SomaticSense wrote:"Looks like fun"
Did you actually see the vid? It looks absolutely terrible in it's current state, and ropey as hell.
In fact, as ropey as hell would be if Satan suddenly developed a fetish for hanging people instead of his usual torture methods.
Sorry for having my own opinion on a game that isn't out for months, an opinion primarily based on a compressed video that in my view isn't half as bad as you're making out.
Sorry if I couldn't help but notice the terrible collision detection, bad animations, dodgy looking combat, horrible looking handling when it comes to the driving. All fairly obvious in that vid.
All I've heard in the build up is how much better the game will be than the rough arsed previous entries, and how it's a "reboot" of the franchise. Sorry, but it looks the same old True Crime to me...
I know I don't qualify for expressing such a negative opinion on the game until I've bought it on release day for £39.99 and played it for 100 hours, but having such a positive opinion on it so early is equally absurd. In fact, arguably even more so seeing as the series has a poor reputation and the devs haven't exactly set the world alight thus far either. All we have to go on is what has been shown, which looks poor tbh, especially when you bear in mind the intense competition they are facing.
It's just my opinion.
I even said at the end of my OP that "I don't expect it to win any game of the year awards".
Games like The Saboteur and others have similar flaws to the ones you've pointed out and still remain fun.
I'm pretty sure the vids they used in that interview were from an old build anyway, which might have something to do with them being taken from Gamespot. Even if it's not an old build, there's still time to eradicate those flaws. It doesn't have a fixed release date.