Quantum Break: Xbox One stunner or samey slow-mo shooter? | Dealspwn preview

Dealspwn writes: "More often than not we'll play as Jack Joyce: a man with two alliterative first names, an itchy trigger finger and the convenient ability to function while time unravels. Pursued by the well-equipped private armies of Monarch Solutions, a shadowy corporation with a predictably sinister agenda, Joyce will run, fight and abuse every temporal law in the textbook to stop the end of time itself. Riverport University's physics department has a lot to answer for."

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I don't know but from what I have seen the game looks to be the one of the most ambitious games to come out so far on next gen consoles.

nX1452d ago

Hmm ambitious... have you played Max Payne? In the Gamescom demo I haven't seen much more than what I've seen in Max Payne more than 10 years ago so I can't agree with you on that.

AngelicIceDiamond1452d ago

@Bloodborn Max Pain doesn't have real-time time manipulation features.

Pause, rewind, fast-forward.

CYCLEGAMER1452d ago (Edited 1452d ago )

Look man, I understand you hate everything MS but come on dude. This game is doing something that has NEVER been done before in the history of gaming with its tv show integration. That alone is worth the nod. Also from what I have seen the graphics are some of the best I have seen so far, I also don't remember Max pain or any game where you are able to move around (in real time) and manipulate frozen (in time) objects the way you can in this game.

The gameplay itself may be a little similar to max payne but you can say that for many games. Most third person shooter play the same with litte (or big) tweeks to help set them apart.

Did you see the extended gamescom demo?

Also PLEASE tell me what game on or coming to next gen is more ambitious than Quantum Break??

OpieWinston1452d ago (Edited 1452d ago )

You can play as 3 Different characters.
Jack Joyce(Protagonist)
Beth Wilder(Protagonist)
Paul Serene (Antagonist)

Each of those characters have different time abilities that all can be used in Offensive/Defensive capacities.

On top of Pauls abilities he can see possible futures.
You get to play as Paul at the end of the episode and make decisions that shape how the game turns out, and how the TV episodes turn out.

They put real money into making an Action packed TV series.

They hired Quantum Physicists to help with the project.

Sam Lake is writing the story. He did an excellent job with Alan Wake which is one of the most underrated titles ever.

Custom built engine tailored for this game. "Northlight Engine"

PLEASE tell me how Quantum Break isn't one of the most ambitious games coming out for next gen right now!

nX1452d ago (Edited 1452d ago )

@Above: I see, I only watched the gameplay but I didn't know about these details. Guess it's ambitious after all but still what I've seen so far hasn't impressed me enough to be excited about it. But it seems like there is much more to it than what they've shown so far, I hope they can impress me next time.

@below: The Souls series has arguably the best gameplay of any game out there, that's why I'm excited for it's next-gen successor. I don't call Bloodborne "ambitious" either... that word is for games like No Man's Sky or The Witcher 3.

98xpresent1452d ago (Edited 1452d ago )

But you excited for bloodborne lol

OpieWinston1452d ago (Edited 1452d ago )

To each their own in my mind.
But in NO WAY does "The Souls series has arguably the best gameplay of any game out there"

Souls games have some of the slowest and most boring gameplay I've ever seen.
It's tedious as hell.

That's why I say to each their own but in no way can you compliment it's gameplay.
It's not even a challenging experience it's just a very dull game.

And how is "The Witcher 3" ambitious, CD Projekt Red is doing what they've always done. Take their game to new heights. They're building on what made The Witcher awesome. Open World Monster hunter game.
I'm not saying that it's not Ambitious. But how you can say THAT'S ambitious but not this is just funny as hell.

Edit: @Jnemesh
Defiance didn't have a unified goal.
The Show is amazing, but the game is sub par. And they don't connect very well.

Quantum Break TV series is Written and Directed by Sam Lake...Director/Writer of the Game.

jnemesh1452d ago

@MELMAN26 "never been done"? I guess you are totally forgetting (or ignoring) the fact that Defiance did exactly the same thing.

Dewitt1452d ago

Defiance was separate show that was on Cable in addition to the game. They weren't changed based directly on what you did in the game, that is what QB is doing.

Skips1452d ago (Edited 1452d ago )


"Souls games have some of the slowest and most boring gameplay I've ever seen. It's tedious as hell".

"I've ever seen."

Seen? So that just confirms you pretty much haven't played not even one game from the series. LMFAO! The Soul series has some of the most challenging, coordinating gameplay from last generation if you actually did some research on it or even attempted to play it. It's not one of the most acclaimed series for nothing kiddo.

I find it hilarious how people who hated on The Order absolutely praise the hell out of this game when at it's core... it's a 3rd person shooter, just like the Order. Of course it'll have it's gimmicks and cool features that set it apart. But I highly doubt it'll be that significant. lol

Anyways, looks cool BTW, thank God Remedy have a great track record of putting their games on PC.

MysticStrummer1452d ago

"Defiance was separate show that was on Cable in addition to the game. They weren't changed based directly on what you did in the game"

The game and show were supposed to change each other. Not sure if that ever happened because I thought both were pretty meh and stopped watching/playing.

DigitalRaptor1451d ago (Edited 1451d ago )

@ OpieWinston

"Souls games have some of the slowest and most boring gameplay I've ever seen. It's tedious as hell."

You've SEEN it, and you haven't played it? -.-

"That's why I say to each their own but in no way can you compliment it's gameplay. It's not even a challenging experience it's just a very dull game."

CONFIRMED, you absolutely have not played it if you think it's not challenging or compelling. Do you think the Souls has its fanbase for no reason, when THAT's one of the primary reasons people like it and talk about it? That's intensely delusional, dude. Wow.


You just proved that you seem to know a lot about what Microsoft/Remedy have told you about Quantum Break, but not been able to show you.

You also proved that you DEFINITELY don't know a lot about Bloodborne or the Souls series in general, but are using it as a crutch to make Quantum Break seem better than it is. It looks like an amazing set-piece driven action game, but the gameplay we've seen does nothing to suggest what you are telling us.

The Gamescom demo was 90% basic cover shooting gameplay, 10% adventure exploration of a frozen scene with NO influence on that slowing down of time or real-time manipulation of the contents of the scene. I hope we see something better next time cause Quantum Break is a great concept to me.

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AngelicIceDiamond1452d ago

I agree.

And finally, a preview I can sink my teeth into.

radler1452d ago

it looks boring in my opinion. it's got the same problem as the order 1886 has, they're both visually stunning games that obviously have great graphics, but they look really boring to play

Dewitt1452d ago (Edited 1452d ago )

We saw a very small snippet of action gameplay. This game is doing things the Order just simple cannot. freeze object in mid air to traverse obstacles which turns it into a platformer, play as the bad guy at the end of each chapter to change the story completely. Time powers get stronger where you are able to freeze entire scenes. Traversing stutters not able to predict how the level will completely change at a moments notice. I mean my god this game has every genre imaginable built into it. I didn't even talk about the TV series that follows your game precisely as the decision that you make.

radler1452d ago

oh, wow. a tv series you say?! that changes everything!


daBUSHwhaka1452d ago (Edited 1452d ago )

Boring !!! the demo again....pff

guyman1452d ago (Edited 1452d ago )

Well thank f*** that opinions are opinions, and nothing more.


Stop getting dragged into the order vs Qb comparison. Although they are third person shooters, they are completely different in what the devs are trying to achieve, plus the setting, etc. is totally different.

MysticStrummer1452d ago

@radler - My thoughts exactly, about both titles.

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macusa221452d ago

Melman, you do know that the game defiance also have integration. There won't be much change with the tv show due to the writing, it will only have minor changes. So TV integration have been done before and isn't some thing major. But this will be a great game and I can't wait til it comes out

CYCLEGAMER1452d ago (Edited 1452d ago )

@macus & jnemesh
No...I have never heard of it. Thanks for telling me about it. Is the tv show on the disc or is it actually on tv?

I know Quantum Break and its tv show will be on the disc with seemles integration with the game. So basically you can play the game, finish a level, and seemlesly go into an episode of the show, then right back into the game.

If so I stand corrected!

Edit: Dewit answered my question...thanks!

christocolus1452d ago (Edited 1452d ago )


You are right. Really excited about this game. Remedy did say they would have never embarked on a project this ambitious if not for MS financial backing. Its going to be great. They've never made a bad game. I've enjoyed all their games. Max P, Alan W and now Jack J. : )


Nice..totally forgot about those characters. Will be fun to see how the game plays out. Sam lake said the time powers shown in the demo are just a few of what's in store. J. Joyce will have a lot more than the pause, fastforward and rewind time abilities. Can't wait to see what remedy has in store.

solar1452d ago

it is only the best looking game ever if it is on PS4!

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Artista 1452d ago (Edited 1452d ago )

I think this is one of those games you can only judge once you get a feel of how it plays. . I'm not gonna bother reading anything about it.

I'll just wait till it's time.

Plus, the game is being made by Remedy. That speaks volume.

chrissx1452d ago

Well its being made by Remedy, 1 of the devs I rate highly so I think its gonna be a good game

skydragoonity1452d ago (Edited 1452d ago )

Quantum break is a verified stunner, a must play for me

beerzombie1452d ago

That's a call sick day one buy.

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