FIRST 10 MINUTES | PS3 Saturday, May 12, 2012 | 11:05 PM

Our videos of StarHawk

Our videos of StarHawk

Something like five years after WarHawk, StarHawk is finally here for those who are longing for some action packed multiplayer fun, but not only them. Indeed, this time around, we even get a full single player mode in the package, and though it is merely a sort of long tutorial to get you ready for online play, it is still a nice addition if you are new to the franchise. Here are a bunch of videos from the single player campaign, as I would certainly not do the game justice if I decided to capture some multiplayer mayhem.
Update : Added two gameplay videos in space.


Gameplay #1
Gameplay #2
Cutscene
Landscapes
Space #1
Space #2

All comments

Commented on 2012-05-12 20:49:49
Single player is suprisingly fun, morso then i was expecting after the reviews. Reminds me a lot of halo:CE/red faction guerrilla. Gonna take the MP for a spin some time tomorrow i think.

Edit: the story is utterly lame tho, i dont care much for why i'm doing stuff, but doing the stuff is fun as hell
Commented on 2012-05-13 00:52:01
I'm digging the protagonist and some locations, but not much else.
Commented on 2012-05-13 01:05:15
Played MP alot to say its extremely unbalanced and boring.

Here is the most famous scenario everyone does to win a match.

Kill alot, get rift, go close and hide a spawn beacon and then a bubble shield. Deploy tank buildings and start spawning in 5+ tanks and go from afar and start spawn killing.
Hawk, takes armor and cloak, dives in enemy spawn, lands stomps and flies, rinse and repeat.

The MP is basically that after hours of play and i think its extremely unbalanced and BS.
Vehicles are waaaay too overpowered in weapons and how much it takes to destroy them.

Splitscreen multiplayer is bullshit too, it lags to the point its absolutely unplayable. Warhawk on the other hand was smooth to play in splitscreen online.
I was lookin forward to this game but this scenario of a generic battle pisses me off since thats all people have done ever since the game came out.

Only thing I like interms of gameplay is using those jetbikes that hovers and start riding. Reminds me of SW Eps 2 were Anakin goes on a killingspree for his mother.
I doubt I will keep this game since how many matches and 2 days will show me anything else, nothing tbh.

I played a bit of campaign, nothing special. Its basically a "how to play pre-multiplayer" with story attached to it.
Commented on 2012-05-13 02:33:56 In reply to Sath
You played two hours and already know how unbalanced the game is and what everyone always does to win?
And nothing is very tough in the game. You can get a rocket launcher that allows you to deal with vehicles pretty easily on foot. I mean, no shit a vehicle is going to have some advantage against a DUDE ON FOOT but they aren't overpowered at all and not that difficult to take out. Plus, it's a vehicle focused game, so get in a damn vehicle.
Commented on 2012-05-13 08:59:58
Yes I played 2 hours and now I am hating on it, lol

First of all, you dont know when I got the game, and how much I played it.
I had it for two days since release day here and been playing more than 10 hours all together.

I still stand by my opinion.
Commented on 2012-05-13 11:02:28
Rage2 ? ))
Physics in Space is disgusting!
Commented on 2012-05-13 11:39:55
Oh wow, those space battles are complete arcade Shit. After Halo: Reach and others, I couldn't play that to fix my space battles even if I gave weak sequelas a pass.
Commented on 2012-05-13 13:23:28
Dwonloaded the first game years ago and I couldn't kill anything in this game, and I play a looot of FPS and Third Person Shooters (including Lost Planets laggy online mode, lol).

I got instakilled from nowhere, and everytime I tried to kill some footsoldier with my own tank, it took forever to kill him, which is ridiculous. Characters had way too much health. Some vehicles were pointless, spawnkilling was out of control, Jeep turrets can kill tanks easily, the actual "Hawks" (the stars of the game...) are made of paper-mâché etc.

I doubt they fixed even 50% of the first games balancing problems or general gameplay mechanics. The game was just not fun, only boring.
Commented on 2012-05-13 15:39:09 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
Single player is suprisingly fun, morso then i was expecting after the reviews. Reminds me a lot of halo:CE/red faction guerrilla. Gonna take the MP for a spin some time tomorrow i think.

Edit: the story is utterly lame tho, i dont care much for why i'm doing stuff, but doing the stuff is fun as hell
if it reminds you of them it must mean this game is a copy cat and pointless lol

i kid i kid
Commented on 2012-05-13 16:26:48
Shootinggameplay reminds me of Fracture.. which isnt a good thing. Enemys redifine the term Bulletsponge
Commented on 2012-05-13 18:14:39
This game is another MAG in other words should of been MUCH better.
Commented on 2012-05-13 20:12:59 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
if it reminds you of them it must mean this game is a copy cat and pointless lol

i kid i kid
You are a true console warrior bro.
Commented on 2012-05-13 23:53:25
Played the Beta, and played this for about 6hrs and got to say it was a load of crap... the idea is good but its poorly executed.
Commented on 2012-05-14 00:38:14 In reply to captaink
Posted by captaink
Shootinggameplay reminds me of Fracture.. which isnt a good thing. Enemys redifine the term Bulletsponge
Bingo! At least Fracture has terrain deformation thing, which can be fun for a hour. StarHawk is just dull and boring.
Commented on 2012-05-14 14:58:59 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
if it reminds you of them it must mean this game is a copy cat and pointless lol

i kid i kid
He wont say that because its for ps3.
Commented on 2012-05-14 16:56:12 In reply to LuoSKraD
Posted by LuoSKraD
He wont say that because its for ps3.
no, i wont say that becasue it doesnt play the same, they just feel similar as far as the dynamic, sandbox nature of their gameplay. as for the actual game itself, with the whole build and battle system, it couldnt be further from the destruction based gameplay of guerrilla, or the comparatively confined nature of halo. they just give off the same vibe...ie, fun, dynamic, sandbox, sci-fi...

in terms of what it's the most similar too, that would be warhawk...but then that's expected
Commented on 2012-05-14 18:45:26
Hell hath frozen over... even though the last paragraph in Korndog's original post was peppered with his usual venom, he actually said something GOOD about a game.

Starhawk is a MUST BUY, then. ;)
Commented on 2012-05-14 19:58:18
This game is good, I played the beta for 8 - 10 hours and liked it but it has major problems:

1.)The art is shit, seriously! Of all the talented artists out there, I don't know who Lightbox hired, but everything from the human/alien designs, to the vehicles and the environment all look like complete shit.

2.) Still no fixed loadouts, collecting weapons over and over after dying gets old. This is an old game mechanic of collecting "cool" weapons from the UT 99 era and doesn't belong in any game today.

3.) Yea the ground combat sucks ass.... infantry combat is horrible and sniping a pain in the ass (but rewarding if you do manage to get a kill)

Honestly, I didn't like Warhawk either, that game was overhyped by PS fans since they had nothing to play during the early days of PS3. The ground combat init was even worse (total auto aim and zero skill)

I hope Sony ditches these guys after this game bomb.

The best thing about Starhawk is the orbital drops....dropping on enemies and killing them is very cool and making a unique base is also cool...but that's not worth $60
Commented on 2012-05-14 21:19:13 In reply to Doom_Bringer
Posted by Doom_Bringer
This game is good, I played the beta for 8 - 10 hours and liked it but it has major problems:

1.)The art is shit, seriously! Of all the talented artists out there, I don't know who Lightbox hired, but everything from the human/alien designs, to the vehicles and the environment all look like complete shit.

2.) Still no fixed loadouts, collecting weapons over and over after dying gets old. This is an old game mechanic of collecting "cool" weapons from the UT 99 era and doesn't belong in any game today.

3.) Yea the ground combat sucks ass.... infantry combat is horrible and sniping a pain in the ass (but rewarding if you do manage to get a kill)

Honestly, I didn't like Warhawk either, that game was overhyped by PS fans since they had nothing to play during the early days of PS3. The ground combat init was even worse (total auto aim and zero skill)

I hope Sony ditches these guys after this game bomb.

The best thing about Starhawk is the orbital drops....dropping on enemies and killing them is very cool and making a unique base is also cool...but that's not worth $60
Weird, i hear from most that ground combat is good, i hear sniping can take out tanks...people are actually complaining the troops are TOO powerful. And i like the style of it, really like the vehicle and hawk design, love the mutated bad guys, and i really like the firefly-esque cowboys in space thing, granted the universe isnt very interesting, thanks mainly to the crap story and lack of history, but the look itself is great. Really nice, smooth engine too. I hope it does well.
Commented on 2012-05-14 21:51:47
Ground combat is good, i dont have an issue with it, unlike Warhawk where it was complete shit.

Artstyle, well it reminds me of Firefly since it has that sci fi/western vibe going, again, way better than Warhawk AKA Resistance rip off with WW2-sci fi.

Yes, collecting same weapons over and over again is boring, but its what makes it balanced, or else everyone would run out with more than 4 main weapons like snipers, RPGs, AR and more. This way more balanced and besides, its what makes building work as a mechanic.

But the vehicles and walls and bubble needs to either be readjusted or go away. But since vehicles is something for "Hawk-series" they need to gimp them down since they are more overpowered in Starhawk then it was in Warhawk.
Commented on 2012-05-15 00:37:39
Ground combat is a lot better than anything in Warhawk but the vehicles are overpowered, making walking around as infantry a death wish. I want to buy this game but I will only buy it for $40

I still think this should have been a PSN game like Warhawk....the tacked on single player mode and the bad art style deflated my hype.
Commented on 2012-05-15 00:39:23
Now this is some tight art style
http://i.imgur.com/owJvo.jpg

And then there is warhawk....argh
Commented on 2012-05-15 01:25:43 In reply to Doom_Bringer
Posted by Doom_Bringer
Now this is some tight art style
http://i.imgur.com/owJvo.jpg

And then there is warhawk....argh
I like halos art style up until a point, and that point is the forunner stuff. That whole straight line, cold steel architecture depresses me. It's massively repetative looking and just kills what awesomeness was there to begin with, the covenant are ok, but too bright and colourfull, but the UNSC vehicles, ODST and spartans are cool looking, bit hit and miss for me really. Mass effect is the daddy of sci-fi art imo, with killzone a close second.
Commented on 2012-05-15 02:04:37 In reply to Doom_Bringer
Posted by Doom_Bringer
Now this is some tight art style
http://i.imgur.com/owJvo.jpg

And then there is warhawk....argh
Space sci fi is the best when it comes to sci fi, nothing earth based IMO.
Fantastic Halo 4 art.

Mass Effect has the best art i agree, but Killzone is so unique, especially tha great job on the atmosphere and skyboxes, just great.
Halo, well I dont like all Halo types since some of them is too cartoony and too pink/purple-y lol. I like the dark vibe from Halo, and that art image is a fine example. Halo Reach as wel, loved it.

Warhawk was basically Resistance but a bit more sci fi into it and it wasent on earth. I dont hate it, but not something i would prefer.

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