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Just checked out this decent preview over at EG and it sounds like The Wheelman is shaping up very nicely indeed.

Particularly like the fact it has scant regard for realism; the special moves and general bias towards wantonly aggressive driving are the major selling points for me (not, surprisingly, the fetid hand of Vin Diesel, though as Shinji points out, he's got a decent if slender track record with Tigon).
#1 at 19:55:28 - 09/02/2009
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I've had moderate hopes for this for a while now (what can I say, I'm a car game hoebag). Sounds like my sort of thing but very glad there's going to be a demo soonish.
#2 at 21:29:49 - 09/02/2009
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Anyone manage to download this last night? Slowest fucking download ever.

Didn't get to play it but anyone got any first impressions?
#3 at 10:25:49 - 06/03/2009
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peej said:Anyone manage to download this last night? Slowest fucking download ever.

Didn't get to play it but anyone got any first impressions?

i thought it was ok, the handling is alright, but not amazing, i also liked the barging with the right stick, but once you had to shoot people it got a bit rubbish.
#4 at 10:31:34 - 06/03/2009
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Hmmmm that doesn't bode well.

I had Wanted queued up as well but with the speed my connection was going at last night, that was a bit of a hope in hell :)
#5 at 10:57:59 - 06/03/2009
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It'll be a bit of good silly fun when it reaches £15 or so.
#6 at 20:00:31 - 06/03/2009
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S'what I was thinking. I like it though, it's unapologetically arcadey. bit like Crash Time but with a bit more spit and polish.

Really liked the side missions too, if there's over 100 of those, that could be a nice little diversion from the 15 hours of main story.

Not bad though - not a lot of tearing (well not that I could see anyway) and very chunky and destructive. Gets a thumbs up.

Ninja Blade however...fuck that's a sucky piece of shit.
#7 at 12:43:38 - 07/03/2009
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Heh, not even bothered with Ninja Blade :)

Wheelman felt like an Xbox / PS2 game to me. Definately didn't look it (most of the time) but that's what it felt like to me.
#8 at 16:36:57 - 07/03/2009
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Hmmm - not bad, not great, it does something very limited pretty well, and is certainly fun, but will probably get old quite fast; oddly reminds of Stranglehold for those reasons.

One to pick up cheap.
#9 at 18:37:10 - 07/03/2009
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Retroid said:Heh, not even bothered with Ninja Blade :)

Wheelman felt like an Xbox / PS2 game to me. Definately didn't look it (most of the time) but that's what it felt like to me.


Aye, I actually thought it felt like it belonged in an arcade meself. Sort of shallow but at the same time a lot of fun. The cheesy dialogue and dreadful character models just add to the total over-the-topness of it too.

Definitely like Stuntman, one to pick up on the cheap once the inevitable price drops happen.

Ninja Blade - went back to it and it's actually a lot more impressive than I thought but fuck those QT bits right in the arse. insta-game-over if you fail 'em. How retarded a design is that.

Actually prefer it to Ninja Gaiden though (controversial)
#10 at 21:15:34 - 07/03/2009
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FlexibleFeline said:Hmmm - not bad, not great, it does something very limited pretty well, and is certainly fun, but will probably get old quite fast; oddly reminds of Stranglehold for those reasons.

One to pick up cheap.

After accidentally downloading this twice in a row, I can say that this would be pretty much what I think of the demo as well.
#11 at 23:55:18 - 12/03/2009
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Just given this about an hour's play.

It's Stranglehold in cars, isn't it?

Nice.
#12 at 03:37:30 - 17/04/2009
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Heh, somehow you still seem to be getting every single game ever released, rmj - I thought you were cutting down? ^^;
#13 at 09:03:52 - 17/04/2009
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repairmanjack said:Just given this about an hour's play.

It's Stranglehold in cars, isn't it?

Nice.


Perfect description really. Why didn't I think of that when I reviewed it :)
#14 at 10:30:35 - 17/04/2009
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ilmaestro said:Heh, somehow you still seem to be getting every single game ever released, rmj - I thought you were cutting down? ^^;


Fifteen quid is my "happy" price.
#15 at 13:29:39 - 17/04/2009
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It's 15 quid already?

That's also my buy price for this level of game.

It's also the possible reason why I've got over 60 360 titles...
#16 at 14:08:51 - 17/04/2009
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Wake me up when Resi 5 and Halo Wars hits a similar price mark.
#17 at 14:52:57 - 17/04/2009
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Tried the demo of this earlier on the PS3.

Gosh, it was more fun than it had any right to be!
#18 at 04:11:43 - 14/06/2009
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It's a huge amount of fun. A great few hours no-brain entertainment. Should be pretty cheap by now too.

S'long as you have medium to low expectations it'll deliver. It's a lot like a car-based Stranglehold. Only with cheesier throwaway one liners!
#19 at 11:34:21 - 15/06/2009

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