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Quantum Theory Demo Now Up On Euro/NA PSN

It looks a lot like Gears of War but also features a few twists on that third-person shooter formula.

And if you live in Europe or the US and own a PlayStation 3, you get a chance to test it out before anyone else. According to Electronic Theatre, Tecmo Koei has announced that a playable demo of Quantum Theory is now available to download on the PlayStation Network. Xbox 360 users will get a chance to try it "later this month." The demo lets you take control of Syd, the big bad-ass warrior with only one thing on his mind (revenge). He teams up with the mysterious Filena who doesn't have to rely on guns; she has a unique combat technique that provides a nice contrast to Syd's blasting style. You must battle the Diablosis, a black material that seems to infect anything it touches, so get ready for a rough ride. Electronic Theatre offered some quick feedback:

"Quantum Theory is clearly shaping-up to be a title worth keeping an eye on. While it may never compete with the blockbuster budget available to Epic Games and Microsoft in terms of visual fidelity, it certainly got enough interesting ideas to propose a new direction for the genre."

Quantum Theory is set to launch on September 24 in Europe; it holds a September 28 release date here in the US. Of course, we'll give you our impressions on the demo as soon as we get a chance to sit down and play it (probably tomorrow), and we'll also bring you Tecmo's answers to your questions soon.

Related Game(s): Quantum Theory

Tags: quantum theory, tecmo, quantum theory demo

9/8/2010 9:05:27 PM John Shepard

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Comments (77 posts)

Jawknee
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 9:59:15 PM
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Meh, played it, deleted it. It's Gears with uglier graphics, character designs and weapons.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:05:53 PM

I agree, the game was dull as hell.

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aaronisbla
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:43:23 PM

thanks for the warning, imma still try it out, but this game was almost destined to be a disappointment

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Snaaaake
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 12:19:17 AM

I actually expected the graphic to better than Gears 2.

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Jawknee
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 12:21:45 AM

Why? haha

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OPHIDIAN
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:00:01 PM
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Been waiting for a game like this to come out on PS3, will be downloading the demo asap.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:01:38 PM

Uncharted 2 owns this game as well as Gears. We already have a solid third person cover shooter.

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:40:10 PM

Some gamers need more than one though, right?

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bigrailer19
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 12:01:26 AM

I do for sure. I can only play through the same game so many times.

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OPHIDIAN
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 7:51:33 AM

Uncharted 2's single player ended way to soon for me. Just crave more.

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The Who
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:00:27 PM
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Why be lucky when all you have to do is make a euro account.That is what I did thanks for the heads up and im downloading he demo in a sec.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:02:15 PM

Or a US account.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:06:18 PM

Lol, ya...it's been available on the US PSN store since last evening.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:12:31 PM

It's already up? How did he miss that?

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:13:28 PM

A lot going on. I forgot today was Wednesday until I was halfway to the office.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:11:02 PM
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Thank you, I will keep an eye on it. I'm looking forward to trying out this demo when it comes stateside. Kinda sucks that they aren't too confident in their graphics, but if it's less arcadey and a little more colorful than "the Vanquish" then I may be interested.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:13:55 PM

It's already up!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:14:10 PM

Ben lose his mind?

Edit: I mean JohnBen

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:14:46 PM

EDIT: LV, beat me too it.

If you're looking for more color than Vanquish, this isn't the game. As far as the game play goes, its almost identical to Gears. Clunky controls and heavy characters. Vanquish is mucho better than this in my opinion.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:15:45 PM

John's been contributing for a while but I have to ask....WHO THE HEC IS HE!?

I never see him post or comment. He's usually good for best buy ads though.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:24:11 PM

John may not be the hero this city wants, but he's the hero this city needs...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:15:46 PM
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Okay, downloading now, I'll try not to expect much.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:17:15 PM

By the time its done downloading your option to edit will have expired. :)

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:21:36 PM

LOL, it's 700mbroughly and full of fail.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:24:10 PM

LOL!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:24:52 PM

Which is why I edited again, impressions in the next post. Since I think we own this section for the next 24 hours.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:28:07 PM

That can't be a good thing can it?

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:31:47 PM

I feel like we just got done telling World what the worst dish on the menu is at a local restaurant and he went ahead and ordered it.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:34:13 PM

LOL! At least its a free meal.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:47:17 PM

Everybody has different tastes, part of me still wants to play Alpha Protocol too :)

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:49:52 PM

Me too World, I'm waiting for it to drop below $2.

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xenris
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 10:42:39 AM

You guys should just rent alpha protocol. I actually enjoyed it. It can actually be pretty fun. Best way to roll is either full stealth or full rifles.

It was just an average game but in the 20 some years I've been playing games I have played more broken games than it. Also the dialogue is fun probably the best part of the game.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:41:25 PM
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Yes, it's available in both regions now. Fixed now.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:43:11 PM
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Okay, wait, I downloaded this demo last night from the US PSN, am I missing something?

Anyway, the game is crap. And it so blatantly rips off Gears in so many ways it's shameful.

It's not even worth a bargain bin price, or even the shelf space the case would take--my wrath.

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:43:49 PM
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I'd rather just play with Filena. Staring at a burly man's backside has never been appealing to me.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 11:08:19 PM

*attempts to resist jokes about LV*

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 11:24:06 PM

Nor will he like this thread. LOL!

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Kokushi
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:52:24 PM
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It was a decent/good demo, but playing this game it really show how amazing and with tight control the Uncharted series is.

But i will rent the game to see the rest of it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 11:07:48 PM
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Okay, I wasn't expecting much, and I got worse. That was utter crap. Not even this-gen crap either. What took them so long to make this? I could make this game over the weekend with 3 legos,a jar of piss, and some play-dough.

HELLO Tecmo, where is My DOA5 and DOA Super Extreme Volleybounce 3??

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 11:15:49 PM

I knew this game was going to bomb when Sony didn't even attempt to retain it as an exclusive. They knew it was generic crap from the get go and it will be interesting to see if it sells any copies on the 360.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 11:22:35 PM

I bet 360 kids will buy this Gears clone while they eagerly await Gears 3.

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SayWord
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 11:21:15 PM
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Argh... Didn't like it at all. To me gears of war is an okay game, and Quantun thoery doesn't even compare to gears:p hahah word

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 11:23:25 PM

I know it, i hate Gears and if i was forced to live on an island with either Gears or this, Gears it would be.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 11:39:08 PM
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Gears was awesome, Quantum........is crap.
The graphic felt like a 2008 game, no wait, HELL NO!!
Even Heavenly Sword looks better, or even worse, Gears 1 looks betters.
Even the gameplay sucks.

I didn't expect anything from Quantum but wow, nice going Tecmo.

I actually spent more time on the Sengoku Basara demo and that was fun.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 11:40:43 PM

Notice all these characters in these "western" Japanese games sound like Snake?

Or fail too...

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 11:49:21 PM

There can only be one Snake and one Snaaaake!!

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sunspider13
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 11:56:00 PM
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I was hopeful then I played the demo. :(

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 2:13:46 AM

me too friend... me too.

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Qubex
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 12:01:08 AM
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Well, I won't bother to try it now!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Kangasfwa
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 1:16:18 AM
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Well that was crap.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 2:14:09 AM
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I will probably have to wait for Max Payne 3 to play a new shooter I like.

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Qubex
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 2:57:26 AM

What about Killzone 3 World?

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 3:07:09 PM

Sorry, third person shooter :)

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BikerSaint
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 2:33:38 AM
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Well, after the demo, very disappointing graphics & mehh gameplay.

So this one's now been relegated to my $10 bargain bin list.

And what's the hell's wrong with that stupid shotgun that won't even tickle an enemy's mouth ivory unless you aim well above their grizzled heads???

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Kangasfwa
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 2:38:32 AM
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This game plays just like Vanquish except not being any fun.

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Jawknee
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 2:45:49 AM

I thought it played more like Gears than Vanquish. It had the same slow, heavy, clunky feel while Vanquish, Sam felt light, aware and agile.

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Kangasfwa
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 3:38:17 AM

Well, I've never played gears personally, sooo...

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Jawknee
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 3:49:31 AM

Ooooh....

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johnld
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 3:01:01 AM
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the first thing i thought it as i started playing this game was i hate it. movement was too slow and controls were crap but i still went and played it. gears of war had better movement and controls. why werent there the same button for dive and cover? why did i have to press down on the dpad to pick up weapons and ammo which are most of the time nowhere near cover?

melee was a joke, it didnt even stun enemies. you cant even shoot your gun after using a melee button. they even have 3 buttons for melee attack.

shotgun was a peashooter. i was in cover with an enemy on the same cover, aimed as best i could with blindfire, shot the guy right on the face, and he just got up walked back while shooting at me.

i just cant get over how horrible and slow the movements are. i want to describe them as tank like but i like using the tank in bad company 2. i know you can hold x to run but i cant even guide him while running. i'll have the stick tilted to the left or right and hes still running straight ahead with only a hint of turning. that quote is just trying to sell a crap game. it should read Quantum Theory is clearly shaping-up to be a title that you NEED TO AVOID. seriously, i dont like gears of war that much, hell i havent even played it that much. but to compare to this game to gears, epic should be pissed off.

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Jawknee
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 3:04:14 AM

haha at least in Bad Company you actually using a tank so its justified. Games like this and Gears with the tank feel ruin it for me.

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chedison
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 3:36:33 AM
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lol i was reading this thread while the demo was installing... It almost made me want to just delete it before I played it hahaha

EDIT: Wow.... THis is just bad hahahah. I was hoping you guys were lying.

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Kangasfwa
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 3:40:16 AM

You probably should have...

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___________
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 3:37:17 AM
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not looking good for this game!
constant delays, and now the worlds first review who was from OXM gave it a freaking 3!
now if thats not the recipe for shovelware i dont know what is!
shame too i was bouncing up and down like a giddy school girl when they announced this, i love gears and this looks exactly like it so i was so excited for it!
sigh, another game to add to the disappointment list.
gee, the way im going im going to need to cut down the rest of the amazon rain forest by years end!

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Qubex
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 4:03:00 AM

The list grows... sad testament to the beginnings of Hollywoodness in gaming creeping. I hope it doesn't become an epidemic...

Underline... it is nice to see you slowly calming down a little too... think Buddha, think levitation, and don't swallow your controller :)

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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___________
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 8:20:00 AM

eh, that anger therapy is helping?
or maybe its that im allot more relaxed now since all my exams are over for the year.
3 exams a day, 5 days a week plays havok on the mind!

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aaronisbla
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 4:31:17 AM
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Looks like i'll be waiting for Gears 3 for my 3rd person duck and cover fix and then some Uncharted 3 hopefully next year, played this at my friends house, i don't like it and thats being nice

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JackC8
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 7:46:41 AM
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This makes me want to try it out just to see how awful it is :)

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oONewcloudOo
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 8:05:24 AM
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its not getting a great PSN score which tells me some ps3 fans are still pissed after it going to 360 or the game sucks

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frylock25
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 8:42:08 AM
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i would like to thank all of you for the comments of how it sucks. you may have saved me valuable time downloading installing and trying crap. instead i know to avoid that demo and spend what time i have to play games while my kid is at school NOT playing this.

the comments here crack me up

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vicious54
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 8:50:35 AM
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The demo was crap, I wonder how much money they have put into it so far. The textures are bad and the game play is terrible, looks like a launch multiplatform title.

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Qubex
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 9:02:22 AM
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"Multiplatformism"... its like a disease...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Lotusflow3r
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 9:14:39 AM
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It has much better imagination than Gears or U2....but it ends there. It's samey, same ol', cheesy and tired imo.

I LOVE the idea of it, it could of been AMAZING, but almost everything seems to have been done opposingly. The voice acting, the orchestral music style....just completely opposes what i would want out of this idea....ah well.

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RadioHeader
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 3:59:24 PM
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Well I wasn't going to download it, but you guys have sold it to me.

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hadouken
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 5:42:55 PM
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Man no love for quantum theory. I haven't downloaded the demo yet but I will. Gears of war is a decent game despite it's pale colors.

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JDC80
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 10:23:57 PM
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I played it, didn't really care for it and deleted once I got Spider-Man: SD in the mail from gamefly.

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Kai200X
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 12:32:47 AM
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Just tried it, not very impressed. Than again, I wasn't impressed with their decision to go multi-plaform neither.

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Imagi
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 5:06:16 AM
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The colour scheme makes me feel ill.

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