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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I'm downloading this now. Also, Lewie, shame on you for not using the title

    "If you like a lot of chocolate on your biscuit, join The Club"

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I blame it on temporary stupid. I am now cured.

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    You are a hero, and I the next thing I buy for myself online shall be through one of your referral links.
    <3

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    ginguskahnginguskahn Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    steejee wrote: »
    I played this game at E3 and couldn't really see myself playing it very long. Only 8 levels and each 'event' is just a variation on that level. Me, with my massive hatred of playing FPS games on a Gamepad beat the presenters score first try. Really seems like something that'd be better off as a Live! Arcade game or priced in the $30-$40 range.


    It's a third person shooter :p

    FYI to those thinking of creating UK accounts, I believe the "1 week gold only" rule applies. So you won't be able to get this on a silver account. However you may get 1 free month of gold when signing up for the first time. Can anyone confirm?

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    steejeesteejee Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    ginguskahn wrote: »
    steejee wrote: »
    I played this game at E3 and couldn't really see myself playing it very long. Only 8 levels and each 'event' is just a variation on that level. Me, with my massive hatred of playing FPS games on a Gamepad beat the presenters score first try. Really seems like something that'd be better off as a Live! Arcade game or priced in the $30-$40 range.


    It's a third person shooter :p

    FYI to those thinking of creating UK accounts, I believe the "1 week gold only" rule applies. So you won't be able to get this on a silver account. However you may get 1 free month of gold when signing up for the first time. Can anyone confirm?

    It's a third person shooter that uses FPS controls. Being able to see my character's ass doesn't really change it much :p

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    ginguskahnginguskahn Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Yeah I just fancied being a pedantic bastard :)

    I guess there is no Online MP apart from scoreboards?

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    JJJJ DailyStormer Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    combo and score counter aspect of it reminds me of the Mercenaries game of RE4.

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    KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    ginguskahn wrote: »
    Yeah I just fancied being a pedantic bastard :)

    I guess there is no Online MP apart from scoreboards?

    I saw videos of both 4 player split-screen deathmatch as well as normal 1 screen deathmatch via LIVE.

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    Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Currently downloading the demo and expecting to be disappointed. It's a multiplayer aimed shooter and I tend to hate those. With a passion.

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    ginguskahnginguskahn Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Klyka wrote: »
    ginguskahn wrote: »
    Yeah I just fancied being a pedantic bastard :)

    I guess there is no Online MP apart from scoreboards?

    I saw videos of both 4 player split-screen deathmatch as well as normal 1 screen deathmatch via LIVE.

    Ho Ho now Where talking :) Sounds like it could be a laugh!

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    freelancepolicefreelancepolice Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    This was quite fantastic in the brief 10 minutes I played. Completed the initial basic prison level but could do no higher. Any tips ? I thought I had a killer run with a 15 combo but it turns out that was lame :/

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    ginguskahnginguskahn Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    My only tip is don't rush... I shot through (pun intended) thinking I was doing great but I missed to many kills for the sake of keeping the multiplier high, instead take some time to make sure u kill everyone, and remember style counts, use grenades for multi kills, barrels, head shots etc, even if that means dropping a few combo points (the multiplier ticks down one at a time rather than just returning to zero). Search out the medallion thingies on the walls as well I managed to destroy the medium score my 3rd time out.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Also, the guys with the riot shields.

    Always shoot them through their shields.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
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    Duchess ProzacDuchess Prozac Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I tried the demo of this yesterday after being rather scpeitcal of its quality and I was pleasantly surprised. It felt similar to Tony Hawks or old fashioned Shmups. Even still I'm not sure I'll drop full price on it unless the MP is really something special.

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    TxdoHawkTxdoHawk Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I was immediately interested as soon as Bizarre announced this, but at the moment I am TV-less. :( The minute Dell ships me my new TV though, I am grabbing the demo.

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    KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Grrr the damn UK marketplace knows I'm in Germany and won't let me download the demo!

    Damn you Marketplace!

    I'd really like to try this out.

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    PemulisPemulis Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    So, when can I get the demo in the US on 360? (At work so I can't check now.)

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    FireWeaselFireWeasel Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Pemulis wrote: »
    So, when can I get the demo in the US on 360? (At work so I can't check now.)

    I too would like to know.

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Much <3 on the title!

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Tav wrote: »
    Much <3 on the title!

    Direct <3 towards darleysam for coming up with it.

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Did somebody say my name with a <3 beside it?

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    FreddyDFreddyD Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I spent at least an hour improving my time in the CoD4 training mode so I could see myself digging this game. I just don't know why they're being stingy with the demo if they know they have a hit on their hands.

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    Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I have to admit, I tried this and didn't like it. "Clunky" is the word that comes to mind. I found it frustrating that there are only certain things you can vault over and what-not.

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    When I tried it, I didn't necessarily have any complaints with the game itself, it seemed to play well and it was fine running around and shooting guys (although I do agree with Grinch about the 'jumping over stuff' thing), but I just don't think it's for me. The goal seems to be about iterative improvement, keeping playing the same level over and over again until it's a pitch-perfect recital where you've got the placement of every bad-guy, bonus and weapon memorised to maximise your score. That's great, but it's really not how I like to play games.
    Just to clarify, I'm not trolling or pissing on the thread, just saying why it's not my kind of thing.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Trolls go :arrow:

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    LewieP wrote: »
    Trolls go :arrow:

    :x

    lol dis game sux id ravr play myst.

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    Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    LewieP wrote: »
    Trolls go :arrow:

    Surely it's a demo and there for use to give opinions on?

    I'm pretty sure that's what demos are for!

    I may like it more in the full game, with a different character, I felt the one you were given was a bit sluggish.

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    The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Best. Thread. Title. EVER

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Mr_Grinch wrote: »
    LewieP wrote: »
    Trolls go :arrow:

    Surely it's a demo and there for use to give opinions on?

    I'm pretty sure that's what demos are for!

    I may like it more in the full game, with a different character, I felt the one you were given was a bit sluggish.

    I think he was joking..

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    darleysam wrote: »
    Mr_Grinch wrote: »
    LewieP wrote: »
    Trolls go :arrow:

    Surely it's a demo and there for use to give opinions on?

    I'm pretty sure that's what demos are for!

    I may like it more in the full game, with a different character, I felt the one you were given was a bit sluggish.

    I think he was joking..

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    Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    LewieP wrote: »
    darleysam wrote: »
    Mr_Grinch wrote: »
    LewieP wrote: »
    Trolls go :arrow:

    Surely it's a demo and there for use to give opinions on?

    I'm pretty sure that's what demos are for!

    I may like it more in the full game, with a different character, I felt the one you were given was a bit sluggish.

    I think he was joking..

    You're a mean one.

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    TigTig Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Best. Thread. Title. EVER

    I had a coffee mug which beeped that tune whenever it was picked up. Fun times.

    Bizarre should really make their own singing coffee mug to tie in with this game.

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    BladeOfSanjuroBladeOfSanjuro Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The demo for this came out in NA just now on XBL. It is fun as all hell, I can only imagine what the leaderboards for this thing will look like.

    8 levels divided up into several routes and types(some consisting of laps with differing enemy patterns on each lap), 8 characters, tons of guns... it looks like they hit the mark here.

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    LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The demo for this came out in NA just now on XBL. It is fun as all hell, I can only imagine what the leaderboards for this thing will look like.

    8 levels divided up into several routes and types(some consisting of laps with differing enemy patterns on each lap), 8 characters, tons of guns... it looks like they hit the mark here.

    It's up? I'm definitely checking it out tonight. When does the full game actually come out in NA?

    The thread title is mildly amusing (is it a European humor thing, sorry, I'm not really getting it) but I don't know if it's really conveying how potentially awesome the game could be. Tycho had nothing but grand things to say of The Club when he tried out the demo last week:
    When Bizarre Creations dropped a demo for The Club in the mysterious east (by which I mean Europe and Australia), I felt confident that it would arrive here shortly. I picked up a magazine and began to leaf through it, certain that any moment a demo for The Club would emerge. It didn't, and still hasn't, on the PS3 or Xbox Live. Those regions get screwed over with some frequency, so I took this as a kind of karmic reversal. I quickly set about creating "Yuropn" on PSN, a version of myself who lives in a manor house in Congleton, Cheshire, a man whose noble blood would grant him rights to the demo. After playing it for several days, in every mode, multiple times, I think it makes up for the slights they must endure the rest of the year.

    The subset of the game they have exposed is flawless. Imagine an incredible, high-fidelity shooter level, cut into distinct routes the way cities are in PGR or Ridge Racer. Add to this the classic play of a "shmup," where enemy patterns, precise control, and iterative strategy maintain full engagement throughout each level. Affix to this pristine Goddamn marvel an almost rhythmic combo structure that ties deeply into these other systems - one where killing at a certain rate is key. Art and technical execution are... perfect. That is the word. If I'd seen this thing months ago, I would have bought these fuckers, too.

    Lewiep's "jacked-up Mercs mode from RE4" comparison is sounding more and more delicious to me. More people need to know about the game -- I almost skimmed over it entirely because "The Club" is almost as generic of a title as "Battlefield: Heroes."

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    FoodFood Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Lunker wrote: »
    Lewiep's "jacked-up Mercs mode from RE4" comparison is sounding more and more delicious to me. More people need to know about the game -- I almost skimmed over it entirely because "The Club" is almost as generic of a title as "Battlefield: Heroes."

    Yeah, this game looks and sounds so generic that whenever I hear about it or see screenshots I have to remind myself that 'wait a minute, this isn't some random shooter, this is that one game that looks freakin awesome!'

    It's a shame, but it won't stop me from playing.

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    Lave IILave II Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    This is a high score game?

    With a tenuous sega connection?

    To the Demotron!

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    SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    There's like...

    a split second pause between when I pull the trigger and when the firing begins. That throws me off, and to be an arcady game, I can't really see why there's a delay.

    I had to turn the gamma all the way up, because I couldn't see shit. But after I got the baddies memorized, that became less of a problem.

    I'll give it another try later. I was only able to find like... four regular skull combos and two secrets. It detailed how to do those "style" kills, but I don't think it ever gives you the option to do it in the demo. Does the level have branching paths?

    What's the multiplayer like?

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    Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Sleep wrote: »
    There's like...

    a split second pause between when I pull the trigger and when the firing begins. That throws me off, and to be an arcady game, I can't really see why there's a delay.

    The demo is currently downloading upstairs, it should probably be about done right now. I probably wouldn't have noticed the delay if you hadn't mentioned it, and if it bothers me now I'm going to kill you. :P

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    ZephosZephos Climbin in yo ski lifts, snatchin your people up. MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I didn't notice the delay.

    multiplayer (granted it was 2 player split screen) did not impress me, and i was ready to write it off...

    singleplayer however piqued my interest. We took turns running through missions trying to top each others scores and had quite a fun time doing so...

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