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Quick Look: Steel Rats

Nov. 17th 2018

Ben and Jason hit the open post-apocalyptic highways!

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bathala • 

I thought it was Trials like but it’s action adventure

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Edited By DasaKamov • 

Forcing pseudo-3D precision movement on an unforgiving 2.5D plane seems like a REALLY bad idea (as evidenced by the fact that every single time Ben got his biker moving faster than 10 miles an hour, he bumped into a piece of scenery).

Game looks pretty though.

EDIT: Yeesh, forcing the character to drive behind scenery where the camera can't see you seems like a bad idea on top of a bad idea.

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BuddyleeR • 

this looks kind of like a great idea...but that lane switching looks like it was handled poorly

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Edited By faux_x • 

I'm still tight that Ben brought Thief Simulator to UPF and bc of that it got like 10 mins airtime with no one paying attention. Plz let east coast QL that. -_-

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HoboZero • 

So does Ben forget the controls like, twice in this Quick Look? It seems like he ignore the jump button for the jumping section.

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Oh man I just wanna rip the controller from Bens hands.....

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chaostime • 

Is Ben bad at video games...?

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KnockingNick • 

Thank you guys for reminding me that I need to watch Sons of Anarchy. I can only hope that it's as goofy as this game is!

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I'm really into how this game looks. I'll keep an eye out for a sale.

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bybeach • 

I like the appearance of this game.

I like the soundtrack too, responding to Jason.

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ConVox • 

GB has sold me on more than one game by giving me the sense of Absolutely Certainty that I could play the game better than I see in the quick look.

This isn't one of those times, I like a lot of what I see in this game honestly but ultimately I think I'm in Bens camp - this doesnt look like it plays well. Catching on geometry too often, not quite tuned to let you pull off Cool Moves as often as you'd want to.

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noblenerf • 

Correction: Biker Trine From Earth

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hassun • 

They've really made some changes to Days Gone haven't they?

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cltuch • 

Finally, that gritty Biker Mice From Mars reboot we've all been waiting for.

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Edited By Humanity • 

I was really curious if it's the game or Ben, because he seems to be absolutely at odds with this game, and I think it's a bit of both. I really couldn't find a lot of videos where people were progressing through the levels smoothly apart from a PAX showing where I assume the developer was in control and even then it seems like the main reason they were doing well was because they knew the level. A big part of this game seems to be knowing whats coming up ahead because the controls don't seem to be responsive enough to course correct at the last second.

It's a neat idea but they probably would need to overhaul the controls to be snappier.

Another thing with the redesign I just noticed is that if you're watching a video there is no way to see what you're actually watching. I wanted to YouTube this and forgot what it was called and it took me a good few moments scrolling around the page to figure out that you need to pause the video for the title to show up.

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Edited By styx971 • 

@humanity: yeah i would agree its a bad design flaw in this redesign , it doesn't show anything abbout the game on the sides anymore and they seem to have gotten rid of the titling and mini paragraph/ quirky sentence they used to have before you click on it even . i could half understand if they all used the same video on 1 page but each video has a page so its just sad. i miss being able to copy nd paste the name of the game from a QL into a search box if i wanted to know more about it after watching. :/

also yeah it seems like a combination of ben not paying attention to the game ( arrows!) possible weird controls and poor level design in way of not knowing whats coming .

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This is basically a 2.5D Sonic game.

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Edited By Vicious17 • 

Does this just control like shit or what?

Actually, has there ever been a side scrolling game in a 2.5d space with 3D movement that ever controlled well?

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avidwriter • 

Did he forgot he can jump? It looked like you just JUMP over that gap.

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@humanity said:

Another thing with the redesign I just noticed is that if you're watching a video there is no way to see what you're actually watching. I wanted to YouTube this and forgot what it was called and it took me a good few moments scrolling around the page to figure out that you need to pause the video for the title to show up.

Same. I thought my browser was bugging out or something. Surprising thing to get overlook.

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Edited By underdonk • 

@flashflood_29 said:

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@humanity said:

Another thing with the redesign I just noticed is that if you're watching a video there is no way to see what you're actually watching. I wanted to YouTube this and forgot what it was called and it took me a good few moments scrolling around the page to figure out that you need to pause the video for the title to show up.

Same. I thought my browser was bugging out or something. Surprising thing to get overlook.

If you mouse-over the video when it's paused, the information about the game shows up.

EDIT: That shows me for not clearly reading the OP. It's Monday.

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thethirdman • 

Hi. Could you maybe learn to play the game before doing a video? It seems like more and more y'all go for the "I've played this for half an hour, and think that will give me the most comedy in my coverage". I want to know what you think about the game, I don't want to watch you learn to play the game. If you're going in fairly blind then do a playthrough, not a quick look. Cheers :)

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@gannon16 said:

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This new site design is god awful

A video to a trashy B-Game seems like definetely the right place where your comment will be heard...

/s

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Great QL. This game is not for me.

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WildAggro • 

can we at least learn the controls if we're gonna quicklook a game? just jump boost over the gaps, man. quicklooks are supposed to inform me, they originally replaced video reviews in that capacity. whenever i watch a ql like this i just feel like i should play the game and give it the fair shot it looks like it deserves but this ql couldn't deliver.

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gannon16 • 

@marv89: Sorry to have bothered you. I'll delete the comment.

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Onemanarmyy • 

I don't think this will make it to GOTY 2019