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Quick Look: Shadow Warrior 2

There's plenty of big talk from this Wang, but he can totally back it up.

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Oct. 13 2016

Cast: Brad, Jason

Posted by: Jason

In This Episode:

Shadow Warrior 2

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I still need to finish the first one

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Edited By MeAuntieNora

I watched TheSw1tcher's video of the alpha. This game looks pretty awesome.

Edit: Oh I guess that was the Gamescom demo, not the alpha.

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Why is there a huge giant bomb logo under the video player?

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Yep same bought this one (preorder) and thought shit need to finish the 1st one....playing only 30 mins doesn't count as playing a game...lol

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I have loved all of Flying Hog's games so far, but don't really have the time to play this right now... well, I'll get it at Christmas time at the latest for sure!

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I absolutely loved Hard Reset and I enjoyed FWH's first Shadow Warrior. But I'm just not sure about this open-ended, loot-driven dealio.

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What is the other build game Brad referred to?

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You no mess with Lo Wang!

Loved the first game, too bad it doesnt release on consoles at the same time :(

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This is looking so good to me.

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@falloutnl: Probably that Duke 3D road tour remaster thingamabob

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This is looking so good to me.

Same. Doom has me hungry for more fast-paced first-person stuff. This looks to scratch that itch nicely.

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The first one was surprisingly fun, I'm excited to dig into this one.

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I just finished DOOM and am wanting to impulse purchase this, especially since it supports 21:9 monitors. Looks like it might be a little easier with a mouse.

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@bathala said:

I still need to finish the first one

@wijay35 said:

Yep same bought this one (preorder) and thought shit need to finish the 1st one....playing only 30 mins doesn't count as playing a game...lol

Yes you should! Totally worth it.

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Would have appreciated subtitles (they even laugh at a bad joke we can't hear). And c'mon, not one mention of Borderlands? Which this is clearly inspired by in the design?

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This is an extremely awesome game. Shame Jason didn't put more effort into showing how deep the customization really is, nor did he show off any special moves or how important the customization actually is in this game. Other than that, a good quick look.

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Wow, never in a million years did I expect this series to take this direction. I enjoyed the first game quite a bit, but this looks fucking awesome. I'm really sad it's not out on consoles til next year, but there's no way I'm not getting it.

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I don't know know man. I like that first game (reboot) though it definitely had issues. I am not sure going this hubworld/loot path was the way to solve it. Ki as a resource bar takes away a lot of fun. Also that strong coop focus is such a turnof.

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Why is there a huge giant bomb logo under the video player?

Talked about in a few other videos (surprising it doesn't show up in all of them, hmmm). The GB fun-gineers are working on a site re-design of some sort.

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Playing fast First Person PC Shooter using controller, what's wrong with You guys?

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Oh wow, didn't think I'd be interested in playing Shadow Warrior 2 but here I am. Those Revolver people sure know how to pick 'me.

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Edited By hassun

I was pretty worried about this game due to the procedural level generation and how most of the enemies look like pink turds but I'm pleased to see it seems to be surpassing my expectations.

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Flying Wild Hog is one of the few developers I'd actually pre-order a game for, since they always deliver.

(The other is MachineGames. I notice a pattern here...)

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I like the shiny (jellyfish?) trees and plants.

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@alistercat: Maybe they're going to start using logos to easily denote which coast made the video?

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Sold. But easy sell since I liked the previous effort by Hog. I'm starting to like this fall season! (N. Hemisphere).

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I bought the soundtrack (+steam code for the game) on vinyl EP.

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Huh. I finished and really liked Hard Reset but completely missed this series.

Is Shadow Warrior 1 (the reboot) worth playing before this?

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@frytup: I'd probably skip the first and just jump right into this one. Fully co-op campaign, way better movement, over 70 weapons that you can customise and randomly generated levels.

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@falloutnl said:

What is the other build game Brad referred to?

Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour.

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This was a proper quicklook showing, thanks Jason and Brad.

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At the same time, I'd say you should also grab the first one on a sale since it regularly goes for like $2.50.

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At the same time, I'd say you should also grab the first one on a sale since it regularly goes for like $2.50.

Not sure if they have any keys left but Alienware Arena has been giving away 9000+ keys for the game over the course of the week. They had a little over 3000 left as of yesterday.

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They really swung for the fences, didn't they?

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This looks like a Bioshock game that sat out too long and spoiled..... and theres nothing wrong with that

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Does Jason not know about sprinting?

I don't think Jason knows about sprinting.

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This is the first game in awhile that really makes me want a new PC, loved the first game by Flying Wild Hog. Oh well, there are tons of games right around the corner, hopefully the console version isnt trash. (when it comes out)

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@missashley said:

@alistercat: Maybe they're going to start using logos to easily denote which coast made the video?

I hadn't thought of that, pretty clever. Though usually I just look at who uploaded the video.

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My Giant Bomb Video Buddy is unable to download this video even though all other videos are working.

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Wow, this game is totally unexpected. I thought this was just another FPS like the first one which I installed after I got my fill of DOOM.

I may consider getting this game in the future.

That fortune cookie totally looked like a dick.

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Turning Shadow Warrior into Chi-ablo seems to have worked out far better than I would have ever expected. Holy shit, this looks fun.

Please tell me one of Stan Bush's contributions is a cover of the Lo Wang Rap.

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Fire resistant enemy is completely engulfed in flames.

Brad: Seems like you could use a bit more of a visual cue for that though.

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@bathala: I was going to say the same thing.

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@frytup: Haven't played this game yet, but the first (reboot) Shadow Warrior is excellent and def worth playing.

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I liked Shadow Warrior and was impressed with the art, but this looks fucking fantastic technically, too.

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@killergrapefruit said:

Fire resistant enemy is completely engulfed in flames.

Brad: Seems like you could use a bit more of a visual cue for that though.

Yeah I really cringed at that classic Brad moment. I guess he presumed that enemy type is just always on fire, but come on.

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I still like simple, linear shooters and really enjoyed the first Shadow Warrior (the reboot I mean). I'm actually a teeny bit disappointed they turned it into a loot shooter, but I'm sure I'll still enjoy it.

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I really liked the first remake. It felt great and looked great (especially artistically). I wasn't all that hot on the writing, but it didn't bother me overmuch either. That said, this looks awesome. Super excited to play this down the line when I have more free time.

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@kubqo said:

I don't know know man. I like that first game (reboot) though it definitely had issues. I am not sure going this hubworld/loot path was the way to solve it. Ki as a resource bar takes away a lot of fun. Also that strong coop focus is such a turnof.

The first game had the issue that there wasn't enough of it! The game ended just when you got all the fun toys/abilities and figured out how to use them, these repeatable missions, with random enemies and loot, seem like a nice fix to that. Imho the coop is cream on top of that already tasty looking ice-cream of a game. What's more fun than slicing up fools? Slicing up fools together with your buddies! :D