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Edited By Grissefar

So I've heard a shit or two about this game.

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Posted By mmzOne

Ninjas!

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Posted By El_Mahico
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Posted By Innovacious

Textures seem to look worse than they did in promotional content.

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Posted By Firepaw

Maybe this game should have stayed in the shadows.

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Posted By Atwa

this is a bad game

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Posted By MrBacca

What a shame. The combat vids they were releasing looked good, so I had hoped the game would be, too.

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Edited By WulfBane

The Uncanny (Valley) Turtles?

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Posted By Morningstar

Shame on whoever made this game.

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Posted By nexas

It seems like this game is trying to ape elements from the new show: Donnie is tall and lanky, Raph is short and stout, April is training under Splinter, and Donnie has a crush on her. It makes you wonder why didn't they just make a game based on the show? The show has an amazing art style that shits all over this games.

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Edited By godlyone

As a person who wasted $15 and played through the horrid 4 level story mode, I can safely say that this game is hot garbage.

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Posted By BeachThunder

At least this has nice lighting.

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Edited By Abendlaender

COWABOMBA

(I stole that joke from some other forum, but I can't remember from where)

Also, the GB videos seem to run extremly choppy for me recently, am I the only one?

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Posted By GermanBomber

Oh, hello there...I already thought they forgot to make a video for this game.

Not that I'm super excited for this...

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Posted By Eaxis

Played the trial and it's so bad.

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Posted By MachoFantastico

@eaxis: As in a Power Glove sort of way or just downright bloody awful :)

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Posted By jimmy_p

whats that thing on the preview image

aaah fuck kill it with fire!

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Posted By namesonkel

"How'd they get their own phone?", Brad?
Don't you know, Donatello does machines.

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Posted By forkboy

So I've heard a shit or two about this game.

I heard a rumour that this is in your top 5 games of 2013

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Posted By jimmyfenix

@forkboy said:

@grissefar said:

So I've heard a shit or two about this game.

I heard a rumour that this is in your top 5 games of 2013

ZING

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Posted By UltimAXE

Played (and beat) this on PC and I personally think that it's a damn good game but, oh man, I know Brad and Jeff are about to poo all over it just like everyone else.

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Posted By MakoTitan

This looks poopy

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Edited By MachoFantastico

They look like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles after a decade of taking crack.

The voice actress for April O'Neill sounds super familiar though.

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Posted By GermanBomber

Meh...the gameplay seems dull. The camera seems annoying. Just doesn't appeal to me at all. And I'm with Brad, these just aren't the Turtles I loved when I was a kid (I had the games, action figures, all that shit)...they look weird and I don't like their voices at all.

But the positive thing I will say is that the graphics and lightning look pretty good for an XBLA game. Better than I expected.

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Posted By frymillstrum

I've had a friend tell me how balls to the wall greats this game was. All I could think was "I'm talking to an idiot, I'm talking to an idiot, I'm talking to an idiot".

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Posted By BluPotato

Ugh! That framerate.

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Edited By MildMolasses

This looks like a Wii game

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Posted By weegieanawrench

This looks like a launch game. And maaaan do those models look bad.

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Posted By Death_Burnout

Woof, what a hunk of junk.

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Posted By christ0phe
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Posted By NMC2008

Is Brad playing? My jimmies are still sorta rustled at that Castle of Illusion Quick Look, so I dunno if I can take another Bradening right now.

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Edited By AMyggen

This game just seems so...boring.

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Posted By Live_Free_or_Die

BOUNCE!

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Posted By froesti

THE MUSIC IS AWESOME WHAT ARE YOU GUYS TALKING ABOUT!

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Posted By LordAndrew

That face is making me uneasy. I don't want to watch this.

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Posted By ironscimitar

Bounce.

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Posted By jacksukeru

For what it's worth I like the design of the Turtles.

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Posted By BrokenPoem

It's actually not horrible. The game does get better with time. You just need to stick it out for a little while.

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Posted By Aretak

That art style should be classified as a war crime. Gameplay looks like hot garbage too.

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Posted By yeah_write

Being a child of the late 80s/early 90s I really wanted to like this game. If it wasn't for the nostalgia of playing through it with my brother like the turtle games of yore, I wouldn't have finished it. Here are some issues in bullet point form:

  • Terrible camera. Now I understand why the camera in the Batman games pulls up and out when in combat. The camera here is too close, doesn't stay with the action, and gets stuck frequently. I was constantly correcting it between button presses.
  • Sluggish controls. I noticed myself pushing the buttons on my controller harder, as if that would help. My mistake was actually trying to pull off certain moves. Nope, just hammer between X and Y at random, much less frustrating and equally effective.
  • Bugs! So many bugs. Enemies caught in geometry. Absurd load times when opening menus. Turtles and enemies going through animations facing the wrong way. This game is a mess.
  • Sad art. This one just bugs me as an artist. Saw a developer diary and heard the guy said they did the cutscenes as comics to pay tribute to the source material and let their concept artists shine. Bullshit. The cutscenes are hastily traced screen shots with piss poor line work, flat colors, and reused images. The actual concept art you unlock is great. The cutscene art was them cutting corners and costs.

I actually really liked the turtle designs--they're what drew me to the game in the first place--but I might be in the minority there. Something about their color and texture reminds me of the old movies I guess. Plus, nostrils! I think the turtles look cool now that they look more turtle-like. But seeing those designs wasn't worth $15. This game, much like The Force Unleashed 2 (another game by Red Fly), feels rushed, poorly optimized and unpolished.

TL;DR - Don't get this game.

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Posted By Grissefar

@forkboy said:

@grissefar said:

So I've heard a shit or two about this game.

I heard a rumour that this is in your top 5 games of 2013

ZING

Yeah well, your mom. So bam, there it is.

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Edited By LarryDavis

If you like Toitle stuff just read the recent IDW comic series, it's pretty good and provides a strange blend of old Mirage comic continuity, 80s cartoon, and new weird shit.

People say that new Nickelodeon series is good too but I haven't watched it because the animation looks like trash.

e: I recall the devs of this saying they were locked to the Nick show's continuity, but April's design seems like it's ripped from the new comics, and that gravity glove thing Don can get is from his micro-series issue.

Also in the cutscenes April looks like she's poorly traced from Phil Noto art.

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Edited By Galiant

I love the combat, especially when you get some of the upgrades and they start interacting with each other. Everything else is mediocre at best.

EDIT: Worth mentioning, I played it on PC with a controller.

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Edited By Vuud

Lotsa turtle power up in here. And lots of fake dub-steppy music and terrible animation.

I hate the unreal engine so much.

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Posted By CrippWox

Looks so fucking awful :\

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Posted By KDR_11k

Terrapins have much longer heads. When ours looks down the head and neck make it look a bit like ET.

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Edited By LibrorumProhibitorum

God, that weak ass dubstep. You can't do the growling engine sound ALL the time, you've got to mix it up with some chaotic "feel".

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Posted By NekuSakuraba

Man,, those turtles look hella weird!

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Posted By JoeyRavn

Framerate on 360... rough, at best. Ugh.

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Posted By AlKusanagi

I fucking hated the controls until about the last chapter of the game. The counter system is confusing as hell for just being one button. And, yeah, it is technically dire on the 360.