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Old 12-11-03, 11:05 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Painkiller

Has anyone heard about this game?? I just downloaded the trailer here and I must say, it looks very impressive. The ragdoll physics look nice, even the environment has physics, shotgun packs a punch, and the graphics look nice also.

I'm definetely gonna be picking this one up.

Check out this pre-alpha revew from Andy at ve3d.com

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Dreamcatcher sent over a pre-alpha build of Painkiller. The game - in its current state at least - is rather like Serious Sam. Demonic creatures attack, demonic creatures get killed. However, Painkiller has one excellent feature - ragdoll physics. When you combine them with over-powered shotguns, giant stake launchers, and the obligatory rocket launcher, you are left grinning from ear to ear.

The best of the three levels was one where I fought my way through a variety of zombies that happily exploded into several pieces when attacked. Remember though, the pieces also fly off realistically. Additionally, half the level explodes as you go around, creating some highly impressive set pieces. For even more fun you can slow down time.

It does help against the hordes when you're overpowered, but I prefer to use it to get a good view of a zombie exploding when my 2 foot long stake goes through his head. Furthermore, the weapons all have a variety of fire modes. The aforementioned stake gun surprised me when I accidentally hit mouse 1 and 2 at the same time. Combing the fire1 attack (the stake) and fire2 (bouncing grenade), you are given an exploding stake that has an even better 'ploding effect when meeting the zombies' rotting flesh. Also included are two multiplayer deathmatch levels that I've yet to try.

There's still a long way to go before Painkiller is released, but as it is already so much fun, it can surely only get better. You can find more info on the official site.
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Old 12-11-03, 11:10 AM   #2
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It sounds a bit like this.

Two game developers are sitting around watching Dawn of the Dead. They reach the part when the four survivors are in the mall, shooting zombies on different floors with bigass rifles. The one on the right turns to the one on the left.

"Hey Bob. That's pretty cool."
"Sure is."
"I think we should turn it into a game."
"What?"
"You know, zombies that explode when shot or something. Except, the pieces fly off realistically. And there are lots of zombies. And you have lots of guns."
"Steve, I think you're going to be getting a promotion tomorrow."
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Old 12-11-03, 12:08 PM   #3
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Ill be getting this game when it comes out! Man it looks like fun!
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Old 12-11-03, 12:36 PM   #4
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This game looks similiar (in feel) to the original DOOM series with lots of enemeis and the theme etc.

Plus it has that serious sam feel to it too.

And those huge ass bosses....
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Old 12-11-03, 12:42 PM   #5
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It sounds a bit like this.

Two game developers are sitting around watching Dawn of the Dead. They reach the part when the four survivors are in the mall, shooting zombies on different floors with bigass rifles. The one on the right turns to the one on the left.

"Hey Bob. That's pretty cool."
"Sure is."
"I think we should turn it into a game."
"What?"
"You know, zombies that explode when shot or something. Except, the pieces fly off realistically. And there are lots of zombies. And you have lots of guns."
"Steve, I think you're going to be getting a promotion tomorrow."
Do you mean this "Dawn of the Dead" movie?

http://www.dawnofthedeadmovie.net/#

This movie is gonna so rawk!

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Old 12-11-03, 02:52 PM   #6
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Do you mean this "Dawn of the Dead" movie?

http://www.dawnofthedeadmovie.net/#

This movie is gonna so rawk!

Peace,

He probably meant the original DOTD. But lets see how they ruin the classic with the new one.
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Old 12-11-03, 03:15 PM   #7
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Yes. The original DotD. The new one will suck simply because George Romero isn't directing it. Plus it looks really stupid.
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Old 12-11-03, 04:13 PM   #8
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Do you mean this "Dawn of the Dead" movie?

http://www.dawnofthedeadmovie.net/#

This movie is gonna so rawk!

Peace,

I'm going to kill you for saying that

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He probably meant the original DOTD. But lets see how they ruin the classic with the new one.
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Yes. The original DotD. The new one will suck simply because George Romero isn't directing it. Plus it looks really stupid.
Yup and yup

We can't think of any good movies so lets butcher some classics!
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Old 12-11-03, 11:47 PM   #9
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Don't get me wrong, I love the classic too... but with special effects now, I dunno... the story is classic. I love the original, but I am optimistic about the remake.

I understand the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake sucked ass, but I did enjoy the original. From the looks of DOTD2k4, I think it will be just fine if they stick to the story line.

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but they're not.

there are more than four people in the mall.

the power goes off, which it didn't in the original.

I doubt there will be another Biker Gang.

and the special effects in the original KICKED ASS! it came out in friggin 78--Tom Savini did the special effects, and they were awesome. yes, you can tell it's not real, but that's what makes it so freaky to watch. you watch it, and you know it's just a movie. and then when you're sitting alone afterwards and the memory of the special effects problems fades, you start to wonder. it's freaky.
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The game looks great indeed. Plus the hero looks like me , so I'm definitely buying it.

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but they're not.

there are more than four people in the mall.

the power goes off, which it didn't in the original.

I doubt there will be another Biker Gang.

They also have a dog
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