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Hawken: First Look

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by Dark Pulse, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Dark Pulse

    Dark Pulse Dolla, Dolla. Holla, Holla.

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    Hawken, a new game being made by a team of indie devs on UDK, is a title few have heard of - even I hadn't heard of it until today when a friend pointed me to it. However, after seeing this newly-released gameplay footage, and seeing how they did this much work in nine months... well, I'll let the footage speak for itself.



    As a sucker for mech combat games, this one is definitely one I'll be keeping an eye on... and I'm pretty sure I won't be the only one.
     
  2. DeathBooger

    DeathBooger Malcolm's Sugar Daddy

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    That actually looks good.
     
  3. shoptroll

    shoptroll Active Member

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    The trailer that they released a while back was pretty good looking. Definitely keeping an eye on this as well.
     
  4. UBerserker

    UBerserker old EPIC GAMES

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    This is awesome.
     
  5. Rambowjo

    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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    This is amazing.
     
  6. StreetPreacher

    StreetPreacher New Member

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    Definitely looks cool. I'd personally prefer to slow it down a bit in more of the Mechwarrior style, but I'd still play it.

    One plea: Please, please, PLEASE include bot support. A multiplayer-only game is no good if we can't find populated servers online. Plus some of us old farts don't enjoy playing against superior players online on pubs. If they'll promise bot support, I'll pay in advance.
     
  7. Al

    Al Reaper

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    That looks pretty rad.
     
  8. RennyManJr

    RennyManJr CHAINSAW HIM!!

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    Just WOW. And it seems fast enough to be challenging / entertaining!

    I'd say this is the most promising trailer i've seen in a couple years. Or at least the first one that makes me want to play the game it's showing :)
     
  9. Lruce Bee

    Lruce Bee Transcending to another level

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    Yeah I spotted this about 3 weeks ago and was very impressed with the whole thing.
    The art direction is excellent & overall production & presentation looks top drawer if you ask me.
     
  10. RennyManJr

    RennyManJr CHAINSAW HIM!!

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  11. ravenus

    ravenus The Heretic

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    So far it looks like an MP game. I wonder if there's an SP story campaign associated. It'd be cool if these guys were given a Shogo license. Now a sequel to that game on a modern engine, but keeping the anime and cheese factors, would be awesome.
     
  12. xMurphyx

    xMurphyx New Member

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    Oh wow, that looks amazing.
    I fell for Phantom Crash a while back though, so I'm a little on the cautious side when it comes to fast Mech games, but from what I can tell this seems to be a title to look forward to.:)

    I hope they bring it to the consoles too and include a good split screen mode. Maybe even with bots.
     
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  13. Spiney

    Spiney New Member

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    'you killed james hawkins'

    James Hawkins is the name of Hawkprey, Epic's resident concept artist. I wonder if they're the same person.

    Looking really sharp, by the way. And only nine months? Impressive feat for an indie dev!
    I'm generally not a big fan of Mechwarrior type games, but perhaps this one can change my mind.
     
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  14. Fuzzle

    Fuzzle spam noob

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    Not trying to be a doodoo, hawken looks like a sweet game and I'm mo def going to check it out, but it's got nothing to do with the mech sim genre other than "having robots in it".

    I think Steel Battalion was the last mech sim I played, and it's a bit disheartening how it flopped (either because of the price or the fact that it was a sim, I don't know). I'd really like to see more Mechwarriors instead of Mechassaults.
     
  15. Slainchild

    Slainchild Gold Member

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  16. cosmix

    cosmix XoXo

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    I followed Hawken for a while now but never got that this is Unreal Engine!? Dont miss the debut trailer. Game looks brilliant.

    [M]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRd7aBSlOvE[/M]
     
  17. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    This is completely new and need more attention. It really has this Asian-mech-city vibe to it, awesome use of the engine right there.
    Very interesting theme, I wonder if the game runs smoothly on most mid-end rigs.
     
  18. CyMek

    CyMek Dead but not gone.

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    The look reminds me a lot of the Smith&Tinker Mechwarrior reboot which had a trailer released about a year ago, except this is gameplay footage, which is awesome.
     
  19. p3rplex3d

    p3rplex3d Elephant Rider

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    Looks fun. CTF please.
     
  20. _Lynx

    _Lynx Strategic Military Services Staff Member

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    Looks really nice, although I don't like that mech design much.
     

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