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« on: November 16, 2010, 11:50:22 PM »

The classic will be reimagined (i.e. will have more than one level).

They say if you like Star Fox or Panzer Dragoon, then Yar's Revenge is also a game.

There's a teaser trailer and everything.
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 12:11:20 AM »

What a bizarre game to re-imagine.  I was hoping that the trailer would let me see how they could take a simple concept like Yar's Revenge and make a totally new game out of it, but the trailer...it does nothing.
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2010, 12:41:13 AM »

Its simple. Take the original concept, dress everything up in anime, and have the main character be a heroine with a checkered past. Oh and boobies and fan service.
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 12:43:24 AM »

they need to re-imagine E.T.
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2010, 12:44:25 AM »

Wow, that really is a weird game to drag out of the past.  Although I was plenty surprised to see Thexder resurface this year as well, since I didn't think it was really that popular to begin with.
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2010, 12:47:22 AM »

Thing is, the name is unique enough and it has brand recognition. Since the old game was so... generic (not for its time, mind you - it was a lot of fun IIRC), that the remake could be entirely different (I'm looking at you, Bionic Commando).
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2010, 04:37:44 AM »

But, eh, how...what?

This makes about as much sense as taking Wing Commander and turning it into a shitty XBLA above-camera multiplayer shooter. Oh, wait they did that already.

Having played the original game a few decades back, this 'remake' makes absolutely no sense.
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2010, 06:28:14 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on November 17, 2010, 12:43:24 AM

they need to re-imagine E.T.

Apparently they've done several:

http://www.mobygames.com/game-group/et-the-extra-terrestrial-licensees

(though I still contend 2600 E.T. wasn't *that* bad.  It's crime was being a high-profile title that was mediocre and rushed for Christmas, magnified by it's timing alongside the videogame crash and of course the whole "buried in a landfill" story)
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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2010, 07:54:13 AM »

Quote from: Laner on November 17, 2010, 06:28:14 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 17, 2010, 12:43:24 AM

they need to re-imagine E.T.

Apparently they've done several:

http://www.mobygames.com/game-group/et-the-extra-terrestrial-licensees

(though I still contend 2600 E.T. wasn't *that* bad.  It's crime was being a high-profile title that was mediocre and rushed for Christmas, magnified by it's timing alongside the videogame crash and of course the whole "buried in a landfill" story)

looks like they're due for another  icon_lol
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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2010, 06:59:23 AM »

the Yars aren't going to be mutated houseflies anymore?

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« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2010, 01:59:46 PM »

Quote from: hitbyambulance on November 18, 2010, 06:59:23 AM


Not sexy enough. Unless people are into mutated houseflies. But I don't think they are smile
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« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2010, 03:07:38 PM »

Quote from: raydude on November 18, 2010, 01:59:46 PM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on November 18, 2010, 06:59:23 AM


Not sexy enough. Unless people are into mutated houseflies. But I don't think they are smile

I bet Purge is.  Purge is into everything.
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« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2010, 09:15:26 PM »

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A fly!  I'll have a mutant fly!!
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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2010, 12:13:17 AM »

Quote from: kathode on November 18, 2010, 09:15:26 PM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on November 18, 2010, 06:59:23 AM

A fly!  I'll have a mutant fly!!

Such an absolutely awesome commercial. biggrin
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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2011, 04:06:26 AM »

new video.  I wonder how many people forgot about this one....
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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2011, 12:55:47 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on November 19, 2010, 12:13:17 AM

Quote from: kathode on November 18, 2010, 09:15:26 PM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on November 18, 2010, 06:59:23 AM

A fly!  I'll have a mutant fly!!

Such an absolutely awesome commercial. biggrin

I love how they can show the complete entirety of gameplay for three different games in 2 minutes.
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« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2011, 02:33:58 PM »

IN!!
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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2011, 02:39:45 PM »

Hey, it occurred to me watching the video that a) this looks like a twin stick shooter and 2) twin stick shooters could really work with Kinect.
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« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2011, 02:59:24 PM »

Well, this got released today on XBLA.

It's more Panzer Dragoon than a twin-stick shooter.

I played through the demo, and it's okay, at it's most basic level, I guess.  You can move where you want and move the cursor where you want.  Dodging works, too. 

However, it's kind of a mess for the other stuff.  For example, the tutorial tells you that you can hit A to use your shields, but you won't be able to shoot.  I kept hitting A and kept getting hit by enemies.  The tutorial also tells you that you can pick up shield boosts and gain health when you use your shields.  I picked one up and it went to the Y-Button slot.  I hit Y.  I'm not sure what it did. 

The weapons don't do as much damage as they should, IMO (though I kept forgetting about the rail gun - that might have helped with ground troops).  There's no mention of an ammo count for missiles, but there is one.  I couldn't find the ammo counter on screen (though I'm sure it's there somewhere).  Not sure if the railgun needs a recharge or what.

The graphics are decent, but not great.  However, when you're zooming around (on rails), enemies in the background are of two varieties: ground and air.  The ground troops come toward you as the terrain does, but the flying guys hover in place, even as you move forward.  It's mildly off-putting.

Anyway, I'll be interested to hear other opinions, because I kept getting the feeling that I was missing something.  That I just wasn't getting the game.  Maybe if it clicks, it's much better.  I didn't have a ton of fun with it, though.
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