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(Computer & Videogames)   New Screenshots of GTA:V show off something completely new and exciting for the series: a police chase   (computerandvideogames.com ) divider line 75
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2012-08-24 03:45:55 PM  

FinFangFark: Well once I hit a guy after going Dukes of Hazard off a hill. The force caused him to rear end the car in front of him...a cop car. Both cops proceeded to yell and pull the guy out, and when the guy got on his knees with his hands up, they shot him, then got in their car and drove off.


In Just Cause 2, I tied an ice cream truck to a fighter jet and used it as a battering ram to blow up an oil derrick.
 
2012-08-24 03:47:17 PM  

Mr. Chainsaw: To The Escape Zeppelin!: Lets be honest here. We all just want an open world game where you can be a super villain. I want to be able to hire thugs, take and execute hostages, demand money, and blow up buildings at will. And just think of the escort missions. "Make sure the bomb gets to the police station safely."

You pretty much described Saints Row the Third. You can run around beating old ladies to death with a dildo the size of a baseball bat while dressed in nothing but a thong, and you won't have to dodge calls from your fat cousin, either. Oh, and there's a gun that summons a shark that comes up out of the ground and eats your target.


So much this ^^^

Saints Row the Third is the most insane game I have ever played. Come for the Shark Attack Gun, stay for Professor Genkie
 
2012-08-24 03:49:23 PM  

sprawl15: FinFangFark: Well once I hit a guy after going Dukes of Hazard off a hill. The force caused him to rear end the car in front of him...a cop car. Both cops proceeded to yell and pull the guy out, and when the guy got on his knees with his hands up, they shot him, then got in their car and drove off.

In Just Cause 2, I tied an ice cream truck to a fighter jet and used it as a battering ram to blow up an oil derrick.


O_o

Yeah, for under $5 for the game and all DLC on Steam...I'm buying that biatch tonight.

There goes my weekend!
 
2012-08-24 04:09:47 PM  

FinFangFark: Strategeryz0r: Snatch Bandergrip: Also, VERY important: I don't want cops to shoot at me unless I shoot at them first. Beating up cops is enormously fulfilling, and it's maddening that all they do is fire upon you while backpedaling. Come on, pigs, tussle with me!

It's maddening that they execute you for running a red light.

not just you, but I don't know if this happened to anyone else. But since the cars do suck in GTA IV, and NYC felt so cramped, driving fast led to me rear ending a lot of cars.

Well once I hit a guy after going Dukes of Hazard off a hill. The force caused him to rear end the car in front of him...a cop car. Both cops proceeded to yell and pull the guy out, and when the guy got on his knees with his hands up, they shot him, then got in their car and drove off.

It was a crazy "WTF" moment for me because it was random and I hadn't seen that happen before.


HAHAHA! That's awesome.

Apparently the LCPD takes minor traffic violations VERY seriously. No wonder everybody drives so farking slow.
 
2012-08-24 04:14:28 PM  

sprawl15: sprawl15: duffblue: Played the first one, didn't get too far but that batman gun was cool. The game just felt rough, is the second one that much better?

I never played the first one. JC2's endless instant parachutes and endless grapple hooks and silly physics is just a total blast, I fire it up at least once a month. The story/story missions are total shiat, but they're pretty much unnecessary to the game beyond the intro mission.

The biggest weakness by far is the lack of multiplayer, but there's a mod that's working on that.

Oh, and JC2 is currently $3.75 on Steam.


I took a week-long vacation in July, hoping to accomplish certain tasks during that week. Unfortunately, Just Cause 2 was on sale on Steam the week before.

Nothing was done.
 
2012-08-24 04:17:29 PM  

Mr_H: Barricaded Gunman: After reading this thread, I have to go home and give Just Cause 2 another chance. I gave up a couple of missions in and never looked back.

There are missions?

/had to uninstall JC2 cause I needed to get stuff done


I am also curious about these supposed "missions" in Just Cause 2.
 
2012-08-24 04:31:50 PM  

FinFangFark: O_o


Yup.

/not mine
 
2012-08-24 04:38:30 PM  

sprawl15: FinFangFark: O_o

Yup.

/not mine


oh mean, I saw another video of a player hanging a guy off the edge of a building, and cutting the cord. I think I need a new keyboard.
 
2012-08-24 04:41:21 PM  
I haven't matured much, technically speaking, since GTAIII first came out, but yet I genuinely can't stand the Saints Row series. I've given it a solid try, played maybe 1/3rd of the game (even coop) then immediately went back to GTAIV. Maybe I'm just a Rockstar groupie, maybe the stiff animations of Saints Row remind me too much of the god-awful true crime series, or maybe that light pole that fell on my head years ago had far reaching and unexpected ramifications, but I seriously don't understand why people fawn over Saints Row. I can almost see the appeal, but the zaniness just feels so....forced. It's like the difference between a mad-man sprinting around in grimy clothes, beard full of dried vomit, screaming about how the many-penised alien overlords are coming to scrape out brain pans like so much coconut meat (GTA) and a teenaged kid in an ironic shirt mimicking the mad-man because his friends are "totally going to put this on you tube"(SR). Like I said, I don't get it. I don't hold it against SR fans, but I suppose it can't possibly be a bad thing that Rockstar will be allowed to explore more mature and serious tones and the people that enjoyed the over-the-top zaniness still have a place to call home in a game like Saints Row.
 
2012-08-24 04:45:49 PM  
If there is ANY 'hanging out' with friends, I am not playing it.
Cool idea to spice up gameplay once in a while. But farking hell...
 
2012-08-24 04:48:58 PM  

sven_kirk: If there is ANY 'hanging out' with friends, I am not playing it.
Cool idea to spice up gameplay once in a while. But farking hell...


You can invite your friends over and they can tend your pot garden and even give you extra energy!
 
2012-08-24 04:55:36 PM  

sven_kirk: If there is ANY 'hanging out' with friends, I am not playing it.
Cool idea to spice up gameplay once in a while. But farking hell...


OK but they are bringing back DDR.
 
2012-08-24 05:00:47 PM  

darkmayo: Rhames: Played Saints Row the 3rd, not even remotely interested in GTA franchise anymore. Please stay alive THq and keep cranking out more of these baby!

this


Seriously? I wanted to love 3 because 2 was so awesome. But 3 is just so much "meh". Not hating but just a question.
 
2012-08-24 05:01:16 PM  

Dimensio: Mr_H: Barricaded Gunman: After reading this thread, I have to go home and give Just Cause 2 another chance. I gave up a couple of missions in and never looked back.

There are missions?

/had to uninstall JC2 cause I needed to get stuff done

I am also curious about these supposed "missions" in Just Cause 2.


It's the only way to hear the great Engrish of Bolo Santosi, "calm-rayde."

media.giantbomb.com

/kicks a box of explosives to you from a moving truck
 
2012-08-24 05:25:01 PM  

mooseyfate: I don't hold it against SR fans, but I suppose it can't possibly be a bad thing that Rockstar will be allowed to explore more mature and serious tones and the people that enjoyed the over-the-top zaniness still have a place to call home in a game like Saints Row.


I feel the same way, sort of. I liked SR 1 and 2. They kept it at least somewhat grounded with some pretty tense moments and the best action in cutscenes I had seen thus far. I had The Third paid off and preordered. I was excited. Then, as more and more information came along I got less and less excited and eventually canceled my preorder the day before it came out. Everything just looked so damn corny.

I'm also an unrepentant GTA fanboy. GTA4 was just about everything I wanted it to be. I'm sure number 5 will fix even that.

Also this.
 
2012-08-24 07:47:15 PM  

Mentalpatient87: mooseyfate: I don't hold it against SR fans, but I suppose it can't possibly be a bad thing that Rockstar will be allowed to explore more mature and serious tones and the people that enjoyed the over-the-top zaniness still have a place to call home in a game like Saints Row.

I feel the same way, sort of. I liked SR 1 and 2. They kept it at least somewhat grounded with some pretty tense moments and the best action in cutscenes I had seen thus far. I had The Third paid off and preordered. I was excited. Then, as more and more information came along I got less and less excited and eventually canceled my preorder the day before it came out. Everything just looked so damn corny.

I'm also an unrepentant GTA fanboy. GTA4 was just about everything I wanted it to be. I'm sure number 5 will fix even that.

Also this.


I never thought the Carmadness video could get anymore awesome. I forgot about Yakety Sax. farkin' brilliant!

/is anyone else holding out hope for a reboot/non-neutered Manhunt game?
//I can't be the only person that enjoyed that game.
///Beat 'em, rip 'em, stab 'em! You can do it ALLLL, Cash!!!
 
2012-08-24 09:38:47 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Lets be honest here. We all just want an open world game where you can be a super villain. I want to be able to hire thugs, take and execute hostages, demand money, and blow up buildings at will. And just think of the escort missions. "Make sure the bomb gets to the police station safely."


This was, by far, the biggest problem with GTA4. The lack of end game content. shiat you can do that doesn't depend on heavy scripting and that plays out dynamically.
 
2012-08-24 10:44:29 PM  

mooseyfate: I haven't matured much, technically speaking, since GTAIII first came out, but yet I genuinely can't stand the Saints Row series. I've given it a solid try, played maybe 1/3rd of the game (even coop) then immediately went back to GTAIV. Maybe I'm just a Rockstar groupie, maybe the stiff animations of Saints Row remind me too much of the god-awful true crime series, or maybe that light pole that fell on my head years ago had far reaching and unexpected ramifications, but I seriously don't understand why people fawn over Saints Row. I can almost see the appeal, but the zaniness just feels so....forced. It's like the difference between a mad-man sprinting around in grimy clothes, beard full of dried vomit, screaming about how the many-penised alien overlords are coming to scrape out brain pans like so much coconut meat (GTA) and a teenaged kid in an ironic shirt mimicking the mad-man because his friends are "totally going to put this on you tube"(SR). Like I said, I don't get it. I don't hold it against SR fans, but I suppose it can't possibly be a bad thing that Rockstar will be allowed to explore more mature and serious tones and the people that enjoyed the over-the-top zaniness still have a place to call home in a game like Saints Row.


I vastly prefer GTA too, but I think it just comes down to whether you value the quality of the city presentation vs. gameplay. The former to me is extremely important--I don't care how many fun side games there are, if the city looks and feels cheap/busted then I won't get attached or immersed. I still have strong memories of specific locations in Liberty City, such as the early morning light shimmering off the water near Pier 45, that easily rival memories of real-life places. I even associate songs I heard on the radio with memories of the city. Same goes for GTA:SA and VC, which look cheap now but were easily the best of their time. While I enjoyed SR2 and 3, I have no such memories of Steelport or Stilwater.

Even the realistic GTA4 car physics that people complain about are a huge plus for me. I can't go back to arcade-like driving, it just feels cheap now.
 
2012-08-25 07:52:28 AM  

mooseyfate: Mentalpatient87: mooseyfate: I don't hold it against SR fans, but I suppose it can't possibly be a bad thing that Rockstar will be allowed to explore more mature and serious tones and the people that enjoyed the over-the-top zaniness still have a place to call home in a game like Saints Row.

I feel the same way, sort of. I liked SR 1 and 2. They kept it at least somewhat grounded with some pretty tense moments and the best action in cutscenes I had seen thus far. I had The Third paid off and preordered. I was excited. Then, as more and more information came along I got less and less excited and eventually canceled my preorder the day before it came out. Everything just looked so damn corny.

I'm also an unrepentant GTA fanboy. GTA4 was just about everything I wanted it to be. I'm sure number 5 will fix even that.

Also this.

I never thought the Carmadness video could get anymore awesome. I forgot about Yakety Sax. farkin' brilliant!

/is anyone else holding out hope for a reboot/non-neutered Manhunt game?
//I can't be the only person that enjoyed that game.
///Beat 'em, rip 'em, stab 'em! You can do it ALLLL, Cash!!!


This so much. I loved that 1st Manhunt game. I thought the campaign was a bit too short, and it needed maybe a bit of a sandbox element, but yeah, that game was so much fun. HEAD JUICE!
 
2012-08-25 10:42:25 AM  

FinFangFark: mooseyfate: Mentalpatient87: mooseyfate: I don't hold it against SR fans, but I suppose it can't possibly be a bad thing that Rockstar will be allowed to explore more mature and serious tones and the people that enjoyed the over-the-top zaniness still have a place to call home in a game like Saints Row.

I feel the same way, sort of. I liked SR 1 and 2. They kept it at least somewhat grounded with some pretty tense moments and the best action in cutscenes I had seen thus far. I had The Third paid off and preordered. I was excited. Then, as more and more information came along I got less and less excited and eventually canceled my preorder the day before it came out. Everything just looked so damn corny.

I'm also an unrepentant GTA fanboy. GTA4 was just about everything I wanted it to be. I'm sure number 5 will fix even that.

Also this.

I never thought the Carmadness video could get anymore awesome. I forgot about Yakety Sax. farkin' brilliant!

/is anyone else holding out hope for a reboot/non-neutered Manhunt game?
//I can't be the only person that enjoyed that game.
///Beat 'em, rip 'em, stab 'em! You can do it ALLLL, Cash!!!

This so much. I loved that 1st Manhunt game. I thought the campaign was a bit too short, and it needed maybe a bit of a sandbox element, but yeah, that game was so much fun. HEAD JUICE!


If they do another one, I demand Brian Cox be in it. His Director character was so perfectly depraved and sadistic. His voice would literally give me chills sometimes. He sounded REALLY into it.
 
2012-08-25 02:49:23 PM  
I also prefer GTA to SR, though I appreciate the latter's attempts to bring zany fun back to the open-world crime game. A lot of the fun of GTA comes from all the little details that emerge from a car crash or an explosion or bodies flying all over, that SR's superficial physics can't replicate. And GTA's gameplay can get repetitive, but it is nowhere near as repetitive as SR.
 
2012-08-25 08:19:57 PM  
I forgot. The absolute worst thing about Saints Row 3? They killed off Johnny Gat, the best character in the series, off screen, in a pre-release gameplay trailer..
 
2012-08-25 09:38:54 PM  

GreySpectre: Now then the question is will the cars actually be fun to drive or will they be like driving a top heavy spring on wheels around like they were in GTA4


This, this, and more this. Vice City was the pinnacle of the driving experience in my opinion. GTA 3 had ok handling but crappier cars. San Andreas the handling got kinda sloppy and not as much interesting stuff, but some fun driving.. GTA 4 driving was like piloting a wet turd while high on bath salts, and it completely blew the game for me.. I just couldn't stand it, so I quit
 
2012-08-26 02:08:40 PM  
oh and to those that brought up Just Cause 2 for 3 bucks on Steam.

I bought it, and I f*#king love it.

Thanks for that...I've done absolutely nothing this weekend...well except blow shiat up!

/CHAOS!
 
2012-08-26 09:23:52 PM  

FinFangFark: oh and to those that brought up Just Cause 2 for 3 bucks on Steam.

I bought it, and I f*#king love it.

Thanks for that...I've done absolutely nothing this weekend...well except blow shiat up!

/CHAOS!


That game may be a bit shallow, but it does make for some pretty incredible and exciting moments. Just wish it was co-op. My personal favorite moment: I had hijacked a helicopter and decided to take in the view at the top of a mountain. I flew up and carefully landed my helicopter, hopped out, and began to appreciate the vista. I soon heard a scraping noise, and wondering what it was, looked behind me just in time to see my helicopter go sliding off the edge of the cliff. I knew I'd have to grapple-chute all the way back to the city if I didn't salvage that chopper, so like a bad James Bond stunt, I dove off the cliff after my heli. After 10 seconds of exhilarating free-fall, I caught up to my chopper, grappled into the pilot seat, fired her up, and just barely managed to get her flying again before she crashed into the ground below. That was farking fun.
 
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