VIDEO | X360, PS3, PC Wednesday, August 25, 2010 | 9:30 AM

Shank demo video

Shank demo video

DjMizuhara just sent us this long video showing the whole demo of Shank, now available on PS3.


Demo by Djmizuhara

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Commented on 2010-08-25 15:13:00
YESSSS!!

Will buy it on saturday!!
Commented on 2010-08-25 15:16:56
Looks pretty good, any word on price?
Commented on 2010-08-25 15:18:51
probably 1200points - as is the norm these days
Commented on 2010-08-25 15:30:58
Yes its 1200ms or $15.00 on PSN!

A steal I say!
Commented on 2010-08-25 15:53:31
Too bad some reviews say this is way too challenging and frustrating, I really don't think shoehorning overt difficulty into these small games is adding true value. I will try the demo anyway but I don't have time to gnash my teeth in frustration these days so I will most probably skip the full game which is a shame, the art style is extremely cool.

Difficulty settings, developers, difficulty settings...hardly a new idea.
Commented on 2010-08-25 16:09:02
What??

Way too challenging?

Shake my head!
Commented on 2010-08-25 16:10:21 In reply to munkini
Posted by munkini
Too bad some reviews say this is way too challenging and frustrating, I really don't think shoehorning overt difficulty into these small games is adding true value. I will try the demo anyway but I don't have time to gnash my teeth in frustration these days so I will most probably skip the full game which is a shame, the art style is extremely cool.

Difficulty settings, developers, difficulty settings...hardly a new idea.
I know only a few Game that have no difficulty settings so what is the Problem? IMO most Games are to easy these Days. Last Game with really Hard difficulty was Dantes Inferno but even Modern Warfare 2 isnt that Hard like many said. Finished it on the First Attempt on Veteran in about 8hours. On Easy you can run trough nearly every Level in a few Minutes. So i try to start and Finish every Game at the Hardest difficulty even if i sometimes have to switch back because of the Fun. Just Cause 2 for example makes more Fun on a Lower difficulty like Agent. Special Agent is playable but can get very frustrating because you spend more time in Cover than in the GoW Series^^
Commented on 2010-08-25 19:50:05 In reply to staatsfeind1234
Posted by staatsfeind1234
I know only a few Game that have no difficulty settings so what is the Problem? IMO most Games are to easy these Days. Last Game with really Hard difficulty was Dantes Inferno but even Modern Warfare 2 isnt that Hard like many said. Finished it on the First Attempt on Veteran in about 8hours. On Easy you can run trough nearly every Level in a few Minutes. So i try to start and Finish every Game at the Hardest difficulty even if i sometimes have to switch back because of the Fun. Just Cause 2 for example makes more Fun on a Lower difficulty like Agent. Special Agent is playable but can get very frustrating because you spend more time in Cover than in the GoW Series^^
Yeah tried the demo and it seems like the irritating shortcomings mentioned in the reviews are there. I just don't have the time/ patience for overly tough games these days and the default difficulty of Shank is apparently frustratingly annoying, later in the game. Even people who like it have admitted dying multiple times to get past certain areas.

You completely misunderstood my point about difficulty setting it seems, if you like games to be hard that's fine to each his own but an easy option should always be there for people with less time to piss away.
Commented on 2010-08-25 22:07:16
Awesome combat for a 2D game that comes from a 3D action game, whats not to like?

Some gamers these days wants a difficulty so easy with such a easy simple combat that doesnt need much thinking that it is like a parent taking you to kindergarden :P

Now I only played the demo several times, I wanted to try out Hard but the demo didnt let me (damn you), but if the difficulty is as hard as people say then I am imagining Ninja Gaiden NES hard :D
Commented on 2010-08-25 22:14:52
i kinda liked the demo, but i wont be buying it. at least not yet. might wait till it drops in price a bit since the game wasnt as awesome as i was hoping. certainly not for £10
Commented on 2010-08-26 09:19:11
This is a great game, exactly what I was looking for in the Tarantino/Desperado style thats totally OTT and fun to play. Might be a little overpriced for its length but would suggest to anyone to grab it should it drop in price.

Lots of ingame stuff to unlock too gives it loads of replay value too!!
Commented on 2010-08-26 10:14:47
Seems there's a lot of screen tearing going on.
Commented on 2010-08-26 15:59:35 In reply to hiscore
Posted by hiscore
Seems there's a lot of screen tearing going on.
Really?

Can anyone comfirm this? what version are you playing?
Commented on 2010-08-27 03:02:14 In reply to munkini
Posted by munkini
Yeah tried the demo and it seems like the irritating shortcomings mentioned in the reviews are there. I just don't have the time/ patience for overly tough games these days and the default difficulty of Shank is apparently frustratingly annoying, later in the game. Even people who like it have admitted dying multiple times to get past certain areas.

You completely misunderstood my point about difficulty setting it seems, if you like games to be hard that's fine to each his own but an easy option should always be there for people with less time to piss away.
Ok i understand you now and i know what you mean. You just dont have the Time and Nerves to play on harder difficultys and you want to be gently introduced into the Game. It is right that a Difficulty Setting should be in any Game but most Games of Today are a way to Easy. But this might be a leftover from my Lucas Arts Adventure Time (started PC Gaming with RTS and Adventures Games)Have you ever played Monkey Island (1&2) Special edition? These are Challenging Games, even if you played the original ones your brain is going to be overworked^^
Commented on 2010-08-27 09:28:16 In reply to IRAIPT0IR
Posted by IRAIPT0IR
Really?

Can anyone comfirm this? what version are you playing?
No screen tearing on the 360 version, I can confirm that for certain.
Commented on 2010-08-27 10:02:48 In reply to munkini
Posted by munkini
Yeah tried the demo and it seems like the irritating shortcomings mentioned in the reviews are there. I just don't have the time/ patience for overly tough games these days and the default difficulty of Shank is apparently frustratingly annoying, later in the game. Even people who like it have admitted dying multiple times to get past certain areas.

You completely misunderstood my point about difficulty setting it seems, if you like games to be hard that's fine to each his own but an easy option should always be there for people with less time to piss away.
Oh no! Several times? Really?

Are gamers today really such total pussies that dying a few times makes a game not worth playing? I mean, sure if the game feels unfair constantly then that's not especially entertaining, but just dying a few times to get past an area or a boss? Go back and try some NES games :P
Commented on 2010-08-27 11:21:30 In reply to munkini
Posted by munkini
Yeah tried the demo and it seems like the irritating shortcomings mentioned in the reviews are there. I just don't have the time/ patience for overly tough games these days and the default difficulty of Shank is apparently frustratingly annoying, later in the game. Even people who like it have admitted dying multiple times to get past certain areas.

You completely misunderstood my point about difficulty setting it seems, if you like games to be hard that's fine to each his own but an easy option should always be there for people with less time to piss away.
could be but aint, just like ninja gaiden is hard ,demons souls etc..
some games are just hard and are specifically for that audience who like that.

Commented on 2010-08-27 15:26:08 In reply to FoxholeHunter
Posted by FoxholeHunter
No screen tearing on the 360 version, I can confirm that for certain.
Thanks!

Still undecided lol,but I will the demo a try,replay value its important to me.
Commented on 2010-08-27 17:22:46 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Oh no! Several times? Really?

Are gamers today really such total pussies that dying a few times makes a game not worth playing? I mean, sure if the game feels unfair constantly then that's not especially entertaining, but just dying a few times to get past an area or a boss? Go back and try some NES games :P
I'm fine something that is hard as long as it isn't hard because its cheap. If I get so frustrated by a game that I need to turn it off before I break something, then there is a definite design problem. If I die because I did something stupid, that's fine.

All that being said, I haven't played Shank yet( downloading demo now). On a side note, I did play the Scott Pilgrim Demo and was very let down- I found it boring and shallow. There is no reason a game should play like that now-a-days. Why even have a block button if it is so unresponsive? That game also needs some kind of counter mechanic. As it is, it's just button-mashing...
Commented on 2010-08-27 17:32:06 In reply to Frozpot
Posted by Frozpot
On a side note, I did play the Scott Pilgrim Demo and was very let down- I found it boring and shallow. There is no reason a game should play like that now-a-days. Why even have a block button if it is so unresponsive? That game also needs some kind of counter mechanic. As it is, it's just button-mashing...
I have been playing it and love it. Love the soundtrack, and love the gameplay, only shortcoming is the lack of online co-op.

It's only the first level on demo, what do you expect? I already finished it and you learn lots of new moves, and there is a counter mechanic that you will learn. Press the defend button at the same time dude attacks and you will counter it's attack.
Commented on 2010-08-27 19:13:54
That's good to know. As the demo stands, they should have included some later gameplay...
Commented on 2010-08-27 20:23:20 In reply to Frozpot
Posted by Frozpot
That's good to know. As the demo stands, they should have included some later gameplay...
That's true. But the basics of the full game are on the demo, if you don't like it guess the game isn't for you.
Commented on 2010-08-27 21:59:49
Just played the Shank Demo. This is more like it! Feels great, and the combat is very satisfying. The story is cliche but works just fine. I may just buy this...

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