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liratheal 3rd June 2008, 13:28 Quote
"blasting holes in walls with a shotgun"

That made me very happy in the pants.

Here's hoping the rest of the game's as good :B
Almightyrastus 3rd June 2008, 13:59 Quote
So no mention of mutants and/or aliens in the game then?

THAT made me very happy in the pants.

I lost interest in Far Cry and Crysis when they started cropping up.
Blood 3rd June 2008, 14:12 Quote
The picture with the SVD Dragunov... the rifle is modeled completely backwards.

Looks good none the less, path-less games are a must!
Squadexodus 3rd June 2008, 14:20 Quote
Great. Another game that will eat my computer alive...
Bauul 3rd June 2008, 14:24 Quote
The game Crysis should have been? Looks likely. I've always thought Far Cry 2 looked ace, which would be a pleasent first for a company picking up a franchise from a different developer.
Cobalt 3rd June 2008, 14:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by Blood
The picture with the SVD Dragunov... the rifle is modeled completely backwards.

Too many games seem to make this mistake. I'm not quite sure how devs manage to do it. Hopefully it won't be as bad as the CS reloading animations.
MrWizard 3rd June 2008, 14:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by Squadexodus
Great. Another game that will eat my computer alive...

My thoughts exactly. Looks to be at least promising though. I'm holding out hope that it will be worthy of my money.
capnPedro 3rd June 2008, 14:43 Quote
Wow. I will be looking forward to this bad boy! :)
SlickGnome 3rd June 2008, 14:56 Quote
Damn.. That looks gorgeous. And the AI sounds like it will actually make it playable. Putting this one down on my list of must gets.
The_Pope 3rd June 2008, 14:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
The game Crysis should have been? Looks likely. I've always thought Far Cry 2 looked ace, which would be a pleasent first for a company picking up a franchise from a different developer.

QFT

NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDTM
wuyanxu 3rd June 2008, 15:02 Quote
hope this one turns out to be good.

question: what engine is it using?

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Originally Posted by Almightyrastus
So no mention of mutants and/or aliens in the game then?

THAT made me very happy in the pants.

I lost interest in Far Cry and Crysis when they started cropping up.

indeed, when will games stop ripping off aliens.
Squadexodus 3rd June 2008, 15:06 Quote
When Will games stop making people happy in the pants?
liratheal 3rd June 2008, 15:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
question: what engine is it using?

IIRC: It's an inhouse Ubisoft thing called Dunia.

Wiki: "Ubisoft has developed a new engine specifically for Far Cry 2, called Dunia, meaning "world" or "earth" in Swahili, as well as in other languages including Hindi, Marathi, Turkish, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Persian, Assyrian, Indonesian, Malay, and Arabic. The engine will take advantage of multi-core processors and support DirectX 9 as well as DirectX 10. Only 2 or 3 percent of the original CryENGINE code is being re-used, according to Michiel Verheijdt, Senior Product Manager for Ubisoft Netherlands."
quack 3rd June 2008, 15:24 Quote
So want this game... want it more and more each time I read a review.
Krikkit 3rd June 2008, 15:29 Quote
I saw a gameplay demo thing for this game a while ago, and good god the flames look brilliant, the way they move and behave is brilliant. Hopefully it'll run well on this PC. :D
will. 3rd June 2008, 15:34 Quote
It is coming out on 360 and PS3 as well remember.

Looks ace.
C-Sniper 3rd June 2008, 15:37 Quote
This is one of the games i am looking forward to this year, there was a small video online which showed that the guns will also jam (iirc).

Deninfitely thinking about picking this one up when it comes out.
kenco_uk 3rd June 2008, 15:49 Quote
Can haz pants back pls? kthx.
p3n 3rd June 2008, 15:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by C-Sniper
This is one of the games i am looking forward to this year, there was a small video online which showed that the guns will also jam (iirc).

Deninfitely thinking about picking this one up when it comes out.

I'll skip this then... when will they understand realism doesn't equal fun? ... Balance is another matter (miniguns overheating if you just blast for 30 seconds in cod4 for example) - a gun jamming could easily set you back to the start of a mission - dumb.
CardJoe 3rd June 2008, 15:59 Quote
It doesn't work like that. There are loads of different guns in the game and they can all be found in different states of disrepair. If you pick up a gun covered in rust and dirt then it might jam (I saw this happen three times in an entire days playing and even then only once to the player), but the guns themselves don't degrade over time. If you pick up a low quality gun then you can swap it if want to avoid jamming and change it for a higher quality, cleaner gun.

Even when the guns do jam you just hammer E a few times and you'll quickly fix the gun. It takes 3-5 seconds.

Different guns have different chances of jamming too. The AK-47 practically never jams, ever. The M16 on the other hand is really quite fragile, though slightly more accurate. It is a case of balancing.
naokaji 3rd June 2008, 16:18 Quote
Not just one pre defined way to go? will it be the real deal (deus ex, hitman like freedom of choice) or wanna be freedom like too many other games?

the graphics look amazing, no aliens or mutants is a good thing as well and if it ends up with the better ai than crysis then its definitly a game to put on my list of games to buy.
Cupboard 3rd June 2008, 16:23 Quote
Sounds good... thank goodness for the lack of aliens. Far Cry was brilliant until then.
When you say the fire spreads, how much does it spread? Can you accidentally set fire to the whole game world and kill everything? It would be a bit silly if you could.

It sounds like a version of STALKER but set in a different environment, which should be good.
And what is wrong with the Dragunov?
CardJoe 3rd June 2008, 16:28 Quote
Fire doesn't spread indefinitely. Some things will stop it in its tracks - rivers, rocks, metal - but if left in a flammable space then it seems to carry on going for a fair old while before slowly dying out. It'll go with the wind and spread as much as it can, but it has limits. It seems to start dying down after a few minutes.
mutznutz 3rd June 2008, 16:32 Quote
I'm thinking of a Christmas PC upgrade then, to make sure I've got a machine spec'd to cope with the loveliness ... don't mind waiting I guess :)
Smilodon 3rd June 2008, 16:33 Quote
Looks really nice! Can't wait for this one to come out!
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Before we plunge in to dissecting the gameplay though, you probably have a few questions. Questions like Will I still have those cool feral powers? Or Do I still have to wear that ridiculous Hawaiian shirt?

What? No Hawaiian shirt?! How could anyone be a bad ass merc without one?
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