"Yeah I grunt when I get my swole at the gym. So everyone can see how jacked and tan I am." -Brucie Kibbutz
Well, I played it at PAX East. We are all getting appropriately hyped for it. The game is awesome.
^ thats fucken awesome cork!
Splinter Cell Conviction is a massive disappointment so im even more excited about this game now.
Im going to mute the game music, connect my Zune to my 360 and play Ennio Morricone's The Good The Bad and The Ugly soundtrack WOOOOOOOO!
Right on about The Good, The Bad & The Ugly theme man. That song is epic!
no indians to kill?
no show girls to fuck?
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I'll be a little more descriptive of the demo I played. It was just a quick mission where you have to find some treasure in an abandoned house that is getting ransacked by some bandits. It was really loud in the booth so I couldn't hear it all, but it seems like the voice acting is top notch. You interact with this old wirey dude who you escort to the house. He isn't useless, he does shoot at the enemies, and even says snarky things such as "He was all mine, you would have been dead without my help." after you kill someone.
Anyhow, we started out in the middle of the desert. Lots of plants and wildlife around. We called our horse, which you can do at anypoint in time, and ran off toward the mission marker. Your horse has a health bar, we were informed you can shoot your horse yourself and skin it if you like, but you have to buy a new one, haha. We ran to a shack where the little dude was living and he gives you the run down on the mission, then you head off to the house.
Cover is going to be a big deal in this game. In some games you can change the camera so that it is over different shoulders for peeking around different corners, this game does it automatically. This can get annoying though because out in the open the camera will be over whatever shoulder it was when last used to manually aim. This means sometimes it'll be over your left, sometimes over your right. Hopefully they fix that so you can change it manually. Anyhow, we run up to the house and fight bandits the whole way. Every bandit drops ammo and you can even loot the bodies for stuff.
The one thing I really liked was the Dead Eye system. This is basically bullet time. You have a gauge that depletes when used and refills over time, and refills faster when you kill. There are 3 levels of DE. 1st level you slow down time, 2nd level slows down time and you can "paint" targets. Painting a target is as simple is moving the cursor over them, and the game will tag the shot automatically. Popping multiple people in the knee caps is awesome BTW. The 3rd level allows you to paint enemy targets as well as objects. An example given to us was we could paint an enemy on the knee cap and paint a lantern hanging over his head. You let go of the button, you pop him in the knee to drop him from running, then you shoot the lantern overhead, it drops on him and he lights on fire.
Another cool thing about it is that if you get really close to an enemy and shoot them, you pull off an execution style shot. The only one I saw was using the rifle, the player just put it to the back of the enemies head and pulled the trigger. They are quick and brutal it seems.
And one last thing, the health in this game is regenerative. The only bars you have to worry about are you horse's health and your Dead Eye time.
Sounds great cork!
I heard there were brothels but you cant have sex with the chicks... but the person who said that played it a while back and he was impressed with the game none the less.
I also think its really cool that the horses muscles flex as they move around.
I want to play this game as an evil cowboy first. I don't need no bandana neither! COME GET SOME!
Nah, not that much! I just bought Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising though, it's all right. There's a very steep learning curve. Coop is a lot of fun. We were advancing through an enemy encampment taking cover behind some buildings, and my buddy runs at the edge of the wall to take a peak around the corner and I hear a series of explosions and next thing I know he literally explodes in front of me. Nothing was left! It was fucking crazy man. I see a big cloud of dust, his body is torn into peices and blood and dirt is covered on my screen it was so wicked. I never ever experienced anything like that in a video game. He got fucking OWNED! After that I ran back for cover and I had to patch up my wounds from the shrapnel.