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Shadow Warrior Review

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Tyrmot 15th October 2013, 14:29 Quote
Surely rubbish games are precisely the ones that should be rebooted?? As this to some extents proves (and look what happened to Duke Nukem..)

The problem with rebooting IP that was good the first time around (and this applies to Hollywood's current obsession with rebooting the 80s) is that if you remake something that was already good, you are obliged to make it even better or suffer unfavourably in the comparison. Far more rewarding surely to take something that was messed up the first time around and actually polish it up!
Stanley Tweedle 15th October 2013, 15:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tyrmot
Surely rubbish games are precisely the ones that should be rebooted?? As this to some extents proves (and look what happened to Duke Nukem..)

The problem with rebooting IP that was good the first time around (and this applies to Hollywood's current obsession with rebooting the 80s) is that if you remake something that was already good, you are obliged to make it even better or suffer unfavourably in the comparison. Far more rewarding surely to take something that was messed up the first time around and actually polish it up!

Nice in theory but the reality is that these remakes are often built for the wrong reasons (money rather than love) and so the end result is more often than not the same quality as a movie tie-in game. Salvation lies in Kick-starting because those projects aren't poisoned by large publishing corporations who only want cash cows. We're starting to see some really nice reboots as well as new games created by smaller teams who don't have big-brother telling them what they should do or to hand it over before it's ready.
Cheapskate 15th October 2013, 17:07 Quote
There's a new Shadow Warrior?
Holy Sheeet! Talk bad about the original all you want. The premise was stolen from Remo Williams as well as the dialogue, but it was a fantastic game for arena fighting.
-And toilet humor never gets old. :D
That brings up an important question: Can it be played player Vs. player? I long for the days of jumping on someone's head during a fight to hide, and firing a heat-seeking nuke.

...Or getting into a firefight with someone in a large corridor, both of us dodging 5 heat seekers each, and no one taking a hit.
maverik-sg1 16th October 2013, 09:09 Quote
For those who played the original this looks like it will take us back in time and good enough for those who've never played to get some hack and slash action, it's on my xmas list :)

The Duke Nukem comments - I think in the end they just released a re-skinned version of the one that nearly got released years ago, like a scabbie dog that no-one wanted anymore, they just let it go. Shame really, but also in a 'sharknado' moment, I kind of enjoyed the torture....I still hope there's a more modern reboot in the planning :)
runadumb 16th October 2013, 11:43 Quote
Duke wasn't that bad, I found it decent enough and quite fun for the most part. To me it was far better than the BF3 single player.

I will check out shadow warrior when its a fiver.
fluxtatic 17th October 2013, 09:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tyrmot
Surely rubbish games are precisely the ones that should be rebooted?? As this to some extents proves (and look what happened to Duke Nukem..)

The problem with rebooting IP that was good the first time around (and this applies to Hollywood's current obsession with rebooting the 80s) is that if you remake something that was already good, you are obliged to make it even better or suffer unfavourably in the comparison. Far more rewarding surely to take something that was messed up the first time around and actually polish it up!

Jon Favreau once said essentially the same when he was asked about the remake of Ocean's 11. He put it a bit more succinctly, though - "if you're going to remake a movie, remake a terrible one."
Maki role 17th October 2013, 11:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by fluxtatic
Jon Favreau once said essentially the same when he was asked about the remake of Ocean's 11. He put it a bit more succinctly, though - "if you're going to remake a movie, remake a terrible one."

So I guess he was fine with them remaking Ocean's 12 then?
Cheapskate 17th October 2013, 20:49 Quote
The original did a lot of things right. Right at the start, you get bad guys jumping in the room at you. None of that, "I gotta get some potions from the mana store" bullcorn. I seem to remember there was a nuke stashed in the start room too.
XXAOSICXX 18th October 2013, 12:52 Quote
Page 1: "They're relationship"

Might want to fix that. Just saying :)
Fizzban 20th October 2013, 18:27 Quote
I got to have a go on this. Bloody good fun! I preferred the human enemys at the beginning though. Nothing quite so satisfying as dashing up to a guy with a gun and slicing off the arm holding said gun. Then while he staggers around fountaining blood you can choose to slice him up good and proper for more karma, or if things are frantic (and they usually are) dodge to one-side whistling as you go to slice up the next target.

It is just brilliant. You get to essentially vent like you would in a gta game when you go on a rampage, except you have the pace of a game like Painkiller. Gimme!
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