Posts Tagged ‘Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – First Assault Online’

Ghost In The Shell: First Assault Slips Into Open Beta

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – First Assault Online [official site] is a long name. Too long, in fact, so I’m going to call it by the more palatable acronym GITS-SAC-FAO for the rest of this article. Anyway, GITS-SAC-FAO has left paid Early Access and is in free-to-play open beta ahead of a full free-to-play launch this week.

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Ghost In The Shell FPS Holds Open Weekend

Hi, hey there, it’s me, your big idiot pal who can’t resist anything labelled Ghost in the Shell cos cyberladies and robots and the future okay. You know, the sort of fool who’s quite excited to see that Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – First Assault Online [official site] has started a free trial weekend on Steam – even though she heard it’s an unremarkable multiplayer FPS squandering its setting. Wakka wakka. Oh god, it’s downloading. Look at me, doing my clowny dance in my floppy shoes, boogly boo.

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Premature Evaluation: Ghost in the Shell Standalone Complex – First Assault Online

Each Monday, Rob Zacny sorts through the complexities of Early Access to see which games are ready to stand alone.

The question I keep coming back to is ‘why this game?’ I understand why someone would want a game based on Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex, the sci-fi police procedural version of the classic film. Standalone Complex takes all those tantalizing details from the movie and started building an entire world around them, and lets you get to see the elite cyborg commandos of Section 9 in action. It’s part detective story, part cyberpunk sci-fi, and part military adventure. It’s the sweet-savory-salty of my nerdy palate: put these things together, and I’m helpless to resist.

What I don’t get is why you’d take all of that source material and make Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex – First Assault Online [official site].

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Ghost In The Shell: First Assault Trailer Uncloaks

If you want fun cyberpunk multiplayer tactical FPS action now, I’ll point you towards the free Source mods Dystopia and Neotokyo. If you want to cling to the hope that someone will one day make a good Ghost in the Shell game and maybe, just maybe, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – First Assault Online [official site] could be that game, mate, I’m right there with you. Self-delusion can be fun when it lets you look at videos of cool cyborgs, like this here new trailer:

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Ghost In The Shell Online Uncloaking This Year

Go go cyberlegs!

Do I think Ghost in the Shell Online [official site] will be good? No, not really. Am I able to resist posting about rad cyborg ladies able to tear tanks apart with their cyberhands? No, not really.

Look, here, it’s word that South Korean free-to-play developers Nexon are indeed planning a western release for their class-based FPS based on the anime series based on the manga. It definitely has chunky shotguns, cyberarms with pop-out rocket launchers, and thermoptic camouflage, which I shall look at and nod approvingly.

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Section Nein: Ghost In The Shell Online

The trailer for (deep breath) Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: First Connection Online gave me that Syndicate feeling. Not the same Syndicate feeling that Satellite Reign gives me, alas, but rather the troubling memories of the 2012 FPS-capade. All of the details seem to match. A beloved cyberpunk entity translated into a first-person team-based shooter, in which various classes of modified humans use their tech to murderise one another while gathering points to upgrade the rocket launchers implanted in their knuckles. That said, if you can accept the fact that everyone is shooting everyone else all of the time rather than starring in a post-human Alpha Protocol, it doesn’t look entirely terrible.

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