Playstation Universe shows some poignant gameplay footage of a tsunami level in Motorstorm Apocalypse, which shows why Japan may have decided to delay the game, and Europe and North Amercia may follow. Sensitve footage contained in the video.
yea, delaying it was a good idea over there. it would of been messed up and very controversial if this was to release now.
This will sound terrible but shouldn't. Sony did a pretty good job with realism. It looks just like the aftermath of the Sunami in Japan.
LOL! I should have noticed that it was in the title. Shame!
Honestly i think Sony should just release the game at a later time, July wouldn't be to bad because think about it March has move heroes and other goods, April has SOCOM 4 which for NA release is a week from each other(MS:A April 12, SOCOM 4 April 19) which to me is just terrible of SCEA for putting 2 exclusives near each other, May everyone is going to flock to L.A Noire for sure and possibly Brink, June has inFAMOUS 2. So to me i wouldnt mind seeing it reappear in July.
I think they shouldn't ban it. If you watch the video its not a tsunami, its just tornado's/Hurricanes and storms near a coast. Its the wind blowing things about not a tsunami. A tsunami is a great big wave caused by an Earthquake underwater. Where in this video do you see a tsunami?
Holy Buddha! That video was AMAZING! Now I feel guilty for wanting to play this game while Japan is still suffering. :(
What terrible timing for Sony... the video is really surreal. Edit: Well, in retrospect, it's pretty awful timing for everyone in Japan. There is never a 'good' time for such a terrible tragedy.
Why is the video "surreal"? You mean there are now hurricanes and tornadoes there as well!?
Delaying the game is absolutely the right thing to do. Sony will be fine as they have many games seeing release this year. My heart goes out to everyone affected by the recent events in Japan. Absolutely horrific news.
Right move by Sony to delay it. I don't think Japan is going to have this game released for a while, hopefully it releases in the near future for us in the west.
Just like the "real ending" of MGS2 , this content will be cut and they'll probably release the game without it. EDIT : I'm pretty sure you can cut THIS track and throw another in his place.
Hard to imagine, the full game is structured around a city getting destroyed by earthquakes. Don`t think there is a specific thing to cut as that`s just the gameplay of it that everything crumbles around you.
Wasnt that a twin towers destruction thing, I heard of that, duno how theyd cut MS tho there are discs already out EDIT this was a reply to Redempteur, on PS3 may have not replied properly
@Redemptur I don't think they can change this part of the if the game is ready to roll out, the MGS2 Arsenal Gear crash which was part of the original plot and some other stuffs were out of the game cos of the tragedy in the WTC and the harsh situation with middle east in that time, MS: Apocalypse is all about racing while natural disasters plague all over the place
They really shouldn't cut this out of the game. While it's likely that less people in Japan will be buying apocalyptic tsunami games in the near future, a game shouldn't remove it's content just because something has happened recently. What happened in Japan was a terrible tragedy, what happens in MS Apocalypse is in now way an attempt at recreating the events in Japan, and they should show that by not removing content from the game. If MS apocalypse actually had taken place in Japan, and there had been more focus on the tsunami and less on racing, I might have to reconsider my opinion though. Difficult stuff. But still, no removal please.
Man thats just crazy eerie.... Still can't wait for this game, hopefully they will release a 3D demo soon.
There is a 3D demo on PSN right now for EU. Just make an EU account. As for this particular level the sheer amount of tech and stuff that is going on is nuts. But I can definitely understand delaying the game entirely out of respect for the japanese.
Thanks for the heads up. I haven't been to the EU store in a while (since I became a plus member). I'll definitely check that out.
i don't think they will release it in Japan,after all that is happening now even if you delay the game i don't think they will be comfortable playing a game where buildings are collapsing and who know what else this game has tied with disasters after seeing this game footage my bet is the game will not release in japan http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I dont get it? i see a Tornado and high winds by the ocean. Do you guys even know what a tsunami is? This video does not show anything near what happened in Japan. BTW, thanks for wasting my time and spoiling something that didn't need to be spoiled. Friggin xbox fan troll knows how to troll well indeed.
Was thinking the same thing, minus the whole Xbox fan thing. Looks more like a hurricane level than a tsunami level.
to be fair, how many people are shot in NY/Chicago/Detroit/LA every week and nobody ever decides to delay FPS or GTA clones... Its the nature(no pun intended...) of the beast. As long as video games(and media in general) have fun portraying would-be horrible things, there will be something to point at and go "that's too controversial to release now, edit it out or delay it." Not one example comes to mind, where editing something out was really "making a difference", especially in the long run. If people want to use the argument "its just a game", games can't be withheld every time they match up with horrible real life events, because if we were to play that game GTA should never have been released on account of daily gang violence across the country. The irony of this case is, nobody would have even correlated the game with the tragedy had they gone on with the release plan, or at least not have made a public spectacle of the "similarities"
"The irony of this case is, nobody would have even correlated the game with the tragedy had they gone on with the release plan, or at least not have made a public spectacle of the 'similarities'" Outside of Japan, that may be true though Fox News or such would go out of its way to make a public spectacle, never under estimate them. For Japan, it would have been insensitive as hell to release it after everything that has happened.
Ive no idea why you'ed be racing in that weather, but it looks like fun
This is pretty amazing, if only for the name of the level. My heart goes out to any impacted. The video is so eerie and obviously just a coincidence, but man that is incredible.
I think Sony created the Japanese earthquake as a marketing stunt for this particulair game. Oh wait...
You're an idiot.
you are wrong and right search HARP learn about it dont be fooled.
I don't think it should be delayed.Sony could use the money right now.
Outside of Japan, I could see EU being delayed a week or 2, and with the US date being way off, not really changing. As for Japan, there are more important things needing to be done that release a game that will create a bunch of controversy and backlash at Sony.
Well I understand the delay, but that video made me want this game pretty badly.
LUNATICS UNITE and help Japan anyway you guys can
that's only right. But the game should be deleted, because there's "STORM" in it's name. Another natural catastrophe. Sad... but only fair. They could be integrate the giant enemy crab easter egg, coming out of the tsunami and saying: "how much wood would a woodchuck chuk, if a woodchuck could chuck a wood?"
back in the hacker basement with you troll. and by the way crabs are better than trolls. least they taste good
The name of the track is pretty unlucky :( Although i think they should still release in the EU, they could just delay the japn version and also change the level name or removed the level in that version. Im sure sony will make a wise choice either way
Still looking forward to getting it. Thing is, Japan sits on the ring of fire. There have been quite a few earthquakes at the same place today. All mostly in the 4.5 - 5.7 scale. Japan Ten percent of the world's active volcanoes are found in Japan, which lies in a zone of extreme crustal instability. They are formed by subduction of the Pacific Plate and the Philippine Sea Plate. As many as 1,500 earthquakes are recorded yearly, and magnitudes of four to six on the Richter scale are not uncommon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
What happened to the demo that was supposedly released? There was a crap load of articles that said it was supposed to be released two weeks ago. I still don't see it.
- Original Motorstorm was pretty good, the destructible environment in Apocalypse is cool at first, but it loses it's charm almost immediately. No replay value.
"I found this particular race to be extremely hard-hitting and emotionally draining." Lolwhat, so now Japan has been hit by a Tsunami lightning makes you cry?
Motorstorm Apocalypse demo was excellent btw. I like that it's more focus now on being ready to win a sprint in the last 200 meters, instead of just trying to drive away from the others. Reminds me of Jak X, where you really had to plan ahead before you tried to move away from the crowd (at high difficulty settings, anyway)
I agree. I really don't see what the problem is. In SSX3 you know how I lost races? Because of the mountain. I barely even came into contact with the other racers. The rocks and trees and avalanches took me down most of the time. In Burnout 3, did the racers take me out half the time? No. It was some van crossing an intersection, or a bus around a corner or a car driving straight towards me. So what is the problem with MS:A? That you have to fight the chaos, the racers and win? Isn't that the whole point of the game? So how can people put it down for achieving exactly what it set out to do? How come no one puts Burnout and SSX3 down for putting in obstacles that interfered with the racing? Why is MS:A any different?
limewax, so you say "least they taste good" and your mom never told you that "trolls" are only fablecreatures. Mabye it had been "tasted" good in your childhood, when you would have heard about trollstories. Teenieweenie... And it was the allmighty giant enemy crab and not the crabs you eat for lunch, dude. This sort of crab don't tasted good for sonys image. :(
Moderate your nerdrage and don't eat to many crabs, so that less diarreah happens, when you try to be rational.
I don't understand...there's no tsunami in the video. Moreover, I think people in Japan have more things to worry about (like recovering from the disaster) than bash a video game that happens to have beaches and water and a high winds. Although a delay in Japan would make sense somewhat, there is no reason to delay it anywhere else.
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