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Quick Look: RICO

A procedurally generated shooter with the aesthetics of Gotti and the physics of Gumby? Sign me up!

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

Mar. 22 2019

Cast: Alex, Dan, Abby

Posted by: Abby

In This Episode:

RICO

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I should not be surprised that Dan has never heard of RICO, even though he's probably seen countless movies that feature the RICO Act as a plot point

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Of course Dan does not know about the RICO act and does not care about the story! Of course! Why games even have stories? Why hire writers? Why are writers in the world even?

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madmatt213

I should not be surprised that Dan has never heard of RICO, even though he's probably seen countless movies that feature the RICO Act as a plot point

We'll be getting a frontrow view on this practice soon though.

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Edited By SchrodngrsFalco

Me: oh cool, a shotgun with realistic range and spread!

Them referring to the shotgun: in this game, you don't want realism. (implying the shotgun is unrealistic)

ಠ_ಠ

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The graphics/artstyle remind me of XIII for the PS2

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@liquidsolidus: i had this exact same thought! even the ammo counter & little gun icon in the lower right look very similar

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This game seems... incredible. Kicking open a door to a bathroom with three dudes in it, one of whom was squatting near the door facing inward, is beautifully idiotic in a really special way.

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Legend has it that when a cool guy slides, a Dan orgasms.

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Edited By vibratingdonkey

I've heard of RICO through some mafia movie but forget what it stands for or is exactly.

It's an organized crime legal thing in the US that allows something or other?

Yeah that was basically verbatim.

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I could tell from the thumbnail, before clicking on the link, that Dan, ever on brand, was involved in this video.

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Love to once more be told nothing about the story, world or setup other than that I apparently don't care about it. Would it hurt to let the intro at least play out?

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This seems like good, dumb fun.

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Seems like fun, but 20 bucks is maybe a bit too much.

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"It seems Not Un-Fun!"

Put it on the box!

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This seems very mediocre.

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The thumbnail immediately told me that Dan was showing this off.

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This seems like dumb coop fun

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s-a-n-JR  Online

What does it say that I already knew which coast was covering this quicklook based on the thumbnail?

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All the law bloggers inform me that it's not in fact RICO, it's never RICO and people who allege RICO are likely full of it.

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Oh, this looks "great"! Not 20 bucks great, but it's on my list for sure.

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Omg, this looks right up my alley. And the comedy quips in this QL are top notch

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So is the only thing preventing this from being a Dan Ryckert fever dream is it being a MacGruber 2 tie in game?

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Edited By Pilgrimm1981

I won't deny it, my mind went straight to this.

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Ok now I know were only two minutes in and it shouldn't be surprising but not knowing the RICO act was a real thing, is just.. I mean.

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WTF IS UP WITH THAT IN-GAME THUMB THATS NOT HOW HANDS WORK!
Thumbs don't snake around handguns like that -- do they??? *whines*

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There is a lot to be said about this game that after watching this I would rather play this than continue playing Sekiro right now.

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@flashflood_29: Yeah, movies and games have done a pretty good job at convincing people that the blast from a shotgun becomes completely harmless after the first fifteen feet.

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@relkin: games do that for sure. Movies convince people that shotguns will launch someone 20 feet through the air

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Actually, Alex, there isn't really a range a shotgun wouldn't be good at considering indoor combat.

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ILLEGAL ALBATROSS

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This reminds me of the 90's/ early 00's era of shooters like GoldenEye, Perfect Dark, TimeSplitters, and Max Payne before developers ruined everything by giving enemies AI that made them do things besides a) stand there or b) run towards you. I honestly kind of miss that because I really liked the feeling of getting headshot after headshot.

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@kdr_11k: Except for once it actually is RICO (Aunt Becky college scandal)

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@wollywoo: Like those budget big box FPS PC games Walmart would have right next to the magazines and the cookbooks, but still somehow still in the Electronics section(?) as far away from console games as humanly possible.

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Rico... you know what to do.

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Add another to the "Cask of Amontillado" tally of references that only ever seem to happen on the east coast.

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I'm not through the entire video yet (only about 15 mins in so far) but I swear to god use the USE KEY on the piles of money Dan! Holy crap how can you not know to use the use key on it, since you use the use key on everything else in the game.

Ok, just got to literally the 16th minute of the video and Dan discovered the whole using the use key thing on the money LOL Nice Dan :D

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Well this was atleast entertaining to watch.

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@shagge: This is definitely a steam sale $5 purchase

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@relkin: Or if you played some of the Call of Duty games, the pellets disappear after about 6 feet

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This would be a fun game in VR.

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ACAB

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Huh. I might get this on Swtich. Also, I want a game like this, but with Titanfall controls.

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@damodar said:

Damodar

Add another to the "Cask of Amontillado" tally of references that only ever seem to happen on the east coast.

Edgar Allen Poe is one of the East Coasts favorite sons.

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That's a more realistic shotgun than most games.

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This game is bad & awesome at the same time. And sure, this game is not about the story, but man.. the intro voice over was explaining the RICO act, how can you miss the intro to a game?