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Stupid AI confirmed for return visit?

vuduFebruary 14, 2008

Once the old posts return and we have two of these threads you're going to feel really dumb.

ShyGuyFebruary 14, 2008

I hope the old posts don't come back.

AzureNightmareBrad Mosbacher, Features EditorFebruary 14, 2008

Quote from: ShyGuy

I hope the old posts don't come back.

Heh heh....are you ever in for a rude awakening...heh heh....

LouieturkeyFebruary 15, 2008

Quote from: AzureNightmare

Quote from: ShyGuy

I hope the old posts don't come back.

Heh heh....are you ever in for a rude awakening...heh heh....

Why are they coming back?  It seems much cleaner this way.

NinGurl69 *hugglesFebruary 16, 2008

They're close to cancelling this, right?

Chozo GhostFebruary 16, 2008

Even though the game was rushed and poorly made, the original still sold extremely well. So it is no surprise Ubisoft would be working on a sequel. They'd be insane not to. Since the CEO has even said in his own words that there will be more focus on quality in future games, I think this will turn out much better than the original one did. The original also had lots of potential, but it had to be rushed out for the Wii launch window.

MarioFebruary 16, 2008

It could be in development forever

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It could be in development forever

One can hope.

BrandoggFebruary 18, 2008

I actually enjoy Red Steel quite a bit. It didn't live up to the hype, but it's a pretty good game nonetheless. Of course if you compare the controls to Metroid Prime 3 or MOH Heroes 2, then it takes a big hit, but as a launch game, it's not that bad. I'm really looking forward to the sequel...

Spak-SpangFebruary 18, 2008

I am glad this game is getting a second chance.  The idea has much potential, and yet it didn't deliver a second chance will hopefully be able to bring the full package.  We have learned much about what the Wii controller can and can not do.

NinGurl69 *hugglesFebruary 18, 2008

I learned that No More Heroes was awesome as soon it came in close proximity to my crotch.

DAaaMan64February 18, 2008

Quote from: Brandogg

I actually enjoy Red Steel quite a bit. It didn't live up to the hype, but it's a pretty good game nonetheless. Of course if you compare the controls to Metroid Prime 3 or MOH Heroes 2, then it takes a big hit, but as a launch game, it's not that bad. I'm really looking forward to the sequel...

It was a good game. I am quite excited for the sequel.

Red Steel... it has potential as a franchise, but is has almost no foundation in unique gameplay mechanics or critical well-being. Ubisoft has a real challenge ahead of them.

Quote from: DAaaMan64

Quote from: Brandogg

I actually enjoy Red Steel quite a bit. It didn't live up to the hype, but it's a pretty good game nonetheless. Of course if you compare the controls to Metroid Prime 3 or MOH Heroes 2, then it takes a big hit, but as a launch game, it's not that bad. I'm really looking forward to the sequel...

It was a good game. I am quite excited for the sequel.

We don't tolerate that kind of trolling around here.

NinGurl69 *hugglesFebruary 18, 2008

I'm not excited for Rygar, nor Okami.

hah. hah. hah.

DAaaMan64February 18, 2008

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Quote from: DAaaMan64

Quote from: Brandogg

I actually enjoy Red Steel quite a bit. It didn't live up to the hype, but it's a pretty good game nonetheless. Of course if you compare the controls to Metroid Prime 3 or MOH Heroes 2, then it takes a big hit, but as a launch game, it's not that bad. I'm really looking forward to the sequel...

It was a good game. I am quite excited for the sequel.

We don't tolerate that kind of trolling around here.

You know Crimm, I've let you off the hook up until now, but I just wanna let you know that a Crimm is the thing I pick of dog crap with.

;) :)

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I'm not excited for Rygar, nor Okami.

hah. hah. hah.

I'm not exited for Rygar.

ShyGuyJune 19, 2008

RED STEEL 2 CONFIRMED FOR E3

NinGurl69 *hugglesJune 19, 2008

RED STEELZ, FROM THE MAKERS OF SUM OF ALL FEARZ

ArbokJune 19, 2008

So anyone still hopeful for this? After allowing the first to soak in, they are going to have to do something incredible for me to give this a second glance.

NinGurl69 *hugglesJune 19, 2008

Not hopeful.

Despite it being a Ubi game, there's basically zero media of it floating around, which probably means they're ashamed to show it.

Nick DiMolaNick DiMola, Staff AlumnusJune 19, 2008

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RED STEEL 2 CONFIRMED FOR E3

Awesome? The first one was such a pile of suck I can't imagine even being remotely excited for a sequel to the biggest waste of $50 since Pokemon Snap.

ArbokJune 19, 2008

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Awesome? The first one was such a pile of suck I can't imagine even being remotely excited for a sequel to the biggest waste of $50 since Pokemon Snap.

Pokémon Snap was three times the game Red Steel was...

Nick DiMolaNick DiMola, Staff AlumnusJune 19, 2008

Quote from: Arbok

Quote from: Mr.

Awesome? The first one was such a pile of suck I can't imagine even being remotely excited for a sequel to the biggest waste of $50 since Pokemon Snap.

Pokémon Snap was three times the game Red Steel was...

Unbelievably true...

Pokemon Snap was great, don't get me wrong, but I beat it in probably 3 or 4 hours.

DAaaMan64June 19, 2008

nah Red Steel had many a flaw, but I liked it.

ArbokJune 19, 2008

Quote from: Mr.

Pokemon Snap was great, don't get me wrong, but I beat it in probably 3 or 4 hours.

Very true... the game was made to be an epic rental experience and nothing more, sadly.

Still, I will take three hours of gaming bliss over however many hours of mediocrity that Red Steel gave me before I lost interest and went back to Wii Sports with the intent of never playing it again.

ShyGuyJune 19, 2008

I'll snap Pikachu's spine. Red Steel 2 is one of two reason's I haven't put Ubisoft on my blacklist.

vuduJune 19, 2008

I received the first one as a present (used) and haven't even tried it yet.  I really should give it a go to see what the excitement is all about.

EasyCureJune 19, 2008

you'd have to travel back to wii's launch and play it on day one to feel that excitement

UltimatePartyBearJune 19, 2008

Where did this news (if you can call it that) come from?

Red Steel had more than enough promise to make me look forward to a non-rushed sequel.  Most of its problems came from unfamiliarity with the Wii remote and a management decision to shove it out the door for the launch.  And consider this: If Red Steel hadn't made those control mistakes and provided a highly visible lesson for the whole industry, would someone else have made those mistakes later, possibly even Retro?

vuduJune 19, 2008

Quote from: UltimatePartyBear

Where did this news (if you can call it that) come from?

Probably here.

ShyGuyJune 19, 2008

And they in turn got the info here: http://www.psbeyond.com/features/E3-Media-and-Business-Summit-2008.659.html

Red Steel's most overlooked problem was its inexcusable AI.  Why oh why did enemies duck behind explosive containers to find "cover?"  How is it they could stand next to me and still miss?

It was almost hilarious how easy they were to kill.

MorariJune 20, 2008

With the control scheme presented in Red Steel, even I found it rather difficult to aim at two feet away!

Smoke39June 20, 2008

Yeah, I think part of the AI's stupidity was to compensate for your pathetically slow turning speed.

I didn't think Red Steel was so bad.  The gameplay just needed some polish.  Also the cutscenes.

MarioJune 20, 2008

I thought the gameplay was great (still do), and the AI I had no issues with, in fact sometimes they'd do extraordinary things. There were some hilarious glitches like dudes flying a mile up in the air from explosions. There are some great inspired levels too and i cant wait to see what they  come up with next. What they need to fix is the crap presentation, the game has no replayability because you can't just go straight into the action from the menu, you have to watch cutscenes all the time. Multiplayer was quite good too.

I'm happy enough that RS2 is confirmed to exist.

Genre Shooter
Developer Ubisoft

Worldwide Releases

na: Red Steel 2
Release Mar 23, 2010
PublisherUbisoft
RatingTeen
jpn: Red Steel 2
Release May 27, 2010
PublisherUbisoft
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