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Editorial: What to expect from Agent?

Perhaps the quietest of announcements from the Sony’s 2009 E3 conference was also the most significant. Rockstar Games will be making a new IP exclusively for the PS3, whats more Rockstar’s flagship studio, Rockstar North answering the call. According to one of the Houser brothers, the IP will be given production values as much as any Rockstar game and even hopes to make something as big as GTA IV.

So how can Rockstar make a new game in the brink of Cold War while at the same time separate itself from GTA and other games of its portfolio? Well, here is my vision of Agent.

The 1970 Cold War espionage action provides one of the most interesting backdrop in gaming. Sure MGS have sort of done it but they kinda used the backdrop not much as a background. While Rockstar games makes huge emphasis on their backdrop, you can feel it throughout the game. I expect alot of detective work, trailing, gathering intelligence. But my favorite as you might know: Countering intelligence:- Tricking the Soviet agents from gathering intel, or…tricking them to gather the wrong intel! I really think the game will and can take morale into a whole new level, in fact I hope the game will be based mostly on the decisions you make; not just the sake of America or the world, but more importantly loosing the ones you love. As for the game itself, I hope its not an open world game as it wouldn’t make great level of detail as larger levels have, tight levels which have a sense of depth but really detailed. As for the gunfights, Agent can do one thing that can distinguish itself from turning into Max Payne 3: High level encounters. What i am saying is instead of the game throwing you 10 enemies at once where you simply take cover, shoot and move on, the game can throw just 2 or 3 enemies at a battle, but these enemies will have have really capable AI systems and since there will be no or less NPCs at the moment. The fights will be less in number, but more chaotic, memorable and tricky.

As for Locales, wouldn’t mind traveling between US and USSR or some other nation that might play a role somehow in the game.

Counter-intelligence: I love to talk more about it, Knowing Rockstar, they put tremendous attention to detail on what they try to achieve. I have a few course on military intelligence operations, and i noticed the keyword ‘counter-intelligence’. This has a very deep meaning to it. It, means in simplest of terms, mind-games….brutal mind games to counter the opposition on procuring vital info by playing with the double agent’s mind. Now you don’t see this in videogames, expect something brutal, psychological mind games from our Agent!


  • For me, the 1970 Cold War espionage action provides one of the most interesting backdrop in gaming. Sure

    MGS have sort of done it but they kinda used the backdrop not much as a background. While Rockstar

    games makes huge emphasis on their backdrop, you can feel it throughout the game. I expect alot of detective work, trailing, gathering intelligence. But my fav as you might know: Countering intelligence:- Tricking the Soviet agents from gathering intel, or…tricking them to gather the wrong intel! I really think the game will and can take morale into a whole new level, infact I hope the game will be based mostly on the decisions you make; not just the sake of America or the world, but more importantly loosing the ones you love. As for the game itself, I hope its not an open world game as it wouldn’t make great level of detail as larger levels have, tight levels which have a sense of depth but really detailed. As for the gunfights, Agent can do one thing that can distinguish itself from turning into max payne 3:High level encounters. What i am saying is instead of the game throwing you 10 enemies at once where you simply take cover, shoot and move on, the game can throw just 2 or 3 enemies at a battle, but these enemies will have have really capable AI systems and since there will be no or less NPCs at the moment. The fights will be less in number, but more chaotic, memorable and tricky.

    As for Locales, wouldn’t mind traveling between US and USSR or some other nation that might play a role somehow in the game.

    Counter-intelligence: I love to talk more about it, Knowing Rockstar, they put tremendous attention to detail on what they try to achieve. I have a few course on military intelligence operations, and i noticed the keyword ‘counter-intelligence’. This has a very deep meaning to it. It, means in simplest of terms, mind-games….brutal mind games to counter the opposition on procuring vital info by playing with the double agent’s mind. Now you dont see this in videogames, expect something brutal, psychological mind games from our Agent!

    For me, the 1970 Cold War espionage action provides one of the most interesting backdrop in gaming. Sure MGS have sort of done it but they kinda used the backdrop not much as a background. While Rockstar games makes huge emphasis on their backdrop, you can feel it throughout the game. I expect alot of detective work, trailing, gathering intelligence. But my fav as you might know: Countering intelligence:- Tricking the Soviet agents from gathering intel, or…tricking them to gather the wrong intel! I really think the game will and can take morale into a whole new level, infact I hope the game will be based mostly on the decisions you make; not just the sake of America or the world, but more importantly loosing the ones you love. As for the game itself, I hope its not an open world game as it wouldn’t make great level of detail as larger levels have, tight levels which have a sense of depth but really detailed. As for the gunfights, Agent can do one thing that can distinguish itself from turning into max payne 3:High level encounters. What i am saying is instead of the game throwing you 10 enemies at once where you simply take cover, shoot and move on, the game can throw just 2 or 3 enemies at a battle, but these enemies will have have really capable AI systems and since there will be no or less NPCs at the moment. The fights will be less in number, but more chaotic, memorable and tricky.

    As for Locales, wouldn’t mind traveling between US and USSR or some other nation that might play a role somehow in the game.

    Counter-intelligence: I love to talk more about it, Knowing Rockstar, they put tremendous attention to detail on what they try to achieve. I have a few course on military intelligence operations, and i noticed the keyword ‘counter-intelligence’. This has a very deep meaning to it. It, means in simplest of terms, mind-games….brutal mind games to counter the opposition on procuring vital info by playing with the double agent’s mind. Now you dont see this in videogames, expect something brutal, psychological mind games from our Agent!

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    I have no idea. But the game sounds interesting. You seem to have a pretty high degree in this type of knowledge yourself.

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    I have no idea. But the game sounds interesting. You seem to have a pretty high degree in this type of knowledge yourself.
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    I am hyped as its a new Rockstar IP, made by the elite of the elite: Rockstar North
    I am hyped as its a new Rockstar IP, made by the elite of the elite: Rockstar North
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    I thought I was the elite of the elite? Oh well. Yeah it should be interesting.

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    I thought I was the elite of the elite? Oh well. Yeah it should be interesting.
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    i think it will look like what splinter cell conviction looked like just before they changed it all.

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    i think it will look like what splinter cell conviction looked like just before they changed it all.

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    I think it shall be epic.

    Rockstar got those skills ya know.

    I need a PSP!

    And Sega needs to give me my Yakuza 3!

    I think it shall be epic.

    Rockstar got those skills ya know.:P

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    Vyse_Legends wrote:

    I think it shall be epic.

    Rockstar got those skills ya know.

    Except with GTA4.

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    [QUOTE="Vyse_Legends"]I think it shall be epic.

    Rockstar got those skills ya know.:P

    [/QUOTE]Except with GTA4.

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    K1LLR3175 wrote:
    Vyse_Legends wrote:

    I think it shall be epic.

    Rockstar got those skills ya know.

    Except with GTA4.

    Well I loved my GTA IV.

    I need a PSP!

    And Sega needs to give me my Yakuza 3!

    [QUOTE="K1LLR3175"][QUOTE="Vyse_Legends"]

    I think it shall be epic.

    Rockstar got those skills ya know.:P

    [/QUOTE]Except with GTA4.[/QUOTE]Well I loved my GTA IV.:?

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    Vyse_Legends wrote:
    K1LLR3175 wrote:
    Vyse_Legends wrote:

    I think it shall be epic.

    Rockstar got those skills ya know.

    Except with GTA4.

    Well I loved my GTA IV.

    Well I did not….Why don’t you follow me into this room here….We can…’Talk’

    In the criminal justice system,freaky based offenses will be dealt with by me and my panther Martha…

    Photobucket

    [QUOTE="Vyse_Legends"][QUOTE="K1LLR3175"][QUOTE="Vyse_Legends"]

    I think it shall be epic.

    Rockstar got those skills ya know.:P

    [/QUOTE]Except with GTA4.[/QUOTE]Well I loved my GTA IV.:?

    [/QUOTE]Well I did not….Why don’t you follow me into this room here….We can…’Talk’

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    K1LLR3175 wrote:
    Vyse_Legends wrote:
    K1LLR3175 wrote:
    Except with GTA4.

    Well I loved my GTA IV.

    Well I did not….Why don’t you follow me into this room here….We can…’Talk’

    I said I don’t need any damn therapy!

    I need a PSP!

    And Sega needs to give me my Yakuza 3!

    [QUOTE="K1LLR3175"][QUOTE="Vyse_Legends"]

    [QUOTE="K1LLR3175"]Except with GTA4.[/QUOTE]Well I loved my GTA IV.:?

    [/QUOTE]Well I did not….Why don’t you follow me into this room here….We can…’Talk’[/QUOTE]I said I don’t need any damn therapy!:x

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    Vyse_Legends wrote:
    K1LLR3175 wrote:
    Vyse_Legends wrote:
    Well I loved my GTA IV.

    Well I did not….Why don’t you follow me into this room here….We can…’Talk’

    I said I don’t need any damn therapy!

    Who said anything about therapy.

    In the criminal justice system,freaky based offenses will be dealt with by me and my panther Martha…

    Photobucket

    [QUOTE="Vyse_Legends"][QUOTE="K1LLR3175"][QUOTE="Vyse_Legends"]Well I loved my GTA IV.:?

    [/QUOTE]Well I did not….Why don’t you follow me into this room here….We can…’Talk’[/QUOTE]I said I don’t need any damn therapy!:x

    [/QUOTE]Who said anything about therapy.

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    K1LLR3175 wrote:
    Vyse_Legends wrote:
    K1LLR3175 wrote:
    Well I did not….Why don’t you follow me into this room here….We can…’Talk’

    I said I don’t need any damn therapy!

    Who said anything about therapy.

    If I go in that room with you…when(if) I end up leaving…I’ll need therapy.And I don’t need anymore therapy than I already have to go through.

    I need a PSP!

    And Sega needs to give me my Yakuza 3!

    [QUOTE="K1LLR3175"][QUOTE="Vyse_Legends"]

    [QUOTE="K1LLR3175"]Well I did not….Why don’t you follow me into this room here….We can…’Talk’[/QUOTE]I said I don’t need any damn therapy!:x

    [/QUOTE]Who said anything about therapy.[/QUOTE]If I go in that room with you…when(if) I end up leaving…I’ll need therapy.:|

    And I don’t need anymore therapy than I already have to go through.:x

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7 comments

  1. i really hope that the agent has advanced hand to hand combat techniches like jason bourne movie disarming enemies and taking them bare handed, that would be awesome. that is a must in this game.

  2. Just sad, a sad day for gaming!

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      I’m hoping this game will make us visiting Moscow, East-Berlin, London etc…

  3. Games'R'us /

    R* North
    Houser brothers
    PS3 exclusive
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    oh my…

  4. I hope it stays away from GTA as much as possible.

  5. Papi Pipoo Papa Pipi Pappi Pi /

    Personally, i’m looking forward to their RED DEAD REDEMPTION more.
    I have a feeling many of GTA’s gameplay mechanics will be part of AGENT, but perhaps it will be VAST, set in more than one map you can cross between.

  6. Cant wait, what do you think Agent will be like?

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