#1 Posted by lorbo (1541 posts) - - Show Bio

Parkour, the acrobatics guys do on buildings would be a great concept to put in videogames. Has anybody done it yet? I think someone should, it would be like the Tony Hawk of parkour. AND it would bring a whole new element of play and realism to your average adventure game if anyone decided to copy it.

#2 Posted by JonSmith (3980 posts) - - Show Bio

I am still waiting for my superhero parkour video game. Prototype and inFamous came close, but I'd prefer more focus on motion, speed, and momentum. Perhaps inFamous: Second Son will satisfy.

#3 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

Its in many games, just not called parkour, and not fully detailed. Or are we talking like a Madden/Tony hawk parkour sports game ?

#4 Posted by SC (12511 posts) - - Show Bio

You mean like Mirrors Edge? Anyway yes, its a good/great idea especially as technology will allow greater ability/environments and scope.

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#5 Posted by Inverno (13043 posts) - - Show Bio

They already made one. Its called Assassin's Creed.

#6 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

Mirror's Edge was great, but short.

Also could have been better without the guns.

#7 Posted by JediXMan (29296 posts) - - Show Bio

See: Mirror's Edge.

One of the most underrated games of this generation. It's amazing (though I feel like I'm alone in that opinion...)

#8 Posted by JediXMan (29296 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite said:

Mirror's Edge was great, but short.

Also could have been better without the guns.

The guns can be there as an option, but the game should have heavily discouraged their use - you have no armor, those guys do; you don't know how to fire a gun (at least not the machine guns they had), those guys do. The game should have shown that. My favorite part was where you fought the Pursuit Troopers who could kick the crap out of you; though I fought them because I actually liked the melee combat a lot.

That said, there's no reward for shooting, whereas you get a trophy/achievement for not using a single gun (except the one time you need to use a sniper rifle).

#9 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

@JediXMan: IIRC there was a part where a sniper was required, although it could have just felt required.

Still I agree that the game is a bit underrated even if it was too short for the full price tag IMO.

#10 Posted by JediXMan (29296 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite said:

@JediXMan: IIRC there was a part where a sniper was required, although it could have just felt required.

Still I agree that the game is a bit underrated even if it was too short for the full price tag IMO.

Yeah, it was required. If memory serves, the only time you don't get the trophy is if you shoot a person, not just shoot a gun in general. In that chapter you have no choice, but you don't shoot a guy.

I think the game is well deserving of a sequel. It was great.

#11 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

@JediXMan: I'd certainly buy a sequel or a game using the same engine.

#12 Posted by TheSecondOpinion (614 posts) - - Show Bio

@SC said:

You mean like Mirrors Edge? Anyway yes, its a good/great idea especially as technology will allow greater ability/environments and scope.

Excellent game.

#13 Posted by guttridgeb (4831 posts) - - Show Bio

@JediXMan said:

See: Mirror's Edge.

One of the most underrated games of this generation. It's amazing (though I feel like I'm alone in that opinion...)

Not quite, its definitely among my favourite games.

#14 Posted by Markus_Langbourn (387 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan said:

See: Mirror's Edge.

One of the most underrated games of this generation. It's amazing (though I feel like I'm alone in that opinion...)

Not at all. Terrific game. 
 
What made it even better? I got it for $5.
#15 Posted by JohnnyGat (1561 posts) - - Show Bio

Mirrors Edge.

Loved the art style.

#16 Posted by Pyrogram (34440 posts) - - Show Bio

@lorbo said:

Parkour, the acrobatics guys do on buildings would be a great concept to put in videogames. Has anybody done it yet? I think someone should, it would be like the Tony Hawk of parkour. AND it would bring a whole new element of play and realism to your average adventure game if anyone decided to copy it.

Assassins creed...?

#17 Edited by lagoon_boy (10951 posts) - - Show Bio

One of the best ways to have fun!

Edit: Strong language.

#18 Posted by impossibilly (883 posts) - - Show Bio

The original Mario Bros. was the first parkour game. ;)

#19 Posted by skooks (205 posts) - - Show Bio

Mirror's Edge. Get on that.

#20 Posted by lorbo (1541 posts) - - Show Bio

@skooks said:

Mirror's Edge. Get on that.

I was thinking more of a third person view parkour game. One that required you to figure out a way to get up and over things, kind of like this video:

#21 Posted by skooks (205 posts) - - Show Bio

@lorbo said:

@skooks said:

Mirror's Edge. Get on that.

I was thinking more of a third person view parkour game. One that required you to figure out a way to get up and over things, kind of like this video:

Hmm, okay I get you. I guess a game like Prince of Persia?

#22 Posted by lorbo (1541 posts) - - Show Bio

@skooks said:

@lorbo said:

@skooks said:

Mirror's Edge. Get on that.

I was thinking more of a third person view parkour game. One that required you to figure out a way to get up and over things, kind of like this video:

Hmm, okay I get you. I guess a game like Prince of Persia?

Yeah except that you would have stamina meters and you would have to perform feats like on Tony Hawk. Just parkour style. And their would be a limit to the damage you could take. Certain characters would have better handling in one area than others.

#23 Posted by FalconPuuunch (942 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes. Uncharted and Infamous.

#24 Posted by The Stegman (22788 posts) - - Show Bio
@JonSmith said:

I am still waiting for my superhero parkour video game. Prototype and inFamous came close, but I'd prefer more focus on motion, speed, and momentum. Perhaps inFamous: Second Son will satisfy.

There could be a character named Peter Parkour.
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