Crackdown developer's new game: APB

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  1. CptStern

    CptStern suckmonkey

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    it's sounds like GTA as a MMO but without the level grind

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    that sounds awesome ..although I dont think I'll have much of a desire to be a cop ..unless I can be a crooked cop


    the character creation thingy is one of the best I've ever seen

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    ..cant wait to create MobBoss Stern and Bad Lieutenant Stern, perhaps even Black Pwer Stern or Yakuza Stern or Baseball Fury Stern ..CAN YOU DIG IT? the possibilities are endless. Seems like my kind of game



    http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/854/854140p1.html
     
  2. Evo

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    Yeah read the Rock, Paper, Shotgun preview and I was like :D
     
  3. CptStern

    CptStern suckmonkey

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  4. Eejit

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    Looks like a laugh.


    Can you get a nice variety of balaclavas?
     
  5. Gargantou

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    I can't wait, although I'd hardly think "New" is appropriate in the title seeing as the game was announced several years ago(2005 to be precise).

    It's nice to finally get some actual footage though.
     
  6. Bad^Hat

    Bad^Hat The Freeman

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    Sounds like it has massive potential. There were a few things that sounded a little "err..." though. For example, I'm not sure how they'd send out an APB based on stats if... there are no stats. Also, being so action-based you can only assume it's gonna be mega laggy for those of us outside of America/Europe, unless they actually give us our own damn servers.

    Still, I've been waiting for someone to do a cops and robbers MMO, and it sounds like they're really running with the idea instead of turning it into another copy+paste MMO. Definitely keeping an eye on this.
     
  7. Ren.182

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    Sounds cool. I'll keep an eye on this :)
     
  8. Shamrock

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    It sounds cool, but I still want my Crackdown 2! :(
     
  9. Eejit

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    I think statistics of how well you perform - like a ranking of skill, rather than statistics governing your abilities.
     
  10. AmishSlayer

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    This is the first MMO in years I actually want. I've been waiting for a game like this for a while.
     
  11. Krynn72

    Krynn72 The Freeman

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    hl2.net gang?


    F*CK YEA.
     
  12. CptStern

    CptStern suckmonkey

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    Sweet :)
     
  14. Gargantou

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    It's a shame for people with only PS3s, because this game is XB360 and PC exclusive.
     
  15. CptStern

    CptStern suckmonkey

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    but they wouldnt know because they wouldnt have a pc to surf the internets
     
  16. Gargantou

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    Well the PS3 supports LINUX operating systems, so I reckon they could use that to surf the interwebs.;)
     
  17. Rico

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    PC and Xbox360? I thought it was only xbox360?
     
  18. Ren.182

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    PC too? Sweet :D

    Saw a few videos and it looks like it has potential. Hopefully there wont be any lag issues involved and it'll be totally open, like WoW, with everyone able to see everyone else on a single server.
     
  19. Gargantou

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    Well IIRC they confirmed that actual combat will only be 8 v 8 players..

    Also the entire city is divided into Districts(Servers), each with a max of 100 players on'em iirc.
     
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    Hell yes.
    The only thing that bothers me is how it says there are no "quests" but you do have "missions" and if it just amounts to stealing stuff then I don't see how this will end up being all that different from every other MMO fetch quest. I know its not exactly the same, but is running around stealing shit the only thing to do? I'm still psyched to see how it turns out though.

    OFT. Planetside had a lot of potential but they ruined it, maybe huxley or this will pull something similar off better.
     
  21. Raziaar

    Raziaar I Hate Custom Titles

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    This is my kind of game.

    Though the whole belief that chumps are dressed simply and practically and awesome people are decked out in dozens of tattoos, crazy hairstyles and clothing enough to make a renegade fashion designer cry in a dark corner... is pretty iffy.

    But still, no big deal. hl2.net gang for sure. And if we get enough people playing, a sister gang.
     
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    Yeah, this Webzen game has been announced a long time ago.
    I guess they were looking for a suitable developer before they continued any work on it.
     
  23. Bad^Hat

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    It says something on the wiki about unlocking new stuff by meeting 'quotas'. So like, completing a set amount of missions with a particular type of car or something. I guess it'd work more like challenges than actual missions, which I'm all for, as long as there's some good variety.

    Edit - Also, I am so up for a hl2.net gang and taking over the city. We've been talking about it for long enough. :p
     
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    Wow, this looks wicked sick.

    but the whole 8v8 actual combat size thing annoys me. . .

    i want a huge riot!
     
  25. Bad^Hat

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    It bugged me at first, and then I remembered about the potential for lag.

    Eight a side is enough to have a decent skirmish, and in the instance of a chase, fill up 2 cars on each side. And you don't want one side getting too large when there's only a few officers on call to respond.

    What I'm curious about is, beyond the 8v8 for combat, if anyone else in the area will actually be able to spectate or if it will be 'instanced' from the moment the APB goes out. That would kind of suck... but I guess it might be neccesary to prevent outside help (ie - cops calling in buddies to block off paths with cars).
     
  26. Seagull

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    I'll lol if there's some super-duper player walking around in noob clothes (tshirt + jeans), then someone tries to steal his stuff/beat him up and he just dominates them D;
     
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    Having actually read the preview over at IGN now, this last paragraph excites me somehow. I think my hype for this game just went up a peg.

     

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