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Game News ELEX II gets a combat trailer, now available for preorder

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Jan 11, 2022.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: ELEX II; Piranha Bytes; THQ Nordic

    THQ Nordic's latest trailer for ELEX II is a showcase of the game's lovably janky combat. Jax has of course lost all of his levels from the first game for reasons, so he'll have to start with the basics as he faces Magalan's hordes of beasts, bandits and alien invaders. But if you can help him survive long enough, you too may get to smack a dragon in the face from your jetpack.


    Along with this trailer comes the news that ELEX II is now available for preorder. You can grab the game on Steam or GOG for $50 with a 10% preorder discount.
     
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  2. Lord of Riva Prophet Patron

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    Strap Yourselves In Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    remember guys, don't pre-order.

    EDIT: Also: great gameplay trailer, love all the detailed information contained in it. Now I know, for sure, if i want to *consume product*.

    Trailers are shit.
     
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  3. TheSentinel Arcane

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    Looks as bad as the first game. Really telling that they don't show an entire combat encounter in a promotional trailer and instead show single weapon hits before cutting away. I already saw a huge fucking hitbox on the player's weapon in that short trailer. Also lol @ that lock on camera at 0:35.
     
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  4. Tyranicon A Memory of Eternity Developer

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    Man those floating feet, clunky animations and deadeye zombie stares from humanoid enemies.

    At this point I'm pretty sure Piranha Bytes has a jank quota.
     
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  5. lukaszek the determinator Patron

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    i think hitboxes continue to make little sense?
     
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  6. Blutwurstritter Educated

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    Don't know, looks like they nailed the hit-boxes. Quadratisch. Praktisch. Gut.
     
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  7. Shin Arbiter

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    At this point I'm curious whether PB has embraced the jank and wanted to show some of it off in the trailer, or whether they were having a serious attempt at editing together a cinematic trailer that might appeal to some sort of mass audience.

    either way, I'm down for it, don't get me wrong
     
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  8. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Brings back this flashback
     
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  9. curry Arcane

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    Looks fucking awful
     
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  10. Tihskael Learned

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    Poor combat was why I put the first one down even though the world was engaging enough, not considering of course the monsters waiting to one shot you every three steps.
     
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  11. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    Hated the melee combat in the first game, still won't bother with it this time, though ideally the hitboxes are fixed enough so that I don't sometimes inexplicably miss when using guns.
     
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  12. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    you can't infer how a game plays from a bunch of clips with no context stitched together, what was the point of this video
    I was expecting actual combat from a combat trailer
     
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  13. Tyranicon A Memory of Eternity Developer

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    Kind of curious they only included one short clip of gunplay in the trailer.

    Also, that fight with the giant guy looks like their video editor had a seizure.
     
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    A direct competitor arises: Horizon Elex Dawn
     
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  15. lukaszek the determinator Patron

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    would you rather have.... deterministic hitboxes?
     
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  16. Goldschmidt Learned

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    I am not feeling it.
     
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  17. ELEXmakesMeHard Learned

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    Looks like more of the same to me!

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. ironmask Savant

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    looks lazy.
     
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  19. Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Arcane

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    At this point it's pretty clear PB couldn't do a good combat system if their lives depended on it.
    Gothic 2 and Risen 1 were the point where they peaked, and even those are little more than competent/serviceable, all things consider.
     
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  20. Angry Roleplayer Literate

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    Yep. Looks like shit
     
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  21. Alexander DeLarge Cipher

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    Now that they're owned by Embracer, I'm hoping that eventually one of them will collaborate with Piranha Bytes and get their combat systems in order.
     
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  22. Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Arcane

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    From the Youtube comments:

    Yeah, that's called Stockholm Syndrome.

    Fairly sure you COULD have the same curve of progression with a combat system that doesn't rank just a hair above "Being stabbed in a dark alley" in terms of pleasantness.
     
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  23. HoboForEternity sunset tequila Patron

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    Pre ordered. Fuck off elex unbeliever heretics
     
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  24. Zanzoken Arcane

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    This thread...

    :butthurt:

    Maybe you all need to get your T levels checked. Meanwhile the rest of us will be flying around on our jetpacks, grabbing Caja by the pussy, and making these alien scum wish they'd never even heard of Magalan.

    *crushes up an Elex shard and blast it to the face*

    LET'S FUCKING GO
     
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