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Posted: Jan 14th 2011 1:12PM Darkjoy said

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Hmm... this video is very poor, it's almost comical.

Posted: Jan 14th 2011 2:03PM Unshra said

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@Darkjoy

Agreed, FireFall did a far better job at presenting their MMOFPS and it looked very polished compared to Earthrise's video. I hope they take the time the really polish it, give it at least another year.
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Posted: Jan 14th 2011 2:24PM DancingCow said

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@Darkjoy

I agree too.

I've been following Earthrise forever and it's open skill character design and pvp sandboxiness are so far up my alley they're halfway to the next neighbourhood.

But somehow both beta vids we've seen so far have completely failed to impress.
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Posted: Jan 14th 2011 2:43PM Thasri said

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@DancingCow

1000% agreed. You know that game is scheduled to release Feb. 1st right? When I was watching it, felt like I was watching in slow motion or something. The concept of the game is great but they are just failing to deliver any thing that remotely seems entertaining.
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Posted: Jan 14th 2011 4:00PM DancingCow said

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@Thasri

What I find especially concerning is the lack of details on the combat system. It started as FPS, then changed into a hybrid. They got bad feedback from on that from people who watched the video and went back to the drawing board.

And they've repeatedly promised details and a new combat vid but here we are a month before release still waiting.

It doesn't inspire confidence.
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Posted: Jan 14th 2011 6:18PM Greyhame said

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@DancingCow

Yeah I'm not sure what to make of the combat there. It just looks...odd. I'd need to try it to see, but it doesn't seem to be all that interesting.
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Posted: Jan 14th 2011 7:47PM Utakata said

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I give it A+ for the soundtrack though.
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Posted: Jan 14th 2011 1:20PM Avernus said

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Some flickering shadows, but overall a big improvement since last ones I saw.

Posted: Jan 14th 2011 1:22PM phobic99 said

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2011 is looking to be more like the year of the Sci-Fi MMO.

Genre similarities aside, this looks a lot like Tabula Rasa. :D Hopefully this game will be good.

Posted: Jan 14th 2011 1:27PM 2DruNk2FraG said

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I'm interesteed in this title, but the PVE honestly looks a little klunky. For example when they are suddenly surrounded by enemies the players just stand there and fire there guns at them with out any obvious complex actions or stratagies. Mabey they were just easy mobs? I wonder if from the players perspective it is more interesting.

Posted: Jan 14th 2011 1:39PM redsolar said

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Hmm. I wouldn't mind trying it out. Environments and characters look good but why does the character movement and gameplay seem so wonky? Seems more like an alpha rather than a beta.

Posted: Jan 14th 2011 1:46PM Lobotomist said

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It looks like a great MMO that could use 6 more months of polishing.

I really hope they have workable product at launch ...

Posted: Jan 15th 2011 6:00AM DannyKay said

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@Lobotomist
This game was supposed to be released in April 2010 so it has already had alot more work done than originally intended.
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Posted: Jan 14th 2011 1:51PM Tazmanyak said

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Fights look so static and slow paced oÔ
Better than the first video they released, but sadly i'm still not impressed at all :/
I also noticed some lag during the video ... not a good new as dev computers use to be quite "optimized".
Poor quelity environment textures too (see the ground?) ... uggly, looks like Aion's ones :p

Btw, a sandbox futuristic MMO can be refreshing :)
But wont buy/preorder/give them money if i didnt put my hands in first. Be in in beta, or with a "good" free trial.

Posted: Jan 14th 2011 2:18PM Alchemda said

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ahh my eyes!! the radiant blur / bloom is insane!

Posted: Jan 14th 2011 2:30PM SaintV said

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It still looks horrible and the combat still looks horrible.

Posted: Jan 14th 2011 2:37PM Tristik said

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I've been looking forward to seeing where this game goes and the future isn't looking too bright. Obvious lag/stuttering when just running around. Stand there and shoot gameplay (although the melee looks more fun).

This is just not looking good if this is the video they put together for some hype. They are killing themselves right now releasing videos like this.

Posted: Jan 14th 2011 2:52PM Bartlebe said

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Hopefully this video was some sort of joke.

Animations and combat looked horrible. Stiff and uninteresting.

That did not sell their game well at all.

Posted: Jan 14th 2011 3:01PM Keen and Graev said

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Most games like this would have had an epic trailer fooling everyone into thinking it's something it's not. If I can give them one praise it's that they showed actual footage so that we can make an actual informed conclusion.

Posted: Jan 14th 2011 5:06PM tk421242 said

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@Keen and Graev

I would agree very much with this. I am willing to give a company that really puts their product on display more time, even when we can see the graphics are not up to par with other titles. CGI commercials have always bothered me. I could care less how awesome your CGI film clip looks, let me see the actual product. Being that Earthrise has been talked about for their open skill system and detailed crafting system, I would put the graphics lower on my list of priorities at launch anyway.

If Fallen Earth has proven one thing is that you can launch with outdated and underwhelming graphics and just update them when some cash comes in. Get the mechanics right then work on the fancy graphics. TR looked good at launch but that did not help it much.
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