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Buns34
01-02-2008, 05:21 PM
Is the game pretty good? I really like exploration, but i despise the GTA series, since i do not want to support the garbage content. The graphics look Cel-Shaded in this game.

ROTS MKII
01-02-2008, 05:35 PM
I would not compare this to GTA at all. GTA is about the motors and vehicals while this looks like childish destruction. Also walking around in some sorta super suit adds to the childish atmosphere.

Buns34
01-02-2008, 05:51 PM
Well that was a lame reply. I only brought up GTA because this game gets compared to the GTA series. And walking around in a supersuit does not make it childish. I assume you think Wind Waker was childish as well?

neuropolitique
01-02-2008, 06:03 PM
I bought Crackdown about six weeks ago and loved it. It is free roaming like GTA, but that's about it as far as similarities go. The missions are a bit repetitive, but I didn't mind it. The game offers you several option for each mission, so you can change them up a bit. The powers were an interesting addition. I really enjoyed just running around the city using my powers. The ending was a bit of a let down, but set up the sequels so I guess I can't be too miffed.

NE146
01-02-2008, 06:08 PM
I think it's a great game.. I had a lot of fun with it. The fun part is getting your guy powered up to become stronger and to be able to jump from skyscraper to building tops.. etc.

Nesmaster
01-02-2008, 06:29 PM
Best game to come out for the first half of 2007.

heybtbm
01-02-2008, 07:00 PM
Best game to come out for the first half of 2007.

Agreed.

Crackdown is similar to GTA in that it's an open-world "sandbox" game. The difference (which makes Crackdown better IMO) is that you're a genetically enhanced officer of the law, not some shitbag "gangsta" playing pimp, doing drive-by's and gunning down cops. The enemies in this game are the drug dealers and gangsters.

The clincher is the superb vertical platforming your character can pull off. As your skills increase, you will be able to scale higher buildings, deliver more damage, jump higher, etc. The orb hunting (2 types) is completely addictive. Vehicle control is better than GTA. The weapon targeting system blows GTA out of the water (I'm praying Rockstar copies this system in GTA IV). The cell-shading is evident in some places more than others. It's almost like the idea of cell-shading everything was too ambitious, so they stopped half way. The overall art style still works.

I've played almost every known "sandbox" game out there to completion. It's the ultimate video game genre IMO. From a gameplay perspective, Crackdown is the best sandbox game released so far (Mercenaries running a very close 2nd). It's my personal pick for non-FPS game of the year. I've easily sunk 100+ hours into it since release.

meancode
01-02-2008, 07:15 PM
It is really a shame it had to come with the Halo 3 beta. People just ignored it, or just got it because of the beta. It is a really fun game, and as stated once you can jump from building to building, you will not stop. Plus finding the orbs is great fun. And the DLC is worth a look. Good co-op too. Indeed one of the highlights of the first half of 2007.

ROTS MKII
01-02-2008, 07:50 PM
Well that was a lame reply. I only brought up GTA because this game gets compared to the GTA series. And walking around in a supersuit does not make it childish. I assume you think Wind Waker was childish as well?

GTA is a car game where you can drive diffrent cars and do many diffrent task with the cars. Yes there is a story surounding GTA but the main point was to have a fun game that allowed you to drive cars, boats, jetpack, F-16, Choppers, RC, and even tanks. GTA is a big car game rather then have some dorkwaud drive a car and the magic police shows up to pull you over.

There is also alternative versions of GTA like the one I am talking about where you could get into a car and drive forever and deal with real traffic jams along with mowing down an entire sidewalk and making it look like orange "Alien Nation Jam"



And walking around in a supersuit does not make it childish. I assume you think Wind Waker was childish as well?

Yes since this whole game revolves around a childish plot. I am going to summon the moon and crush one little town with it since they are diffrent then I am. Frogs that fight with attitude and green blood, and oh wow Eponda is back and better then ever.

Link getting a hug from Marian sprite as a reward. The whole female amazonian indian pirate bit. The not so virgin fairy fountain. The baby fairy bit. The mythical creatures along with a rocker merman and a pirate with amazon fetish.


The enemies in this game are the drug dealers and gangsters

Drug Dealers was on the NES.

Gangsters being used is a stereotype that has been around since the days of Prohibition and when all the grown ups did not want there children hanging out with gangs when gangs was a cool thing.

So the law screwed up an entire meaning and this why the Pink Phanther Gang is no longer on tv along with Fat Albert, Jackie Chan, Cleopatra, and others.

Everybodies family is a type of gang, group, crew, or even party. There is only violence when a gang member strays away like a mother spanking a son over touching fire or the daughter snuck out to hang out with some dirtbag.


The orb hunting

Childish


It's almost like the idea of cell-shading everything was too ambitious

It is sappose to be like a animation. This is why limited graphics ( cel shaded is used over common textures.


you're a genetically enhanced officer of the law,

That is the most kiddiest thing I ever heard. Tommy in GTA just wants to do what he gotta do. He would be driving around in real life going to meetings getting business done and then going to freindly playpalor and getting some pungtang.

The creators of GTA just wanted to make the game as releastic as possible without going over board.


the law

In real life officers of the law that you see on the street aren't in the best shape of there lives, not very smart, and is only trying to retire early. Most of them if they do see any action is probably the last thing they want at all.

Those criminals are the smart ones. They probably watch the news more then anybody else in the world. Then again they use figures like young adults and trendy characters to make them look like they can't read at all.

Even detectives who are the ones to investigate and might get into trouble doing so will most likely have nothing cross there paths that is important.

Then lets not forget about the FBI and other police ogranizations. There is no such thing as enchanced officer or even soilder of the law.

Your just a muscle bound Earthworm Jim but your are really that strong and it is not just the suit.

devils advocate
01-02-2008, 08:00 PM
"That is the most kiddiest thing I ever heard."


I've found my new sig.... Too bad the rest was...Well... The kiddiest thing I've ever read.. LOL

heybtbm
01-02-2008, 08:00 PM
Childish

Irony overload.

Bigjobs
01-02-2008, 08:11 PM
You could rent Crackdown and get about as much ejoyment out of it as you would owning it. If you're not completely done with it in a week then you really must enjoy mindless carnage...which I do. The game has little depth, and the downloadable weapons packs and such are fun but only for a bit. I had a lot more fun with Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.

ProgrammingAce
01-02-2008, 08:28 PM
Your just a muscle bound Earthworm Jim but your are really that strong and it is not just the suit.

And already we have a post of the year candidate...

digitalpress
01-02-2008, 08:29 PM
It's one of my few 360 "keepers". I STILL play this game, especially in online co-op. Even after all this time, there are a handful of those icons I have not found. I refuse to give up... and it's so much fun hunting them down.

NeoVenom
01-02-2008, 08:36 PM
Crackdown is childish!? Wtf!? Then how come it is rated "M"? LOL Anyways, with the downloadable content, Crackdown becomes even better. I didn't even look at the Halo 3 beta when I got it. LoL Didn't bother checking either.

Half Japanese
01-02-2008, 09:00 PM
Good to hear, as I've been eyeing this lately since it dropped to that magical sub-$20 pricepoint used. Looks like I'll be picking this up on Friday. I was a bit cynical about it when they bundled in the Halo 3 beta, as it seemed like a desperation move.

NeoVenom
01-02-2008, 09:06 PM
Good to hear, as I've been eyeing this lately since it dropped to that magical sub-$20 pricepoint used. Looks like I'll be picking this up on Friday. I was a bit cynical about it when they bundled in the Halo 3 beta, as it seemed like a desperation move.

The downloadable content is like 800 points (if I remember) but IMO it's worth it.

Rev. Link
01-02-2008, 09:45 PM
ROTS MKII: You're on the wrong message board, buddy. Go find a new one, please.

smork
01-02-2008, 10:14 PM
Is ROTS MKII Rugal Sizzler come back home for a visit? Sure makes about as much sense.

Anyway, I love Crackdown, one of my faves from 07, for sure...

kaedesdisciple
01-02-2008, 10:49 PM
I was going to make an absurd flame about the apparent toolbox posting useless jibberish in this thread but why bother? Crackdown is such an awesome game that it makes him completely unimportant.

The level of freedom this game affords you, especially in the late game, is just so much fun. The vertical platforming was such a nice challenge; it really provided a nice break from hunting bad guys. Driving around town was fun as hell, especially on the highways. Even when I wanted to take a break from that, I enjoyed jumping on top of a car and just relaxing as I was driven, well, wherever. The weapons did get a little broken after a while (homing missiles, I'm looking in your direction), but it still retained its fun factor for a long time after it started. I plan on going back at some point and doing it again, I know there are lots of things I missed the first time around. Maybe I'll do some co-op, too.

Slate
01-02-2008, 11:39 PM
I didn't buy crackdown until last week, But I played the demo and rented the game long before that. It's a great game, I didn't even want to try the halo 3 beta the first time I played it. I was even disappointed with the halo 3 beta when I tried it. Crackdown is good enough without the freakin' beta, Not that it is even online anymore.

p_b
01-03-2008, 12:02 AM
Is ROTS MKII Rugal Sizzler come back home for a visit? Sure makes about as much sense.



ROTS MKII: Return of the Sizz Mark 2 :)

jcalder8
01-03-2008, 12:34 AM
I bought it and played through most of it but I found it to be really shallow. For my tastes it got old really fast and I sold it and have little reason to get it again. Though I never tried online play so maybe that was the problem.

alxbly
01-03-2008, 01:11 AM
It was the platforming sections that really made this stand out for me and it gives the game a unique feel which has been missing from most other sandbox titles. Strangely, it's the first game I've played where I've experienced real vertigo and and a realistic sensation of falling. When a high jump goes wrong it's quite thrilling watching your character plunge to their death.

Definitely one of last years best games.

monkeysuit
01-03-2008, 01:30 AM
I still play Crackdown online with some buddies. For $20, you should not pass it up.

spoon
01-03-2008, 02:43 AM
Rugal Of The Sizzler My Kin II.

Crackdown rocks btw. Cheap now too. No reason not to check this game out. The Jumpimg and powers remind me of Hulk Ultimate Destruction.

G-Boobie
01-03-2008, 03:01 AM
Crackdown is great, dumb, mindless fun, and one of my favorite games of 2007.

It's videogame minimalism done correctly. Blow stuff up, explore, and blow more stuff up. It's a bit shallow for some people, but it's a great game and worth picking up.

Vinnysdad
01-03-2008, 04:03 AM
Crackdown is a great game. I have fun just jumping from rooftop to rooftop and seeing how far my character can chuck an object. One of the better games from 2007.

Buns34
01-03-2008, 04:23 AM
"Yes since this whole game revolves around a childish plot. I am going to summon the moon and crush one little town with it since they are diffrent then I am. Frogs that fight with attitude and green blood, and oh wow Eponda is back and better then ever."

"Link getting a hug from Marian sprite as a reward. The whole female amazonian indian pirate bit. The not so virgin fairy fountain. The baby fairy bit. The mythical creatures along with a rocker merman and a pirate with amazon fetish."

Dude that is Majoras Mask. I was talking about The Wind Waker. LOL And Majoras Mask is also one of the greatest games ever made.

Hawksmoor
01-03-2008, 04:45 AM
Hmm, sounds like I should have nabbed this on Amazon when it was a DOTD at $15. Hopefully it will be again soon. I watched a few of my friends play it and it looked like a lot of chaotic fun. As for ROTS MKII, my guess is that English isn't his native language and that he's doing the best that he can given that.

Slate
01-03-2008, 10:56 AM
There is also alternative versions of GTA like the one I am talking about where you could get into a car and drive forever and deal with real traffic jams along with mowing down an entire sidewalk and making it look like orange "Alien Nation Jam"

LOL


Yes since this whole game revolves around a childish plot. I am going to summon the moon and crush one little town with it since they are diffrent then I am. Frogs that fight with attitude and green blood, and oh wow Eponda is back and better then ever.

Hmm, green blood.....


Drug Dealers was on the NES.

Gangsters being used is a stereotype that has been around since the days of Prohibition and when all the grown ups did not want there children hanging out with gangs when gangs was a cool thing.

So the law screwed up an entire meaning and this why the Pink Phanther Gang is no longer on tv along with Fat Albert, Jackie Chan, Cleopatra, and others.

Everybodies family is a type of gang, group, crew, or even party. There is only violence when a gang member strays away like a mother spanking a son over touching fire or the daughter snuck out to hang out with some dirtbag.

Way off subject. o.0


Your just a muscle bound Earthworm Jim but your are really that strong and it is not just the suit.

Look at all these quotes! I think the sizz is back!

heybtbm
01-03-2008, 12:10 PM
ROTS = Return of the Sizz. Seems pretty obvious to me. All you need is a quick IP check to confirm.

Nature Boy
01-03-2008, 12:17 PM
It is really a shame it had to come with the Halo 3 beta.

I totally disagree with this for one reason: the game is like $20 right now because they sold so many of them due to the inclusion of the Halo 3 beta.

I've been trying to buy more games used and this is one I haven't picked up yet, as I've been waiting for it to get to $20 :)

Hawksmoor
01-03-2008, 05:06 PM
ROTS = Return of the Sizz. Seems pretty obvious to me. All you need is a quick IP check to confirm.

Ah, nevermind then. My empathy is hereby retracted.

Phosphor Dot Fossils
02-16-2008, 01:52 AM
The Sizz walks among us mere manimals again? WHERE IS POSSIDENE DAMMIT?

Push Upstairs
02-16-2008, 10:05 PM
I'm ashamed I missed his (or a relative of his) return.

Everyone get out those towels and start typing naked!