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Hawken(independent dev does pseudo-AC/MW FPS)

Postby Timerlane » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:55 am

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Re: Hawken(independent dev does pseudo-AC/MW FPS)

Postby Deathlok » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:16 pm

Didn't watch the the interview but the gameplay looks fairly solid.
How much can you customize is my only question...
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Re: Hawken(independent dev does pseudo-AC/MW FPS)

Postby Timerlane » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:59 pm

The interview is just an article(not another video), and the game is still a WIP(at the time of the article, the game had been put together in only 9 months, so not everything was finalized).

At least three different Mechs(Light, Medium, Heavy), swappable weapons, and upgrades to the weapons, but they say they want to focus on skill/strategy over parts/tech oneupmanship.
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Re: Hawken(independent dev does pseudo-AC/MW FPS)

Postby Lykos » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:48 pm

I see this as what AC5 should be I would just tweak it to be 3rd person based.
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Postby Griffon » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:40 am

I saw this myself and was curious, at least as a fallback in case AC5 fails. I'll be keeping my eye on it that's for sure.
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Re: Hawken(independent dev does pseudo-AC/MW FPS)

Postby Fenrir » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:38 pm

Yeah, this looks pretty awesome. I'll definitely keep my eye on it. How much I'll like it depends on the level of customization, but it'll probably be fun just to play as an FPS in general too.
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Re: Hawken(independent dev does pseudo-AC/MW FPS)

Postby dinohito » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:13 pm

I guess, if it is release on but it may cannot greater than '鉄騎-Steel Battalion'.
Steel Battalion is king of FPS (and Robotic mechanical game?)
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Re: Hawken(independent dev does pseudo-AC/MW FPS)

Postby Griffon » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:56 pm

dinohito wrote:I guess, if it is release on but it may cannot greater than '鉄騎-Steel Battalion'.


Hah, maybe so but I doubt Hawken will cost upwards of $200 :lol:
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Re: Hawken(independent dev does pseudo-AC/MW FPS)

Postby Gunmoku » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:21 am

Dropping a short, but sweet overview of the game here, but trying not to reveal too much due to an NDA stapling my mouth shut:

- There is Mech customization: You can build a Mech much like old-school Armored Core by swapping out torsos, legs, and feet (arms are your guns). They don't seem to affect stats on your mech at all, but I will explain what does.

- Talent trees!: Taking a page from an MMO, the game has talent trees focused on aspects like gun damage / utility, movement speed and control, and ECM resistance.

- There is a micro-transaction shop, but you can not spend a dime and still be competitive: While the game does have in-game and real-life currency to buy parts and weapons for your mech, you can still earn decent amounts of currency to spend if you perform decently enough in a match.

- The gameplay is fast and smooth: It plays almost like PS2-era AC, Last Raven-ish, from the first-person perspective in a cockpit.

- The game is VERY well balanced: There is no clear cookie-cutter builds yet, nor do I think it will make a difference. Each mech class and weapon loadout present good advantages and disadvantages only on the utility level, there is no clear power winner.


And some extra details on the game: It will be completely free-to-play with micro-transactions, it goes open Beta on December 12th of this year, PC only so far.
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Re: Hawken(independent dev does pseudo-AC/MW FPS)

Postby Griffon » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:57 pm

Pity it's PC only right now, as I only have a mac and consoles. I got shafted. :x
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Re: Hawken(independent dev does pseudo-AC/MW FPS)

Postby Fenrir » Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:29 am

Forgot all about this game. Signed up for closed beta. We'll see what happens.

Anyone in already? Just browsing the forums it sounds pretty buggy right now.
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Re: Hawken(independent dev does pseudo-AC/MW FPS)

Postby Parry » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:02 am

Griffon wrote:Pity it's PC only right now, as I only have a mac and consoles. I got shafted. :x


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Re: Hawken(independent dev does pseudo-AC/MW FPS)

Postby Gunmoku » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:07 pm

Just letting you folks know, Hawken is now in public beta now. Head over to www.playhawken.com to get started. Friend me in-game as "Gunmoku" if you're joining up.
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Re: Hawken(independent dev does pseudo-AC/MW FPS)

Postby Fenrir » Sun May 26, 2013 2:21 pm

Just tried this game again. When I first played it a few months ago, I wasn't really impressed. Now it has a lot more polish and is really fun. It's a LOT like AC:V, but with less customization and more balance. Also F2P. The downside is that apart from some of the heavy mechs and the technician, it's all pretty much the same. I'm afraid that once I get over the awesome visuals and sounds (top notch, really. Feels amazing to play this game with a good sound system), I'll get bored and move on to something else.

Anyway, I'm 'Blacksheath' in game, and will probably at least play it off and on this summer. I'll friend you, Gunmoku, though I'm not sure if you're still playing.
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Re: Hawken(independent dev does pseudo-AC/MW FPS)

Postby Promethius » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:15 pm

Oh, yeah. Hawken is pretty sweet. I don't play it much as there are other things I'd rather do. But, if I'm in the mood to blow some people up, this is my go-to game. I'm Megacannon in the game.
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Re: Hawken(independent dev does pseudo-AC/MW FPS)

Postby Zweit » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:57 am

This would be so much better if it wasn't F2P. If anybody still plays this hit me up for a game. I'm Zweit as usual.
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