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Old 05-09-2011, 08:46 AM   #1
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The water effects in this game make me hot under the collar.

I fully expect to have a completely enjoyable time playing this game, but I just want you guys to know I bought this game SOLELY for the water effects.

I'm such a snob when it comes to water in video games. It's the worst thing ever when a game has beautifully rendered water, that doesn't react when you touch it. (I'm looking at you, Dragon Age, Lord of the Rings Online, Aion Online, Borderlands, etc.)

I don't own an xbox, but I watched the trailers, the previews, and everything I could possibly absorb about this game, from the E3 demos to text previews, everything. Why? Water effects.

Anyway, just saying thanks for finally making this game multiplatform. I can't wait to get off work today and play it.
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:55 AM   #2
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The water is fun! It's almost like a co-op partner. You can use it as a shield or a weapon.
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:57 AM   #3
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I can already tell you, the first half-hour (After I make it to a significant amount of water) is going to be spent playing in it, like a child in a rain puddle.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:00 AM   #4
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I can already tell you, the first half-hour (After I make it to a significant amount of water) is going to be spent playing in it, like a child in a rain puddle.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:04 AM   #5
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If I could suggest anything, it'd be a "physics playground" sorta like Red Faction's Glass House.

Just a series of rooms with water and objects in them, that I could play around with, without risk of dying by enemies or electricity or whatever.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:16 AM   #6
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That actually sounds kinda fun marzz.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:29 AM   #7
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That actually sounds kinda fun marzz.
Knowing me, i'd spend more time in that room than playing the main game, haha.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:02 AM   #8
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Knowing me, i'd spend more time in that room than playing the main game, haha.
I know the feeling. For example, I haven't even completed 1/10 of Just Cause 2 because I spend all my time when playing it, goofing off instead of actually playing the campaign. It's just too much fun to shoot up stuff and blow up things.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:04 AM   #9
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I know the feeling. For example, I haven't even completed 1/10 of Just Cause 2 because I spend all my time when playing it, goofing off instead of actually playing the campaign. It's just too much fun to shoot up stuff and blow up things.
There's a campaign in Just Cause 2?
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:06 AM   #10
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There's a campaign in Just Cause 2?
"Technically" there is sorta kinda in that there is a story to follow if you wish.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:06 AM   #11
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OP have you played Age of Conan?

I can't think of a single game which has such incredible water effects.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:14 AM   #12
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OP have you played Age of Conan?

I can't think of a single game which has such incredible water effects.
Those look pretty good, aside from waves, though, it looks about as good as WoW's water when it comes to the physics.

I'm RIDICULOUSLY picky when it comes to water, though.

My first bit of snobbishness was when I was playing Phantasy Star Online on the gamecube, doing a run through the beach level, when I saw the water effects were WAY, WAY better than the dreamcast version's- they included spray, splashes, and ripples, and it was wonderful. The Xbox version did NOT include these effects, nor did the PC version (Blue Burst). I was upset.

Beyond Good and Evil had good water effects as well- the waves actually made your ship bob and float in the water.

Recent games have really bugged me when it comes to water- Crysis, for example, has great-looking water. Problem is, it's scripted. Objects either bob on the water or they don't, and nothing you do affects the waves or anything. Sigh.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:14 AM   #13
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I pretty much pre ordered this from seeing the trailer with the pretty water effects, they look awesome. The only other game I can think of that has water that looks as good is possibly Bioshock 2, but eh, thats pretty much 90% of the games environment, and I'm looking forward to hydrophobia a lot more than I ever did for Bioshock.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:15 AM   #14
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The water is fun! It's almost like a co-op partner. You can use it as a shield or a weapon.
That's a very GOOOOOOOOOOD metaphor. Rep+
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:19 AM   #15
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I pretty much pre ordered this from seeing the trailer with the pretty water effects, they look awesome. The only other game I can think of that has water that looks as good is possibly Bioshock 2, but eh, thats pretty much 90% of the games environment, and I'm looking forward to hydrophobia a lot more than I ever did for Bioshock.
Bioshock 2's water looks very, very nice. I'll agree. The biggest issue I have, is the big "splash" scene early in the game with the big sister is all scripted. Pretty much all of the water interaction in that game is scripted, aside from ripples in puddles.

I told you I was a water snob.
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