VIDEO | PS3 Saturday, October 3, 2009 | 2:56 PM

TGS09: Quantum Theory gameplay footage

TGS09: Quantum Theory gameplay footage

Being a Playstation 3 exclusive, Tecmo's Quantum Theory was playable in Tokyo. To finish with DjMizuhara's videos, here is a gameplay video of the game.

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Commented on 2009-10-03 15:41:48
Aside from the repetitive gameplay, there was one major problem with Gears of War. No hot chicks. Tecmo rectifies this :)
Commented on 2009-10-03 15:46:19
Yeah but in this game U double team with the chick and throw her at enemies. lol
Commented on 2009-10-03 17:10:44
if this game has a good story/plot, i'm all in, if not, then forget it.
it doesn't seem to do anything particularly great in the looks department, but it's looking to have some huge boss battles, afterall isn't the tower itself alive?!
Commented on 2009-10-03 17:44:52
I do find it amusing that Tecmo's staff was complaining about wanting to do something new and different after so many Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden titles, and then they make this :). Oh well, maybe it will be decent, but I'd probably prefer DOA5.
Commented on 2009-10-03 17:46:26
looks brilliant,wish we had sound on these vids
Commented on 2009-10-03 17:57:19
Holy shit, if that isn't a blatant rip-off I don't know what is?! I mean, there's no harm in taking elements from other games, but to make it so damn obvious? That's just crazy!

And don't get me wrong, I loved Gears so this would be great if done properly. But being a self-respected developer, surely you'd want to have a bit more of an identity of your own?!

I'm really stunned by how smilar to looks to Gears in every single aspect, unbelievable...
Commented on 2009-10-03 18:10:36
Yeah, I can't believe it. If someone made a mock video saying this is Gears 3, I'd probably believe it. They didn't even try in the least to make some things look different. The camera, the way they walk, the shooting, the cover, it's looks exactly the same. Blatant ripoffs need more than being a ripoff, they'd have to do a lot more to convince me to give them my money.
Commented on 2009-10-03 18:40:54
Even the character proportions and particle effects look like they came gears. lol.
Commented on 2009-10-03 19:12:37
It seems like a Japan-ized version of Gears :) I'm still intrigued though.
Commented on 2009-10-03 20:02:16
good look, gears clone, but on ps3 there aren't gears, but i think the ia is very stupid.
There is possibility this is easy configured for tgs?
Commented on 2009-10-03 20:09:08
Gears was pretty great, except for the story and many other games took gameplay pieces of it. (Uncharted, RainbowSix,...) So I think it is great to see another gears-gameplay-like title. The problem is, that some of the character models look the same and the blood sprites almost seem as if they were just copyed. But the idea with the changing tower may be something good and there is also a playable good looking female character. So... why not? I'm looking foreward to it. I loved gears because of the gameplay and coop.

About the game itself: Looks pretty much average in graphics. Some of the character models look good but then again, the textures are pretty weak. But it's still not too bad. If the gameplay is good, and if the publishers overtghink a splitscreen mode, and if the characters are cool and story is nice, then this could be a great title.... just sadly with average graphics.
Commented on 2009-10-03 20:14:42 In reply to lastdual
Posted by lastdual
I do find it amusing that Tecmo's staff was complaining about wanting to do something new and different after so many Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden titles, and then they make this :). Oh well, maybe it will be decent, but I'd probably prefer DOA5.
Team Ninja didn't make Quantum Theory though....
Commented on 2009-10-03 21:10:00
good thing its on the ps3.. as it wouldnt sell on the 360
Commented on 2009-10-03 23:44:50
is the girl playable? I thought she was AI driven ala Prince of Persia.

The game does look derivative of Gears of War, but I do love the changing environment motif. I hope they really explore that concept. The game could turn out to be quite unique.

What's the release window for the game?
Commented on 2009-10-04 00:13:46
As has been pointed out, while it's a Gears clone its a clone on a platform without a Gears clone, so what the developers may lack in originality (just for this game) they make up for in business sense.
Gears is a great game despite legitimate criticisms (unengaging color palette, a story that doesn't appeal to everybody, etc.). I would expect exclusive PS3 owners to enjoy the hell out of this . . . and as a result I would expect the developers to make some money. Good for them, and to the Ps3-ers out there . . . enjoy! Hopefully it will be the same adrenaline drip directly into your heart that Gears is.

**protip: if the multi is basically Gears too . . . sometimes (this may be more prevalnent on PSN) you'll find yourself on a "silent" team, either lacking mics or simply running muted. If so, start the round by throwing grenades directly at your feet. It will actually be less painful than trying to win. No matter how good the players are individually, an un-coordinated Gears team is just giblets running around in their pre-giblet forms.
Commented on 2009-10-04 00:19:44
Sorry for the double-post:

One criticism after watching the video again --

Chainsaws beat magic sword. Maybe not to the Japanese market, but respectfully they are 100% wrong on this point.
Commented on 2009-10-04 01:52:02 In reply to busboy
Posted by busboy
Sorry for the double-post:

One criticism after watching the video again --

Chainsaws beat magic sword. Maybe not to the Japanese market, but respectfully they are 100% wrong on this point.
This game is going for a more fantastical feel, hence the sword would be a better choice than chainsaw.
Commented on 2009-10-04 04:39:10
Is stream linking to wrong video?

as it's not a gameplay footage but a trailer that was on PSN during TGS week ago (with sound as well...).
Commented on 2009-10-04 04:40:58
So if you make a carbon copy of GOW that plays the same, but doesn't have the brand of GOW, people start hating it and critisise it.

Kind of shows you the power of marketing doesn't it?
Commented on 2009-10-04 07:14:47
^It's called creative integrity. I could easily go and write a rock song with the same signature guitar riff as a classic multi-platinum artist and change only a couple of notes to distinguish it as mine, but would I get the same respect for it? Nope.

Spinoffs / ripoffs have never garnered the same level of respect as the originators, even if the product is good. That's the way it has always been, and that's the way it always will be.

It's one thing to take elements of other games and use them as inspiration, but it's another thing to take the very defining characteristics that make you say "That's Gears of War" and then clone them to another game, to the point where if you glance at the game without paying attention, your brain automatically says "That's Gears."

Sure they'll make money off of it, and it may even be a great game, but it won't have its own identity in the same way that Gears does.
Commented on 2009-10-04 08:35:31
what I don't get is why they call a fantasy shooter "quantum theory". sounds about as uninspired as the gameplay.
Commented on 2009-10-04 11:48:55
Heres to hoping this is good, im not hyped for this but im skepical. hmmm maybe Gears on PS3? Would that be bad? Maybe... maybe not...
Commented on 2009-10-04 19:12:01
I see halo clones
I see gears clones
I see FF clones
I see Street Fighter clones
I see Age of empire clones

I play clones

I have enjoyed clones.
Commented on 2009-10-04 19:17:34
the morphing levels are admittedly pretty awesome, but it looks too much like gears of war for me to really be interested in it
Commented on 2009-10-04 19:27:36
^^ Why korndog, was gears a bad game ?

Nothing wrong with copying something as long as you do a good job.

Was halo bad because it took some of half lifes soul ?
Was God of War bad because it copied a bit of Devil may cry (if only a bit)
Was forza bad for been like GT
Was codMW bad for copying Ghost Recon

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