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The Seeker
11-12-2007, 07:18 PM
Frickin' Soldier of Fortune 3!!! (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/soldieroffortunepayback/index.html?q=soldier%20of%20fortune%20payback&tag=result;title;1)

My absolute favorite modern-based FPS franchise is releasing a sequel tomorrow and I hadn't heard anything about it till today. I subscribe to PC Gamer and frequent Gamespot.com and various other sites of the sort, and this thing somehow stayed off my radar.

Well, I'm psyched beyond reason right now, but I have to wonder what other amazing game news has slipped by me.

Commander Obi-Wan
11-12-2007, 07:29 PM
I've never heard of it until recently. I guess I'll have to look into it a bit more.

It's probably overshadowed by such games as Call of Duty 4, and other genres like Guitar Hero III and Assassin's Creed.

acdcfanbill
11-12-2007, 09:22 PM
I'd heard about this a little while back, but some things perturb me.

a) Raven Software didn't make it.
b) John Mullins had no hand in the making of it.
c) Activision farmed it out to a budget software dev house.

I'm not holding my breath for it to be any good, but I might try a demo.

jebbers
11-12-2007, 09:46 PM
Looks cartoon-ish. Kinda like how the caracters were done in Armed And Dangerous.

TiE23
11-13-2007, 12:08 AM
I think it'll be cool. But I'm not holding my breath until the reviews start to come out. And anyway, I think it's release date is tomorrow, and I think it's Assassin's Creed's also, according to Wikipedia.

I think I'd like to play it for a bit, but not really own it. I never rent games ever, but I may rent this one. And just for the gratuitous violence.

Pho3nix
11-13-2007, 08:36 AM
I love the gore. Not sure if I'll buy it though.

The Seeker
11-15-2007, 01:41 AM
Blast!! They bumped the release back a week. Guess they didn't want to compete with Assassin's Creed.

jon_hill987
11-15-2007, 02:56 PM
I heard it is rubbish and that they only spent five months on it. A review I saw gave 40%

Lightsaberboy
11-15-2007, 03:06 PM
yikes!

Sabretooth
11-15-2007, 10:45 PM
Wow, I thought SoF died in its closet many years ago. Regardless, I'm not specially interested in this one either.

RoxStar
11-17-2007, 04:20 PM
http://cad-comic.com/comics/20071116.jpg

I could never really get passed the combination of unbalanced game play and *ahem* the "blood" in Soldier of Fortune II, so I'll pass on this.

The Seeker
11-19-2007, 01:26 PM
Yeah, it sucks monkey balls. Talk about a disappointment. Crappy missions, crappy AI, an overall sucky feeling to the whole thing. This monstrosity is a SOF game in title only. Activision was apparently just trying to make some quick cash, but when reviews start flying, they will find that stamping a great franchises name on a pile of steaming crap doesn't change the fact that it's crap.

Gotta offload this thing on ebay before reviews start coming out.

The Seeker
11-22-2007, 01:10 AM
Whew, that was close. Managed to sell it on ebay for $5.00 less than what I paid for it. Some Aussie snagged it since it's banned from commercial sale over there. Well, that's that. I guess five bucks isn't too bad of a price to rent a crappy game. Now to use the money and buy crysis.

Johnpp
11-22-2007, 05:01 AM
I cannot believe it was banned from Australia for violence. That is honestly the silliest thing I have ever heard. There is no point in buying it if you take out the gore.

Silliest. Thing. EVER!

MrWally
11-22-2007, 10:49 AM
I think that's exactly the point...

Nancy Allen``
12-02-2007, 07:24 AM
Oh man the Aussies, I know, believe me. They miss out on quite a bit due to their stringent censorship laws. Why do these control freaks feel they have to not allow what by rights we have have the right to watch and play?

Crow_Nest
12-02-2007, 11:03 AM
The reason why some of you may not have heard of the game until the reviews are out is because the game's development was pretty silent. Screenshots and videos didnt start appearing until the store pre-orders began. Pre order included an unlockable weapon.

The game sucked overall, never played it myself but thats what the reviews are saying. This game had a lot of potential, i guess it just didnt make the cut.

Rogue15
12-02-2007, 11:32 AM
I loved SOF II: Double Helix, it would have been better if the bullets landed precisely where i aimed...hated going for head shots only to blow some guy's leg off.

Crow_Nest
12-02-2007, 10:19 PM
I loved SOF II: Double Helix, it would have been better if the bullets landed precisely where i aimed...hated going for head shots only to blow some guy's leg off.

That had never happened to me. Unless im playing CS:S.

Darth Groovy
12-03-2007, 07:47 AM
The new SOF is rubbish and should be avoided at all costs. I already traded mine in. Biggest problem. I plays almost exactly like COD, but the AI sucks and the game play is frustrating. Not at all worth the $60 price tag.

The Seeker
12-03-2007, 09:08 PM
If by "plays exactly like CoD" you mean you play as a biped, then I see your point. But the similarities end there. It looks sloppy, it feels sloppy, the damage each gun does is ridiculous, and the AI lines up in a neat row to be shredded by said weapons. Activision should be ashamed to have their name on such a crappy product, especially since the prequels rocked.

acdcfanbill
12-04-2007, 02:03 AM
Activision knew exactly what they were doing when they handed off a money making popular franchise to a budget title dev house. SoF games were basically Raven's baby and this is one move that doesn't ingratiate me with Activision, a publisher I generally like.

Darth Groovy
12-04-2007, 07:10 PM
Activision knew exactly what they were doing when they handed off a money making popular franchise to a budget title dev house. SoF games were basically Raven's baby and this is one move that doesn't ingratiate me with Activision, a publisher I generally like.

Kind of like what Activision did for Call of Duty 3. If you ever played it. Basically they slapped some half ass story, over Call of Duty 2...added some silly struggle mode, and threw it up on the shelf in time for the holidays. Sad huh?

BongoBob
12-04-2007, 10:52 PM
I defend to this day that the mission in CoD3 where they started you off with the shotgun was fun. But that's about it.

PoiuyWired
12-08-2007, 02:06 AM
I cannot believe it was banned from Australia for violence. That is honestly the silliest thing I have ever heard. There is no point in buying it if you take out the gore.

Silliest. Thing. EVER!

Hmmm... gore... Manhunt 2!! <3