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A man named Monkey

BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198XBeing Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
edited February 2011 in Singularity Engine++
This thread is about this here game:
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It is an awesome little game made by Ninja Theory and written by the dude who wrote 28 Days Later and Sunshine. It sadly got looked over by most people during the Holiday frenzy.

The story follows Monkey, a drifter who travels the post-apocalyptic wastes of New York in a world where machines have wiped out most of humanity. It is an adaptation of sorts of the ancient Chinese novel, Monkey: Journey to the west.

He is mo-capped and voiced by this dude:
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He is awesome.

Also, he drives a motorcycle and fights with a bo staff and has a hover-disk named Cloud. Yes, he is Wolverine and Goku in the future.

His companion is Trip, a member of one of the last surviving human settlements. She uses one of the machines slave headbands to force Monkey to help under pain of death. She is played by this lady:
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Her video game character is significantly more attractive.

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The game is a third person action-adventure thing, similar to a Prince of Persia game. What sets it apart is the absolutely fantastic motion capture and voice acting. The story is also very interesting and the world is gorgeous.

It's kinda short so maybe rent it or pick it up if you can find it for cheap!

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  • UbikUbik i am a god in a french-ass restaurantRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    monkeys aren't donkeys

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  • SenorTacosSenorTacos Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I can not stand Trip. Can't stand her.

    I feel this AV Club review does the game justice.

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  • Kevin CristKevin Crist They always wanna to come But they never want to leaveRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I was hoping for a SE++ One Piece thread.

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    Steam: YOU FACE JARAXXUS| Twitch.tv: SkinnerSweet
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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2011
    Awesome game just don't waste your money buying it. I beat it in about 4 and a half hours and there is nothing to compel you to play it again.

    It was one of the best 4 and a half hours of gaming I've ever spent though.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
  • KadithKadith Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    a video game character is not more attractive than that woman.

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Antimatter wrote: »
    Like this! But with robots.

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Kadith wrote: »
    a video game character is not more attractive than that woman.
    Spoiler:

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  • CristovalCristoval Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
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    This had a pretty sweet demo but a lot of handholding. Does that let up later in the game?

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  • SenorTacosSenorTacos Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    So when I got the this game at best buy it came with a sexy robot trip costume. It's creepy as can be.

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Eh

    objects glow sometimes and stuff but mainly it's just awesome stuff happening all the time

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  • KadithKadith Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    Kadith wrote: »
    a video game character is not more attractive than that woman.
    Spoiler:
    why don't you go look at some yaoi

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    munky d. luffy

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    Spoiler:
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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2011
    I was pleasantly surprised by this game because I fucking loathe escort games. Fortunately at no point in this an escort game.

    Trip helps out and is smart enough to stay the fuck out of the way during combat.

    I just wish you got to use the Cloud a little more.

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    It is an adaptation of sorts of the ancient Chinese novel, Monkey: Journey to the west.

    In the same way that From Prada to Nada is an "adaptation of sorts" of Sense and Sensibility.

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I do love yaoi

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    It is an adaptation of sorts of the ancient Chinese novel, Monkey: Journey to the west.

    In the same way that From Prada to Nada is an "adaptation of sorts" of Sense and Sensibility.
    Inspired by

    whatever

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2011
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    It is an adaptation of sorts of the ancient Chinese novel, Monkey: Journey to the west.

    In the same way that From Prada to Nada is an "adaptation of sorts" of Sense and Sensibility.

    or She's The Man is an "adaptation of sorts" of Twelfth Night.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    did somebody say

    yaoi?

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    Spoiler:
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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Kadith wrote: »
    a video game character is not more attractive than that woman.

    Thank you

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  • SenorTacosSenorTacos Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Hijacking this thread to talk about majin and the foresaken kingdom. Game is all sorts of fun
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIE3eV8HFPk

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2011
    I couldn't get in to Majin. It was alright but the pace was so damn slow I ended up losing interest pretty quickly.

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  • DMACDMAC Moderator mod
    edited February 2011
  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    That is a monkey named Monkey

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  • DMACDMAC Moderator mod
    edited February 2011
  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Alas, I am undone

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  • DontShootToastersDontShootToasters Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I really enjoyed this game while it lasted, although I'm not particularly fond of the ending

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  • ZonugalZonugal Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    So umm..... Holt McCallany is pretty much Monkey.

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  • 2 Marcus 2 Ravens2 Marcus 2 Ravens Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    This is a game I most definitely will play.

    Man I love my Blockbuster game rentals account.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Hey a friend of mine from highschool was the lead sound designer on this game!

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    holy shit someone bought enslaved?

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    No I rented it because I was told it was very short

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    #pipe wrote: »
    Hey a friend of mine from highschool was the lead sound designer on this game!
    He did a great job! The sound is wonderful

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    blank if you're gonna be so bold as to make threads you can probably have an av/sig again

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    This reminds me of a cartoon based off of the Monkey god type guy I watched forever ago.

    http://atlanticus.tumblr.com/ PSN: Atlanticus 3DS: 1590-4692-3954 Steam: Artreus
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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    This game was pretty good.

    Also, Andy Serkis is a crazyman.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Andy Serkis: Professional Overactor

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Pipe. I finally got a zoom lens. EF 75-300mm. It doesn't have fancy image stabilization or USM but it was a lot cheaper (i.e: I could afford it) as a result.

    http://atlanticus.tumblr.com/ PSN: Atlanticus 3DS: 1590-4692-3954 Steam: Artreus
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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    #pipe wrote: »
    Andy Serkis: Professional Overactor

    When I was watching DE?AD play through this, he ran through one of the masks and it was a picture of Andy Serkis climbing a mountain. We both said "Andy Serkis went to the mountain!" which sounds like some weird redneck saying.

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  • BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Im on chapter 9 of this game, i need to finish it.

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