Quantum Break Eyes-On | NZgamer Preview

Based on what I’d seen of Quantum Break prior to XONZ, it’s not a game I’d been particularly excited about. It looked like yet another generic third-person shooter. Sure, it has a time manipulation mechanic that looked vaguely interesting, but not enough to dull the feeling that of retreading very well-worn ground.

A new gameplay preview shown off at XONZ changed all that however, by giving me a good look at what you’re doing when you’re not using your time powers to kill swathes of faceless goons.

Foehammer3182d ago


This adds yet another dimension to the game.

Perhaps a Prince of Persia Sands of Time type element?


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Picnic3182d ago

The platforming puzzle elements were shown about a year ago. I'm not sure why a gaming website is so behind the times with a game.

FoxyGotGame3182d ago (Edited 3182d ago )

Another Blockbuster 2016 Game!

By the time Quantum Break releases I'll already be a Multiplatform Gamer.

Next year is going to be seriously overwhelming for me ....time to start saving up! /

NukaCola3182d ago

The game looks really cool. I am curious how it's live action ties in as well. 30 minute cutscenes? How much gameplay in between them? Lots of questions really.

equal_youth3182d ago (Edited 3182d ago )

Remedy has always delivered in my eyes so i'm pretty optimistic about this game. I hope they don't fail with the TV-Show part. They already took a few steps back from their original idea at least it seems like that to me but i also think that MS would not let them deliver a shattered experience.

poppinslops3182d ago

Aside from the casting changes, the game appears faithful to what was originally presented... That said, I'd like to see how Paul Serene and Beth Wilder play.

Paul has his own unique abilities (he can see potential futures) and a private army at his disposal, whereas Beth doesn't seem to have any powers - though she does have 'military' training... Each of the playable characters will likely require a different approach to combat (assuming Paul isn't afraid to get his hands dirty), which should keep things from getting too repetitive.

Sam Lake is yet to tell a mediocre story, so I wouldn't worry about the plot... My only real concern is that it'll be delayed again, which - judging by the recent presentations - seems unlikely.

I'm guessing Remedy learnt a lot from Alan Wake - which stayed true to it's reveal, despite extensive delays.

kraenk123181d ago

I agree. I've yet to experience live action scenes in a game which weren't complete trash.

poppinslops3181d ago

Have you played Alan Wake?

It had a live-action Twilight Zone-esqe show called 'Bright Falls', which would play on televisions scattered throughout the game... and it's add-on 'American Nightmare' had some genuinely disturbing scenes with Alan's evil doppleganger, Mr Scratch.

Quantum Break has a top-notch writer, a proper cast and a stack of $$$ making sure it's as good as it can be... the fact that Remedy are giving players the agency to alter the show suggests that they're quite confident in their storytelling abilities.

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15 Xbox Games That Should Make the Multiplatform Jump

While there’s likely already a list behind closed doors, one can still speculate and offer logical suggestions for titles new and old that should find their way into the PlayStation and Switch libraries.

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GamerRN95d ago

Single A games and live service games. Those make sense

S2Killinit95d ago

None of it makes sense. But its happening.

Ps5conehead95d ago

That’s up to Microsoft they want return on there investment. From buying up those publishers. That’s what there in business for. And they made a mistake putting day one exclusive on game pass. So now Microsoft wants to profit any way they can.its called buisness . Just like Sony putting games on pc a year are two after ps5 launch.
So if they can make money off PlayStation and Nintendo. They will do that. And I bet soon real soon they will release some aaa exclusives .and I bet one day it will be same day release

TheEroica95d ago

Sony gamers begging for Xbox games.... Who would've thunk it?


Yeah, because random site off the internet represents all Sony gamers, they have the letter of attorney and all...

S2Killinit95d ago

Lol what a spin. You dizzy?

AsunaYuukiTheFlash95d ago (Edited 95d ago )

We don’t care about shovelwares. Get that junk out of PS5

StormSnooper94d ago

More like MS begging to put their games on PlayStation.

TheEroica93d ago

Keep begging Sony gamers!

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Friendlygamer95d ago

Some of these seem to be exclusive for lack of enthusiasm of the publisher rather than because of deals. A lot of cool indies skip ps for some reason like katana zero, el paso, elsewhere and gunbrela

S2Killinit95d ago

Even more indies skip xbox. We know that right?

Friendlygamer95d ago

Quality over quantity, Microsoft got some really interesting and curated niche games on their machines, maybe in part because of gamepass

S2Killinit95d ago

Quality and MS are not things you bring up in same sentence.

shinoff218395d ago (Edited 95d ago )

Alot of indies skip xbox to. It goes round and round. Personally I think your off base on that but no need to have the argument.

Friendlygamer95d ago

Between katana zero, valheim, Battletech, el passo... I don't feel off base. maybe ps got a million of light novel games that will never release on Xbox but like I've said, I'm talking about niche games highlights, the 10%.

  Heck, it's probably thanks to Microsoft that the s.t.a.l.k.e.r games came to console ps included, meanwhile Sony backwards compatibility continues to be extremely anemic.

And I'm sure most ps5 users are happy to ignore these games and just play wathever new 3rd person action game is trending but it's cool that Microsoft gives some love to smaller audiences and software preservation