Six Days in Fallujah Reminds Writer of GoW... Euro Release in Question

April 15, 2009 -

The controversy over Konami's Six Days in Fallujah rages on...

Nick Breckon of Shacknews attended Konami's recent Gamer's Night and offers some observations about the much-discussed Iraq War game:

It was apparent that Six Days is not aiming for a very realistic take on modern warfare... considering the extensive marketing on the point of realism, I certainly didn't expect to see soldiers running out into the middle of the street during a firefight, taking a half-dozen bullets in the chest, and then regenerating their health safely behind cover...

 

In fact, from what Konami showed us, Six Days is far closer to Gears of War than America's Army. It has the same Gears D-pad weapon selection, the same style of cover system, and the same action-oriented gameplay...

Meanwhile, Joystiq reports that the flap over Six Days in Fallujah may keep it from being released in Europe:

During Konami's Gamer's Day in Frankfurt last week, unnamed representatives for the publisher told GamePro.de that they were waiting to see how Atomic Games would portray the brutal battle for Fallujah before deciding if the game would see a European release. Representatives also told De Telegraaf that it was unclear what the level of violence would be in the "documentary-style" shooter.


Comments

Re: Six Days in Fallujah Reminds Writer of GoW... Euro Release

Mmm... violence and controversy.

Steam ID: canadakiller

Re: Six Days in Fallujah Reminds Writer of GoW... Euro Release

I hope it was worth dissing Metal Gear.

Re: Six Days in Fallujah Reminds Writer of GoW... Euro Release

This is disapointing... I was really hoping for a good realistic game.

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" - Benjamin Franklin

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" - Benjamin Franklin

Re: Six Days in Fallujah Reminds Writer of GoW... Euro Release

Why am I not surprised. Konami had the chance to make the Godfather of video games, ok bad example, how about the Philadelphia, the Ben-Hur, the Lawrence of Arabia. Instead they made the Rocky IV of games.

 

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Re: Six Days in Fallujah Reminds Writer of GoW... Euro Release

Here is a idea, you start out controlling the leader of a unit that you need to command.  If the lead dies you start controlling the 2nd in command.  That could allow you to create a more realistic game in terms of amount of damage you can take.

 

-- Currently doing a research project on the short-short term effects SWBF:2 has on peoples abilities to focus.

-- Currently doing a research project on the short-short term effects SWBF:2 has on peoples abilities to focus.

Re: Six Days in Fallujah Reminds Writer of GoW... Euro Release

 

 

In fact, from what Konami showed us, Six Days is far closer to Gears of War than America's Army. It has the same Gears D-pad weapon selection, the same style of cover system, and the same action-oriented gameplay...

So would this game include tactical Stealth action ala Metal Gear Solid also.  I'm a little curious.

Re: Six Days in Fallujah Reminds Writer of GoW... Euro Release

This is sad... done right, this could've been the game industry's "Birth of a Nation"

------- Morality has always been in decline. As you get older, you notice it. When you were younger, you enjoyed it.

Re: Six Days in Fallujah Reminds Writer of GoW... Euro ...

Just a bit of clarification: are you looking at "Birth of a Nation" as legitimizing the medium of film as a means of art/story telling or are you looking at it within the context of the racist propaganda that was the core of that particular film? 

First secure an independent income, then practice virtue. -Greek Proverb

First secure an independent income, then practice virtue. -Greek Proverb

Re: Six Days in Fallujah Reminds Writer of GoW... Euro ...

I think it's obviously the former.

Re: Six Days in Fallujah Reminds Writer of GoW... Euro ...

It's hard to say with "Birth of a Nation" and I'm not inclined to assume on this particular matter since it is a touchy film.

First secure an independent income, then practice virtue. -Greek Proverb

First secure an independent income, then practice virtue. -Greek Proverb

Re: Six Days in Fallujah Reminds Writer of GoW... Euro ...

 Damnit, I was hoping so hard that they would actually do this right. But no, they fuck it up as much as they possibly can from what this Gamer's Night viewing sounds like. Sounds like they were pretty much talking out their ass when they saying those things about realism, and making you uncomfortable.

Damn you Konami, damn you to hell. And Atomic Games too.

Re: Six Days in Fallujah Reminds Writer of GoW... Euro Release

Yay regenerating health. I'm suprised it might not get released in ALL of Europe. I guess this is Rule of Rose 2.

Re: Six Days in Fallujah Reminds Writer of GoW... Euro ...

I thought Rule of Rose was only temporarily banned, and in Malaysia?

Rule of Rose is one of my favorite games.

Re: Six Days in Fallujah Reminds Writer of GoW... Euro Release

I hate to be the one breaking it to you, but Germany is only one of several european countries.

We here in Austria play Gears of War quite well, all while laughing at the poor saps northwest of us, where they still hunt witches... err.. gamers.

Re: Six Days in Fallujah Reminds Writer of GoW... Euro ...

Whether 6Days is any good or not, I'm so glad I don't live in Germany. Free speech rocks!

 

If you go crazy then I will still call you Superman.

Re: Six Days in Fallujah Reminds Writer of GoW... Euro ...

Yeah! WOOO! USA USA USA!

...dickhead.

-- teh moominz --

Re: Six Days in Fallujah Reminds Writer of GoW... Euro Release

De Telegraaf? That piece of **** "newspaper"? Who cares about them?

 
Forgot your password?
Username :
Password :

Poll

Will Target Australia sell the next GTA game upon its release?:

Shout box

You're not permitted to post shouts.
MattsworknameAndrew: Im not sure Im the one to be explainging this really, Im not sure im articulating it right07/31/2015 - 9:20pm
Big PermI got to around 30 in tera before giving up. I liked my sorc, but I need better motivation to grind07/31/2015 - 9:14pm
Andrew EisenAh TERA. I made a video about TERA censorship. One of my more popular ones. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO26h9etTbw07/31/2015 - 8:52pm
Goth_SkunkI've been playing TERA all day. Just took a break to barbecue some chicken. :3 And Andrew: I'm using Cabal to suggest a group of people secretly united in some private views or interests within a community.07/31/2015 - 8:50pm
Andrew EisenI'd love to but I'm at work. But once I get home... I'm going to work out for a while. But after THAT... I'm going to shower. Then eat. Then prep tomorrow's meals. And THEN play video games! YEAH!!!07/31/2015 - 8:38pm
Big Permlol, ya'll are still going back and forth? Take a break and play some video games07/31/2015 - 8:37pm
Andrew EisenGoth - Are you using "cabal" to describe a group of writers or to suggest they all worked together in secret to publish those articles?07/31/2015 - 8:30pm
Andrew EisenMatt - That doesn't disprove the general premise of the various articles as that's not what they're about. Unless, again, he's talking about a different batch of articles.07/31/2015 - 8:28pm
Goth_SkunkThe difference between one voice being offensive and a cabal being offensive.07/31/2015 - 8:22pm
MechaCrashFunny how "you're offended, so what" flips into "we're offended, retract everything and apologize."07/31/2015 - 8:18pm
MattsworknameIts not the only argument he points out ,its just one of them07/31/2015 - 8:06pm
Mattsworknameidea that Gamers as the articel puts it, the "White male sterotype are dead, essentially was compltely false07/31/2015 - 8:03pm
MattsworknameThe video actually shows that the shaw study actually disproves the Premise of the artices by showing that the "Gamer" dentity, has no actual meaning to thsoe who use it other then "I play games", its not connected to race, gender, or orientation. So the07/31/2015 - 8:01pm
Andrew EisenWith the exception of a brief mention in Golding's Tumbr post. Even so, he's talking about gamer identity, not desire for diversity in gaming.07/31/2015 - 7:50pm
Andrew EisenI'm not calling his examination of the Shaw study into question. I haven't read the study nor seen his video. All I'm saying is that it has nothing to do with the Gamers Are Dead articles I've been referencing for the last year.07/31/2015 - 7:49pm
MattsworknameSome times sargon just goes off on tangents but in this case he was pretty direct and went through teh research in detail, did the whole first video about the shaw study itself07/31/2015 - 7:45pm
Andrew EisenWell, unless it's disingenuous twaddle but I like to give people the benefit of the doubt.07/31/2015 - 7:42pm
Andrew EisenGotta be. The argument you describe makes no sense otherwise.07/31/2015 - 7:40pm
MattsworknameThat is a possibility, they looked like offical articles but its possible they are different from the articles you mentoin07/31/2015 - 7:28pm
Andrew EisenNot unless he's referring to a completely different set of Gamers Are Dead articles.07/31/2015 - 7:19pm
 

Be Heard - Contact Your Politician