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Crackdown 3

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posted on Feb, 18 2019 @ 08:19 PM
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What's the deal with the relentless hatred of this game? I downloaded it off Xbox Game Pass Saturday and frankly I think the game is fairly decent. It's not going to challenge for GOTY, but dammit, nobody ever expected it to. I've seen whining about the lack of an immersive story... welcome to Crackdown! The first 2 didn't have immersive storylines, either, that's not what the game is about. Your agent's progression is the story, going from impressively athletic to superhuman ass kicker as you collect the orbs is the only storyline the game really needs. Some have complained about the graphics... why? The game looks pretty good, I'd say the graphics are easily on par with Sunset Overdrive, which is one of this generation's hipster darling games. Dark blacks and blues are richly dark, bright neons and glowing toxic slime are colorful and eye catching, the agent is well rendered, the textures are there, they just aren't more detailed than they need to be for this style of game (it's definitely not less detailed that SO) and the idea that this is a last gen game is obvious horsecrap! No way in hell the 360 could pull off this game, particularly not in it's native 4K resolution. I've also seen complaints about the style of gameplay... OK, if it's not your style, play something else. How many reviewers hate sports games and review Madden lowly because "Ugh, it's all pass, run, punt, playcalling, practicing, and trading players... we saw this already in 1995 on the Genesis... whine, bitch, bitch, whine sigh." So why in the hell should someone who doesn't like 3D, sandbox Beat Em Ups magically think Crackdown should be a game they love?

I'm beginning to wonder if the same brain rot that infested movie reviews last year and music reviews a couple of years ago has now found it's way into the skulls of the idiots in the game review communities.




posted on Feb, 18 2019 @ 08:36 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

If you want the straight answer, it just isn't compelling enough for my time. It is simple fun, sure, but there is nothing new or special about it. Not sure how much time I really want to spend searching for hidden orbs lol. There are simply too many better games out there, and most serious gamers have a serious backlog. For the love of all that is holy, I bought Final Fantasy 15 the day it came out, and I just started it! So I would say that CD3 was too little, too late, with too much hype attached. I did not feel the "boom", as it were.



posted on Feb, 18 2019 @ 10:37 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

I love those games man. Also super entertaining when you have a friend that is fluid in Spanish around. The reaction from said friend is priceless.



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 07:12 PM
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I agree with your thoughts with the people that criticize games, I’ve never played crackdown before though. Since I haven’t played any crackdown games before would it be worthwhile for me to play this one?



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 07:42 PM
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a reply to: Brotherman

If you like pure 3D action games, 3rd person view, with a lot of fairly simple parkour, yes.

This is a good spoiler free video showing the gameplay style.

Added bonus: Terry Crews voices the primary Agent model, which is very cool.



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 07:52 PM
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and the idea that this is a last gen game is obvious horsecrap! No way in hell the 360 could pull off this game,

well, it looks like crackdown 1, but in 4k. and that's about it.
with the cloud physics it might have been interesting but as it is, its just an old game....in 4k.



posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 10:32 AM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

I agree, Enjoyed the first 2 games, this one is more of the same, Just what I wanted.

I think people expect too much from most things nowadays, I try to have 0 expectations for games and films, then you will be pleasantly surprised a lot more than you would have been disappointed.

I have a friend who hypes every game "This games gonna be the best thing ever!!" He is always disappointed


Back to Crackdown 3,
Graphics are not fantastic but they are good enough and its nice and colourful.

Love Terry Crews voiceover

It's a good game if you want to play pretty mindlessly. not difficult, simple play style, lots of enemies and upgrading abilities is awesome.

TLDR: I'm enjoying it



posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 10:32 AM
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edit on 21/2/19 by mikescort because: Double post!!



posted on Feb, 26 2019 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: mikescort

If you're running an XBoneX then at the title menu, go into the display options and turn on HDR. You can't do it in game, it only pops up on the title menu. It makes the graphics really pop, colorwise.







 
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