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Ohoh Here She Comes

May 20, 2020 by Tim

I wouldn’t say Maneater is at the top of my most anticipated games list this summer (that honor currently belongs to Ghost of Tsushima), but damn if I’m not super intrigued to give it a try.

Maybe we just don’t get enough games where we can play as animals… maybe it brings up a twisted Ecco the Dolphin nostalgia for me. Either way, Meaneater looks silly as fuck, and I’m here for it.


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foducool
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foducool

gotta say maneater looks like a bundle of fun that’ll last about 10H ^^

Fela
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Fela

Yeah, like we definitely needed another medium that pictures sharks as killers, to drive them extinct even more quickly.

Johnny 5
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Johnny 5

You’re right, they need lasers.

Robert Loughrey
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Robert Loughrey

The video seemed to have a pretty strong environmentalism message.The tag line was even “Eat the human’s, save the world”

wkz
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wkz

Yup. It has as much environmental empathy as PETA. “Eff the people, the animals are what we should only be concerned with.”

The only saving grace of this message is that it is brought to you by a neon-white glowing shark who eats people as if we’re going out of style while hopping into the air like dolphins in order to barrel-roll bullets and bounce gas containers back onto iconic cinematic boats with its tail. Plus explosions.

It’s hardly serious in context, more of an excuse plot to eat more people than an actual environmental message…

GeorgeV
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GeorgeV

Alternatively, given that the shark is the protagonist in this game, it might make sharks more popular and encourage people to help preserve the species.

no thanks nintendo
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no thanks nintendo

Oh hi there, Jack Thompson. Still promoting the ridiculous idea that video games cause violence, I see. You haven’t learned any new material after all these years?

Dave
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Dave

Remember when he and Hillary Clinton got crushed under their Anti Gamer Billboard? XD

Bram
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Bram

Depicting sharks as being delicious is what’s driving their numbers down. Depicting them as killers does absolutely nothing to their population. Now start aiming your righteous anger towards a bowl of shark fin soup.

Mael
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Mael

actually depicting them as killers drives out the hillbillies who are hunting them for sport…

Dentris
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Dentris

The main reason behind the shark population decline is commercial fishing. Howeverz many countries use deterents that are often deadly to sharks and other marine animals to “protect” the beaches, exacerbing the problem. Also, since sharks are often seen as dangerous, they do not generate enough sympathies from the public to actually implement laws to protect them. It easy to get people behind protecting baby elephants, not so much with sharks.

Therefore, while Bram is right in his argument, the vilification of sharks by the media is also a problem.

Soag
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Soag

When I saw that trailer some time ago I thought it might be fun.
But then I checked out the gameplay demo and it seems to be repetitive as fuck.
That’s why I’m not interested in it anymore. Always check a bit of gameplay, we know how it is with those trailers. Especially in case of ‘some particular’ companies.

Btw Tim, it was Ecco, not Echo ;).

Bwauder
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Bwauder

Looks like fun, but probably not on my urgent list.
I’m still stuck dreaming in the nebulous “Coming Soon” cloud with Elder Scrolls 6, Baldurs Gate 3 and Fallout Miami. There isn’t much in the way of current information or a potential release date since the early hype, but I’m hoping that some developers/programmers are spending their lockdown time fine tuning so when whatever they are working on comes out, its not the disaster that Bethesda let loose with Fallout 76.

Scott
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Scott

Makes me think of Depth. That was a pretty interesting shark game for a while. No idea if it is still going or not.

OutbackJon
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OutbackJon

If this game doesn’t have a scenario where you get to play Bruce off of Martha’s Vineyard (Amity Island) and have to go up against Brody, Hooper, and Quint, I will be *very* disappointed.

Robert Loughrey
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Robert Loughrey

After which is the “Seaworld” scenario.

BulkySam
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BulkySam

Reminds me of Jaws Unleashed on PS2.

Reiss Myskiw
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Reiss Myskiw

Looks JUST like the old Jaws game for Xbox. Hope it has a campaign and isn’t like naughty bear just challenges for the player to do

raven0ak
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raven0ak

looks intriguing indeed, albeit I’ll most likely hold at least reviews to come see if its worth pass or patient gamer it

Tim Tucker
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Tim Tucker

I’m picking up a little bit of “Goat Simulator with Sharks” vibe

Leon
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Leon

“Smile, you son of a bitch”

Lord Circe
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Lord Circe

Huh. This brought to mind the old Odell Down Under game, where you could play a bunch of different sea creatures, constantly trying to eat one another or escape from bigger predators. I wouldn’t mind seeing an updated version of that.

Zyvorg
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Zyvorg

Thank you! I have been trying to remember the name of that game for years. I used to have it on an old mac and loved it when I was a kid.

Steeeve
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Steeeve

I loved that game. I’d still play it if I could get my hands on a copy. ^_^
Wait… sweet I found a place with it. Classicreload ftw ^_^

Tobias
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Tobias

Holy crap that’s a blast from the past. I used to play that game all the time on my third grade classroom’s computer. It was one of my first introductions to computer gaming.

Steeeve
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Steeeve

Reminds me of Depth.

Deborah L. Davitt
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So, Hungry Shark Evolution for a non-phone platform?

Adam
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Adam

I was going to say the same thing. Although i saw hungry shark on the xbox recently so we already have that game on a non-phone platform

WKL
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WKL

It’s been done. There was a JAWS video game on the PS2 where you played as the shark.

Guest
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Guest

Is that Dr. Spaceman doing the voiceover in the trailer?

Lance Zimmerman
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Lance Zimmerman

That is hilarious.

Med
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Med

So its Sharknado the game?… 😉

RuneS_77
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RuneS_77

…somebody help me here, I need a gif of the NES Jaws game. *wasted waaaay too much of my childhood on that game lol*

James
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James

So they remade the Jaws game for PS2?

Man of the West
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Man of the West

This is why megagames always wins

ColdOblivion
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ColdOblivion

What happened to all the Starcaster Chronicles slides?

Kyle
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Kyle

I’m expecting 1 maybe 2 hours of fun out of thise game.

crumbus
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crumbus

I found a cad easter egg and I am gonna take it with me to my grave

TimeRyder
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TimeRyder

It’s nearly the end of June. hint hint hint.