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They have given it... 9/10! +Brilliant. An absolute riot. +Amazingly fun co-op. +Car handling is excellent. +Abilities liven up the genre. -Missions not varied enough. Heres what they said in the final paragraph... "For outrageousness and pure entertainment value, Crackdown is the most fun sandbox game to date. It's arguably a little unfocused as a single-player game, but get a mate to join and this becomes one of Xbox Live's killer-apps. It's a game that screams fun - a truly brilliant addition to the sandbox part. Crackdown is style. Crackdown is all-out fun. Crackdown is and absolute riot!" Halo 3 Beta or not, I am definately getting this game :D
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After Playing Hulk, and Spiderman 2, and The Driver Games, The Getaway Games, all The GTA games, The True Crime Games, Saints Row, Scarface, and Godfather to name a few.

I don't know how I will feel.

But in Hulk and Spidey 2, you had strength and jumping, it was fun, though.

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#3 NECR0CHILD313
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Why can't developers focus on good Single Player anymore?
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#4 Stonin
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[QUOTE="The-0ne"]They have given it... 9/10! +Brilliant. An absolute riot. +Amazingly fun co-op. +Car handling is excellent. +Abilities liven up the genre. -Missions not varied enough. Heres what they said in the final paragraph... "For outrageousness and pure entertainment value, Crackdown is the most fun sandbox game to date. It's arguably a little unfocused as a single-player game, but get a mate to join and this becomes one of Xbox Live's killer-apps. It's a game that screams fun - a truly brilliant addition to the sandbox part. Crackdown is style. Crackdown is all-out fun. Crackdown is and absolute riot!" Halo 3 Beta or not, I am definately getting this game :D

Nice! been looking forward to this one for a while.
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#5 The_Game21x
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Looks like this one is worth it for much more than just the Halo 3 beta key. I'll be picking this one up. :D
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#6 Angarah
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Definitely going to get this on launch day... screw the beta!
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#7 El_Fanboy
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I honestly can say im surprised
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Alot higher than i expected from anyone...i'd be curious to see what GS gives it. The only thing that annoys me when i see the videos is the Lock on feature in the game...f***ing annoying. Why would you want to be able to auto target when you can just pop them in the head? Heh, i'm sure you're able to disable it though. The game looks great regardless.

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Alot higher than i expected from anyone...i'd be curious to see what GS gives it. The only thing that annoys me when i see the videos is the Lock on feature in the game...f***ing annoying. Why would you want to be able to auto target when you can just pop them in the head? Heh, i'm sure you're able to disable it though. The game looks great regardless.

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Theres a cross hair on the screen at all time, It's just if you press LT that the lock on gets used.
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That review said it was the best sandbox game to date.....
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They have given it... 9/10! +Brilliant. An absolute riot. +Amazingly fun co-op. +Car handling is excellent. +Abilities liven up the genre. -Missions not varied enough. Heres what they said in the final paragraph... "For outrageousness and pure entertainment value, Crackdown is the most fun sandbox game to date. It's arguably a little unfocused as a single-player game, but get a mate to join and this becomes one of Xbox Live's killer-apps. It's a game that screams fun - a truly brilliant addition to the sandbox part. Crackdown is style. Crackdown is all-out fun. Crackdown is and absolute riot!" Halo 3 Beta or not, I am definately getting this game :DThe-0ne
Crackdown is impressive http://xboxmovies.teamxbox.com/xbox-360/4137/Los-Muertos-Revealed/
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[QUOTE="Puckhog04"]

Alot higher than i expected from anyone...i'd be curious to see what GS gives it. The only thing that annoys me when i see the videos is the Lock on feature in the game...f***ing annoying. Why would you want to be able to auto target when you can just pop them in the head? Heh, i'm sure you're able to disable it though. The game looks great regardless.

The-0ne

Theres a cross hair on the screen at all time, It's just if you press LT that the lock on gets used.

Fair enough. I just won't hit the left trigger or i'll deactivate it completely. :)

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Never trust official magazines...
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After Playing Hulk, and Spiderman 2, and The Driver Games, The Getaway Games, all The GTA games, The True Crime Games, Saints Row, Scarface, and Godfather to name a few.

I don't know how I will feel.

But in Hulk and Spidey 2, you had strength and jumping, it was fun, though.

SolidTy
Ditto. I'm a bit sandboxed. I'll definitely try out the demo released in a week or two though.
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That review said it was the best sandbox game to date.....El_Fanboy
I think (hope) they meant of this gen...
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Everyone who said the 360 was more expensive you are right, too many good/great games not enough money and time. The hits just keep coming. I can't afford this gen.
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I'm not expecting much from this, so I could be pleasantly surprised.
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That review said it was the best sandbox game to date.....El_Fanboy
wow . better than gta vice city and sa never .
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[QUOTE="El_Fanboy"]That review said it was the best sandbox game to date.....rockstar183
wow . better than gta vice city and sa never .

And why isn't that possible if i may ask?
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Alot higher than i expected from anyone...i'd be curious to see what GS gives it. The only thing that annoys me when i see the videos is the Lock on feature in the game...f***ing annoying. Why would you want to be able to auto target when you can just pop them in the head? Heh, i'm sure you're able to disable it though. The game looks great regardless.

Puckhog04
This is because if you choose to lock on with the LT, You can lock on to specific body parts!
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[QUOTE="rockstar183"][QUOTE="El_Fanboy"]That review said it was the best sandbox game to date.....kaealy
wow . better than gta vice city and sa never .

And why isn't that possible if i may ask?

Considering the person that's behind is the same person that did GTA 1.
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#22 The-0ne
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[QUOTE="Puckhog04"]

Alot higher than i expected from anyone...i'd be curious to see what GS gives it. The only thing that annoys me when i see the videos is the Lock on feature in the game...f***ing annoying. Why would you want to be able to auto target when you can just pop them in the head? Heh, i'm sure you're able to disable it though. The game looks great regardless.

Cubs360
This is because if you choose to lock on with the LT, You can lock on to specific body parts!

Left nut here i come....
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[QUOTE="rockstar183"][QUOTE="El_Fanboy"]That review said it was the best sandbox game to date.....kaealy
wow . better than gta vice city and sa never .

And why isn't that possible if i may ask?

crack down is more like the hulk than gta .carck down is only like 7 hours long .gta is god of sandbox next gen gta will kill all
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[QUOTE="kaealy"][QUOTE="rockstar183"][QUOTE="El_Fanboy"]That review said it was the best sandbox game to date.....rockstar183
wow . better than gta vice city and sa never .

And why isn't that possible if i may ask?

crack down is more like the hulk than gta .carck down is only like 7 hours long .gta is god of sandbox next gen gta will kill all

7 hours long, wtf? You sir do not know what you speak. Crackdown has 3 island districts. Each District is run by a specific gang and each gang has 7 increasing hard henchmen to take down then its district kingpin. Also there is the game mechanic of using your abilities to become stronger at that ability. I would bet there is 7 hours of gameplay finding the 500 orbs increasing agility alone. Please research a game alittle more before you bash it, then again if you actually researched it, then you might find it interesting and we can't have that can we? Since you are a cow, god forbide an X360 game is good.
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#25 DGZeus
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[QUOTE="kaealy"][QUOTE="rockstar183"][QUOTE="El_Fanboy"]That review said it was the best sandbox game to date.....rockstar183
wow . better than gta vice city and sa never .

And why isn't that possible if i may ask?

crack down is more like the hulk than gta .carck down is only like 7 hours long .gta is god of sandbox next gen gta will kill all

For starters OXM UK is notorious for being hard on xbox games, if they say it's good it more than likely is. Furthermore, I didn't notice length of game as being one of the negatives so please provide a link for your 7 hrs statement.
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Never trust official magazines... Shazenab
OXM isn't owned by Microsoft. They're owned by Future Entertainment, the same company that runs PSM.
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Never trust official magazines... Shazenab

OXM and Nintendo Power are not really bias in their reviews.Now PSM is laughable.
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#28 stricky55
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sweet! really looking foward to this game even more now :)

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#29 The-0ne
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[QUOTE="kaealy"][QUOTE="rockstar183"][QUOTE="El_Fanboy"]That review said it was the best sandbox game to date.....rockstar183
wow . better than gta vice city and sa never .

And why isn't that possible if i may ask?

crack down is more like the hulk than gta .carck down is only like 7 hours long .gta is god of sandbox next gen gta will kill all

7 Hours...? Hmmm... Link?
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#30 Fusible
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[QUOTE="El_Fanboy"]That review said it was the best sandbox game to date.....rockstar183
wow . better than gta vice city and sa never .

I mean why not it's happened with many games before, eventually they'll go down. Maybe it will be the best game to date, since it is made by the same guy who started the GTA franchise. But we'll have to wait for GTA 4, and see what it has to offer. Which is usually alot of fun.
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#31 jvonrader
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I don't know if this'll be the best sandbox game ever - Mercenaries was f***ing brilliant - but this should be a lot of fun.
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Why can't developers focus on good Single Player anymore?NECR0CHILD313
This will be xbox downfall, to many games relying on online play which means to many short games.
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[QUOTE="kaealy"][QUOTE="rockstar183"][QUOTE="El_Fanboy"]That review said it was the best sandbox game to date.....The-0ne
wow . better than gta vice city and sa never .

And why isn't that possible if i may ask?

Considering the person that's behind is the same person that did GTA 1.

I personally don't care for GTA-style games.... I want to like them, but I just can't get into them. That said, I'm obviously in the minority and this is definitely good news for fans of the genre.
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#34 Puckhog04
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[QUOTE="NECR0CHILD313"]Why can't developers focus on good Single Player anymore?jukieuk
This will be xbox downfall, to many games relying on online play which means to many short games.

What you're implying is laughable.

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#35 ColoradoKindBud
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At this point, it seems like the 360 is consistantly getting at least one really great game every month, (if not more).  And the 2007 lineup is more off the hook than the 06 lineup was.  Damn, it's good to be a 360 owner!
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[QUOTE="NECR0CHILD313"]Why can't developers focus on good Single Player anymore?jukieuk
This will be xbox downfall, to many games relying on online play which means to many short games.

Wouldn't this affect the PS3 too, considering all the current ports from the 360, and how exclusivity agreements are going the way of the dodo, so nearly identical versions of all (almost) games will be on all the systems? The competing consoles aren't living in bubbles anymore, so how can this mean the downfall of just the xbox?
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[QUOTE="NECR0CHILD313"]Why can't developers focus on good Single Player anymore?jukieuk
This will be xbox downfall, to many games relying on online play which means to many short games.

And PS3's downfall, among many other factors including a ridiculous price and pitiful development tools, will be the near lack of focus on anything online. Online gaming isn't as big in Japan, at least not yet, and Sony, being entrenched in that territory, has lost complete focus of the importance of online gaming to gamers on the other side of the pond. You could almost hear Hirai in the conference room at Sony..."Wait, these things go online? You mean, like computers?"
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#38 SolidTy
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WOW...This Hype thread, along with many others, FAILED.

Just a reminder of the blindness we see in fanboys. Great thread for documentation purposes, actually.

CRACKDOWN got a 7.8.

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[QUOTE="The-0ne"]They have given it... 9/10! +Brilliant. An absolute riot. +Amazingly fun co-op. +Car handling is excellent. +Abilities liven up the genre. -Missions not varied enough. Heres what they said in the final paragraph... "For outrageousness and pure entertainment value, Crackdown is the most fun sandbox game to date. It's arguably a little unfocused as a single-player game, but get a mate to join and this becomes one of Xbox Live's killer-apps. It's a game that screams fun - a truly brilliant addition to the sandbox part. Crackdown is style. Crackdown is all-out fun. Crackdown is and absolute riot!" Halo 3 Beta or not, I am definately getting this game :D

I agree with this review far more than the GS review..maybe cause I fellin love with the demo... :P. i would have been happy with an 8 from GS, but GS wanted to pull the old low balling -.2 trick to stop it from it's real rating. this has been done before... -.- *cough*cough*TP*cough
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#40 beyondgamez
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srry the only score that matter is gamespot..lol..it feels good to say that to the lemmings..
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#41 beyondgamez
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[QUOTE="DA_B0MB"][QUOTE="The-0ne"]They have given it... 9/10! +Brilliant. An absolute riot. +Amazingly fun co-op. +Car handling is excellent. +Abilities liven up the genre. -Missions not varied enough. Heres what they said in the final paragraph... "For outrageousness and pure entertainment value, Crackdown is the most fun sandbox game to date. It's arguably a little unfocused as a single-player game, but get a mate to join and this becomes one of Xbox Live's killer-apps. It's a game that screams fun - a truly brilliant addition to the sandbox part. Crackdown is style. Crackdown is all-out fun. Crackdown is and absolute riot!" Halo 3 Beta or not, I am definately getting this game :D

I agree with this review far more than the GS review..maybe cause I fellin love with the demo... :P. i would have been happy with an 8 from GS, but GS wanted to pull the old low balling -.2 trick to stop it from it's real rating. this has been done before... -.- *cough*cough*TP*cough



zelda twilight princess didnt deserve that score..the only different is that zelda scored high everywhere..while crackdown scored low almost in every review..you cant compare zelda to crack down..you are freaken out of your mind...dont be denial crack down isnt that good..you only played the demo..lol..its not the complete game..
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#42 cjnwo4life
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I can't believe some of you are up in arms over what 1 person had to say. Who cares about reviews. I don't. I have never went 100% on what a reviewer had to say about a game or a movie and I never will. Remember it's just 1 person's opinion.
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#43 xLegend24
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Why can't developers focus on good Single Player anymore?NECR0CHILD313

Seriously. I'm tired of devs who just focus on mp all the time. C'mon, give me a good single player.

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#44 XtinctionAgenda
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Yeah but if that reviewer speaks for a community it reflects badly on everyone.

Just imagine what the other sites are thinking.

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7.8
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#46 SolidTy
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Yeah but if that reviewer speaks for a community it reflects badly on everyone.

Just imagine what the other sites are thinking.

XtinctionAgenda

Zelda, Resistance, and Perfect Dark didn't set you off, but Crackdown does.

Way to not be paying attention!