View Full Version : Manhunt
07-02-2004, 09:46 PM
Has anybody here played Manhunt? Or is anybody wanting to play that game even?
Heh heh, seems that this is most likely the bloodiest, goriest, most violent (etc., etc.,) game existing. Very detailed regarding violence such as killing an enemy by smashing a crowbar into his face........... just to exemplify.
It also features stealth. Sneaking around and taking out your foes before they take you down.
The story also seems to be quite decent. Sort of a "Big Brotherish" idea, and pretty intriguing.
I haven't played it yet, but what from what I've read about it, I just know anyone who's going to play it, he/she should expect terrible depictions of physical violent acts, but with such great style. Style: something Rockstar always possessed.
I can't wait to get my hands on this game! :D
07-02-2004, 10:05 PM
I'll stick with my Nintendo games.
07-02-2004, 10:35 PM
Hehe, cool. Another Brenzie game-thread to review in =)
I rented Manhunt out with a pal for a couple of evenings. We had some fun with it, taking turns each mission and stuff, and were pretty impressed in general. The appeal is, like you say, purely in killing your pursuers in horribly graphic ways, and it does that well... too well ^_^; The 'stealth kills' work in the same kind of way as the ones in Tenchu, and are increasingly vicious the longer you're able to hold the attack button before letting loose on your victim. The gritty security camera-like shots it gives you of the act are very cinematic, showing off the violence to the max. A few really made me cringe/wince >_>
The rest of the combat is pretty poor to be honest. Usually involves you and your foe bashing away at each other/shooting it out until one falls. The sneaking aspect is ok; just a simplified gimmick.
Story seems like just "murder your way outta here", but yeah, it has a real creepy "Big Brotherish" vibe to it, like you're forced to kill in stylish ways for this guy who's helping you survive (who's voice-acting is excellent, by the way). The crew who ship you to each part of the gameshow-type scenario are real menacing and cool.
All in all, it's interesting, pretty original, and indeed has Rockstar's style. I don't think I'd buy it though, partly because I progressed quite far in a single night's sitting. There didn't seem to be much more to the gameplay once you got used to the enemy AI. Although that said, it would be nice to see how the story unfolds. Perhaps another rental would be worth it :)
Hope this is helpful to you!
07-03-2004, 02:41 AM
It was a great idea, but it got boring fast.
07-03-2004, 11:52 AM
Thanks, Runai ^_^
The part about just hacking and slashing looks familiar, heh heh. In GTA I think it's the same principle about that combat aspect.
07-03-2004, 01:50 PM
Yeah, true. But in GTA there were plenty of other things to enjoy, especially in Vice City.
I'm looking forward to GTA: San Andreas. I should think Rockstar will really prove their worth then, if they haven't done so already.
07-03-2004, 05:15 PM
I dunno: I got pretty bored with Vice City and GTA3. They're cool and fun, and pretty good, and there's lots of things to enjoy. But when it's about controls...I dunno. I hope they'll improve on that aspect especially. But proven their worth they have, I think. GTA series remains a classic *_*
btw: Red Dead Revolver is a game I'd like to play too. Too bad there's no PC version -_-
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