X360 Friday, August 4, 2006 | 8:39 AM

Crackdown gameplay video

Crackdown gameplay video

Microsoft released this brand new video of Crackdown, showing a lot of different gameplay footage. The game seems to have evolved a lot since E3, with a full HUD and a much better framerate.
Update : Added a second video, showing some vehicle gameplay.


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Commented on 2006-08-03 19:27:40
looks good but its not my type of game
Commented on 2006-08-03 19:30:42
Pure comicbook action! I just hope they add a little more emphasis to the power of the character, he kicks and jumps around like a ballerina instead of an uber-powerful special agent.
Commented on 2006-08-03 19:32:32
If only I could run and jump like that.
I'd never be late for work again...well not too late ;)
Commented on 2006-08-03 19:32:47
Much improved, I watched this last night.
The early videos weren't that good, the physics looked way off..like you were playing on the moon or something.
This video is much better, the physics while a bit funky are a lot more belivable from a "superhero" point of view, the cars explode better when hit by a missile and don't fly around like cardboard like the first videos showed.
The graphics appear to be tightened up a bit too, definately a lot more comic-book looking rather than something in-between like the earlier screenshots and videos showed.

I'm still up in the air on this game, everything I've read leads me to believe that there is no "story" per-se but rather goals to achieve. I don't know if that is something that I'd want to play. I like sandbox games but after GTA and Saint's Row it will be difficult to go from a story (even a crappy story) to something with no story and just a giant sandbox.
Commented on 2006-08-03 19:33:18
The smooth action seems to be great fun, but for some reason I'm not very eager on getting this game.
Commented on 2006-08-03 19:42:04
why would you think that this game has no story, or less of a story than saint's row?

I don't know what you read that gave you that impression, but it's simply incorrect. There's just as much story here as in those other games.
Commented on 2006-08-03 19:47:06 In reply to sphilli22
Posted by sphilli22
why would you think that this game has no story, or less of a story than saint's row?
During E3 there was a presentation video floating around where the developer (or whomever was presenting the story) basically intimated that there was story narrative / cutscenes. THat means there isn't a story so to speak.
Saint's Row has a story, perhaps cliche but still a story and characters in it. So far I've not heard of any story from Crackdown.
Commented on 2006-08-03 20:17:52 In reply to pr0cs
Isn't that proof there is a story?

I don't get your logic here
Posted by pr0cs
During E3 there was a presentation video floating around where the developer (or whomever was presenting the story) basically intimated that there was story narrative / cutscenes.
Commented on 2006-08-03 20:21:14
edit:

*no* story narrative/cutscenes. I'm lookin in my archive to see if I can find the actual video where they talk about it.
Commented on 2006-08-03 20:28:24
this is ALOT smoother im actually impressed
Commented on 2006-08-03 20:30:28
I like this game but saint row will keep me going, nice video.
Commented on 2006-08-03 20:31:51
Posted by cchance
this is ALOT smoother im actually impressed
Yeah, they lessened the hiccups on explosions, but those physics are just sooo wrong.
I don't think I could stand playing a game that feels low grav all the time.

Can't they keep the gravity normal, and just increase the power/velocity/momentum, or whatever?
Sure we are a super cop/hero type guy, but it's still planet Earth, is it not?

I'm very interested in how this game will turn out.
Commented on 2006-08-03 20:36:58
Playing this game multilpayer will be a BLAST!
Commented on 2006-08-03 20:45:58 In reply to pr0cs
Posted by pr0cs
During E3 there was a presentation video floating around where the developer (or whomever was presenting the story) basically intimated that there was story narrative / cutscenes. THat means there isn't a story so to speak.
Saint's Row has a story, perhaps cliche but still a story and characters in it. So far I've not heard of any story from Crackdown.
I get what you're saying about the story. I saw those videos too. I think the presentor (informal as he was) did a poor job of explaining the story mechanics. I think he was trying to say that the game's storyline is less linear than lts say GTA.

There are some other writings and videos where it's explained (in no great detail) that there's an overall story and goals for completing the story, but that those goals can be executed in any order (and in any way?) that you want.

Still a little vague, so I guess we'll just have to wait until more info is released.

BTW: nice use of the word intimated.
Commented on 2006-08-03 21:00:27
holy crap the physics look horrible. i also hate that stupid "no gravity" type of thing. and what is it with him flailing his arms around like a moron when he jumps?

i don't like how when you kick someone they "float" into the air. it just looks dumb. same with the way the cars blow up, they look like they are floating too.

i think this game looks kind of dumb.
Commented on 2006-08-03 21:13:05
Looks like the hulk
Commented on 2006-08-03 21:14:37
It looks stupid, and the animations are too ugly for the power of the 360. Explosions look fun, but when you get closer, they look like crap.
Commented on 2006-08-03 21:17:56
looks like GTA (only your the good guys) crossed with Unreal Tourny
Commented on 2006-08-03 21:22:53
I can't believe people are dissing this game. Finally a game that looks and feels unique and it's not another GTA clone. This game also has coop which is a major thing.
Commented on 2006-08-03 21:30:11 In reply to superchunk
Posted by superchunk
There are some other writings and videos where it's explained (in no great detail) that there's an overall story and goals for completing the story, but that those goals can be executed in any order (and in any way?) that you want.

Still a little vague, so I guess we'll just have to wait until more info is released.
I am corrected. OXM had this in an interview:

Let’s talk storyline. What’s the premise of Crackdown, and is the story told with cutscenes as the game progresses?

David Jones: You play a member of a futuristic Agency charged with cleaning up the streets of the city. There are three main gangs causing trouble, and it’s up to you to figure out the best ways to take them out. We do tell the story with cutscenes. Every cutscene is done in the game engine. Each of the 21 Kingpins has his own Dossier with a cutscene that explains who they are, which gang they’re affiliated to, what their speciality is, and how it’ll affect their gang if you take them out. That’s how you can really start to chip away and weaken the gangs at street level, and that information is always there for the player.
Commented on 2006-08-03 22:18:41
futuristic GTA with your role as an anti-cop :P

kinda like a black (i think he's black) punisher of the future, who is a cop... wait nvm..
Commented on 2006-08-03 22:31:29
deffo on my most wanted list - love the art style and the level of freedom
Commented on 2006-08-03 23:54:25
that game looks good but whats the point of it? it seems like some dude it just killin a bunch of people.
Commented on 2006-08-03 23:55:51
Looks promising but based on this video I feel it might take the physics thing so far as to render them too trivial. I mean I like saints row better where physics, and the fear of physics gives them meaning and weight. You fear getting run over by cars, you fear being blown up by secondary explosions, you fear weapons (or would if the difficulty was set higher).

Here you just jump around in godmode and lowgraw and blow everything away, not even pausing to admire the destruction. Whats the point of driving a car when you can jump over the buildings faster to get there.

Could be just a badly directed video though. And def still a good contender in the GTA-genre for money of fans.
Commented on 2006-08-04 00:28:19
what i really like about in this game is the level och CO-OP.
Imagine that you and your partner have to stop a big a** truck right? so you two decide that you are gonna have to throw your friend in to the truck, you do so and the truck gets f***** up but still it stopped... now i dont know if this is possible with the truck thing but im hoping that they have a good physics engine.
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