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Tecmo Koei: Quantum Theory Isn't "Just Another Shooter"

When everyone first saw Quantum Theory in motion some time ago, the comparisons to Gears of War were immediate and obvious.

But despite what we may think, Tecmo Koei boss Yoshiki Sugiyama has said that his game most definitely is not a Gears clone. And although we still find it hard to believe that the project wasn't at least influenced by Epic's award-winning franchise, Sugiyama does mention the one feature that seems to stand apart: the partner aspect of the gameplay. He highlighted this in speaking to CVG, and tried to convince everyone that Quantum Theory is very much its own game:

"If gamers assume they know what awaits them, if they assume Quantum Theory is going to be just another shooter, they're going to be surprised. While the style may share similar traits of a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by hardened warriors it's the co-operation between our two characters that makes Quantum Theory so unique.

The fact you have to physically manipulate this spectacularly acrobatic partner while launching your own assaults makes for an interesting new dynamic - and of course the battle ground is always changing and shifting. There's a living tower at the heart of this story, a fantastical construction that is never as it seems."

Okay, well, that's true and all, but...it still looks a lot like Gears. Even the red damage indicator in the middle of the screen seems like a direct rip-off, as does the main character's movements and overall art design. That being said, we have to respect what Sugiyama has said and we'll certainly be interested in trying the final product, which should be released this summer. Well, maybe; it's been delayed quite a bit.

Related Game(s): Quantum Theory

5/8/2010 10:48:40 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (29 posts)

Kai200X
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 11:06:56 AM
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He will say anything to make a sale, so no surprise. Even though I never play Gears so I wouldn't know if they are similar or not.

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shadowpal2
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 11:23:29 PM

Shadowpal2: Quantam Theory Is "Just Another Shooter"

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TEG3SH
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 11:14:31 AM
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make like Gears and I'LL be over it

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 1:35:52 PM

Gears rules but if it's too much like Gears, I have a hard time believing it'll be as good...

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TEG3SH
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 6:30:34 PM

u played it bayonetta which is the same as DMC, and that was kindda awesome . `For me if its like Gears I will be a very very happy man

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Cpt_Geez
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 11:19:31 AM
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I happen to like GeOW so I'm very interested in quantum theory. This will be a day 1 purchase for me.

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FullmetalX10
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 11:40:30 AM
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At least it's third person, that's always a plus over first person, in my book.
I'm just not sure about the setting, one building? Hope it's a versatile building, got this info from the trailer btw, so if it's not just the one building, please correct me if I'm wrong.

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TEG3SH
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 12:10:46 PM

dude, the building structure is ever changing, sometime u r behind a cover then the cover moves so I think it's versatile enough

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FullmetalX10
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 10:46:55 AM

Will it have flora?
Cuz im feelin' like I need some color in my games.

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sticklife
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 12:55:50 PM
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They should have kept it to ps3 only, maybe then it would be out by now.

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TEG3SH
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 1:21:49 PM

ur picture couldn't be any clearer to what ur saying

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sunspider13
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 2:16:47 PM
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I'll at least give it a rental. You got to respect TK for at least trying.

When I first saw video of the game, I did think GeoW. But I do like the fact that the tower is changing all the time.

And sticklife is right, they should have kept it a PS3 exclusive. Not because of the fact it might been out now, but because TK could of really made the game SHINE.

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Mamills
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 2:23:40 PM
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lol, sorry i can already see quantum theory fail.

its like a japanese knockoff of gears, with a chick that has armor and an outfit that is soo out of place.

"While the style may share similar traits of a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by hardened warriors it's the co-operation between our two characters that makes Quantum Theory so unique."
lol, Tecmo should go look at army of two, they just described that game

heres to hoping it'll be good, but we all know deep down it wont b worth the launch price. maybe a rental.

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Cholo Gamer
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 2:33:25 PM
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After they made it mulit plat it is just another shooter.

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sonic1899
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 6:26:36 PM

Even if it was still exclusive it could wind up being 'another shooter'. PS3 only titles have been genre defining thus far, but don't think every PS3 exclusive is going to be good.. *cough* Last Rebellion *cough*

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Godslim
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 2:43:17 PM

.....im sorry but that is most stupid statement i have ever heard!

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Mavfan321
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 2:53:53 PM
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Gears is ok, I beat the first on with a friend, and played a good amount of the sequel, but I can't get into it to the point that I would buy a 360 to play it. Maybe Mass Effect, hope that comes to PS3 eventually.

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Mamills
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 3:52:59 PM

yea if they port ME 1,2 and 3 onto a bluray, n call it the trilogy. ill pick it up first day

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sonic1899
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 6:30:44 PM

I think a single bluray port of the Mass Effect series could wind up being a bi*** slap to MS, especially after they claimed that 'The xbox 360 is successful because of the lack of Bluray'. But I'm sure a lot of people would love to see that.

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Dancemachine55
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 7:09:00 PM
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Kinda sceptical now, but am looking forward to seeing what the final product is like.

It's weird, I've never been intrigued by an unknown game before. I like seeing new IP's.

Shame it didn't stay PS3 exclusive though. Coulda been really awesome.

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Temjin001
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 8:37:32 PM
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Yah, I have my doubts with this one. If the reviews turn out to be solid I'll rent it to see how I like it. But I suspect this one may be received no better than Lost Planet 2. Come on Tecmo bring me some more NG and DOA.

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Milonakis
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 9:06:00 PM
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Dante's inferno was a GOW clone so this should get what, an 8 of 10 from most reviewers. Good, but still a clone.

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Snaaaake
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 9:26:58 PM
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I don't expect a huge surprise, but at least I'm hoping for one.

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BikerSaint
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 9:33:08 PM
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The tower is alive & it's constantly changing itself up.

For those who didn't get to see the video of Quantum Theory at last year's E3 2009.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHxnJLRcxOEsee

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___________
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 5:28:30 AM
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looks like gears, plays like gears there for its a gears clone.
sorry temco but you lost me when you lied to me!
fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on woo!!!!!!!!
2 cookies to the person who can remember what show and what episode thats from.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 7:07:41 PM

____________,

Actually, that line was also from one of our ex-President, George W Bush's, televised speeches that he was always muffing up some of his lines.

(And I like to think Brittney Spears was thinking of him when she made that song)...
"OOPS, I DID IT AGAIN" LOL

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___________
Monday, May 10, 2010 @ 8:14:45 AM

it was?
i dont think he ever admitted to being wrong, not even hinting at it.

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tu24
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 1:20:16 PM
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I saw gameplay videos for it, looked like bullshit. I'll pass.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 7:04:21 PM
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The reaction to Dante's Inferno being a GOW clone was mixed in PSXE but now Quantum being a GeOW clone is completely negative.

I guess everyone in PSXE hates GeOW......

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