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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Nov 02 2012 - 10:23 PM

The unfinished sequel to BIONICLE: The Game, called BIONICLE: City of Legends, got far enough to have a tech demo. A video of this demo has <a href='http://ptoponline.com/?p=747' target='offsite'>surfaced on PTP Online.</a> Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments!View the full article
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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 03:42 AM

Hey, this actually looks pretty cool... looks a lot more fun than heroes was in terms of what your character could do o-o
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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 06:23 AM

Well, I had no idea there was going to be a sequel! I'm impressed! What was it made in? Unreal?
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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 06:37 AM

A whole game like that would have been awesome...I wish they made all the games they started and discarted, this one was cool..
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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 06:38 AM

What a lovely surprise. I had no idea there was going to be a sequel, and looking at all the things your character would be able to do compared to the rather restricted movement in Heroes, it's kind of annoying this was never completed. It looks like they got somewhere with the graphics which I think look really good (especially compared to The Game). Granted, when it was finished it might have been different, but still.
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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 07:26 AM

Very neat. I was never a huge fan of BIONICLE: The Game, but seeing this it becomes apparent to me that there was never enough wallrunning in BIONICLE.
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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 07:43 AM

A sequel to BIONICLE: The Game? How strange! I suppose LEGO was being very careful about keeping this one under wraps, given what happened the last time they had to cancel a BIONICLE game...The game play is much more advanced than in the original, and the graphics are looking a lot better too. I have to wonder why LEGO would cancel it if it was showing this much promise.Based on the miniature Morbuzakh spiders and the disk Matau collects, my guess is that the game would have centered on the first half of 2004. That could have changed, though, if they were planning to publish the game later in the year. Although The Game didn't follow the story very closely, this game would have had more opportunity to since it only had to cover one year.
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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 07:45 AM

What? Why was this cancelled? It looks great! Far superior to The Game, and even I feel like that was decent. I'm really bummed that we never got to see the Toa Metru in the The Game's aesthetics (which is one of my favorite looks for the characters). But I guess only seeing Matau will suffice. Enough to inspire artwork, anyway.Kalhiki
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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 08:14 AM

It was cancelled presumably due to the critical and commercial failure of The Game in late 2003. Which is a shame as the animation and fluidity seen in the video are very impressive. The glimpse of dazzling blue sky through the window is particularly teasing. I suppose it must join The Legend of Mata Nui as another great could've-been.Did anyone else notice that the acrobatics (wall bouncing and running, somersaulting with poles) are virtually identical to those in the Prince of Persia games?
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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 09:24 AM

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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 09:55 AM

I didn't know sequel to 'The Game' was being made. It's a shame that it was canceled. From what the demo video showed, it looked like it would've been a really good game. Though I can't recall any moment where a Toa ran alongside a wall in the story, it still looked cool in this unfinshed product.
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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 10:07 AM

Oh my gosh. It's so amazing that this surfaced eight years after the supposed release date and nearly three years after BIONICLE's cancellation. :blink: Matau looks sooo cool on there! :rolleyes:-Gata Posted Image
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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 10:16 AM

When I saw the title, I instantly thought the Legend of Mata Nui game many of us lost hope of playing long ago. Never expected an unannounced sequel to the Mask of Light game! Looks cool, impressive graphics even for a tech demo of a 2004 game.

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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 10:44 AM

It looks great. It looks weird if you casually run up the walls though. Also, Matau (I think) at the beginning looks a bit like the Hulk in armor :P.
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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 11:43 AM

Wow, this was very good, for those years. The movements are really nice and the graphics are outstanding, for such an "old" game. It would have been a great game if it ever made it to reality.
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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 11:47 AM

My reaction to The Game was kind of lukewarm, and tbh I never actually played it, but just from this tech demo I'm longing to play this. It's kind of a shame we didn't get many great video games for 04-05...you could count that Morbuzahk game, I guess, where you played as Vakama, but it wasn't too exciting.
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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 11:49 AM

If it were released, I'm sure I would enjoy it. Especially when exploring metru nui in depth.
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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 12:28 PM

Pretty cool. The Game was mediocre, and I couldn't get past Tahu Nuva's level due to a glitch obscuring my view. This one seems a little better.
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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 01:54 PM

seems like a great game but i wonder why animators cant just make the characters look exactly like the sets! its weird it seems like no one ever does that :(
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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 02:30 PM

seems like a great game but i wonder why animators cant just make the characters look exactly like the sets! its weird it seems like no one ever does that :(

What if an animator has a character pick up something?The character can't, because all the Bionicle hands are shaped weird. And what if a character talks?It'd be hard to tell who's talking, because Bionicles have big masks on.So, animators have to improvise. They need to make small changes to the designs.

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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 02:40 PM

Neat! It looks like it would have been a lot better than The Game, and the animation is pretty cool. And way too much wall running.
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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 02:53 PM

seems like a great game but i wonder why animators cant just make the characters look exactly like the sets! its weird it seems like no one ever does that :(

What if an animator has a character pick up something?The character can't, because all the Bionicle hands are shaped weird. And what if a character talks?It'd be hard to tell who's talking, because Bionicles have big masks on.So, animators have to improvise. They need to make small changes to the designs.

ha yes but all the tools and everything a toa needs to hold fits in his hands with the axle connector, now all you need to do is make an axle connector on any tool he needs to pick up, and as for the walls hes grabbing just make his "hands" bend to grab on a ledge.for the talking their mouth section opens up to reveal their mouths like in TLR

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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 05:43 PM

I want to play it. :(
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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 09:00 PM

Too bad it got cancelled, it looks pretty fun.
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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 09:18 PM

Did the guy in this article obtain the only copy that was destributed from the company in the entire world? O_oAnd how did it just show up out of no where? Talk about unexpected luck.
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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 11:33 PM

I could never get past Gali Nuva's level. The water was just too restrictive. I HATED IT! Loved Heroes though.
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Posted Nov 04 2012 - 01:58 AM

This actually looks nice, although some thing of the gameplay and the camera look a bit bad, but maybe it's because that's a demo.
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Posted Nov 04 2012 - 08:08 AM

Aside from a wonky camera, standard "bug monster" enemies, and what looks to be a couple of irritating platforming sequences, I think this looks like it could have been a decent game, especially in comparison to the other two games.Unfortunately it seems that in the games that were released, Lego never took a base idea from any successful games like Prince of Persia, God of War, or even Halo.
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Posted Nov 04 2012 - 11:48 AM

If you want it it will cost 200$.
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Posted Nov 04 2012 - 01:38 PM

If you want it it will cost 200$.

im willing to do that where do i buy it

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Posted Nov 04 2012 - 02:47 PM

If you want it it will cost 200$.

im willing to do that where do i buy it

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Posted Nov 04 2012 - 03:51 PM

Well that looks awsome. $200 seems like a strech for a game demo. But still, that game would have been fun but i liked heroes better than the game due to technical reasons. but cool looking demo anyway
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Posted Nov 04 2012 - 06:30 PM

It actually looks pretty cool, seems like it could have been fun. Anyways, I have yet to play BIONICLE: The Game, need to pick up a copy at a local game store soon for a few bucks just to check it out (However, I have played through and completed all 3 versions of Heroes, the DS one isn't just the best Bionicle game, it's one of the best DS shooters out there, IMO).
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Posted Nov 04 2012 - 07:37 PM

This looks like it could've been fun. BIONICLE: The Game, to me, wasn't really that great, but if they had a chance to improve in this sequel, I would have loved to give it a chance.TAK
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Posted Nov 05 2012 - 09:17 AM

I never realized how cool a Prince of Persia style Bionicle game could be. And I always love seeing the sets shown in a different style. I think that concentrating on only one year of the story would make this game much better than its predecessor.
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Posted Nov 05 2012 - 07:56 PM

Ugh. Those camera angles. I know this was an unrealeased version of the game, but it looks annoying to play.
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Posted Nov 05 2012 - 08:06 PM

WOAH! This is like The Legend of Mata Nui all over again. Only this time, the beta is available!
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Posted Nov 07 2012 - 09:40 PM

Ugh. Those camera angles. I know this was an unrealeased version of the game, but it looks annoying to play.

well, it IS a sequel to the 2003 game, hehehe....too soon?On-topic, surprised to see that this was even started, I guess they really expected the 2003 game to do well. I don't think the management was handled too well for these games, considering how much was cut from the release.

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Posted Nov 08 2012 - 02:45 PM

Glad you guys are enjoying it.
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Posted Nov 09 2012 - 02:39 PM

Glad you guys are enjoying it.

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