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Lactose the Intolerant Nov 23, 2012 @ 6:59pm
This game is pure...
BRILLIANCE. I can't believe how cheap it was, it feels like I stole from the developers. It is amazing and really fun to play. The hit detection (which I was quite worried about) is good, the punches that connect feel powerful and very satisfying. The story is a bit confusing, for me, anyway. But the game play just delivers in every way! it also makes me laugh the entire time I'm playing, just beating people up and watching them rag doll! the difficulty is there which makes it a challenge but it isn't stupidly difficult that you get frustrated with it. The only downfall for me would be the blocking, although it could be just me being bad. It's annoying you have to stand still to block, movement would have been cool but still a fun game.

If anyone is worried about getting this game even though it is only 69p (99 cents?) then don't be a fool, just grab it! you won't be disappointed. I'll definitely be having a look for the second game.

Oh and the first person animations of being smacked in the face is perfect. Spot on... I love how you fall to the floor etc after a heavy blow to the face. Astounding game. Even AAA titles can't get that right.


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2point4 Nov 23, 2012 @ 8:26pm 
Yeah, I've loved this game since the day of its release. I've been meaning to give it another play-through lately, plus I've never finished the challenge levels all the way. Those are great and if you haven't tried them yet then be sure to give it a go. But I agree with a lot of what you said and can't believe this hit the $0.99 price point. This makes it among the cheapest asking prices of games ever on Steam. Ghost Master was like $0.85 a couple of sales ago when I picked it up, but I think that was the cheapest price for a full game.

Anyway, ZC2 is right around the corner. One thing to be aware of is that the "hit detection" that you're talking about was due in large part to the Source engine. ZC2 is being developed using the Unreal engine. While I am in no way trying to criticize or praise ACE team one way or the other for switching engines, it's something you should know because the gameplay is likely to feel at least a little bit different. But you know...Unreal isn't exactly a terrible game engine. ZC2 is sure to be just as awesome. Regardless, I couldn't be more excited.

ACE Team also did a game called Rock of Ages that was a different take on a racing game and offered a pretty sweet SP campaign. MP would be awesome in that game, but nobody really plays it. Pick that game up if you think that might be your type of game. It's an ACE Team game, so you already know they're gonna give you fun.

Also keep an eye out in this hub because ACE is pretty active within the community.
[ACE] cbordeu  [developer] Nov 24, 2012 @ 3:15pm 
Hit detection is changing a lot in ZC2, but not because of the engine - because of the design. Basically in the game you can aim punches and should try to hit the enemy's head. You're opponent's arms also have collision detection, so his combat stance is no longer just visual, it is also functional. Enemies who move around from side to side are harder to hit.

It may sound as if it might be complicated, but it is very intuitive and makes the 1-on-1 combat of the game faaaaar more interesting and less repetitive.

Stay tuned - we have a lot of fun stuff that we'll be revealing soon enough. :)
2point4 Nov 24, 2012 @ 5:53pm 
Pretty exciting stuff, Carlos! I'm excited to see you guys are mixing it up a little.
BUTCHER Nov 26, 2012 @ 2:37pm 
Ok,took advice from other posts,spent the whopping $0.99 and just played about 30 min. I gotta say this game is really cool. Source engine looks great and combat is rock solid. Don't really know why I didn't buy this before.
Lactose the Intolerant Nov 26, 2012 @ 2:38pm 
Originally posted by BUTCHER:
Ok,took advice from other posts,spent the whopping $0.99 and just played about 30 min. I gotta say this game is really cool. Source engine looks great and combat is rock solid. Don't really know why I didn't buy this before.

That's what I was thinking. I can't believe I've missed this game the entire time I've been on Steam...
Dukino Nov 26, 2012 @ 6:27pm 
Originally posted by 2Bros Internet Hero:
That's what I was thinking. I can't believe I've missed this game the entire time I've been on Steam...

Probably cause its not talked much about.. I remember when the game was days from release, Alot of people were talking about it. Me how ever love the desing and art in this game but not so much the game itself.

But it is absolutely worth 0,99€, hell i wont even pick up that small amount of money from the ground if i dropped it heh..
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