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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Andrew Grall, May 23, 2002.
I'm planning on picking this one up... Any bargains on it? (
I don't have it, but I'm really looking forward to checking it out.
Unfortunately, it seems all new games for the Xbox are 49.99 or there abouts (don't know about other systems), with few or no discounts at different retailers.
Much different than the PC market, where games are set at different prices, depending, and you can often find the same game at better prices if you look around.
By the way, I read that Hunter has auto-targeting, which I think is really too bad. Let me aim for myself, damnit!
Not sure if this is nationwide, but BestBuy is giving $10 off of all XBOX games.
It was advertised in a flyer that I got today.
I should have it in the mail today. Actually, it may have come yesterday, but I was out of town and haven't checked my mail yet. I ordered it online (comes with free Night of the Living Dead DVD). It shipped on the 20th via USPS Priority.
The Best Buy ad I received today stated 10% off XBOX games.
Picked it up this morning. I'm at work at the moment and can't play it. As soon as I do I'll jump and do a frist impression on the game.
Been playing it for bout an hour and it reminds me very much of Zombies Revenge for the Dreamcast.
Graphics and sound are OK but nothing great. Ho-Hum. Will probably return it soon. Not really my type of game.
Wooho, I was just playing Zombie Revenge the other night there & loving it
Seriously though, I think a lot of previews overplayed the "RPG" elements of it. Initial reviews say it's much closer to Gauntlet than say Baldur's Gate. Which is no bad thing, if that's what you're after.
Here's my mini-review on the game today:
Been playing single player for a couple of hours and I think I'm on the 3rd level. Just defeated a big bear boss.
I really like this game. The more that I'm playing the better the game is getting. I know the game will be truly awesome with 4-player co-op. My brothers can't wait to come over and play.
One of the coolest parts of the game is when you save and come back to the game your friends can just jump right in. You don't have to have a single player game saved and a multiplayer game saved. You can mix it up. I think that's awesome. I also like you can change your character during the game.
I don't know why the game is getting alot of flak with the sound and video. The sound is really cool. Cool parts is when you walk past a flagpole you can hear the flag flapping in the wind. The leaves cracking at your feet. Screams in the distant. The music scenes are pretty intense. Comes in at intense parts of the game with lots of monsters. You will easily meet 30 monsters at the same time with no framerate hesitation. The game also has really good bass which I was amazed about.
My only grip is that the camera angles are pretty limited. You have no control with what way the camera is facing. Which is pretty poor especially since its very slow with moving forward. I find myself wanting to see ahead and can't. One example is your in the streets at a four way stop and you can't see down the all the roads at once. The camera will only stay at one postion. The zoom modes are decent but I find myself never using them since I like to see what's coming towards me.
I can live with the camera angle problem since the game offers great gameplay. Heard that there is multiple ending's depending on how many survivors you find. Which should make for great replay value.
Well that's all for now, want to get back to playing. I'm starting a new level deep in the catacombs. And's there's giant rats...
I want to echo Greg's comments.
The sound is EXCELLENT! One of the BEST uses of surround (and bass) of all the games I own...and I own a TON! Very cool, especially when you hear your bullets ricochet all over the place. VERY cool.
I've always loved Gauntlet, and yes, it is similar, but I just love how they made this game. The characters are killer. I've just finished the "bear" stage and am off fighting the giant rats too!
Thanks guys, I'll be picking this one up.
Also, not to be technical but,
Now now Troy. As an Xbox owner who hates the thought of not being able to play GTA on my system, I see no reason to taunt the owners of other consoles when the same thing happens to them (much as we, uh, might feel justified in so doing).
Spent some time with this one tonight, played a good bit of the single player missions and also got together with a few buddies (A few very drunk buddies) to see if this one could keep us entertained.
Graphically the game is definitely nice. Nothing mind-blowing or beyond belief but bump-mapped textures are used nicely, along with great character models and some good lighting effects. We even get some nice volumetric fog and other little nifty effects. One thing that is worth noting is that even with a ridiculous amount of mayhem and enemies onscreen this bad boy is smooth as silk.
Not a technical marvel nor the equal of Baldurs Gate Dark Alliance in the graphics department but this one is no slouch. It'll keep you looking at the screen.
Sound wise, the music is pretty standard. Nothing really stands out. The sound effects on the other hand are great, from the machine gun sounds to the chainsaw BUZZZ!!! my ears were liking what they heard.
Gameplay is straightforward enough. If you have played Baldurs Gate or Zombie Revenge you will feel quite at home here. It even has a little Gunvalkyrie in here to spice things up since you need to use the different face buttons to switch weapons as in that game.
I personally played the good priest in the game. Father Esteban I believe his name was. I could switch between a rather large two handed sword or a great ranges crossbow. Not too mention the picking up of weapons like the machine gun, shotgun and my personal favorite..the chainsaw. Digital Mayhem was even nice enough to throw in some nice spells to boot.
We are talking simple mindless fun here my friends. Having played about 2 levels past the teddy bear boss (WIERD!) I find myself enjoying things quite a bit.
On the multiplayer front. This here is where the fun is. It may have been the beers but we had a blast going at with 4 players. At first it was all out mayhem and we all kept dying but once we got used to strategizing (as much as drunks can strategize) we were a 4 man army bent on whooping hellish ass! By the end of the night the Biker guy was renamed the Undertaker (come on, he looks like him!) and poor old Father Esteban was being called El Padre.(I'm not gonna mention what the female characters were renamed)This part definitely gets a big thumbs up from me
One part Streets of Rage/Zombie Revenge and one part Gauntlet/Baldurs Gate Hunter is a fun game. Its nothing horribly special and at times can even seem a bit bland but for some inexplicable reason the game is engaging and fun. From first impressions and about 4-5 hours played through the game I'd give Hunter about 7.5. If the game keeps me playing through its single player mode and keeps me interested I'll up that to an 8.0 solid.
I'm wondering if we have any Hunter fanatics that have been playing this game non-stop and have already beaten the game.
I would love to see who the end boss is. I couldn't imagine his or her or it's size and strengh.
I'm going to try and beat the game with all the characters. I like to see how hard that Nightmare mode is once I unlock it.
How's the framerate on this when the screen gets busy?
I only ask because some of the movies I downloaded (some from Interplay's own site) made it look like it got choppy when there were a lot of creatures onscreen. Maybe it was an early version. Has it been ironed out?
I've been through several levels and even with multiple enemies onscreen in multiplayer, it doesn't get choppy.