Apptrigger: "Between repeated dialogue, non-destructible cities and a distinct lack of Terry Crews, Crackdown 3 looks like an upscaled last-gen title down to its gameplay."
It looks a little generic imo
It always has been really. It's a fun game, very middle of the road in terms of quality, but we all know the only real reason it got traction the way it did was that the original came with the Halo 3 Beta.
XOX GOTY: Crackdown 3
Glorious 360 graphics
I'm not a fan of Microsoft when it comes to their gaming business, but let's be fair. The game is NOT 3 hours long. The article you're referring to states that a speed-run-like approach then you can complete in about 3 hours. Also, there's really nothing wrong with 30 FPS or the graphics...
The actual problem has always been that the XBox fans on here have a TERRIBLE habit of hyping ANYTHING XBox as the second coming. And they get that from their parent company, ie:
-Greatest games line-up in HISTORY
-FASTEST Selling console in the week following E3
And you can find many more examples of "if it's on XBox, then it's the GREATEST in its category". And when you encompass all of that, then Crackdown 3 is not the letdown of E3 2017, but the letdown of a GENERATION.
Crackdown 3 is the game that was going validate MS and the XBox one, displaying the "Power of the Cloud" in all of its glory and make so many of us (who called BS from the get go) eat crow. It was going destruction mayhem, leveling of entire cities like we've never seen before. Making the regular XBox One 3-4 times more powerful, basically turning it into what the XBox One X is today.
For 2 generations now, you guys defended the guys who knowingly sold you a defective product (XBox 360) while simultaneously raising the price of XBox Live, then shifted their focus to Kinect and recruited you guys to bash anyone who opposed them (exactly how you guys are doing now). They even bragged to your faces that they would spend $500 million dollars in just advertising it... and you guys cheered that decision which came at the cost of games for your platform...
Why would MS need the XBox One X if the "Power of the Cloud" readily render the Xbox One you have at home 3-4 times more powerful?
So I think Crackdown 3 represents MS (in the gaming space) perfectly. A lot of talks and promises, but in the end what you get is laughable.
This game will always be synonymous with 'the cloud'. . People are expecting things that can't be done without it so in essence, not on another platform. The reality looks like ms blew smoke up their fanbase's asses who then put their beliefs into the next 'leveller' or 'game changer'
Speak ill of the rhetoric and be labelled a hater or fanboy. . . .3 plus years later and this is what you get. . . . . . Sorry but the game being able to play doesn't serve any crow to any of the doubters. . They were right to be sceptical.
Cue the defence and spin
I agree. It's a fun game but it really lacks depth. The new game does look more of the same.
I'm actually more interested in the cloud tech tbh. That mp mode could be fun with all the destruction. Kinda reminds me of how i used to make tunnels in the first Red Faction game.
The trailer and presentation was boring af but as you see the game being played it looks a ton of fun especially when they reveal PvP come gamescom. They hid a lot, I mean they didn't showcase the destructibility.
FATAL1TY proves once again that certain fanboys on this site can only read titles.
This is that game which Ms is going to send it out to die. I'm surprised they have not killed it yet like SB. It now looks like Ms is even ashamed to own this game.
Did you play the first? Looks Like if you loved the first you will love this one.
The game certainly is no looker, but the Cell shaded style works fine for it.
The question is how could you love the first too though, they were mediocre and repetitive at best.
Opinions and personal taste is why the gaming industry has variety. Thank god not all games are like TLoU and Halo and shit...
Crackdown was a great mix of a collectathon and an open world chaos game. If that's not your thing, it's all good.
I have seen cell shaded look much better. Don't down play it due to that. Smh.
The first was a pretty fun game. Didn't care much for the second, but it looks like they're going back to their roots a bit which I see as a good thing. I don't really care for any scrutiny of the game's aesthetics-- my favorite games rarely ever push the hardware to its breaking point. To me, it's about art style and the cel shading works for Crackdown.
That said, the series was never a "huge" game for Xbox. It had its audience and whoever enjoyed it just enjoyed it. The only real reason Crackdown 3 has such high expectations seemingly out of nowhere is because this is the title they decided to use to demo the practicality of the Cloud. We're years in and, allegedly, we're only now going to see what it can really do. I have mixed feelings about it though; on one hand, its success means we can get more power out of a console generation, possibly prompting competitors to follow suit. But on the other hand, it could spell the end of local multiplayer; while the application of cloud technology is limited to multiplayer (as per their decision), if you need it for multiplayer, with the prevalence of high speed internet, I wouldn't be surprised if developers decide that local multiplayer isn't worth investing in anymore. And with the rise of cloud computing, who's to say that we won't see an increase in single player games take advantage of it? Then we'll be back to the days of online DRM.
That's an understatement. They should be focused on the mp if that's the star of the show. The sp seems tacked on. Interesting for a game that made it big as a sp game. Agents of Mahem seems to have a bit.kore personality imo.
Crackdown has always looked generic.
apparently you never played the original crackdown
The first one was a lot of fun. Hated the 2nd, and the 3rd was getting good previews from E3 so who knows how it will be.
"The actual problem has always been that the XBox fans on here have a TERRIBLE habit of hyping ANYTHING XBox as the second coming. And they get that from their parent company,"
Really? Really? Talk about the kettle calling the pot black. How many hate tirades have we seen on reviews on this site? The order, horizon, the last guardian, and way more games out there that when someone doesn't like it they are paid off. Or "typical Nintendo buying review scores for Zelda. Horizon is the way better game" or I can keep going if you'd like.....really man, I'll say this, its not Sony that makes me less fond of the PlayStation.if it was I wouldn't buy it from them. It's the extremist fans in their community that do.
And I called this AGES ago. Only a month ago I was questioning why people were making a huge deal out of the game the Crackdown 3, the game that from its reveal and the leaked IGN gameplay footage from a year or 2 ago looked like a bland textured last gen upscaled game with an empty looking lifeless city.
It was Crackdown fun and awesome , let down are those longing for very negative point to start something.
"Why drive around in a vehicle if you can basically run and jump to wherever you need to go?"
"Running and gunning through enemies without stated objectives while terrible voice acting reminds you how “awesome” you are, I’m reminded of middleware games of decades past."
"It’s quite clear that Crackdown 3 is not for me"
So if a game doesn't look like Horizon it sucks?
Destructible cities were only promised in Multiplayer.
If you hated crackdown 1, you will hate Crackdown 3.
I thoroughly enjoyed Crackdown 1. The Halo 3 beta was icing on the cake.
I expect progression in a game. Where is it at for this one? When one doesn't have much too chose from, this is what you get. People defending a turd.
I haven't seen enough to call it a turd
I liked the first one, but I remember feeling it was way to shallow. Fun gameplay, but they could have made a great more in terms of story and narrative. The second game was the same, very shallow and no story, and the setting was darker and more depressing, an overall downgrade from the first game.
Crackdown 3 looks like the first game, a bit brighter but again, no depht, no story, just "kill this, collect that". Granted, the game is not out so we shall see.
Crackdown 3 was never about a deep storyline and character development it has always been about complete open world maybe.
Why I'm seeing some comments expecting more from a game that has never been about this is just baffling.
The past reports have also claimed this game is extremely fun, will have to wait for more reviews on this game.
You know why!
*complete open world mayhem*
I don't know why my phone auto corrected that word to 'maybe'.
I still don't get why we haven't seen way more of the game. It looks okay from the trailer we saw, but I have to get WOWed to buy it day 1. Hope we see more at games com.
Nah, they just made a boo boo of not showing the MP that everyone was expecting!
even when I called it generic back then I was downvoted to hell. Nothing has progressed in this game. Some games are just stuck in this stage, this is clearly one of them.
I am going to have to agree. This game was a huge letdown at E3. They showed more of Terry Crews than they did of the game and for good reason. What little they did show looked awful.
This, cup head and Sea of Thieves are the big 3 for Xbox. This is a very underwhelming game, unless the mp is mad fun. Cup head can be played by most PCs through Windows and definitely the X1. And Sea of Thieves isn't a marquee 4k game. It's brilliant, but just as fun on X1. Very odd!
Most of the trailers for known games were very underwhelming. They didn't do justice for days gone, crackdown, state of decay 2, MvC:i, the list goes on. The only trailer that increased my previous hype was the new God of War trailer. New games like ori2 and dragon ball fighterz were awesome.
I've noticed a trend that trailers for known games seem to generate much less excitement than a reveal trailer or a reveal with game play(like we saw with Horizon a few years ago). While maybe 1 in 4 times the additional game play trailers can impress more, most people just seem bored if it's not something new.
If I remember correctly the first two were cell shaded. This seems no different.
There goes another Xbox exclusive down the pan.
Wasn't it multiplatform on PC?
I was told for A FULL YEAR to "Wait til E3" to see the destruction provided by the cloud.
Letdown is a understatement.
I cant agree more. The cloud must be the biggest MS lie since Kinect.
"True 4k" is going the same way.
well you want mutiplayer then they always said tha it be in only multiplayer
Then why didn't they show multiplayer? Why show people the garbage that they did? I smell a rat.
It did look a generation behind
looks like crap.it is looking like vastly downgraded.what are they done all this time?
It cracked down.
Whatever happened to ths cloud computing feature for better explosions and whatnot??? Oh it was just for BS FAKE HYPE?!!! Just checking...
And why didn't they show This? Knowing everyone was waiting for it. Is it because it is no longer there? Lol
Probably, I don't know. lol
Actually glad it looks like rubbish. Hopefully money was better spent on more deserving titles.
And cloud powah can suck my nuts.
Probably Not. And that's about all the cloud seems to be good for. Maybe save files? Haha
What a comment haha
Yeah if the would have taken the graphics to a 3d level that would have been a great change and fresh look for the game that would appeal to about everyone. Since they went with the classic look they have to just make it pop. Make the areas unique and huge while run perfectly smooth. Then its worth the downgrade graphics if it delivers alot more content to see and interact with. The gameplay will be the biggest factor to wether the game is enjoyable and I'm sure this will.deliver that even tho it has a chance of becoming repetitive like the other were after so long imo. So the big sell will be 1 thing imo and that is this destructive multiplayer that we have been dying to see. It should be y to.show of so hopefully we see it so.but it could.be the game changer for.this game. In the demos to show it off it was very impressive and had alot of potential to be fun and different esp with the right game modes. Just have to wait to see the rest i geuss... worries me that it hasn't been shown off again yet tho!😮
I already knew it was going to be a letdown.
It looks like a mobile remastered game 😂
Without the destruction it really looked lacking. Kinda looks like a one-trick pony, and that trick only works in MP.
Exactly. What a flop.
The only true letdown for me was that The destruction in Crackdowm 3 is MP exclusive.
Its true, but if you liked the original its exactly what you liked about it.
That said, some progress would had been nice beyond the more dynamic enemy boss mechanic, which is welcome news no matter how it works out but the only real new thing they mentioned besides some gun additions. Last time if you played the game just once then you'd know exactly what the experience forward would be as nothing ever changed but the order in which you did it all. Now, something might actually add some variety now and again.
I'm still buying it as sometimes you just want a game to run around and blow stuff up in as that is exactly why Crackdown was made. Sort of like Dead Rising. None of those games are known for serious mental requirements but sometimes you just want to relieve some steam in interesting ways and its where they're actually at their best.
I hope they kept some things quiet though for Crackdown as it could use little 'mini missions' sort of like WD/GTA have that basically play on ideas (WD's little augmented reality games and GTA's trippy shooting aliens stuff). Little things like that could work in Crackdown well too beyond just killing gang members which is basically what its known for (and 2's mutant monster things... I never beat C2).
Agents of Mayhem though looks like it can scratch the same basic itch of over the top open world action, but probably better. I had that same idea before e3 and after e3 its only more true.
Crackdown is very fun and worth the purchase, Playing at E3 at 1st had me skeptical like most but once I started I was hooked. Tons of explosions, cool guns, bright colors in a neon city. It's just happen to be campaign they showed and not multiplayer, which is where they said cloud would be utilized because full destruction in campaign would ruin the game. There is some destruction in campaign just not full destruction like in MP. But it's exactly like some say, if you liked Crackdown 1, you'll love 3 as it improves upon one and it nothing like 2. People judging the game on one article but some of us other media thoroughly enjoyed the game.
This could have been their system seller for boner x but they cant even get that right
The game looks generic, uninspiring and seems to be a big waste of money.
It was a true letdown for Microsoft.
It looked really mediocre
you would need to be on crackdown to buy this
Looks like crap compared to other years. For such a generic looking game it's taking way way too long to complete I've lost interest..
All I know is that the game has from being a showcase title presented along Sea of Thieves, to just another entry in the Crackdown series which had a short E3 segment featuring Terry Cruse while Sea of Thieves received a long on stage demo.
The thing is, you couldn't have that level of destruction in the campaign, it would break it completely.
In crackdown you frequently find yourself after crimelords that might be in a room at the top of a building, to reach them you'll have to fight your way through hundreds of enemies with crazy weapons, until you reach the top of the building ad fight the boss. Now imagine if instead of fighting your way up to the boss, you could just destroy the building from the bottom and watch the whole thing come tumbling down, instantly killing all those within.
All of a sudden that potential 3 hour play through will take 15 mins!
So hardware limitations are probably not part of the decision to leave out the massive destruction from the single player.
It does however baffle me completely that given the obvious desire of the fans to see more of this element of the game, they instead showed the underwhelming shit show that was the E3 2017 trailer.
They could have done boss buildings indestructable? Also, buildings could have small robots repairing them, so no building was destroyed "forever".
every xbox thread is full of trolls sad people