I have an answer I didn't even list. It's really in between the first two. I do plan on getting it on day of release, but I am just somewhat excited, not overly. I really like Remedy's games. The only things holding me back from being super excited is that Quantum Break is a new thing, so I don't really know what I'm getting into, as opposed to it being a sequel to Alan Wake for instance, and I hear the game isn't that long, so I hope it uses its time well. Yes, there are differing views of how good or bad the game is through reviews, and I don't like to use reviews as a way to decide whether I want something because of the fact everyone feels differently about things, but the positive reviews definitely get me excited about it more. When it comes to Remedy's games, I love the stories, and the atmospheric settings in both Max Payne and Alan Wake are great to me. I also loved Alan Wake's soundtrack by Petri Alanko, and he's doing Quantum Break's, which has me interested to hear what it sounds like during the game. Something that I am curious about is how the show aspect is factored into it, just by how important it really is, and whether I should even watch it when I first go through it, or watch it some other time if I'm interested enough. I think it's optional right? I hear it's not that crucial to the main game.
Are you going to get Quantum Break?
I have the game and I am just starting act 3. I have been taking my time with the game collecting everything but I have already been playing it for 10 hours. I think the game is fantastic so far, it definitely has that signature Remedy "feel" to it.
I think the shooting feels good and I think the game looks spectacular. I really enjoy the combat but so far at least, I don't think there is enough of it and I realise that I will probably be in the minority with that opinion.
Overall the story is good so far and I'm enjoying the show more than I thought I would. Don't get me wrong, it's not something I would watch outside of the game but as an accompaniment to the game I think it works really well.
The game has not disappointed me so far and I'm glad Remedy took some risks.
Maybe some day from a sale. I loooooved both Max Payne 1 and 2, but Alan Wake didn't manage to grab me at all when it finally came out on PC. That together with the fact that QB used to be an exclusive game when I still didn't have Xbone kinda killed my interest for it and it hasn't really managed to spark up since.
While i respect Jeff as a gaming journalist and as a human encyclopedia when it comes to all things to do with gaming:)...i think that Jeffs taste in games differs somewhat from mine. I for example lowed Alan Wake while i seem to remember that Jeff was somewhat unimpressed by that particular game.
Reviews seem to be somewhat mixed but I want to form my own opinion about the game. It could be that after playing the game i might agree with Jeff. But i want to give the guys at Remedy a chance to impress me. They have done pretty decent fps games in the past. Though i kinda wish they werent so tied in with Microsoft. I think that relationship could have hurt the sales of some of their games (Alan Wake comes to my mind especially).
I'll wait for a sale. This looked really awesome about 30 E3's ago but since then, like most of those next-gen big announcements, it turns out that it's basically your typical shooter with some graphical flair. I liked Max Payne 3 a lot, which they ironically didn't work on, and disliked Alan Wake. This looks alright and I still like cover shooters with neat effects, but I'll probably wait until it's more around the $15-20 range.
No, never will.
The main issue is that people seem to be saying that the controls / feel are "meh" at best, and the special powers are not as well-integrated into the standard action as it should be.
And secondly, if a game thinks it's okay to show you the story in 25 minute-long unplayable segments, then that's a game I do not want to support.
I've never played an Alan Wake game and I really can't describe why I haven't cared to try. Neither those games nor QuBreak looks very exciting to me. I don't have a XONE yet and the chances of me buying a Windows store game are reaaaaalllly slim. I mean, I'm still fighting my computer's non-stop requests to upgrade to W10. Is there no where to turn that shit off?
I've recently sort of realized just how much I like Remedy's work. Grabbed the game the day it came out. I'm not the kind of guy who regrets buying games. Even if it ends up disappointing me, I get plenty of value out of the discussion around that. That said, I like what I've seen and I'm excited to see where it goes.
@sravankb: Actually, the show part were well integrated, and it doesn't actually go on for too long. I was okay with it. The controls are fine, but the sensitivity was off. I had to turn it down from 50 to 20, and it still didn't make it a great sensitivity. The thing about the powers is that, while I think they're all useful, they're not necessary because the combat is pretty easy, so you will end up upgrading and using a select few of them rather than creatively using them all to your benefit in most encounters.
I'm excited to play it, I enjoy Remedy's work on the gameplay front, and I'm not surprised at all to see mixed reactions to the game - Alan Wake suffered the same fate and even those working for this site who actually liked it talked like it played like garbage and just had a cool setting.
I've opted not to pick it up on launch, though, simply because I'm trying to get out of that habit - particularly now that I have a bunch of games in my backlog that I really need to get around to. I'm also sure it won't be hard to find in 6-12 months time.
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