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Offline FlamingCobra

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Volition's making a new game
It's called Agents of Mayhem, and I'm not sure what to think of it.


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The first thing I thought of when I saw it was Overwatch, but it's actually a single-player sandbox game. And it appears to be extremely goofy. Not serious at all.

 
Re: Volition's making a new game
It's also a Saints Row spinoff!

 

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I remember reading that the devs at :v: didn't want to quit making games in the ott-sandbox vein but that Saints Row had gone pretty much anywhere it could (it was around the release of Gat Out of Hell)... Looks like this what they stettled on
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Re: Volition's making a new game
This owns. V has yet to make a bad game (I'll give SR1 and Red Faction Armageddon a pass because SR1 became SR2 and Armageddon was THQ ****ery) and I bet this will be lovingly written and fun as balls.

SR4 was one of the funniest, most compassionate games I've ever played. Just a friendly, goofy, self-indulgent celebration of the characters and the player all the way through.

 

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and now that I've slobbed volition knob I'll actually watch the trailer

 

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Re: Volition's making a new game
This owns. V has yet to make a bad game (I'll give SR1 and Red Faction Armageddon a pass because SR1 became SR2 and Armageddon was THQ ****ery) and I bet this will be lovingly written and fun as balls.

SR4 was one of the funniest, most compassionate games I've ever played. Just a friendly, goofy, self-indulgent celebration of the characters and the player all the way through.
Red Faction II was pretty damn heinous, but everything else they've done is good ****, and this looks intriguing.

 

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Re: Volition's making a new game
Though I haven't played every single  :v-old: game released. I generally see a level of personality from their stuff that isn't always in other games, even if what exactly makes up that personality has changed over the years.
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Re: Volition's making a new game
This owns. V has yet to make a bad game (I'll give SR1 and Red Faction Armageddon a pass because SR1 became SR2 and Armageddon was THQ ****ery) and I bet this will be lovingly written and fun as balls.

SR4 was one of the funniest, most compassionate games I've ever played. Just a friendly, goofy, self-indulgent celebration of the characters and the player all the way through.
Red Faction II was pretty damn heinous, but everything else they've done is good ****, and this looks intriguing.

Oh, that's true! I forgot about it. I talked to a V guy and he said "yeah I worked on the one nobody likes, Red Faction 2..."

 

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Re: Volition's making a new game
I didn't think Red Faction 2 was any worse than 1.  I also quite liked Armageddon.  It wasn't epic like Guerilla, but a good shooter with fun mechanics.
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There better be a FS3 reference in the game somewhere

 

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I also quite liked Armageddon.  It wasn't epic like Guerilla, but a good shooter with fun mechanics.
The plot was terrible, but I found the gameplay rather enjoyable myself.
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Re: Volition's making a new game
I also quite liked Armageddon.  It wasn't epic like Guerilla, but a good shooter with fun mechanics.
The plot was terrible, but I found the gameplay rather enjoyable myself.

The Characters were terrible and unlikeable -- the plot as a whole hinged too much on knowing every single plot thread from Red Faction 1 and never quite got around to performing proper exposition, but other than that it is passable...
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