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« on: August 13, 2005, 05:28:26 PM »

I love the setting/concept (Old West, vampires, sign me up!), but I have the gut feeling that the actual gameplay will be lacking.  The age-old "great idea, bad implementation" problem.  I am going to check out reviews and early gamer impressions with interest and keep my fingers crossed.  

Is anyone planning on picking it up this week?

http://www.consolegold.com/GameInfo/game/2026.html

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2005, 06:16:50 PM »

I plan on picking it up.  I'll have a review up as soon as possible. smile
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2005, 07:03:28 PM »

Rent only for me.  Too much like a mindless western version of Serious Sam.  I am saving my dough for FEAR, Shadow of the Colosuss, and 360 ofcourse.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2005, 03:45:22 AM »

Another FPS... yawn.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2005, 07:19:13 AM »

The commercial is kind of cool.  Although it's another FPS, it looks unique-enough.

If they priced it at $20 I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

At $30, I'd trade something in.

At $40 or above, I'll wait.
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2005, 07:49:39 AM »

I thought it would use the light gun. I don't really like FPS on consoles but maybe this will change my mind. I do like the setting, old west from hell.
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2005, 08:57:35 PM »

Any game about Vampires is certain to have a certain amount of sucking in it  :wink:
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2005, 12:54:14 AM »

I just came here to post the same question... Got some b-day money burnin a hole and what I've seen of the game I like. I'm really interested in the multi play as Halo2 is starting to loose some of its gleam....

Edit: Just noticed that IGN gave it a 7.9, goin to read the review now.

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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2005, 01:13:34 AM »

Its already paid for.
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2005, 06:03:28 PM »

Played the demo and thought it was ok.  FPS is my preferred genre, but with so many great options I think I'll wait on this one.  Also, the demo didn't support widescreen but that may be rectified in the final version.
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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2005, 06:18:19 PM »

Interesting...got my copy a day early.  I'll shoot for tomorrow for the review so you can know my opinion before you throw down da schekles.
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2005, 08:59:23 PM »

I need to see a demo before I can even think about buying. It looks cool, but I need to be super careful with purchases for a while frown
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2005, 10:21:51 PM »

There have actually been two demos in various OXM's and I thought they were rather enjoyable in a mindless shooter kind of way.  The coolest thing by far was the rapid firing of the pistol.  Liked that.
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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2005, 03:30:39 PM »

http://consolegold.com/Reviews/review/419.html

You can read my verdict on the title. Cuz uh...thats the kinda guy I am. smile
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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2005, 06:31:50 PM »

Thanks, Ron.  Sounds like a decent B-list title.  I'm fairly lousy with console FPS controls, but I love the setting for this game.  Good to hear they did right by the music, too.  biggrin
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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2005, 06:47:20 PM »

That is one thing I forgot to add in the review.  The game does have a slight 'stickyness' to the aiming so your reticle sticks to the target to a very small degree.  It helps if you are FPS Console Gimpy. smile
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« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2005, 03:49:27 AM »

I'll be picking this one up.
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« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2005, 06:37:30 PM »

If anyone thats getting this for XBOX and has a HDTV or an X2VGA could confirm that it supports 480p would be much appriciated. I've got my copy but wont be opening it until someone can confirm/deny that it works in 480p as 480i dont work at all on my X2VGA. If you look at the features on Microsofts site it 480p is checked as a feature, but on the back of the actual box it is not checked....

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« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2005, 08:55:08 PM »

I rented this, and it is unfortunately only 480i... no progressive.

And no 16:9 widescreen either.

Ick.

EDIT: This is the Xbox version I'm talking about
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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2005, 01:27:39 AM »

Yep found that out yesterday grrr.. However I also found out that those with a modded xbxox can hex edit the xbe file and change one byte from 20 -> 40 and viola 480p is enabled.  I ended up getting a 26" Toshiba HDTV today and darkwatch doesn't look to shabby at all on it even though its only 480p. It even looks good when I have the tv set to fill the screen (tv is widescreen) even though the doesn't support it. Now I'm ready for 360 HiDef gaming  biggrin
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« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2005, 03:05:31 PM »

Did I read that right?  It has passable 2 player coop?  Hmmm...

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