Jim Sterling of Destructoid writes: Hit the jump for a second video, one I declare a true treat, for it's a rather villainous cutscene of an evil fish n' chips king and his Eurotrash freaks that has blown me away.
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I haven't really been all that blown away by Heavenly Sword, but when I saw that cutscene... wow. That was, without a doubt, the most expressive face animation I have ever seen in any game. If it was in real-time then whoever doubts the functionality of The Cell is going to have to work a lot harder to convince me...
That cutscene was awsome, cant wait for this game
I still can't tell whether it's rendered in-game, or prerendered with the game engine. If you could focus the camera close up on Nariko's face in the demo it would be a lot easier to determine. Still, outstanding performances and terrific artwork. Andy Serkis knows how to direct. Apropos, if you crank the volume high enough you can hear someone say: "We WANTS it! WE NEEDS IT!"
GO ANDY SERKIS!!!
the scene reminds me of the original movie DUNE. I am sure Andy wants to get rid of his Smeegle reputation as much as Keanu Reeves wanted to with the Matrix and Bill and Tedds...
@Omega It's been so long since I last saw Dune; I must've been 5 or 6 at the time, but come to think of it, it actually does. Pretty strange for a kid of my age, who hardly understood English at the time, to watch a film like Dune. But I enjoyed it as far as I vaguely remember, especially the scene with the sandworms and occasionally any scene with the House of Harkonnen. Everything else is pretty much a blur.
That was the best example of the facial animation and acting i've seen so far, really impressed...
The developers were going to have pre-rendered cinemas...until they found out Cell could just do it for them with the game engine. I'm sure the animation files for these cutscenes are enormous, especially with so much detail in the faces.
DJ...long time no see. Yeah, enjoying the demo much? I think it freakin' rocks. I've been saying for over a year that this will be the best action game this year...and possibly the best storyline! If MGS4 comes out this year though...HS can kiss that award GOODBYE! I doubt it though. This is one of the reasons I bought a PS3. I reserved it before I even had one! While not being as BA as Devil May Cry, the action is just incredible! Of course, NOTHING is as BA as Devil May Cry.
as well buy 2 copies of this now...
Really good cutscene, the expressions of the king were really good, the deformed face of the fat guy was amazing. overall it's all freaking sweet.
after seeing this vid I think that vampire looking guy will be a problem if we fight him in the game, he probably teleports or something :( hopefully he wont be a pain.
Bettter then the opening (intro) cut scene for Onimusha 3? I dont think so. But still was good. Edit: LeonSKennedy4Life you can say that again. Onimusha always had awesome cut scenes. Remember the end of Onimusha one? That was my favorite cut scene untill Onimusha 3 opening I nearly shi* myself when I first saw it. I must have reseted the game 10 times just to watch it again before even starting the game. On Crack maybe lol
Onimusha 3...BEST OPENING CUTSCENE EVER!!! Even Advent Children didn't have the sheer SCALE of that scene! Those animators were on SUPER-CRACK or something!
The onimusha 3 intro was one of my favorite of all time but the difference between the two is that one is CG and one is using ingame engine.
Onimusha 3 was up there with some of the best CGI ever. But the big difference b/w that and this vid for Hevanely Sword... the Heavenly Sword vid is NOT CGI! Those are the in-game graphics!
I know it was CGI. I was just talking in general terms for cool cut scene not particulary whether it was in game or not. And there a big difference between the PS3 and the PS2 abilities too, ( just to note ).
gameplay,AWESOME story , AMAZING cutscene ,high detail graphics and physics.. cant wait too EAT this game in day One
Real time or not that cutscene was incredible! Best acting and facial expresion i have seen in any game so far.
Anyone got one for the link? Gamevideos' videos never work for me >_<!
That was really amazing..wish it would of come out earlier..
It's not just a pretty game aswell, the gameplay is very addicting even if its not your type of game.
cool another september game to kill my wallet...
the game is awesome i know.. Lair for august , Heavenly Sword for September =)
It's Lair + Warhawk for August! =D!!
the demo was too short to convince me this is a must buy but once i saw these videos hands down does the vauge (right now) storyline make me want to get it... i see sequals in the future for sure
I was surprised by the humor in it. It's nice to see a game that doesn't take itself too seriously.
i hope the cutscenes will be ingame in the full game, cause in demo the first cutscene was a prerendered video, i could tell from the low bitrate pixelation and everytime you skipped it, loading lasted for about 30 seconds (the lenght of the video, which was there to hide the loading screen in the background) The same trick was used in God of War.
but it still has to load.. even great games like Metal Gear Solid have to load after cutscenes... but i think it is loading through the cutscenes through caching when i was playing the demo i watched a cutscene the game started right afterwards but when i skip it loads for a sec when and oh yea alot of the problems from the game has improved significantly since the NBC-Heroes-build ... so dont worry .. be happy =)
i can say is DAMN!,can't wait fot it to come out.the cutscenes look so awesome.
humm This migth just be THE game of the year... 1st day buy for me!!!!
That cutscene was one of the best I've ever seen, really weird stuff. The gameplay however looks extremely boring, just like any other button mash-hack-and-slash game. I never did get why people like those games.
No, mashing won't get you anywhere unless you do it against the very basic first henchmens, the other guys in the demo block just about everything.
Yes because running around shooting is so much more exciting. Same button....again and again. Anyway it's not button mashing - and I can now say that with the gameplay I have played on my side! I don't like button mashing - I've learnt the combos, I counter, I use aerial combos...and I have to think A LOT. :)
All cutscenes are inengine. Just to clarify though - some will be recorded in order to cover up loading...(eg. look to the demo) really good idea, so we don't have to wait for loading!, others are rendered in real time. Deep
now ive got to get heavenly sword halo mass effect gta 4 army of two bioshock assassins creed uncharted drakes fortune: damn both the xbox and the ps3 are great consoles and i love them both im getting all of these but damn im gonnaq be broke
Good damn job Andy!
Ok, how much of a spoiler is this video?
I got no new info from this video really. It was all just good fun.
That cutscene look awesome. One of the best animation ever create it. Lord, I can't wait until September for put my hand on the game. Did anyone know something about an Limited or Special Edition for the game ? any announce yet?.
Incredible... Utterly incredible. Voice acting, face capture, caracter models, textures, everything incredible. Lets just hope the gameplay......
I am hooked on this game....I just do not know if i am going to have to time between this and warhawk and Lair.... But i will get this game and play it at least once per day...
and i just got my eyes checked 8)
There goes that horrible tearing/vertical sync again, I won't pay 60 bucks for vertical sync teared games, no matter how pretty.
I didn't notice any tearing or sync issues with my demo.
Just hit r1/r2 and look at the scenery before you jump down. Or just run left and right. It's horrible.
alot issues have been cleaned up months ago. As for me i really dont know what ur talking about.. im watchin it now on my 720p t.v and it looks awesome and by the way r1 is how u get into the power stance
Ok sorry about the r1 mistake I meant camera view, L2 r2, and it's as plain as day in the demo as it is here in the 1st video. Just look at the screen as you pan/run left or right. Tearing. Its all over this video too.
You won't pay $60 for a game that you have to look really hard to find tearing, it's funny how the game is not even out yet and you have already made up your mind. This game is for PS3 and won't work on your 360
This demo was done months ago on an earlier build of the game.....thats why it showed up on HEROES when it did, and that episode of HEROES was filmed months before it aired. Plus the Devs have mention the bugs in the demo and have said they have since fixed them. I have no worry that they will ship a tip-top version of this game.
For MarioFromTexas. I don't own a 360, I own a Ps3, so don't jump to that conclusion just because I pointed out a negative about Heavenly Sword. I love my Ps3 and there are great games out, and great games coming out. And the 3 dumb fu(ks that disagreed with me and agreed with this retard, well your just as fu(king dumb as he is. So play the 1st video again, and play the demo, and keep telling yourselves there is no tearing. Unbelievable. Yocdub, I hope the game does have this tightend up in the final version I really do, your right the demo is from an old build but what about this video?
lol ''Blot out the sun'' I wonder if this was intentionnal or not
While I'll accept that the cutscene does look awesome, the gameplay looked really average. Lara Croft thinks shes dante. I mean, I did enjoy Prince of Persia and God of War, but this is just more of the same. Also had the bad guys been watching too many kung fu movies? Why did they all hang around and then attack one by one? Of course I could be wrong and the game could turn out to be really cool, but it needs to impress more cos I wouldn't buy a game just for the cutscenes.
It is as if the AI is playing by reverse golf rules, closest to the pin shoots first. There were only ever a few times when more than one enemy was attacking at a time and often enemies a few paces away simply stand and watch until the player had dispatched (in glorious fashion) the closer foes. Could it be that it was on an an easy setting or early on in the game and as you advance through the game more enemies attack simultaneously with improved tactics in order to "ramp-up" the difficulty as you advance? A learning curve if you will?
"Could it be that it was on an an easy setting or early on in the game and as you advance through the game more enemies attack simultaneously with improved tactics in order to "ramp-up" the difficulty as you advance? A learning curve if you will?" Correct - this is just about the first level also. There's a Hell Mode which is almost impossible to beat.
i don't think there is any cutscene tht compare to devil may cry 3's cutscenes which is amazing
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