Strider (2014 - Double Helix)

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  • Armoured_Bear 19 Jul 2013 13:54:50 11,895 posts
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    Coming to everything except the hated Wii U

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  • Dav_UK2007 20 Jul 2013 13:53:41 70 posts
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    @Armoured_Bear looks nice, loved the original on the megadrive but never picked up the version on the PSone. Hope that this turns out good.
  • SomaticSense 28 Aug 2013 19:03:14 9,147 posts
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    Honestly. WTF have Capcom been smoking lately?

    Take an incredible classic IP that fans have been asking for a new installment of for ages, a series known for it's intense platorming combat action and tightly-tuned linear level design. But they want to make it open-world, and hand the dev duties to fucking Double Helix?

    Are they so pissed off that Bayonetta derailed the DMC kick-ass train that they won't hand it to who are clearly the only devs for a new Strider game: Platinum? Who showed with Metal Gear Rising a basic prototype of a modern Strider game.

    No. They went with the Homecoming devs.

    /facepalm

    Edited by SomaticSense at 19:06:39 28-08-2013
  • bobdebob 28 Aug 2013 19:12:29 599 posts
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    @SomaticSense
    I wouldn't really call it a series, it only had like 2 games and had nothing on Shinobi.
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    Out this week!

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  • Dizzy 17 Feb 2014 19:00:35 2,762 posts
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    Will wait for reviews. I love the original on megadrive, but TBH, this looks a bit meh atm. That boss fight was an aweful mess.

    Edited by Dizzy at 19:01:53 17-02-2014
  • FuzzyDuck 17 Feb 2014 20:10:54 4,905 posts
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    SomaticSense wrote:
    Honestly. WTF have Capcom been smoking lately?
    Quoted for truth.
  • rtk79 17 Feb 2014 20:28:09 496 posts
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    @SomaticSense I remember playing a NES version of this back in the day that had nothing much to do with the game I later played on the megadrive. If memory serves, it was a sort of metroidvania affair. Perhaps that's what the new devs wanted to go back to ?
  • Trafford 18 Feb 2014 08:00:08 5,971 posts
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    Nice, I'll be getting this.
  • Trafford 18 Feb 2014 08:22:26 5,971 posts
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    And the review is up on the front page.
  • uiruki 18 Feb 2014 08:50:52 3,763 posts
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    I recommend trying the demo. I did on PS4 while the Japanese store was briefly up, and didn't like it at all.
  • Phattso Moderator 18 Feb 2014 09:09:27 13,928 posts
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    I can't believe Team 17 never sued these fuckers.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 18 Feb 2014 09:13:04 39,761 posts
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    Strider came before Assassin right?

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  • Phattso Moderator 18 Feb 2014 09:16:12 13,928 posts
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    That's what they WANT you to believe.
  • don81 18 Feb 2014 09:16:18 202 posts
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    Any one know if there will be a uk demo? Price? What about when it is out? First game I ever completed was this. And I was 10. I remember it being solid.
  • MatMan562 18 Feb 2014 10:25:37 2,605 posts
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    @don81 There will have to be a demo on the 360 at least but not sure about the others. It's 11.99 and coming out tommorow in Europe.

    I'm quite tempted by this. I've never played the original but I do like Metroidvania games and I haven't bought a new game for the PS4 since launch. Think I'll try to play a demo of it tomorrow and then see how I feel about it.

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  • chrisno21 18 Feb 2014 10:46:59 1,548 posts
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    The lets play of this in the review made me want to play shadow complex again.

    Looked a bit dull in the vid, will play at some point (if it comes to plus!)

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  • Deleted user 18 February 2014 10:58:58
    Yeah, despite the review, I quite like this type of game.
  • Cappy 18 Feb 2014 11:08:58 12,117 posts
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    Double Helix are one of those developers where you just know that you've got to stay away from anything they make, no matter what reviews or previews say. Everything they touch turns to dreck.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 18 Feb 2014 11:09:55 39,761 posts
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    Apart from Killer Instinct.

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  • JiveHound 18 Feb 2014 11:11:07 2,724 posts
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    Killer Instinct is great.

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  • JiveHound 18 Feb 2014 11:11:16 2,724 posts
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  • Cappy 18 Feb 2014 11:16:03 12,117 posts
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    Killer Instinct is no exception, the only difference is that Killer Instinct has fans unable to perceive or admit that the series has always been rubbish.

    One on one fighting games tend to get away with it, i.e. Mortal Kombat. You've got to be Pit Fighter level before people have to admit that your game isn't much good.
  • aros 18 Feb 2014 11:19:23 3,423 posts
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    Phattso wrote:
    I can't believe Team 17 never sued these fuckers.
    What did they do?
  • mikew1985 18 Feb 2014 11:34:41 13,035 posts
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    Insta buy tomorrow. Love metroidvania(uh hate that word) games.

    Will get it for xb1 me thinks.
  • Anthony_UK 18 Feb 2014 11:57:25 2,551 posts
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    Cappy wrote:
    Killer Instinct is no exception, the only difference is that Killer Instinct has fans unable to perceive or admit that the series has always been rubbish.

    One on one fighting games tend to get away with it, i.e. Mortal Kombat. You've got to be Pit Fighter level before people have to admit that your game isn't much good.
    Killer Instinct is probably the best Western fighting game made in the past 10 years, have you even played it?
  • don81 18 Feb 2014 11:57:48 202 posts
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    We would also like a Vita version cross play please Sony! So we can play it on the go!
  • Gambit1977 18 Feb 2014 12:07:00 10,384 posts
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    Anthony_UK wrote:
    Cappy wrote:
    Killer Instinct is no exception, the only difference is that Killer Instinct has fans unable to perceive or admit that the series has always been rubbish.

    One on one fighting games tend to get away with it, i.e. Mortal Kombat. You've got to be Pit Fighter level before people have to admit that your game isn't much good.
    Killer Instinct is probably the best Western fighting game made in the past 10 years, have you even played it?

    Did you spell only wrong mate?

    edit: completely forgets Mortal yawnfest

    Edited by Gambit1977 at 12:07:57 18-02-2014
  • MatMan562 20 Feb 2014 00:21:37 2,605 posts
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    I tried the demo of this earlier and enjoyed it enough to want the full game but figured I'd think on it a little more before spending the money on it. Then I remembered I had a Game card with a few quid on so thought I'd only have to pay about a fiver for it, checked online and it turns out I had a little over 13. Result! Fortunately there was a 12 voucher option for some reason as well.

    I've just spent about an hour and a half on it and I'm really enjoying it. Some of the complaints from the EG review are true, there isn't much feedback to hitting and being hit and there are enough health pickups around that getting hit is rarely a big deal, but to me, that's how an arcadey game like this should feel. Yeah, getting hit doesn't mean you're going to die in the next 10 seconds but it does make you feel like you messed up, you're a ninja you should be better than that, and you'll try harder next time to go longer without getting hit. And everything else seems pretty great so far, the movement and combat is nice and fluid and only takes a few minutes to get the hang of, the bosses and bigger enemies pose a decent threat and the power-ups generally do make you feel more powerful.

    My one real complaint so far is that there's no block/ dodge move. The only way to avoid attacks is by moving and jumping away from them or by killing the enemy before they can fire, which is great for keeping the flow of the game up, but it does seem to mean that sometimes, no matter what you do, you're going to get hit. Maybe that's just because I'm not used to it and don't fully understand all the enemies' attacks just yet, but it's a little annoying right now. I suspect there will be some kind of related power-up though.

    But, yeah, I'd recommend more people give the demo a shot at least. EG's review seems to be one of the lower scoring ones as well so, if that put you off... well, don't let it.

    Oh, for anyone interested in such things, the game seems pretty generous with Trophies as well. After 90 minutes I have 1 Bronze and 3 Silver Trophies. There's also a Platinum to be had which I think I'm going to go for. Assuming there's nothing too bad in the hidden trophies the hardest ones seem to be completing the game in under 4 hours and another for completing it on hard. I look forward to trying the speed run one, it seems like a great game for it.

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  • StarchildHypocrethes 20 Feb 2014 00:25:08 26,601 posts
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    I think this is a bit shit.
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