XIII Preview, Demo Plans

GameSpy.com's XIII Preview looks at Ubi Soft's upcoming cel-shaded Unreal-engine shooter based on getting to check out the game's "final alpha" at the recent CPL extravaganza. Included is word that a follow-up to the oddly distributed French demo (story) is forthcoming: "A single-player demo should be available around the middle of August, with a multiplayer demo following a few weeks later."
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Aug 5, 2003, 12:25
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Final alpha? What? And they're putting out a demo this month? When is this game supposed to be released?

~Steve

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Aug 5, 2003, 12:34
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so bored of this game already and i havent even played it

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Aug 5, 2003, 12:35
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Aug 5, 2003, 12:35
 
that french demo that was released a while back was actually quite fun. i didn't have much of an opinion of this game until i played the demo and now i'm pretty excited for it.

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Aug 5, 2003, 12:58
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Aug 5, 2003, 12:58
 
Games with no AI ROXORZ!


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Aug 5, 2003, 13:38
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Aug 5, 2003, 13:38
 
Did anyone have trouble downing the French demo? I tried, installed the spyware they wanted me to install, then clicking on the "play for free" button just looped me around to the same page.

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Aug 5, 2003, 14:14
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Aug 5, 2003, 14:14
 
I installed it just fine, except the mouse input was all screwy, so it wasn't very playable.

~Steve

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Aug 5, 2003, 14:27
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Aug 5, 2003, 14:27
 
...want to try this one out. I originally wrote it off as a "Hey, loook at me! I may not be good, but I am cell-shaded." game, but it does seem to be getting some positive spin.

I just wonder if it really is great, if it just has some charm (cell-shading, the multi-panel, slow motion deaths, etc.), or if it is the game I originally thought it would be.

Coming in fresh; having never read the comic,
Ray

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Not bad
Aug 5, 2003, 15:47
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Aug 5, 2003, 15:47
 
After you guys mentioned the french demo was out, I found it through a simple search at yahoo.com. Very interesting. Graphics are pretty neat though if you see through them, it's nothing new. Felt a lot like No One Lives Forever to me. Well, I'll give the English demo a go also incase theres differences besides the language. L8r.

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Aug 5, 2003, 16:16
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You guys might be missing the point - the game is trying to put a MASSIVE emphasis on style... something that is rarely done in the video game world. Its based on an actual comic book about conspiracies and whatnot - so the storyline will probably be somewhat intelligent and enjoyable (unlike 90% of FPSs).

The cell shading is done to keep the game looking EXACTLY like the comic... not as a gimmick.


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Aug 5, 2003, 16:52
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Is the French demo available anymore? I must've missed the original story, and I can't find the demo on the linked site now. Google reports nothing too. I'm really eager to try this.

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Aug 5, 2003, 18:04
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Aug 5, 2003, 18:04
 
Style?

But I want to play the game.

Going to wait and see,
Ray

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Aug 5, 2003, 18:07
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Cartoon game = No thanks.

I'm sure there are plenty of comic book dorks out there who will enjoy it though.

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Aug 5, 2003, 18:52
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I'd like to think I'm not getting jaded on shooters, as I am really looking forward to HL2, but when I saw the video of this I though 'jesus, same shiat'. Didn't excite me in the slightest.

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Aug 5, 2003, 19:03
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You guys need to play the demo, I agree that the movies are not extremely impressive. I really did enjoy the demo however.

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Aug 5, 2003, 20:37
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Hey try going to, http://metaboli.wanadoo.fr/fichedemo.jsp?product_id=2203&RunIndex=1&activex=Y and accept the popup that appears to let it install a steam type program or gigex that will auto download the game and save it's data. L8r.

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Aug 5, 2003, 20:52
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Aug 5, 2003, 20:52
 
Didn't work, says the demo is temporarily out of service or something.

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