Gone Gold - XIII

XIII is Golden is the press release, naturally enough arriving on the 13th, announcing that XIII is gold, and the cross-platform cel-shaded shooter featuring a conspiracy-laden theme and the voice talents of folks like David Duchovny and Adam West is set to launch this month. The PC and PS version will ship on November 18, with the GameCube and Xbox versions to ship on the 24th ("As an added bonus, the first 300,000 units of XIII Xbox will ship with a two-months free Xbox Live(tm) account."). Here's a bit more:
As a secret agent suffering from amnesia, players unravel clues behind their true identity, while uncovering sinister plots against themselves, the U.S. government, and the recently assassinated U.S. president. XIII features the deepest story line of any first-person shooter, and players will be immersed in the game's graphic-novel world as they decide who is friend and foe in the ultimate government conspiracy. The game's cel-shaded graphics showcase its unique visual style, which pays homage to its comic roots. XIII also features a variety of exciting gameplay modes, including stealth, all-out action, collaborative gameplay, and innovative multiplayer modes.

XIII is the first online first-person shooter for the PlayStation 2 system, and is also online for Xbox Live and the PC. The game features several innovative multiplayer modes in addition to classic Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and Capture the Flag modes for the PC version. The Power Up mode is a custom Deathmatch multiplayer mode exclusive to the PlayStation 2 system, and includes unique pick-ups, including "invincibility" and "invisibility." In the Hunt mode, players chase a running target throughout the map, gaining points by hitting the target. Sabotage is a team multiplayer mode exclusive to Xbox, where two teams compete to take control of different strategic points in the map. Players are able to compete against up to 16 players over LAN and eight players via the Internet. In addition to featuring these innovative multiplayer modes, the PC version also includes an exclusive map editor.
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Re: Moddable
Nov 21, 2003, 18:00
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Re: Moddable Nov 21, 2003, 18:00
Nov 21, 2003, 18:00
 
Freedom Force is an RTS... this is an FPS... BIG difference...

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Re: Changing tune
Nov 14, 2003, 13:17
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Re: Changing tune Nov 14, 2003, 13:17
Nov 14, 2003, 13:17
 
several innovative multiplayer modes

These aren't really innovative, nothing that hasn't already been done before in mods or retail product. I'm probably going to get this for the style sake if nothing else, looks like a good distraction for a few hours.

"Despite constant warnings you have never met anyone who's had their arm broken by a swan"
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Re: Changing tune
Nov 14, 2003, 13:15
nin
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Re: Changing tune Nov 14, 2003, 13:15
Nov 14, 2003, 13:15
nin
 
In 1939 around the time of his first appearance (Detective Comics #27). Batman's origin story has been altered many times over the years.

Ah!



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Re: Changing tune
Nov 14, 2003, 11:32
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Re: Changing tune Nov 14, 2003, 11:32
Nov 14, 2003, 11:32
 
When was this? I was under the impression that Batman hated guns, since a gun killed his parents?

In 1939 around the time of his first appearance (Detective Comics #27). Batman's origin story has been altered many times over the years.


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Re: EvilGoof if you read the comics
Nov 14, 2003, 11:04
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Re: EvilGoof if you read the comics Nov 14, 2003, 11:04
Nov 14, 2003, 11:04
 
I've read the whole series (13 comics) and the storyline is just incredible, it would make one of the best "who done it" "suspense" "action" scripts for any movie.

When I saw the original Bourne Identity for the first time, that always reminded me of the comics.

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Re: Changing tune
Nov 14, 2003, 10:24
nin
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Re: Changing tune Nov 14, 2003, 10:24
Nov 14, 2003, 10:24
nin
 
Back in the day a large part of Batman's schtick was to take out gangsters with a revolver Dirty Harry style.

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When was this? I was under the impression that Batman hated guns, since a gun killed his parents?
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Re: Changing tune
Nov 14, 2003, 10:21
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Re: Changing tune Nov 14, 2003, 10:21
Nov 14, 2003, 10:21
 
Yes, he's an idiot because he said a movie was too violent

Well at least Burton's film wasn't as violent as the original comic. Back in the day a large part of Batman's schtick was to take out gangsters with a revolver Dirty Harry style.

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Re: Moddable
Nov 14, 2003, 10:09
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Re: Moddable Nov 14, 2003, 10:09
Nov 14, 2003, 10:09
 
Um.. Freedom Force?

-Sphinx
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Moddable
Nov 14, 2003, 09:55
27.
Moddable Nov 14, 2003, 09:55
Nov 14, 2003, 09:55
 
What would be AWESOME is if someone made a mod on this game using Superheroes as the theme. Imagine being able to fly and shoot stuff from your hands and crap, all the while feeling like you're in a comic book...

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Re: EvilGoof if you read the comics
Nov 14, 2003, 09:42
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Re: EvilGoof if you read the comics Nov 14, 2003, 09:42
Nov 14, 2003, 09:42
 
i have read the comics and did enjoy them but i don't think xiii will be the deepest fps yet, certainly not based on the demo

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Re: EvilGoof if you read the comics
Nov 14, 2003, 08:40
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Re: EvilGoof if you read the comics Nov 14, 2003, 08:40
Nov 14, 2003, 08:40
 
Since I already dropped money on Call of Duty this month I have to choose between this game and Knights of the Old Republic. I think branching out and trying a different genre would be good to do so looks like I'll pass on XIII for now.
-Sphinx
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EvilGoof if you read the comics
Nov 14, 2003, 07:35
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EvilGoof if you read the comics Nov 14, 2003, 07:35
Nov 14, 2003, 07:35
 
You would know that if they followed the story as in the comics, the storyline WILL be deeper than any other FPS.

I've read the whole series (13 comics) and the storyline is just incredible, it would make one of the best "who done it" "suspense" "action" scripts for any movie.

BTW, I'm no fanboy, I had high hopes for this game but the MP was just so awfull (the whole feel of it) that I'll seriously wait and see what the customer feedback is.

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Re: Yay!
Nov 14, 2003, 05:27
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Re: Yay! Nov 14, 2003, 05:27
Nov 14, 2003, 05:27
 
Jezes, where do you guys get the money to buy those games???

Y'know... Selling a kidney. That spare lung. That meddlesome extra eye.

The usual



"Despite constant warnings you have never met anyone who's had their arm broken by a swan"
===
B: Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?

P: I think so, Brain, but where are we going to find a duck and a hose at this hour?
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Typical PR Bollox
Nov 14, 2003, 05:24
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Typical PR Bollox Nov 14, 2003, 05:24
Nov 14, 2003, 05:24
 
XIII features the deepest story line of any first-person shooter

er, hardly.

this should say, "we are the typical pr mongs who are very overpaid and can usually found at any publishing house. we haven't actually played this game or any other game for that matter we're simply too busy having lunches on the expense account and playing mahjong on msn. but we're pretty sure what a good game this is going to be as we read it online somewhere it will revolutionise the genre, whatever genre its in again"

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Re: Hah!
Nov 14, 2003, 02:14
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Re: Hah! Nov 14, 2003, 02:14
Nov 14, 2003, 02:14
 
"XIII is the first online first-person shooter for the PlayStation 2 system"

What about the newly released Medal of Honor: Rising Sun?


Not only that, but Tribes: Aerial Assault which was released more than a year ago

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I thought...
Nov 13, 2003, 20:54
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I thought... Nov 13, 2003, 20:54
Nov 13, 2003, 20:54
 
...about this one, but it just seemed like a bit too much style over substance. There are a ton of hot/good games coming out soon so I will be passing this one up.

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Re: No subject
Nov 13, 2003, 20:39
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Re: No subject Nov 13, 2003, 20:39
Nov 13, 2003, 20:39
 
You know, I think people are allowed to change their views over many years...

As other people have said, adam west did a voice on Family Guy, and that show is about as far as you can get from original batman, and still show on regular channels.


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Re: No subject
Nov 13, 2003, 19:57
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Re: No subject Nov 13, 2003, 19:57
Nov 13, 2003, 19:57
 
"What is wrong with sex and violence? Damn.. you should be in a confession box not a videogame website"

He was quoting the intro to Family Guy, thats where the Adam West quote came from.

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Re: Bah!
Nov 13, 2003, 19:47
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Re: Bah! Nov 13, 2003, 19:47
Nov 13, 2003, 19:47
 
Different features for different platforms doesn't bother me all that much.

The same release for different platforms does, though. No way can it be optomized for any of them, so it's simply subpar on all. And watered-down.


I still contend that there should be only one platform, and that's the PC. Console competition just leads to more things you need to buy more often.

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No subject
Nov 13, 2003, 19:30
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No subject Nov 13, 2003, 19:30
Nov 13, 2003, 19:30
 
Not a Family Guy viewer, eh?

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