execute thing with pausing as well. Those games are kinda uniquely relaxing in a weird way.

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#5 Posted by personandstuff (644 posts) -

Kind of meh on the art but looks more interesting than it has any right to be. Thomas Was Alone guy has an interesting trajectory.

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#6 Posted by TobbRobb (6582 posts) -

This could be cool! Thomas was Alone guy is great, and I love John Wick and Frozen Synapse. Could totally be something I'll enjoy.

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#7 Posted by soulcake (2749 posts) -

Art style looks like a cheap XIII, or that's at least the vibe there going for. It's like the faces are lacking emotion like i am looking at a Android, they all look like Data from TNG, I don't get that Depressed anger feeling coming of from John Wick.

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#8 Posted by DaMoo (77 posts) -

I'm not a huge fan of the art style, I felt they could've done more with the aesthetic they're going for. "Cheap XIII" is actually pretty accurate. Low-poly cel-shaded graphics can be great when the proper amount of time and effort are put into them, but I feel like a lot of games have recently been leaning on the low-poly look as a budget constraint and not a thoughtful artistic choice.

A personal aside: it's going to take awhile for me to get used to EGS as an acronym for the Epic Games Store rather than my alma mater's Electronic Gaming Society club.

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#9 Edited by Rigas (819 posts) -

@damoo said:

A personal aside: it's going to take awhile for me to get used to EGS as an acronym for the Epic Games Store rather than my alma mater's Electronic Gaming Society club.

My brain always autocorrects it to TGS.

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