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  • Deleted user 11 February 2019 17:40:41
    I think it looks quite nice, very colourful, big draw distance. The original is still fun to play on BC but is kind if ugly. This looks like an upgrade of that so it should be enjoyable
  • Malek86 11 Feb 2019 17:56:45 8,494 posts
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    Kinda thinking about using the 3 months for 10 euro deal, so I can play this and Tomb Raider.
  • up_the_ante 11 Feb 2019 18:07:18 1,059 posts
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    It looks terrible without the shadows. I don't know if it's suppose to look like there's a load of texture maps missing too? Or is that just the cel shaded look? 4K makes it look like a 90s game running in an emulator or something.

    Anyway I might give it a shot on the 15th with the free 2 week Game Pass trial. Loved the first one.
  • Ror 11 Feb 2019 18:27:47 18,562 posts
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    Edited by Ror at 18:27:58 11-02-2019
  • Scimarad 11 Feb 2019 19:17:29 9,614 posts
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    I thought that looked pretty ropey at the start but it grew on me by the end of the video. I wasn't really expecting much from this however, so I'm not really likely to be disappointed.
  • JamboWayOh 11 Feb 2019 19:32:04 13,628 posts
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    It's a shame they never pulled off the destruction in the city although I imagine that would have broken the game if it was persistent.
  • Ror 11 Feb 2019 19:41:02 18,562 posts
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    Personally I'd have really liked that, but can you imagine the furore if they'd released an always-online single-player game?
  • JamboWayOh 11 Feb 2019 20:00:50 13,628 posts
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    But the power of the cloud...
  • Ror 11 Feb 2019 22:16:12 18,562 posts
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    works in multiplayer :p
  • Malek86 11 Feb 2019 22:18:24 8,494 posts
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    Aha! The new Game Pass deal is up. Two months for 2 euro, only for non-subscribers. There's a similar offer for Gold as well.

    Good thing I waited. This is way better than the previous three months deal.

    The offer should be valid until February 21st. As usual, I'll grab GP now, and wait until the second half of the month to subscribe to Gold, so I can download more 360 games.

    #cheapskatelife

    Edited by Malek86 at 22:20:53 11-02-2019
  • Darren 13 Feb 2019 08:01:24 9,574 posts
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    up_the_ante wrote:
    It looks terrible without the shadows. I don't know if it's suppose to look like there's a load of texture maps missing too? Or is that just the cel shaded look? 4K makes it look like a 90s game running in an emulator or something.
    Agreed.

    What's the reason for the lack of shadows? The underpowered base Xbox One?

    The E3 2018 trailer clearly shows shadows in the campaign footage so the developers have since removed them. While this might be acceptable for the base console, surely they could have added them back for the X and PC version?

    What makes it really bizarre is that characters and vehicles have no shadows, making them appear as if they're not connected to the ground/are floating above it, but yet all the other environmental objects and buildings DO cast shadows.

    It gives the game an uneven and odd appearance IMO, not that the game looks that great visually. It looks okay but hardly pushing the hardware which makes the decision to remove shadows that much stranger.

    Didn't the original Crackdown feature character and vehicle shadows?

    Edited by Darren at 13:30:11 13-02-2019
  • Frogofdoom 13 Feb 2019 09:35:53 13,433 posts
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    Don't come in here swinging your facts about, where the fuck are the shadows? ;)
  • Derblington 13 Feb 2019 09:43:24 31,691 posts
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    Reviews tomorrow.
  • TheSaint 13 Feb 2019 10:09:25 18,637 posts
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    8/10 with shadows
    4/10 without
  • Vortex808 13 Feb 2019 10:13:50 13,221 posts
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    TheSaint wrote:
    8/10 with shadows

    Oooh, better than Halo's shadows. :-)
  • Red_Bool 13 Feb 2019 10:13:59 1,809 posts
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    Shadows are cosmetic. You have to earn them or purchase them via micro-transactions.
  • Frogofdoom 13 Feb 2019 10:17:31 13,433 posts
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    Must be loads of reviews due in the next few days with all the games that come out on Friday.
  • barchetta 13 Feb 2019 11:12:43 1,859 posts
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    I'm sensing some harsh reviewing - 6 at best. Maybe more for those of us that love Crackdown. I'd have preferred more aggressive cel shading/comic book appearance tbh. This look like it falls between 2 styles. Hoping I'm wrong.
  • neilka 13 Feb 2019 11:15:45 22,559 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    Don't come in here swinging your facts about, where the fuck are the shadows? ;)
  • BigOrkWaaagh 13 Feb 2019 11:57:51 8,727 posts
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    What exactly is Shadow #2 planning to do with those drumsticks?
  • Ror 13 Feb 2019 12:33:38 18,562 posts
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    That's Paul Whitehouse! Why is he assuming an insertion stance??

    TheSaint wrote:
    8/10 with shadows
    4/10 without
    So... 6/10? Sounds about right :) It's going to be one for the fans.
  • Ror 13 Feb 2019 13:03:47 18,562 posts
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    Some new campaign footage.




    Apparently one of the concept artists who worked on the GitS film worked on this. It certainly looks that way from the second-to-last section (first rooftop race).
  • Frogofdoom 13 Feb 2019 13:10:07 13,433 posts
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    Must admit I'm not feeling any hype for this at all, like you said Ror it's probably one for the fans.

    Will give it a fair shot on game pass though.

    Edited by Frogofdoom at 13:10:23 13-02-2019
  • Darren 13 Feb 2019 13:31:45 9,574 posts
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    Mrsyms1 wrote:
    From previous page
    Ror wrote:
    Apparently the PC build at the preview event had shadows disabled. I assume it's a bug, as the XBO build had shadows.
    Ah, missed that! :D

    Well that's good to know because I was just wondering how much more difficult the platforming aspects of the game would be without a character shadow.
  • Darren 13 Feb 2019 13:40:10 9,574 posts
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    Ror wrote:
    Some new campaign footage.




    Apparently one of the concept artists who worked on the GitS film worked on this. It certainly looks that way from the second-to-last section (first rooftop race).
    Looks like good old-fashioned, mindless fun... plus it has shadows too!

    I really enjoyed Crackdown on the 360 but found that it got repetitive surprisingly quickly and skipped the sequel altogether.

    I am interested in the third game because it is the first time it has come to PC (plus I can play it on my Xbox One X as well). My only concern is whether the game has enough content and variety to see me through to the end of its campaign. I'm not interested in the multiplayer at all.

    It does look a lot like Agents of Mayhem though and that was, well, only okay IMO and definitely lacked longevity. Saints Row 4 was pretty much a perfect sandbox game for me though (on PC); I literally could not stop playing it until I completed it. I am hoping that Crackdown 3 has that same addiction factor. Certainly the action looks spectacular and over-the-top which makes for entertaining combat.

    When do the reviews go live? Tomorrow?
  • richardiox 13 Feb 2019 13:52:41 7,725 posts
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    Looks like the basically remade Crackdown 1.

    Crazy to think this is one of Xbox biggest franchises yet looks like an (U}HD version of a 2007 game with even the X version clocking in at just 11gb.

    Really can't imagine Sony screwing up one of their major franchises this way.

    It looks fun but totally uninspired and it's now a release just for the sake of it and because they had committed to it.
  • Ror 13 Feb 2019 14:10:55 18,562 posts
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    It really isn't a major franchise for them historically, though. It's always been a bit niche. It's just been elevated in importance because their 1P output has been so dire the last few years.

    To Frog's point above, there isn't really any hype and never really has been. It's always just been fans of the series that have been looking forward to it, but it got a bit more mainstream attention because of the POWER OF THE CLOUD! stuff over the years.
  • up_the_ante 13 Feb 2019 14:12:26 1,059 posts
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    It reminds me of getting an old PC game and trying it out again now at a resolution that was unthinkable at the time
  • atothewest 13 Feb 2019 14:42:49 1,000 posts
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    People expecting 6/10 reviews might be being a bit optimistic IMO, this looks like a full-on 2/10 catastrophe to me.
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