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News Aliens: Colonial Marines has quick-time events

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 12 Mar 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    but, RE4 did QTE pretty well.
     
  3. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    yep, quicktime events largely pointless. ruins the flow of the game really. however, it doesnt sound like it'll butt too much. as long as they limit it i think we'll be fine.

    actually, thinking about it having them sparse and rare may add to tension. keeps the player alert throughout, rather than expecting and waiting.
     
  4. genesisofthesith

    genesisofthesith complete spanner

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    If the quick time events are used to provide different narrative paths then its ok, if however they have no tangiable benefit to the game experience then I don't see their purpose.

    I'm still hoping this game turns out good.
     
  5. mmorgue

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    So, kind of like Dragon's Lair and Space Ace..?
     
  6. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    Quick time events could work ok if it's used for something like dodging a face-hugger leaping at your face or avoiding a head-bite/tail-whip/sting when wrestling an alien that got too close! If it's on-the-rails running down corridor stuff then that will ruin the pace!
     
  7. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    No, just no
     
  8. adamc

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    Opposing Force
     
  9. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    quicktime events can still be done good. it can.

    it just CAN! :(
     
  10. rjkoneill

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    they may as well just scrap all the platforms its announced on and release it as a wii exclusive then
     
  11. Tyrmot

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    QTE can be rubbish... but then Shenmue did a great job of it... made the cutscenes so much more interesting and interactive
     
  12. Boogle

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    Almost all the best games never have you leaving your character - you always see through their eyes. If the QTEs occur from that perspective I reckon it might add some tension to things like face-huggers as Chaos said. But if you suddenly jump out of your body and have to press keys, then it's going to be a little jarring to say the least.
     
  13. echostrike

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    i dont care--im still looking forward to this game--so much so that i recently went out and got aliens and watched the extended version. RIPLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY!
     
  14. hotdog

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    "Game over man, game over" JK

    I too am really looking forward to this as Aliens vs Predator is oneof my all time favorite games. X-Fi and Z-5500's here I come.
     
  15. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    Didn't Gearbox also make Brother In Arms? The one with the comedy guns and infinitely respawning Germans?

    That makes me cautious. On one hand, BIA had good squad management (imo) but on the other the game looked and played like a dull console conversion.
     
  16. MrMonroe

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    I don't think this mechanism has been used well since "Die Hard Arcade."
     
  17. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    Metal gear solid did it well with the torture scene
     
  18. johnnyboy700

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    This might be a game breaker if they keep it in and make an arse of it - gawd I hope not because the sceen shots that I've seen so far look just spot on.

    The AvP games were pretty damn good both in looks/atmosphere and gameplay, I just hope that this one is as good.
     
  19. Journeyer

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    Hate QTEs ... hate them!

    If it were up to me the QTEs would be taken to the local city square to be whipped and beheaded.
     
  20. DarkLord7854

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    Hmm.. I'm ignorant of what a QTE does.. >.>
     
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