From IGN a long video for The Agency, PlayStation 3
3 WORDS CAN NOT WAIT!!!!!!!!
This is totally different from what I remember it being last year.
Last year they showed a teaser trailer that had no gameplay footage at all.
ANYTHING would be an improvement over the weak gameplay we saw of this game last year. I hate how the title is so close to Agent, the one from Rockstar.
I've been reading about this game since the summer of 07. It's always been an online 1st/3rd person shooter with some stealth elements, depending on how you want to play and which agency you join. I was so damn into this concept when I read about it way back when. Text messages or emails from your operatives sounded so cool to me. Over time I've just become more and more convinced that the whole thing is a cruel joke by SOE and this game will never launch. I'll believe it when I see it.
looks like MAG with different costumes!
WOW.... What an improvement from the last time I saw this. I have been CRAVING a MMO on the PS3 and this is it. Good graphics, 3rd person shooter with down the scope view, MMO, Different classes with unique abilities, cover system... you know there will be some killer drops and customization too. This game looks HOT. I didn't see a release date...
is this still an mmo ?? because i doubt it after watching the video ....
This looks to be a huge change from their previous showings. It's like an espionage TF2 game based on that video. I'm assuming they're going to go the F2P route with this game in order to draw in a large crowd considering they'll be competing with the huge bevvy of multiplayer TPS/FPS games already out there. @Orange below: my first thought as well.
Really? I clicked on the video thinking it had something to do with "Agent", not the agency because I had forgotten it existed, so much dissapointment...
Same here thougt it was Agent.
ahhh... that explains it! I thought it was the Agent as well. Then I saw the SOE logo and was confused. One of them should change the name, otherwise people might get confused in marketing like me!
I thought you were supposed to be a spy, not a soldier.
you can do both. All out guns blazing or slick finesse spy work a la Bond depending on which spy agency you're aligned with Up coming MMOs on the PS3 are all looking great The Agency DC Online Free Realms ... what exclusive MMOs do other consoles have coming out soon? Could someone give me some info?
I could...None, add there FF xiv too, even though not being an exclusive, it still a console exclusive for sony ps3, haven't heard of a release for xbox so! Game was...not my stuff, but it is ok nonetheless, another sony exclusive, another hurray.
brilliant!!! probably buy the pc version tho
disagrees for not buyin it on the PS3. God, these fanboys on this site
just because someone disagrees with you their a fanboy ?. If you have a pc, you'll want people to play it on pc, but if you have a ps3 then you'll want people to play it on ps3.
Its both spies and mercenaries if i understood some of the first info on the game. Guessing this vid shoes the mercs aproach to a mission.
Its a good thing I'm not that much of a graphics whore.
I'm just hoping all these MMOs don't require the PSN+ service.
Can honestly say that this looks average. Hate me all you want, but I guarantee I dont even rent this game.
WOW. This looks a lot better than the previous stuff they showed, just because of the sheer amount of action. But hopefully they keep plenty of spy stuff as well. They need a good balance of both.
This game looks so lame...makers of this game obviously don't know what means: AGENT GAME. Splinter Cell and James Bond games, and also Bourne game and Alias game are the AGENT GAMES.
Like, I'm happy with the HUGE graphics improvement, but..wasn't this game supposed to be about more than just shooting?
Is there many Shooter MMO's out there?
It's really hard to show leveling up, quests, raids and other stuff in a one minute video.
i'm going to have to disagree with you on that. That trailer was intended to bring some of the shooter guys on board. They still have all the espionage gameplay we've seen in the past, but they are also showing that can be some thrilling firefights as well. Remember they are going to be scenes in the game where you have to attack another guild(Fairy Tale), and i'm guessing that is what that trailer was showing off. Looks like they've updated their code alot. Looking alot like WOW meets TPS/FPS espionage. Day one buy for me.
I'm hoping this is true as well, but I'm skeptical since it's been a year since we've seen anything and there's been a lot of talk about changing the direction since it didn't get big hits.
Because you already saw the whole game.
knightdarkbox doesn't like a PS3 game? Im shocked, just simply SHOCKED! /s
The game certainly looks better than past showings. I'm intersted in console mmo's and this along with DC Online and Free Realms should fill that void nicely. Espionage seems like an interesting take on an mmo. Bring it on Sony. *Edit* Care to share why you disagree with my opinions o' holy Phantom Disagreer?
The disagree is because they are scared. I am pumped for some console MMO's. Looks like they will be delivering this year.
I didn't click the disagree button, but I do disagree about it looking better than past showings. I personally preferred the RPG elements from the past showings with goals of infiltrating various locations for various purposes. This looked just like a normal multiplayer shooter experience without any RPG elements. @below: I get that RPG elements may still exists, but I'm personally not looking for another PlanetSide and I highly doubt any shooter MMO will be able to compete with the CoD, Battlefield, MoH, SOCOM, GoW, Halo shooter games out there without something truly different and special from those games. Obviously, my opinion on maintaining RPG elements so far is something people disagree with, though. Guess I might be one of the very few here who think there's enough shooter-focused games out there already, let alone standalone ones that do more than enough that we don't need an shooter-focused MMO. But, honestly, it would be more unique to do an espionage RPG focused MMO like they were originally doing than turning it into the typical shooter. Especially after Alpha Protocol failed to deliver the game many of us were hoping for.
I'm sure the RPG elements are still there. If it isn't then it's going to be a game like Planetside. If that were the case, be happy, Planetside rocked. :)
Good trailer, we get to see some of the gear and a bunch of guns. The graphics improvement is nice too, all in all I'm still as excited to play this game with my buddies as I was last year.
im not sure thats the truth
It looks good, non great, but it seems fun
.. Not really interested in this game. :s By the way, I take it you can choose between 3rd person and 1st person...
Yes. This was a part of the original code as well. When moving to a combat objective, they said there was an option to enter into first-person view if you so desired.
you really ARE interested in this game. It's a fact.
looks great,sony owns with its upcoming MMOs
look like mag with a lil better graphic.
Generic much? Pass.
Troll much? Pass.
LOL Riiight... Tell us about how non-generic the Halo series is again.
SOE have been playing uncharted, this game needs a release date release it in august!!!
i don't like it
Ohhhh HAHAHAHA! I read the title and thought it said "Agent" as in Rockstar exclusive. I started watching it and was like "wtf I thought the graphics would be WAYYYYYY better than this"
not mastered PS3 yet (rockstar)
Looks more like Warhawk w/o vehicles.
For once I agree with you. I am not overly impressed by that video. I mean it looks like a competant shooter...but compared to Uncharted 2 or Killzone 3...or even MAG...well..it just doesn't really hold up. I thought this was supposed to be a big MMORPG/Shooter kind of game...but everything in that video screams standard shooter?
Not what i was expecting but it looks good dont it :).
Will be keeping an eye on this, We need more console MMOs.
Looks great. Especially considering this is the very first footage we've seen of it. xD
Seriously, I;m a sony fag, but can't deny the fact of this game looking lame, even the Huge MMO shooter exclusive of sony(don;t remember the name) looked better.
is The Agency lol... also ya this game is not like a cod or kz game its going to have a nich market im personally more focused on DC Universe.
But I've already played Uncharted 2 online.
Hope SOE can bring back Dark Kingdom series after agency . It was very underrated as a fun button masher iwith alot of fantasy.
Frankly, I thought this one's gonna blow, but it actually looking quite good!
WOW that's some major improvement from the early build i want one
at first i got excited cuz i misread n thought it said AGENT...so then i was disappointed to realize it was agency cuz of the gameplay i saw last year HOWEVER, the game has made a HUUUGE improvement. like a GIAANT leap from where they were last year. this now looks FREAKIN SICK!!! underdog got me EXCITED!
Im getting PC version after review though!!! http://theagency.station.so... bottom of page.. Hopefully they will fix the combat... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
ive been looking forward to this game since it was announced. after this video IM OUT, agency looks terrible.
i will be getting this game.... i love MMO.. i can not wait for E3!!!
After what they did to SWG, I would never play an SOE game again.