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Old 12-11-2012, 01:42 PM   #1
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Hawken - Cinematic Open Beta Launch Trailer



The Hawken Open Beta begins on Wednesday, December 12, 2012.

Click on the headline to watch the trailer.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:59 PM   #3
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Never been done better than this.

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Old 12-11-2012, 03:16 PM   #4
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Never been done better than this.

While I liked the common opening, I thought the clan specific trailers with voiceover were much more memorable and mood-setting.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:39 PM   #5
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:26 PM   #6
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Somehow I doubt their damage model is so granular that they're tracking when individual powerlines have been cut by a bullet on your mech.

But damn, I can't wait until games start doing that.

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Old 12-11-2012, 09:33 PM   #7
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I can't wait to test this out! Does it run smooth or is it a hog?
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:12 PM   #8
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Never been done better than this.

You know, when I saw that for the first time I damn near shit myself with glee. Now though... man, it just seems SO mundane and bush-league. I prefer Mechwarrior 3's opening over that by a huge margin, and Mechwarrior 4's open is probably my favorite still.
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I can't wait to test this out! Does it run smooth or is it a hog?
I played the closed beta awhile back and it ran well.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:32 PM   #10
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One of the levels is a serious stress test, but the others aren't half as bad. I rarely drop below 60 FPS on max settings with my monster rig, so playing on medium-high would work well on most everything else. I've been in since the second Alpha, and it's come a long long way. If you liked Armored Core, you'd probably love this.

Regardless, I'ma tell everyone to get in on the open beta. It's gonna be wicked.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:41 PM   #11
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Man i loved that MW2 trailer the first time i saw it... So many years ago though

Hawken looks the goods though, just wish i had time to play it
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You have to min/max and it's too damn easy when you get the right arsenal setup. Unless there has been a massive amount of tweaking or a complete overhaul of the dps system I no longer have interest due to becoming easily bored with it. No challenge, no fun and you can't count an initial grind as a challenge. Despite the short lived game play it looks and sounds top notch.
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I can't wait to test this out! Does it run smooth or is it a hog?
Seems pretty smooth. It's pretty fast paced and responsive. Been really enjoying the limited time I put into it
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:30 PM   #14
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You have to min/max and it's too damn easy when you get the right arsenal setup. Unless there has been a massive amount of tweaking or a complete overhaul of the dps system I no longer have interest due to becoming easily bored with it. No challenge, no fun and you can't count an initial grind as a challenge. Despite the short lived game play it looks and sounds top notch.
Min/max? Skill > loadouts in hawken, mang. Unless you were running a Scout, which was a little overpowered beast. You can't just throw any weapons on any frame anymore. That went away in CBE1.

The Open Beta notes are up, and it seems like they nerfed what needed to be nerfed, and buffed what needed to be buffed. No more lolscouts or rofltrators rolling the boards, hopefully. Brawler's still a beast, tho.

Considering it hasn't launched yet, I haven't had a chance to see the tweaks to the spec trees, but in CBE3, they were, at best, a 5% advantage, with defense and mobility outshining the offensive tree. Internals are far different than they used to be, as well.
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I prefer the actual "mech" like movement in my giant robot games rather than the super smooth, super fast and responsive FPS movement that you can get from any engine. This time they decided that the cosmetic effect would be giant robots instead of space marines.
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Nah, there's a lot of other tweaks that make it feel like you're more of a lumbering machine than a space shootface dude. It's halfway between Halo and Mech Warrior, if we're honest, with an Armored Core skin.
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