Trailers: Shadows of the Damned: Unique

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Shadows of the Damned: Unique

Suda 51 and Shinji Mikami explain the gameplay, atmosphere, and uniqueness of Shadows of the Damned.

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... what the fuck did I just watch?

dragongit:
... what the fuck did I just watch?

Hell's directing and narration.

Wow, they really outdid themselves on this one. Given Suda51's track record, I think this one is worth keeping an eye on.

Lol.. the narration was just drippping sarcasm and derision, which going by the plot and all of the un-unique 'uniqueness' is exactly what it derserves.

Did the devs get in enough buzz words?... and all the picture grading makes it look like generic badly scrawed rubbish... and a plot that it laughable.

Captcha: Dergas implies.. who's Dergas? heh

Pretty, um, unique. And the protagonist's main weapon being called "Big Boner" is something that only the Japanese could've put in a game... O_o

That looked just like Resident Evil 4 combined with No More Heroes. I wouldn't exactly call that unique...

This game looks brilliantly insane. I wish I had a system that could play it. :(

Looks like a Hell of a Game!

... I am cautiously optimistic.

Looks fun. Loved Killer7 and No More Heroes.

As scary as Suda51 says it is, I'm more likely to laugh my ass off all the way through.

plugav:
Pretty, um, unique. And the protagonist's main weapon being called "Big Boner" is something that only the Japanese could've put in a game... O_o

lol "taste my big boner!"

The game looks fun, if not a bit(more than a bit) generic, although I can see elements of Killer 7. And there is something about Suda51's fascination with pulp, contemporary American culture presented in an often camp way that always resonates with me. But the ridiculous voice overs and presentation of this preview are laughable and don't really do it any favors.

I love Suda 51 (he's a pisser) but I hate his games.
Definitely renting this.

It's like a Japanese B-movie. Only a game. B-game?
Judging solely on this trailer I expect it to be of the "so bad it's almost good" variety.

Kinda like "Wet"...

a big boner...again WTF japan? needless to say im sold

I think Suda 51 is losing it. I'll be honest in saying that while some of the backround enviroments seem interesting, the whole game seemed very generic. Very much unlike his other work which was really trippy.

We've had the entire "hero goes to hell" thing done by a lot of games, "Dantes Inferno" being one of many. The whole darkness and light thing with enviromental effects is also hardly original, with lighting being a major element in games like say "The Darkness" and "Alan Wake".

I'd be more impressed by trying to capture the spirit of a dark musical genere like punk rock in the game's art style, if we hadn't just seem the same thing done with Metal via "Brutal Legend", including all of the skulls and hell-based stuff.

This isn't to say that it's nessicarly bad, just that it seems really generic.

The "Big Boner" actually seems like them trying too hard to come up with something funny and edgy. It came accross as being more dumb than cool due to it's ridiculousness. It's almost like someone looked at say the sexual innuendos involved in the achievements in "Bulletstorm" and how they got a rise out of people, and decided that making a gun called the "big boner" would cater to the same demographic or whatever.

As far as "OMG, how extreme, the guy tattooed an oath to his wife around his neck", again it comes down to trying too hard in an effort to imitate other characters. It seems like an intentional variation on say Dante having a crusader flag stitched onto his bare chest, or Kratos permanantly covering himself with the ashes of his slain family, and other things.

I'd almost suspect Suda 51 was making fun of us, by making a trailer for a game that is so generic that it shows how unoriginal all these other "edgy" games are in imitating each other on all those same concepts... however this seems like a bit too much work for that.

plugav:
Pretty, um, unique. And the protagonist's main weapon being called "Big Boner" is something that only the Japanese could've put in a game... O_o

Really? Do you think so? It sounds like something from Bulletstorm to me...

Is he sure "Punk Rock" is the best way to describe that?

IMO Suda51 hasen't surpassed Killer7, but I'll at least give this a try.

At least in this promo he isn't sitting on a toilet next to an uncomfortable girl.

... This looks like absolute shite... I honestly couldn't pick out one good feature from this video...

Shinji Mikami is my favorite game designer. Honestly, if it weren't for that, I wouldn't really consider this game at all...however...I think I'll follow this one.

For the people who say it looks generic because it's a 'hero goes to hell' and incorporates the element of light into the gameplay...well...I'm pretty sure there is no real ultimate original idea. If you can think of it, then it's probably been thought of before.

So it isn't the raw gameplay elements that you should look at, but how it blends together.

Therumancer:
...with lighting being a major element in games like say "The Darkness" and "Alan Wake".

Don't forget Metroid Prime: Echoes.

I can't stand the narrator. If this press release wasn't so full of itself I'd take it more seriously.

'It has a punk rock theme. We didn't plan it that way, it just happened.' No it didn't it was planned, stop wasting our time.

Looks somewhat interesting, even if I want to cave the translators skull in for sounding like an twat, and "unique" seems to have been confused with "shit we've seen before".

Like the idea of a sidekick who's not connected to a bluetooth. And is a skull.

plugav:
Pretty, um, unique. And the protagonist's main weapon being called "Big Boner" is something that only the Japanese could've put in a game... O_o

I see that you have yet to play bulletstorm.

...Guess I'm at a loss ._.

I hope it was trying to be silly, because it certainly was.
That said, I've had my eye on this for a bit, and I'm certainly intrigued.
I hope it's good.

What the hell did I just watch?

coolerthanice21:
That looked just like Resident Evil 4 combined with No More Heroes. I wouldn't exactly call that unique...

The whole pitch was a piss-take right down to their scouse translator for Suda 51. With him I wouldn't be surprised if this entire thing was just a fake out and he was making an MMO centred on battling hats that eat your brains.

Aldan9:
What the hell did I just watch?

You watched Suda 51. Really that is about all that can be said.

So it's Dante's Evil / Resident Inferno, written and directed by Michael Bay and designed by someone who's dabbled in horror and porn movies?

I think I may rent this, if only for the fact that it's a perfect target for a review. I'd describe it as "So bad it's... still horrendously bad, but makes you laugh". Sort of like watching a Dungeons & Dragons movie.

plugav:
And the protagonist's main weapon being called "Big Boner" is something that only the Japanese could've put in a game... O_o

Andronicus:
Really? Do you think so? It sounds like something from Bulletstorm to me...

Vibhor:
I see that you have yet to play bulletstorm.

Oh, yeah, I forgot. And no, I haven't played it yet.

Endocrom:
Is he sure "Punk Rock" is the best way to describe that?

I was wondering the same thing. Maybe the demons symbolise the establishment or something. ;P

Prof. Monkeypox:
I hope it was trying to be silly, because it certainly was.
That said, I've had my eye on this for a bit, and I'm certainly intrigued.
I hope it's good.

I think it was trying its very best to be silly. If I am wrong there I will get a little depressed because this was silly.

Sonicron:
So it's Dante's Evil / Resident Inferno, written and directed by Michael Bay and designed by someone who's dabbled in horror and porn movies?

I think I may rent this, if only for the fact that it's a perfect target for a review. I'd describe it as "So bad it's... still horrendously bad, but makes you laugh". Sort of like watching a Dungeons & Dragons movie.

Actually this is No More Dante's Resident Inferno.

The way he kept saying "edgy" and "punk rock" made me want to give this game a miss, since edgy (probably because of Ben Croshaw) is something I've started associating with a bad thing.
Still, I guess it could be interesting, and if it really comes out in June there aren't any other good games coming out to take my mind of boredom.

Can't wait to let deformed demons "taste my big boner".

I'll say the same thing I said on youtube.
"If Hell's what they're going for, then no better publisher than EA."
It's almost depressing to see Suda with EA.

Can't tell if he's trolling or not

...Am I intrigued or turned off by what I just saw? I really don't know...

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