THQ releases four screenshots of their action game Conan. It looks quite fine, and we hope the combat system will be as good. Anyway, the Conan universe seems to be very well transcripted. Kraken and sexy women people !
Sex & violence, this is a game Kratos would definitly like.
is that the God of war imitator?
It seems they too mimicked the nudity.
after Jaffe had the balls to make his game the way he wanted, other companies are trying to do the same just for the sake of sales. God of War is not just a game with nudity, it OWNS and would have done w/o nudity and could probably done it w/o the blood, cause the story is great and the gameplay is tick, this game just looks like its copying everything GoW had and doing it in a bad way.
That there are people who are unfamiliar with Frank Frezetta's work, especially with The Conan Series. Nudity was a main staple in his work....this game is an omage to him as an artist.
Agree wtih jocdub
Someone pointed that out
Frank Frazetta was a great artist
I was quick to judge the graphics too, untill I realized they were trying to pay Homage to this talented individual
It's always good to hear a bit of culture come out of someone's words, especially on a site which harbors myriad immaturities. So I appreciate your words, yocdub.
Frank Frezetta and the Conan franchise are remarkable and unique works of art. If any one copied anything, it would be Jaffe ripping off Conan. The Conan story has been around since 1932 and was created by Robert E. Howard. Frank Frezetta was one of Robert's artists and was very popular. Frank's work definately helped Robert's story gain great popularity.
@ Lord Anubis and Faelt
Kratos, on the other hand was created by Jaffe himself. Kratos is a fictional character and is not a true Grecian mythological character. Thus, if you are going to accuse this as a Jaffe (God of War) imitation, you'd be wrong. There is no comparison and no legitimate comparison can be made because of their differences in artistic style and obvious differences in their origins.
The image clearly contains an image of a naked woman which is a sexual and nude reference!
The breasts are partially blurred to make them appropriate.
i think someone around here would rather see conan's sword than a nice rack.
yes, but not too blurred so we cant see them!!!!
Looks like SS4 doesn't like teh ladiez lol.
he would rather look at the abs of conan then at hot naked chick, which every man's dream.
Now this better shows off as a GOW wannabe clone. Not heavenly sword. They even pull off the ship level.
and some people says HeavenlySword is a ΩGOWΩ CLONE...
I'm sure hope she'll be clothed prior to release. I wouldn't want my wife to catch my kids playing it.
Did you play GOW 2? Boobies were running rampant in that game and it didn't get an AO rating.
I only played the first one. I didn't know that stuff was in the second one.
no men both GOW and GOW2 have this type of nudity and there weren`t any complaints by ESRB
and that didnt get an AO. Ever played leisure suit larry? No AO there.
yea having breast in the game will want me to buy it ( sarcasm)
If this game is based on the movie conan.... then... that means... people saying that this game is a GOW clone are simply dumb... if anything GOW probably borrow a few ideas from movies like conan...
hey.. they even had a game in the 80s: http://www.internationalher...
This generation of kids.. they think they know everything... heck.. they don't even know how to google... if so, they would know that Conan story, ideas, etc were created before they were born...
I don't remember about conan going on a ship and battling a sea monster, I do remember that dude that turned into a snake. and that conan traveled with a couple other people and became king of the world, but battling epic monsters is not something i remember, what movie was that one?
ah ok, not familiar with the comic book, just a couple of movies here and there, but i get it now
he fought that monster in the 2nd one. Conan the Destroyer.. or was it Conquerer... Well it was the 2nd one at least
Did you know that there is a conan comic book?
conan pretty much fough any monster you can think off... maybe not in the big screen... but the stories and the monsters are there.
he killed the snake king in Conan the Barbarian and killed the God Dagoth in Conan the Destroyer
created Conan a loooooooong time ago so if there is any mimick here is Kratos
Robert E. Howard created Conan in 1932
The fact that Conan was created in 1932? Or the fact that Kratos wasn't created until at least after the year 2000?
They are clearly following God Of War with its sex (nudity) and violence but they might miss the fact that what made GOW a classic was its deep and superb story/characters, its epic music and most importantly the great controls and gameplay.
While all sexual and violent elements are welcome, I seriously hope they don't rely on them as the whole point of the game. Original Conan story was much more than that.
oh wow. Please end all comments saying Conan is copying God of War. Conan is very old it has dusty comics to it's name, countless books and 2 movies with Arnold in it. All of those actually came out well before GOW, well before.
We know that original Conan is much older than GOW and is a grand tale but the subject here is more like Stranglehold Vs Max Payne. Max Payne owes everything to John Woo films like Hard Boiled but John Woo's Stranglehold looks to be following Max Payne too much rather than creating something unique for master's work.
Conan the Barbarian story also deserves a more unique take but THQ at least looks to be trying to cash in on the God Of War and 300 crazy with its mix of sex and violence and may miss the point of great story and settings from original material of Conan books.
Gezzz man read a Conan comic before you open your mouth about it ok??? Violence and sex ARE Conan middle names
I know about Conan comics and the fact that sex & violence are big parts of it BUT the old Conan books and stories were much more than this (Along with the trademark sex & violence).
Also, even if THQ wants to follow the comics, they can't have the same sexual content in the game because they don't want an AO. (But an unrated Uncut Conan game based on comics would be totally welcome).
Trying to convince people who know the Conan story and art style that this video game is imitating the God of War "style" is a dead end. This video game is a tribute to the work of Robert E. Howard and Frank Frezetta. Frank's artistic style for Conan has always included such contexts as violence, sex, and primal desires.
THQ is in it for the money and that's all. Of course they will try to capitalize on the current mainstream art style but this is no excuse for labeling it as an imitation to God of War or 300. Just leave the comparisons out of it.
ah yes i love video game nudity, perfect waist to hip ratio, perfect size breasts, just basically a really really hot girl, everytime, hooray to video game nudity.
While I dont care about nudity in games (well actually I usually find it quite halarious)I do think that this site should have a bit more moderation when it comes to this kind of article.
"You will search one likely spot
and you will search another
'Console wars' had us meet as foes but
these 'breast' will make us brothers"
o_o..... gravemind xD
The barbarian, and Conan the destroyer. THere is supposed to be a new Conan, called King Conan. That would be cool, its a shame Arnold is old now, he was the perfect person to play Conan. Awesome movies.
The only way to do KING CONAN justice is CG in the same way they are doing BEOWOLF. Since Arnold could still offer his voice work and not his actual self to the role...I think it could still be done. It will all depend on the success of BEOWOLF.
this game look Last Gen?....
It looks like a game from Xbox(1)
heck Halo 2 had better textures than that ~_~
those boobies dont look last gen....
Looks like a solid 2/10.
I agree wit you. This game looks last Gen. This game has nothing to compete wit GOW. Katos make Conan look like a "puzzy cat".
i like how the degrees on this story went up soo fast just cuz of a nude woman lol
umm idk if id get this game it looks good i guess
WHY WOULD I WANT THIS I CAN GET THE REAL THINGS SQUARED PIXELY BOOBS ARENT MY THING, *SIGH* ANOTHER GAME IM NOT GETTING.
But I will never turn down checkin out a pair of tits...real, fake, drawn or computer animated.
They can do that? The naked girls?
lol. Yeah i guess they can get away with that.
this game looks promising. conan the barbar is one of my all time favorite movies. is this only hack and slash or are they rpg elements ?
Being an aspiring illustrator
I can appreciate what this title is doing, Hopefully the gameplay can deliver because I would really enjoy playing a Great Conan Game
And if this doesn't do it, Maybe Beowulf will satisfy my inner Barbarian untill GOW 3 comes out
YEAH BABY !
The last Conan slasher wasn't anything bad though if all you wanted was fairly mindless.In fairness the combat offered a bit of depth too and was perfectly well executed.A good solid 6/10
The tentacle looks frightening...
To say an iconic character like Conan...created in the 30's... is ripping off GOW, is truly pathetic. If you don't know what the f!ck you're talking about, you seriously have no business posting. :o
you are pathetic. this game is coming to the ps3, so why should ps3 fans want that? of course they are similarities. and ppl who said that it is a clone, did not intent it in any bad sense.
Awww skeet skeet got d*mn!
LOL at the people thinking PS2 games are the center of the universe.
No not the center of the universe. Just the most successful console ever.
funny how this became one of the top stories so fast..
And Sex sells
whats worse, is the article doesn't even say
anything about Nudity really being "featured like that" in the game
sorta taints n4gs image IMO
What image does n4g have aside from being a Fan Boy Site ? & besides thanks to Fan Boys any other image n4g had those images have already been tainted
nice ancient t&a
Add this to my list of games to buy especially since I've been Conan fan for years.
Yes, it's not really "AO" but there has been a "buzz" around the gaming forums for more adult oriented games. This might not be the pioneer when it comes to being a full fledged Adult Game, heck God of War had two half naked girls going at it. But it might be a step in the right direction.
most of the morning papers have boobies on page 3 in england !
why do people gut upset at this stuff ?
most games will get a 15 or 18 certificate if they have nudity so.
1. if you haven't seen breast by the time you 15-18 you really must try harder ( and you must suck at using the internet )
2. 15-18 certificate games are only suitable for those age groups or above.
do not let your kids see or play unsuitable material as you are messing it up for the rest of us.
if people followed the certification games like manhunt 2 ect. would get released uncut.
and the door would be open for more adult themes.
oh and women would buy more games. if living with a girl has taught me anything its that they love their sexy stories.
so which physics engine powers it? Does it have support for Ageia PhysX card?
I think advanced phyisics and modern bouncing boobs tech is exclusive to Itakagi games.
Also, good point and lol at that disagree. (Disagree with what?)
Its what men want, thank you devs!
so how do you want your boobies? crispy fried or juicy grilled? ranch, blue cheese or bbq sauce?