What is this abomination? Where's Marathon? Posted on May 24, 2023 by Anonymous What is this abomination? Where's Marathon?
you're looking at she/her
Fucking shit, now it's so fucking over. Marathon looks fucking gay now.
Should have made a new myth instead
When I saw this I instantly thought "man, it'd be funny if they called this shit marathon", and then they actually went and did it. What a joke.
Yeah same, what the fuck? Something about it just made me think of marathon, but I didn't think they'd actually fucking do it.
I'm definitely staying far away from this monstrosity.
God damn, imagining a proper remake of Marathon, it fucking hurts that this is what we get. I've been sulking since I saw that title drop.
Rumors is its a survival game, this was like 2 years ago.
its an extraction shooter with seasons and player actions have consequences on the world.
Oh no no no
I don't know I thought it looked cool
So did I. Ganker is full of retards though.
Me too. If it's some space Tarkov experience then all the better. I love the looting and gun autism in that game.
it looks cool but it's not marathon
>it looks cool but it's not marathon
98% of this board hasn't played marathon
explain how it isn't marathon
This is what Marathon looks like
this even from the fucking trailer you could tell it wasn't gonna be marathon fuck nu-bungie
Man, does that man know how to draw. I'm no art expert, but there's this special "oomph".
The atmosphere in these pics is so fucking god like. There'll be nothing like it ever.
craig mullins, one of the og digital artists
it was a coincidence that he and bungie happened to cross paths and put out so much cool stuff, neither of them were big then
Fun fact. This was originally going to be used for a canned 90s Snow Crash movie Craig Mullins was making art for. Wonder if it would've been kino.
I liked the chink robogirl design.
was this familiar to any old fags or just new lame shit with old name?
I recognized the protag's helmet from the Mullins art but that's it.
There was some sort of quote on one of the holographic screens that was a reference to something the AI Durandal says in the original games as well, I remember noticing it not knowing what the trailer was and thinking "huh, man it'd be sorta fucking funny if they decided to revive that IP randomly" lmao
Marathon is literally my fucking childhood, why do they have to drag out its corpse and rape it? Why? What did it do to deserve this?
Anon the original will always be there so what's the issue?
I don't like seeing people who never cared about their history wearing said history's corpse around like Buffalo Bill. It's vile.
I never played the original isn't it like halo and system shock put together?
It's like Doom, but more claustrophobic and gimmicky.
It's a more awkward doom with terminal text dumps, enemy recolors, weapons with no impact and no good music and every level looks awful. Anyone pretending it's good is a lying fag who never played them.
Doom but with nightmare mazes of level design and deep lore terminals. Infinity also required schizo reading order to understand the terminal entries so it's sort of like proto Dark Souls lore in terms of presentation.
As a macfag it was one of the few "real" games I could play
Yeah, just use Alephone.
BOOMER BROS, WE'RE GOING BACK
It looked cool until they revealed the title. What the fuck were they thinking? Just make a new IP
>Sony fan boys will now pretend that they've been marathon lovers
Marathon was made for the Mac. Dumb xtard
That's the point. 🙂
I checked twitter to see what the reaction was and it was all destinyfags responding to the announcement with "what's that?" lmao none of them could care less
Yeah I liked it honestly artwise, I'm not really sure what people think a modern Marathon aesthetic would look like exactly since it was just a boomer shooter with pretty standard graphics and sci fi art direction for the time, if anything to new aesthetics look more interesting
Idk about the game itself though this is pretty risky to gamble an old IP's legacy and memory on an "extraction shooter" whatever the fuck that is
>Yeah I liked it honestly artwise, I'm not really sure what people think a modern Marathon aesthetic would look like exactly since it was just a boomer shooter with pretty standard graphics and sci fi art direction for the time, if anything to new aesthetics look more interesting
infinity has great art. level architecture is really brutalist too.
>since it was just a boomer shooter with pretty standard graphics and sci fi art direction for the time, if anything to new aesthetics look more interesting
Marathon was actually a decently visually distinctive game. Durandal and Infinity had a lot of color compared to other shooters and the sprites/textures were mostly hand drawn giving everything a not-quite-cartoony look. Outside of the first game, Marathon didn't look like other FPS games of the era.
I think the textures/sprites might've been higher res than its contemporaries too. 2 and Infinity certainly have really good textures.
Marathon 1 had a dark horror-ish sci-fi feel to it. Marathon 2 felt like it predated Unreal, and Marathon Infinity felt like it predated EYE Divine Cybermancy in more ways than one
You're all retarded, that art design was amazing and super unique, even if it isn't reminiscent of Marathon at all.
they should've just named it something else
It's probably a prequel and focuses on the Martian stuff. That is, if it is a single player game and not like Apex, which it probably will be.
>multiplayer extraction shooter
its so over...
You're probably retarded but it was said day one when Sony bought Bungie that none of the games would be exclusive
oh i know, i'm just guessing sony are probably seething a little bit since they were notoriously against crossplay and hate xbox
Once again you're probably retarded but Sony agreed to Bungie's terms when they bought them and Microsoft was just as against cross play when 360 was outperforming the PS3. Stop letting Sony live in your head rent free.
where you seeing this? I wanna see what games are coming to PC or not only games I care about are alan wake 2 and not nitw
I dunno what you whiny gays were looking at but I thought it looked based as fuck
They turned it into zoomerslop. Lmao get fucked marathon lore nerds.
Its a Tarkov game
I FUCKING HATE JASON JONES
>disappears after Halo 2
>disappears after Destiny
>disappears after Marathon
there he goes again...
>Sony killed Marathon
I no longer wish for Video Game companies to continue existing
It's better this way. They won't make the original single player justice.
if seeing marathon guy not looking like marathon guy didn't set off any red flags for you I don't know what to tell you.
God fucking damnit
great way to completely suck up any bit of hope I had, glad I can ignore it now
It's so fucking over.
and the monkey's paw curls
Thanks for making me chuckle. I needed that.
Guess I need to dust off my Aleph One files and replay the originals.
(for those that haven't already, here's where to start looking marathon.bungie.org)
Check out Tempus Irae if you haven't. Very light on plot but very good combat.
I will. Way back in the day I'm pretty sure I tried to play RED and Rubicon, but I'll take a look at Tempus.
DESTROY MODERN GAMING
DESTROY IT ALL
>fight alien and human NPCS
>fight actual humans
I expected as much from the rumors previously
Marathon 1 but with more opposing forces, objectives and items per map
the bright environment in the trailer (my mind went to Mirror's Edge, strangely)
very little showing of the aliens that I expect to be enemies alongside real players
I actually thought it looked cool but don't see how in the fuck it has anything to do with Marathon.
I saw a Phor
I saw a Sphnt
Technicallyt after Infinity they could make any kind of game they want.
I get the feeling it's some kind of looter shooter.
anyone has a link for a trailer outisde of the stream?
>and inside there, Durandal stopped laughing
When I saw Bungie I thought they'd waste such an interesting art direction fucking Destiny but NOPE. THANK THE FUCK BUNGIE FOR MAKING GOOD GAMES AGAIN
This tbh, I'm just glad they're making something that isn't Destiny
WE'RE GETTING ANOTHER QUALITY SINGLE + MULTI BUNGIE GAME RIGHT?
THEY CAN'T DO SURVIVAL, CRAFTING, WHATEVER THE FUCK WITH THE MARATHON IP
IT'S AN EXTRACTION SHOOTER, SORRY ANON
Marathon is just a brand name. Don't expect this new game to have anything to do with the original games.
But no one fucking cares about marathon except for people who played it 100 years ago. Using the name is pointless when practically no-one had heard it before. They might as well have called it triathlon.
It's just insulting to name it Marathon in this case.
>it isn't a running simulator
QRD on Destiny games?
How's are they?
Looter treadmill, it has fun shooting becs the aim assist is out of control, dogshit plot, awful writing and every bit of apparent mystery is replaced by a reveal that's worse than the previous one. Also they are still selling something they basically deleted, it's more or less a weapons pack. Avoid at all costs.
I see. Thanks.
THIS IS NOW A BOOMER BOARD ZOOMERS GET THE FUCK OUT
I'll just be honest. This looks terrible. I was really hoping they'd stay faithful to the original artdesign but it looks like a complete reboot of the series.
I'm not too upset or anything but it definitely already seems like its shaping up to be something bad.
>its just destiny except the characters are running a marathon
It's called marathon because that's how far you want to run to get away from it
I mean Bungie already told you what it would be.
you wanted a boomer shooter? best we can do is a fortnite clone with a bunch of gay shit that no one cares
How many people do you wager are actually still there from the Marathon days?
Without any research, I say 1, and that's fucking generous
Bungie forums are still active, including earliest people. There will be responses from OG fanbase and devs, that's for sure.
Anyone sane took a payout years ago and abandoned that dying trashheap of a company.
Really? Fuck me that's a surprise
yeah there's him and... i don't know. it genuinely might really just be him
What is the Tau doing in a Bungie game?
I grew up playing the game on my dad's shitty Macintosh, I was 12 years old. It ended up becoming a big influence on my love for unhinged game plots like its. Even got me into reading a lot of shit I normally wouldn't have at the time because I wanted to know what they were alluding to and the usenet boards at the time were categorizing references and allusions as much as possible.
I still have my father's old macintosh in the attic. If the hard drive still lives, my old maps should be on there
t.Bungie fanboy since Marathon 1 which my dad got sent over from the UK on floppies
>Bungies last good creation was Reach forge and custom games
Halo 2 corrupted them, they grew too big from greed + M$ modus operandi of bigger = better. Their demise was inevitable
here, Dad's-Macintosh-Chads unite
Cheers to that. I loved their games, but I still envied my friends playing C&C, Doom and Quake
My Bungie journey was:
Marathon 1, pirated on floppies
Marathon 2 demo
Marathon Infinity retail
Myst 1 demo
Halo 1 through Reach
Enjoyed every title up until Reach. Did not care for the haphazard campaign, but the custom games were incredible
I never completed Marathon as a kid, I couldn't make it past the vacuum levels in either Marathon nor Infinity. Only five years ago or so did I complete them through aleph one, together with a few mod campaigns
still holds up if you're into decent sci-fi imo, especially 2 and Infinity.
>I remember playing through the first levels of Marathon hundreds of times with Michael Jackssons album Bad on repeat
The cleaning lady
I never played marathon but im a gaylo fan and i was hoping to play some new sci fi fps made from bungie, oh well PORCO DIO
Gorgeous visuals. Original looks bland as fuck, marathon fans are welcome to try and prove me wrong.
It wasn't exactly possible to make cool graphics comparable to Marathon's art back then, you know.
So why the instant outrage over visuals? Doom and System Shock did produce iconic memorable imagery around that time.
Not talking about fidelity. Just pointing out the kneejerking towards new art direction.
No idea about outrage, you'd need to ask them. I'm fine so long as the story is alright.
no shit a modern game is gonna look better than an FPS from 1994 you destiny stockholm syndrome shill gay
It looks like an Apex Legends screenshot edited by AI
From what little we see in the trailer I actually liked the visual design.
It's a lot more cohesive than apex so far imo.
It's Bungie branded shit it looks good in concept and is the epitome of you see that cool thing? It's not in the game
it looks cool, but people are just upset that it doesn't remind them of a shitty 90s doom clone attempt that no one on this board has probably thought about for the last 5 years but now they suddenly give a shit about "oh it doesn't look like how it used to wtf ruined!"
My brother loved Marathon, I hope he didn't watch this today. He'd seethe and seethe for days.
You are literally, figuratively, metaphorically me, except my brother wouldn't give a shit because he knows Bungie died long ago.
Did everyone collectively forget that every single og member of the studio now is gone? As in, they are all either not in the industry anymore, at a different company, or litterally fucking dead?
Why would anyone be excited for this? Theres only like 2 guys left from the halo days even
What a shame.
it's hard to believe this stuff was drawn in the 90s
>bungie digs up marathon name to slap it on a live service extraction shooter
what fucking worldline is this.
>INB4 they ruin Marathon with consolized shit mechanics
>Only 2 weapons
>No key hunting
Haha, just you wait until you hear what the game's going to be like
Just found out
God fucking damn it, it even has the full title, without subtitle. we can't have nice things
its nubungo so look forward to having to play $120 every year to get the new marathon content, also to having the old content ripped out
it's an extraction shooter bro
It's already confirmed a PvP exctraction shooter anon.
The trailer looks stylish but it's live-action+CGI
This is Marathon like Prey (Bethesda) was like OG Prey. It's like Tarkov.
The Prey name was forced on that game
This is bungie doing it all on their own. These things aren't comparable.
>like Prey (Bethesda) was like OG Prey
I'm kinda perplexed that they would revive a 30 year old series that zoomers haven't heard of just to do this.
kino trailer, music, aesthetic, it's all top tier
>0 gameplay shown
RIP. Isn't the cyborg supposed to be a revived corpse?
Yes, the Mjolnr cyborgs are all battleroids
Man we really are digging up everything aren't we. Are there any actual IP graves left untouched anymore? Ehats next? Jak and daxter reboot?
Marathon was shit, this has the potential to be good. Only pseuds pretend otherwise.
I don't even know what an extraction shooter is.
Tarkov or hunt showdown
It fits the Bungie mold perfectly, dogshit pvp with overpowered shit and vague lore
OK, so, what are tarkov and hunt showdown? Assume I have been in a coma. Wtf is an "extraction shooter"?
You cheat your way into better loot by avoiding other cheaters in a closed map
Find or loot it, run for the hills
Oftentimes you need to wait for an opportunity (someone passing by that you can kill or other people fighting that you can finish off)
What makes this any different from a battle Royale game? I feel like I'm missing something.
in battle royales you can't take anything out of the match and the goal is to be the last man standing
in extraction shooters your goal is just to get loot and get out, you don't even have to kill anyone
basically you load into a map, search for loot, maybe kill other players for their loot and then you leave the map and do it again
that's the entire game
You go into a big map with limited/no gear and then collect the gear from around the map. You can take gear out when you leave and bring it back in with you next time you play. If you drop the gear or die then you lose it and have to find it again.
There are other players in the map with you. They can kill you and take your gear.
Depending on the game reaching something that could be described as "full kit" via looting can take anywhere from 20 minutes to several hours. This progress is usually lost in seconds.
The goal of the gameplay is griefing. You sit on a mountain with a sniper rifle and shoot people trying to loot. Or you leave a valuable item in a room but put a landmine underneath it and wait in the next room over. Or you pick a random corner and hide there with a shotgun to shoot people who walk past.
think Tarkov and Marauders
basically the worst aspects of survival game mixed with pvp and a live service model
>Series known by schizo lore about a reincarnating warrior fighting aliens with shit like plasma guns and double barrel lever action shotguns, in a setting with an aesthetic inspired by Alien and Anime
>Gets turned into a PvP only shooter with an Iphone aesthetic
>countless problems all on Earth
>gaming industry derail
>many stories get ruined
Wrkn'cacnter is coming back.
It's my fault. I wished for a new Marathon game 10 years ago when I played it in XBLA. I monkey paw'd the living fuck out of all of us.
What were the original marathon games about? wasn't it just a doom clone?
The first one is a clunky shooter that introduced dual wielding, has schizo lore, and weird map design.
If you ever play any of them, just play the second and the third one
Yeah but its mostly liked for the crazy lore and rampant AI schizo ramblings.
AI realizes he lives in a society and pranks the galaxy by summoning aliens.
Thw first one feels extremly oudated but Marathon 2: durandel is very easy to get into. think doom but slightly more linear with actualy interesting plot
Bungie, man, what the fuck happened to you?
>microsoft killed halo
>sony killed marathon
bungie can't stop loosing
Bungie is not your friend
Bungie was not, is not, and never will be the good guys
Bungie that made some of their older games is not the bungie of today
Stop this retardation immediately
The Marathon game was in development before Sony even bought Bungie and Bungie is effectively independent in terms of game creation. Their only obligation to Sony is to assist with any game development they ask them to help with.
>Bungie is effectively independent in terms of game creation
but they can't help 343i with their creations, which is sad
That game was originally a new IP Overwatch-like hero shooter that got scrapped and merged into this piece of shit
you cant kill something that's already dead
Pretty sure it was dead already
>digging up the dead body just to kill it again
>go to website
>become a runner in bungie’s new sci-fi pvp extraction shooter
>game is called Marathon
>doesn't involve running in any way
Looks more like NeoTokyo than it does Marathon. What about this is even Marathon?
Doesn't matter. Halo: The Endless soon.
What was their beef with Forerunners?
the mida account has this in the bio
I guess Marathon is their "weird" series so they're doing an ARG or whatever. not sure who's going to get invested in the backstory to an extraction shooter
>I guess Marathon is their "weird" series so they're doing an ARG or whatever
Didn't they do ARG for Halo 2? Bungee just like ARGs.
oh yeah they did that whole bees thing
HEY GUYS REMEMBER WHEN WE DID ARGS
>already selling t-shirts for the low-low cost of 77 dollarydoos
Don't tell me, it's actually a prequel taking place when the cyborgs massacred the terrorists in Mars
>77 dollaridoos for a t-shirt
what the fuck
remember 10 years ago when you went to hot topic and saw they were selling shirts for 20 bucks and you thought that was as retarded expensive as clothes could get?
Look it's the funny number xdxdxd
None of these are even mentioned in the first three Marathon games are they? This is just straight up a case of Sony taking something Bungie was working on and telling them to call it Marathon after they got bought.
yes they are you dumb shit
MIDA is. If I remember right they're the terrorist organization on mars, for whom the doctor made the 7 killborgs for.
Oh right, and UESC is generic enough that it could be from literally any scifi franchise so that was an easy fit I guess. Was CyberAcme spotted on a box texture somewhere or something?
>Nu-Bungie using 7s
I finally understand cultural appropriation.
Remember when people were claiming Bungie's problem was being tied to Activision? Lol
the first shirt is pretty cool i'd consider getting it if the price wasn't fucking retarded
Modern games have ruined highlighter neon yellow. I love that color but it's being overused as fuck.
An actual good sci-fi tarkovlike is nice. But why did they have to call it marathon? Make another thing instead.
This. The brand name isn't recognizable to most people, so this could've been a great opportunity to actually create something original. Apparently there is no money in taking risks.
Marathon is basically the only thing Bungie still owns
And if you look at this and destiny you can clearly see the many many people they funnelled from it towards this game over the years. Ramping up more recently. And if those people are any indication this game will be a trash fire.
I guess... I guess the artstyle is neat, even though it's not anything like what marathon actually is.
Maybe I'll download some of the concept art and put it near my neotokyo, gits, and death stranding folders, then block all information about the game itself
I know that nothing bungie has done from halo onwards has been anything close to good but I was expecting a little fucking more than TARKOV
also they completely fucked the justice track they used, it wanted a trailer that was at least 30 seconds longer to not sound like they just chopped it randomly
I bet there won't even be killable BoBs
Who even wants to play this? pvp online only shit aside, marathon was a flop of a franchise with far more deserving franchises deserving reboots over this doom clone shit. There’s a reason bungie made halo cause they realized they wanted success not this crap.
People who want a bungie shooter without the shitty balance and spaghetti code Destiny has (Marathon will be no different)
Marathon is a Tarkov game its nothing like that
I wonder how the copyright works now. Do they need to steer away form things mentioned in Halo if there is anything?
the aesthetic is EXTREMELY fucking cool. it kind of reminds me of wipeout which is the absolute highest praise i can give a game's art style. but knowing bungie and the modern triple a industry in general the game is almost certainly going to be a huge steaming pile of shit
I would have bought a single player game if they bundled the older games in there too but it will probably die in a year.
>bundled the older games in there too
moron, the Marathon games have been free for like 20 years.
Well I look fucking stupid then.
Go have fun
>Sony destroys Marathon into something unrecognizable
>Microsoft, at least according to the leaks, makes Stalker 2 into something at least visually appealing
how did it come to this
This is something Bungie has been working on for some time now
Sony may be bankrolling it now, maybe, but don't accuse them of things bungie is guilty of
Finish The Fight Again, Boomer Edition
I like the techwear aesthetics
pretending you care about a 30 year old IP should be punishable by death
I care enough to want a new singleplayer Bungie game. I still think Destiny has some of the best gunplay we have in modern times, yet the game itself is hot garbage. So if I could have had Marathon singleplayer I would have been buying this shit day one, now I'm just mad.
every bungie copelet struggles so hard to not mention 'gunplay' after talking about destiny, like it actually holds any truth.
i dont know about you but shooting bullet sponges is not good gunplay, you are all just addicted to loot, and/or retarded
sorry, but uh.. yea
You gonna come get me?
It's actually so fucking over
I hate this shit
I don't know about you guys, but I'm actually excited for this!
The current selection of extraction shooters is kinda lame, with Tarkov being the only one worth a damn and even then it's actually just a cheater ridden mess of a trainwreck.
The art style is nu for the franchise, but this was just a teaser trailer. Who knows what else they will add.
I'm not turning this down because I want to believe that all of that sweet, sweet Destiny money has been going somewhere, funding some project, because lord knows it wasn't being put back into Destiny itself.
why do you have to write like such a gay, man
To piss you off because I know you're gonna get upset over this you fucking loser
I think extraction shooters can be fun, it's just that everyone is copying Tarkov in it's hardcore approach. If it was more casual, it would be more fun. I can into detail, but I won't because you don't care anyway.
As for the Anticheat, yeah, it really fucking sucks to be a multiplayer gamer nowadays. I think it's just because Publishers or Developers don't invest enough into anticheat software. They put that shit on the backburner and then they have the player bleed problem come bite them back in the ass.
>The current selection of extraction shooters is kinda lame
That's because extraction shooters ARE lame. Besides, anti-hacking is now so far behind the hackers every PvP game is basically fucked from the out.
no idea, but the art style is beautiful
like a mix of mirrors edge and really high tech sf
guessing something similar to destiny
3.6 billion dollars to release their games on their competitors console how fucked is Sony lmao
Weren't there ps4 exclusive contents back in destiny 2? I guess it's going to be the same.
Xbox is the one with falling sales and profits last I checked despite spending 7 bil on Zenimax
everybody is fucked when it comes to the cost of making games, and outside of system-seller IPs which at no point in time marathon ever was you literally cannot afford to lose a third of the market in the name of an idiotic console war that xbox lost years ago.
If anything this might be the weirdest flex from sony: having bungie restart an old IP of them on microsoft's console while the sony logo flashes on loading the game.
Woohoo can't wait to load in and run around for 20 minutes just to get shot in the back of the head and lose everything including my time. I fucking hate this genre and it has never been fun.
Have you tried getting good?
YOU GONNA SUCK THIS COCK CLEAN. RIGHT NOW. YES. YES.
I never thought they could make a worse genre than battle royale but here we are
I've only ever played Warzone but what is the difference between that and an "extraction shooter"?
play DMZ and find out
Imagine Warzone but your goal is to kill a bunch of NPC's, get a bunch of loot, and extract the map (which is just copied from Warzone) but enemy players can still just roll up on you in a 6 man squad, rape you to death, and waste the previous 20 (or more if you had keys or actually good weaponry/equipment on you) minutes of your life
dont forget everyone is cheating
I did say >Imagine Warzone
I can see how that can get annoying.
So is there only 1 extraction point? or are there multiple chances to get out?
There's multiple extraction points. Usually about 2 or 3. You can leave at any time but leaving takes time and alerts people to your location. And once the match goes on long enough, there's eventually only one extraction point and a final exfil everyone fights over. It can certainly be fun sometimes, and it can be tense running around the map knowing that at any point an enemy player can jump you for your loot, or you might find an opportunity to take out an enemy player and get their loot.
Personally though, it just gets annoying when you get squads of people who just treat it as Warzone-lite.
>can't wait to load in and run around for 20 minutes just to get shot in the back of the head and lose everything including my time
The amount of anger I have right now cannot be described with words.
Every single bungie employee needs to burn in hell
Like or not they're more well known for Halo and Destiny than they are for Marathon.
its so fucking over nothing is sacred anymore
i am fucking feasting while singleplayer/looter shooter gays are seething and it feels so good.
fuck i think im getting hard.
Never cared about Marathon, and now I don't care like never before
is it f2p at least?
youre going to pay $70 for the base game then $60 every year for the DLC that you will not be able to play after the next DLC comes out
I am excited there's a new Marathon game (fan of Mandalore's videos on them), and I like Extraction shooters, so I’ll be giving this a try.
>play as sexy space robots kiling each other
Idk, looks fun to me. I like the art style too. I know it's different from Marathon 1 and 2's art style, but whatever. Those games were just doom clones anyway.
YOU NEVER PLAYED MARATHON AND I FUCKING HATE YOU
Not him but you can be a fan of a game and never play it you know…
I FUCKING HATE ZOOMERS
I FUCKING HATE MILLENIALS
No you can't.
I watched mandalore video on marathon and read all the lore through the wikis and so forth. I’m a marathon fan despite not playing it, and I’ll give this game a try. Hopefully it’s like apex and tries to pay respect to the lore.
Top tier bait
Marathon is free; there's absolutely nothing stopping you from downloading the trilogy and playing it.
they already played it on youtube???
Actually I did. I played Marathon 1 and 2 to completion. Never really cared to play Infinity though.
Yeah but I want anime aesthetics for my bland uninspired robot, not this trash
the aesthetics are actually really attractive to me. For some reason they make me think of swim equipment and going to the beach and water. I'm a huge sucker for anything that makes me think of water.
>sequel to Marathon
Why not call it Biathlon?
we have like 1 (of like 4) extraction games that's made it out of early access to date, and retards are acting the genre is oversaturated.......... but want another single player shooter.
please have a nice day
>we have like 1 (of like 4) extraction games that's made it out of early access to date
guess why, because they're fucking shit
hunt and tarkov are huge, and dark and darker had like 6x the concurrent players as shitstiny in its prealpha.
so, wrong, and cope. console gay
i play tarkov, it being huge doesn't change the fact that the game is objectively ridden with issues and the genre in itself is so hard to do right, now imagine the same shit but full of microtransactions and other mainstream bullshit thrown in, now you have a retarded game for mongoloids like you
how does a russian 2016 extration shooter in development hell-- and a sample size of one-- actually translate to marathon?
seems like you are perhaps, a gay?
you ignored half of my comment but it's on me, should've realized i was speaking to a fat retard
> the genre in itself is so hard to do right
this is all you had, based on your 1 game. and despite its issues, is/was a great game that is about to influence a massive wave of clones.
so what would a gay like you know? fuck off and sit down retard
reading comprehension isn't your best strength buddy
a cliche'd concession, but i'll take it.
All the people who call this artstyle fresh and original, where have you been last ten years? This artstyle is generic as hell. These visuals were all around artstation, deviantart. I give you that in games niche, we don't often see something like this, I can only think of Synthetik, but still, it's BOOOOORINGGG
no, it's sick. every little moron on Ganker does their first NOOTICING and instead of just saying 'hey look at what i noticed' they have to attach it to some retarded baseless opinion.
have a nice day newgay shitter
>>long dormant ai
>haha hey guys, look, it's durandal again haha
>and voiced by, you know it, gianni!
>just like in that eceleb video you watched
I guaran-fucking-tee it's going like this
It couldn't be Durandhal, he's on Boomer. So if it is, we have further confirmation that Bungie is not only fake and gay but they actively hate you.
It's 100% going to be Durandal
And when it releases we'll have confirmation that Bungie actively hates us and only cares about the gay zoomers excited for this trash.
>>and voiced by, you know it, gianni!
I swear to fucking god if Gianni has anything to do with this I'll wallow in the sadness of long past days because all my anger already ran through me when Halo 4 came out.
He will be in every single fps game from now on and there's nothing you can do about it
it sounds like it is sequel. Like the message sent by Leela finally reached Earth
>you are a runner
>get it? because Marathon
I hate this timeline
>Durandal is le Joker
worst of timelines
for some reason, I pictured Keith from the prodigy in my mind when I played the games as a teen, specifically from the Firestarter video. That might not sound much better, but there was room for nuance somehow. I can't explain that shit, fuck you
I didn't even catch that. Holy shit I hate nu-Bungie
Is Traxus you dumbasses, the trailers just flat out loud tells you.
>the trailers just flat out loud tells you.
Been a while since I've brushed up on my M1 lore but IIRC Traxus was only on Mars. The "long dormant AI" is probably of Jjaro origin.
Dont rely, at all, in the og lore, nuBungie is just gonna take names, places, motifs and characters and plaster them wherever they need them to sound cool or kinda makes sense to them.
Well that's dumb. Someone needs to make a nonsensical Marathon lore bingo sheet. Free space for unnecessary references to Durandal.
>dormant AI on Tau Ceti
Maybe Tycho? If we're going with 2's ending the original one is FUCKING DEAD and the Pfhor just use copies of him. So maybe an original instance of him is somewhere down there.
Marathon 1 was an awful game but the lore was legitimately interesting. Marathon 2 was an actual game.
I can excuse some of the bad levels in M1 since the only competition at the time was Doom II. No one knew how to make a good FPS level yet.
WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT DAWG THIS LOOKS BUSSIN FRFR ON JAH ON GOD NO CAPP DEADASSSSSSSSSS
Damn bro, I can't wait to either install aim hacks or get raped by aim hackers. This genre is a burnt out dumpsterfire, even trash fans have nothing left to obtain from it.
The only person I know who played Marathon is my 80 year old grandmother. How the fuck is she gonna be able to keep up with the zoomies crouch jumping and sliding everywhere?
What ever it is I just hope it has a stronger storytelling focus like Halo.
Bungie has never been able to do multiplayer + Story right.
They tried it with Destiny and failed.
They need to go back to the Halo format of single player story based campaign and then a separate multiplayer mode.
its an extraction shooter
They never will because investors and shareholders don't see a good enough return on investment.
I don't even fucking hate the guy, I just hate the community he's gathered.
He can't do voices, the only thing he can do well is Douk Nookem everything else is just his voice.
I hate this trend of "internet voices actors" whose entire resume boils down to having a deep voice.
Like I said, I don't hate the guy
I don't mean to brag, BUT:
Nice, did you talk shit about trannies to him?
(iirc he was spreading misinformation about how vasectomies are "safe and reversible" after Roe V Wade was overturned, some people, myself included told him that no, they are not reversible and that it is irresponsible to spread this lie irresponsibly, and he simply blocked me and some others as well probably)
Reconnecting the vas deferens is reversible though. However, if he was saying that it was 100% correct, then yes, he was a misinforming gay and you were right to call his shit out.
>if he was saying that it was 100% correct
he also said that he was trying to "normalize" vasectomies in general
Oh yeah, fuck that chud lover then. Good shit, anon.
I'm just glad he won't reproduce, if anything
>it is irresponsible to spread this lie irresponsibly
meant to say "it is dangerous*" my bad
What did you do, oh naughty one?
I see. Well, that doesn't sound particularly responsible of him.
Well it's pure multiplayer, likely with some retarded lore peppered around
Old Bungie are never coming back, you have to let go
>old IP gets rebooted
>suddenly hundreds of "fans" come out of the woodwork to show disapproval
Marathon is a single player series pushing 30 years old, what is there left to talk about? Just because it doesn't have a weekly thread here doesn't mean people don't like the series.
Let's be honest. Marathon was a middling Doom clone. Not anywhere near close to being the best of them. What people like about Marathon is the lore and some of the art. That's it.
>What people like about Marathon is the lore and some of the art.
Yeah duh, it set itself apart from typical Doom clones of the era doing just that, no shit people like that aspect of it.
The gameplay of Marathon wasn't really that good though.
the first one? yeah it's just clunky doom.
The second and third games? they're great on their own merit, back then and even today.
Eh, I don't think Marathon 2 was particularly good either. It certainly didn't help that none of the levels had any music.
Look you do not need a 140IQ to enjoy Marathon but it is crazy how Doom and Quake simplified gaming, there was a time when people could tolerate having a Visual Novel inserted into their games to immerse themselves into the story.
I would really like a reimagining of Marathon Infinity since the story is crazy and interesting but the level design is ass.
The last entry from Bungie was 27 fucking years ago you disingenuous gay
bungiefags betrayed, i feast
Even Nu-Nightdive Studios would've done a better job with the series
Isn’t the Marathon Security Officer extremely fucking powerful like he would shit all over doomguy
Yes, both him and the chief are completely posthuman. The cyborg is more technologically advanced, like a terminator from 900 years in the future, or Commander Data built from the ground up to function as a killing machine.
The implication that they're the hero archetype protrusions. Might as well be an eldritch entity.
That eldritch entity exists within all of us, hence it's a relatable archetype. At the lovecraftian extreme, you'd end up with Khorne.
This post is so idiotic I can't make heads or tails of it
Nah, Khorne is too bloody, perhaps? Hero archetype isn't limited to violence only. Anyhow, I can't remember, Khorne covers bravery too, right?
>Khorne covers bravery too, right?
It never did
It never will
Khorne doesn't care from whence the blood flows, only that it does
The honor thing is a persistent but wrong meme.
I see, thank you.
Hero archetype is different than that of the warrior, I'd imagine. Heroism is pure on the battlefield, just as it would be when carrying someone out of a housefire. But pure martial prowess and ruthlessness are separate.
That's certainly something to think about. I think Hero archetype includes prowess and ruthlessness too, though.
The two archetypes certainly overlap at points. Excessive bravery is a psychopathic trait; under the right context, being a cold blooded son of a bitch could save your life and others. SOG by John Plaster does a great job recounting heroism in war in hideous, bloody gunfights that are unimaginable to most people; definitely worth a read.
Can't say I agree with psychopathic notion, but I can see where you're coming from.
Appreciated. Precision Rifle B.I.B.L.E. is a nice book on sniping. Not much, but a rec for a rec.
What exactly does the term extraction shooter mean? Escaping?
I can tell by that logo and the obnoxious neon green that it's shit and won't look any further because I have no faith in nu bungie. Don't know who has all that much investment in fukken marathon to want to play this on nostalgia factor.
Hey, don't blame the obnoxious neon green. It's has no bearing on gamedev capacities.
it's a litmus test no game with obnoxious neon green and flat black logo was good
Bungie gunplay is great but I don't know how you sell people on a sci-fi Tarkov. People know real guns and the attachments/rare loot make the loop worth it. A sci-fi shit doesn't sell anyone on it
Make fun guns to shoot with space magic attachment. Ironically this game may do a fair few things that destiny either doesn't or has stopped doing
There you go, add visuals and a weird setting the rest is just brand recognition
>oh hey cool marathon, doesn’t really look like it buts it’s cool seeing bungie make a actual game instead of skinner box grindfest
>it’s a fucking extraction game
I know it was just CGI but the trailer was on point with the art design and music. I was super hyped until I read it's going to be a PvP extraction shooter... I am so fucking sick of singleplayer being completely ignored for MP. First fucking Black Ops 4 with no campaign and now this.
Yeah seeing what was very obviously Marathon man run around with a gun looked cool. But I fucking knew it was over when they were shot by that other person. Fuck MP games.
is Bungie going to send a cease and desist to whoever's hosting the downloads to the original trilogy?
They put it out themselves.
They are abandonware by this point and Bungie is not as not as terrible as Bethesda and if Bethesda does not C&D Doom Source ports why would bungie do it?
I wish Activision killed Bungie
Gianni is based and singlehandedly made Jon St John go crackers
>wahey anon the original game is still there what's it matter that this exists?
You zoomers really need to understand something because you're next on the conveyor belt here. this game was a lot of childhoods to a bunch of unhinged schizophrenic nerds, it did that narrative, cinematic experience bullshit before Half-Life was even a twinkle in Gabe Newell's fat eye and it did so with profound effect. It's the only game series I can think of with a whopping three titles that people are still discussing what is just a hair short of 30 years later with intense passion and trying to understand this at-the-time (and arguably presently still) unparalleled game's nuances and mysteries.
And we're seeing that childhood, and later adulthood centered around this monolith, being exploited by a bunch of asshole interns who work on a skinnerbox service game primarily while whipping around the one guy who was involved with the original property trying to convince you their misappropriation of a franchise they literally can't comprehend is perfectly acceptable.
And that shit's gonna happen to you too.
:pog: :pog: you watched the mandaloregaming video too?
I know you're being ironic but I really wish God would kill you by peeling your skin off.
There is nothing wrong with those videos.
It had Gianni voicing Durandal while doing a shitty Harlan Ellison impression and it's made by the "SHODAN is trans" guy .
>"SHODAN is trans" guy
What? What the fuck is this madness this time?
That shit plagued all of System Shock's discussion, how could you have missed it? It further cemented my hate for youtubers.
Thankfully for my mental wellbeing I successfully dodged that horror. There's one too many of them, these days.
When I took a break from Ganker for a year or so only to return I found people here use some weird twitter garbage lingo. It's like I came to another planet lmao
I thought the voice acting was amusing. Also, obviously, that was his SS video that he made that dumbshit argument in. In his Pathways/Marathon videos, he doesn't do any of that.
>"SHODAN is trans" guy
I need some proper QRD about this imao
E-celeb reviewed System Shock 1 and went on a tangent about how Shodan is representative of a person going through transition. It's a complete non-sequitur in an otherwise reasonable overview of the game.
Said it could, wasn't definitive. But there is a real reason, right?
He makes some bullshit stretch argument about the voice acting speed not lining up with the text scroll, something about changing voice actors, and how SHODAN was potentially a man originally. He then made some comment about it being proof of how little her creators understood their creation. Something like that.
VA youtuber that's a living stereotype. Dunno how he got so much high quality equipment to do his voice acting when he's barely a professional, he even donated some to that Chris Voiceman guy.
I know this is hard to understand for you projecting zoomers, who get all your opinions and thoughts from e-celebs, but there are people out there who actually play video games instead of just watching videos about them. Crazy concept, I know.
He's mocking the same zoomers you are. And to play devil's advocate, zoomers aren't going to know about Marathon in the first place if not for word of mouth like that. I personally hadn't heard of it until he made those videos, and I'm glad that they exposed me to the series.
first of all, no one gave a shit about the sequels. secondly, it was a dead IP. none of the original developers would touch the sequel.
if you advocated for letting it stay dead, it'd be cringe but id get it-- but what would YOU want out of this stinky old IP? how is its story or presentation any more profound than the first book i find in the scifi section?
so its only merit is being ahead of its time. wahooooooooooooooooo
I specifically want the game to fucking stay dead. No one except Jason Jones is even at Bungie anymore. Don't dredge my and every other schizophrenic weirdo's childhoods out of the fucking water to molest for money. Stick to Destiny, I don't care what they do to it.
ok i understand, and somewhat agree. have a good day
Why does it matter, the og series isnt being remastered; theyre just taking the name and running with it
It's the fucking gall. The notion they have any say in exploiting the nostalgia of such a small number of people for no reason other than marketing purposes. It's repulsive to even glance at.
The Marathon community (the few dozen of us that existed) didn't want this, I don't know who asked for a Marathon reboot but it wasn't the actual fans of the games.
M1 and M2 both still have some cryptic lore stuff, such as the Gheritt White and Iamhero terminals
>I don't know who asked for a Marathon reboot
I don't know who they are but I want them thrown into woodchippers.
They have been taking people away from destiny and towards other projects for years it's actually a little funny
I hope it dies soon but not before this crashes and burns
zoomers don't have anything to care about, their childhoods are just live service shit so for them their child hood being another live service shit would be hype to them
GAME IS NOT CANON WE'RE GOOD
>belongs in the same universe
based naive retard
>WE RESPECT THE ORIGINAL/PRE-REBOOT GAMES
When they say this, it is never true
>tremendous amount of respect
Yeah, they are gonna rape that beautiful corpse in the asshole like it's the best femboy in town.
Obviously it won't. How do you even continue from the story where there are multiverses and it all ends with the PC becoming a metaphysical entity capable of crossing time and space and universes?
not being a direct sequel does not mean it's not canon. That means it's a side story, as in it doesn't matter to the original game's story. That doesn't mean not canon. Hell, it could even be a prequel or occurring parallel to the original games.
>Hell, it could even be a prequel or occurring parallel to the original games.
from what I can understand nuMarathon takes place in 2850.
The premise of the game still doesn't make sense. The colony of Tau Ceti IV didn't disappear, they were enslaved by the Pfhor. This is directly told to you in the game.
they could've made a boomer shooter with really high production values instead and we got this shit
ITS THAT A NEW GAME NOOOO
NEW GAME BAD
NEW GAME chud
NEW GAME BAD
NEW GAME TRANNNY
NOOO NEW GAME
AHHHHHH FUCK STAR WARS
AHHHH NEW BAD
I HATE NEW
I WANT NEW OLD GOOD REMAKE
AHHHHHH SHOOOBIES KILL SHOOBIES
KYS EVERYONE HERE ZOOMIE KYS
That's how all of you sound like, I think it looks neat definitively I will check this out
It's cool that it's a new game
But it's a shitty genre and made by bungie so it's a double whammy
>That's how all of you sound like, I think it looks neat definitively I will check this out
You must be 18 to post here
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I want God to put you on a fucking spike and spin you around like a top until your entrails get wrapped around it like spaghetti while he pulls your corpse off you fucking demon
nice marathon reference
Is it just called that or is it a retelling of marathon 1 and 2?
I've never seethed so much over something so innocuous before, but here I am. I cannot think of a game less suited to become an extraction shooter. I know everyone will say it now, but I am one of the world's biggest Marathon fans. I've played damn near every mod and total conversion and I have an autistic love of the franchise and community. This announcement has me actually seething. This was the one franchise I never wanted to see remade because I knew they'd milk it and turn it into something unrecognizable. Nobody cared about this franchise except me and a handful of other people and it should've stayed that way.
Praise him for reviving interest in these obscure niche franchises
i want porn of the robot girl
I enjoyed Marathon only on a lore level
Granted, I never played Marathon, but I never got the impression that it was about death timers either. Ooh, this will be a good time to play the original then, so I can be a cool oldfag when the new one releases.
The original game's appeal is just built on the lore being laced with endless schizobabble and cryptic nonsense. I expected something extremely philosophical or well written when I went through all of it but it's the videogame equivalent of giving a deranged schizo a paintbrush and letting him paint, and then pondering about the meaning of his work. I don't see the appeal.
>awful fucking post
Every single fucking time with you redditards
I think a lot of the appeal of old PC games with wacko stories is the same as the appeal from outsider art. It's a bunch of nerds trying to be deep in what is essentially a brand new medium. Even if the form is spotty you have to admire the passion and the gumption.
Marathon and Durandal are pretty straightforward war between factions and you talk between their representatives, one is an A.I called Tycho if I recall correctly.
You are thinking of Infinity which would be the equivalent to Bioware suddenly not sucking and releasing a continuation of Mass Effect 3 based on fan theories, namely the indoctrination ending and having flash back levels to ME1,2 and 3 to tie lose ends and correct plot holes.
>Bioware suddenly not sucking and releasing a continuation of Mass Effect 3 based on fan theories, namely the indoctrination ending
No that sounds like shit that you use to cope with reality
Indoc theory was boring, anyway. The whole point about Shepard is that he resists indoctrination through sheer willpower, enough to earn Reaper's direct intervention.
>Marathon and Durandal are pretty straightforward war between factions and you talk between their representatives, one is an A.I called Tycho if I recall correctly.
Yeah I remember that, it's quite simple. I was referring more to all the stuff in 3 about quantum teleportation and dreaming and replaying the levels that is 80% schizo and 20% interesting.
But schizo is 100% interesting by volume
So its a new IP; im old enough to be from the era, but fuck it im sick of larping russians etc, ill happily be a android killbot in space, who cares.
The original games are untouched and not being remade so again literally who cares
Bungie is definitely more famous for multiplayer than story lol. Halo wasn't that good of a story. It's multiplayer literally was the foundation of Xbox live though. Meanwhile marathon was just a doom clone for Mac.
SENIOR WORLD ARTIST BTW
>Has an onlyfans too
GIVE ME BACK BUNGIE
GIVE IT BACK GIVE IT BACK GIVE IT BACK
You are the sort of gay who will talk about "Marty" and "Joe" as if they're people you know
Bungie at their peak (which was Halo 2/3) were one of the most community interactive developers in the business.
I rest my case
Ill admit his ass is decent.
Chuds seething, I will now download this game to promote and protect trans rights.
explains so much, really
Thematically, the image composition is lewd, I must say, but that's about it.
this is why god hates us
Don't be presumptuous about outlooks, opinions or motivations of eldritch entities. Neither correct nor wise.
w-what is it?
The part that makes this extra insulting is that world design was arguably the strongest aspect of Bungie throughout Halo and Destiny, now this is the type of person they slot into that role. Fucking shameful.
That being said, would.
the new game reveal had me befuddled and utterly fuming, yet at the same time seeing who it works on only has my dick going "would"
The relationship between a man and his libido.
>Bungie goes to shit
>Taken over by trannies
Well, there goes all my hopes for this game.
>one of the best ARGs
Bungie should have been nuked off the face the earth after Halo 4
Fucking pass. Sony wasted their money buying these hacks. Bet none of the original devs that worked on Marathon are there anymore.
I was so excited but then
>New PVP Extraction Shooter
FUCK I don't want PVP I want more MARATHON dammit.
>Sony gave Bungie $3.6 billion to fuck up Marathon
YOU ALREADY TOOK APE ESCAPE AWAY FROM ME
I hate garden gnomes
art style and overall aesthetic look like dogshit tbqhwyf
I'm not saying anything. What you infer by this image is up to you.
Looks like Nick Fuentes but less gay
There's a QR code in the trailer itself that goes here:
interesting site, lot of lore hints.
use chrome aut translator from japanese, it's quite decent.
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With it being multi-plat it will probably be way more casual than Tarkov. You can't make games with intricate designs on consoles.
>casual sci-fi extraction shooter with shitty artstyle
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I don't even know what marathon is. Is this another one of those obscure games where very few autists enjoyed way back in the day but never really caught on and now a bunch of zoomers are pretending the loved, whatever "that" was and saying 'new thing bad' ?
More or less but it's also made by an awful studio
I am old enough to remember when Halo was in development and being hinted at as having ties to Marathon. Halo as released still had more to do with Marathon than THIS COMPLETE FUCKING ZOOMER PROSTITUTION! AAAAAHHHH
Circa Cortana letters? You're at least 30 now, aren't you?
I still remember Mac vs PC matches on Myth 2. Fucking I Love Bees was the best ARG ever written. Zoomers will never know. All they know is Destiny. Marathon was fucking BIBLICAL. So much lore that you had to look for in game and make your own opinions on. Because the writers actually assumed you were smart enough to do that.
That's a chud, anon. It's okay to just be gay. You don't need to pretend a man is a woman to be accepted when he is clearly a man in a dress. Just fuck men.
Yeah, they certainly written it interestingly. Clearly educated people with passion, they knew what they're doing.
>That's a chud, anon.
You're saying this as if I'm not aware already and still feel any sort of personal shame.
While it doesn't apply to the anon you talked to, please never push others to acceptance, dude. That is how trannies are created.
When a mental disruption is induced in their psyche, a disruption which they can't escape from, acceptance does them in.
Not to mention that the whole point about lust over trannies or traps is the presence of feminine appearance sufficient to be interpreted as an actual female, mixed with forbidden sense of wrongness. But I digress
It'll have literally nothing in terms of content but a map it'll drop players on. Amazing.
>I am old enough to remember when Halo was in development and being hinted at as having ties to Marathon
It was always built as the spiritual successor to it. It literally was slated to release on Apple devices, the concept of the game including the first level is just a massive callback to what Marathon even is. The armor names, the UNSC is just the UESC, etc. It adds the whole holy war bullshit, but yea. I mean, its essentially the blueprint for Halo.
I'm glad that bungie isn't also reviving the Myth series just to defile that too.
Hyena bros... they stole our colors... we lost...ACK
>Tfw Returnal is more Marathon than Marathon
>they don't race 42 kilometers
i warned you gays about this shitty game
I'm just here for the performative seething
this is like a montage of cringe
It is, then it gets to the actual fucking good part with Old Bungie
I like the touch with the Flood theme. It made it urgent.
His CSGO and Mass Effect Andromeda videos were no less painful to watch.
I FUCKING HATE YOU ZOOMER FUCKS, DON'T TOUCH MY SHIT
I wish this played during "If I Had a Rocket Launcher".
Zoomers, as you call them, have little to do with things, I'd say. IP subjects handling is done by the people with money. And perhaps agendas, it seems, these days.
Let's remember the good times before they're tainted forever. Favorite level? For me I've always liked Bob's Big Date.
For me it's the level where you storm the Pfhor ship and kill everything at the end.
That shit sucks
Here is your World Art Designer. Enjoy, and PAY UP.
I'm no prude, but it's kinda weird just having your porn account just out and open for anyone who follows you to see. FFS her "official" account has a link to the porn account as the second line wedged between the line saying she's an official employee of bungie and the one saying her pronouns
Yeah no. His onlyfans has him without makeup, looks really like a dude. Also if you look at "her"ass it lacks the inner curves an actual waoman's ass has.
why don't they, like, make a new IP?
Bungie likes to recycle ideas and concepts in a pseudo shared multiverse
And it's one of the few IPs they still own in full
Unless its something to do with copyright law and keeping the IP I see no benefit to having it under the Marathon umbrella. Nobody but the most devoted Bungie fans give a shit about Marathon so in practice it's about as useful as a new IP but with the added detriment of pissing off the three dozen Marathon fans left.
It took a herculean effort to push Desriny as a brand new IP. I think Bungie doesn't want to relive that again and just coast on what made them popular before. Sony probably, which they actually do often, mandated them to do so.
this was once known as Matter
I guess they changed the name to Marathon to sell more copies
Matter was just the project name, it was never the official name
For the exact same reason movies also never come up with anything new. Using an old IP or remaking something always guarantees you some level of engagement from old fans, even if it's disgruntled old fans. If you're making something completely new and it flops, it'll flop really hard. Like Anthem did.
Are we BOBs in this game? Noticed all the synthetic vat grown human imagery and the Durandal looking ship stranded which may be our home and we make excursions down to the planet for treasure perhaps?
BOBs weren't synthetic humans unless I missed something important from the original trilogy. Pretty sure you're a walmart version of a Battleroid who can transfer consciousness to a cybernetic suit.
There were infiltrator agents that exploded when they came near you.
Those were manufactured by the Pfhor. Not real BOBs.
Durandal forcibly augmented BoBs during 2. There's at least that.
That sekiguchi genetics website (look for the link earlier in the thread) seems to imply the players are using mass produced clones
Pretty sure it's stated outright
so this basically confirms it being a tarkov clone with the whole disposable clone bodies thing.
That was confirmed from the get go
Got my hopes up for nothing. morons.
The aesthetic is fucking cool but not what I expect from Marathon. Kind of like Wind Waker to Zelda reaction for me. It's different
Marathon reboot where it retains the cold space atmosphere and it plays like Metroid Prime
We're talking about male archetypes now?
I'm eagerly waiting for the massive amounts of butthurt this game will cause as morons will jack off over muh lore only for Bungie to shit on them. Again.
Rasputin died for a good cause, that being that maybe people will learn not to put blind faith in people selling them a product
I wouldn't be so buttblasted if this wasn't called Marathon. But it is.
Marathon is beloved for it's lore. It's not just Destiny tier shit where stuff is alluded to but rarely connects, it's actually well written, which is why this is extra painful that Marathon is now a fucking Tarkov clone.
>actually well written
My opinion on the subject aside, Bungie will do what they want and the people crying about it will be worth making fun of
I honestly dont even know what i just watched