Unrecord - singleplayer tactical bodycam FPS

Started by al_infierno, April 19, 2023, 08:05:02 PM

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al_infierno

Some of the gameplay footage for this looks ridiculously impressive.  Saw this video on Twitter and initially thought it was one of those "game sounds laid over real life footage" bits at first.

Hope this one will be good.

https://twitter.com/esankiy/status/1648717946477314048

https://store.steampowered.com/app/2381520/Unrecord/
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W8taminute

Wow, pretty impressive and also bone chillingly real looking.  Nice find.
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Destraex

Apparently this trailer caused a bit of a stir. People saying it was fake. It does look very realistic.
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SirAndrewD

Apparently they released new footage to prove it's not fake, but now people are calling the new footage fake. 

I'm not sure.  Even Cyberpunk 2077 in Overdrive with the new Path Tracing on my RTX 4090 doesn't pop like that. 

Same with a lot of shots of DCS.

If it's real they've found ways to push the Unreal Engine, especially the lighting, to new heights.
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al_infierno

A War of a Madman's Making - a text-based war planning and political survival RPG

It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge.  War endures.  As well ask men what they think of stone.  War was always here.  Before man was, war waited for him.  The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.  That is the way it was and will be.  That way and not some other way.
- Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian


If they made nothing but WWII games, I'd be perfectly content.  Hypothetical matchups from alternate history 1980s, asymmetrical US-bashes-some-3rd world guerillas, or minor wars between Upper Bumblescum and outer Kaboomistan hold no appeal for me.
- Silent Disapproval Robot


I guess it's sort of nice that the word "tactical" seems to refer to some kind of seriousness during your moments of mental clarity.
- MengJiao

SirAndrewD

I'm inclined to believe it's real with all the evidence presented and watching the videos in full screen.

I can't see how the devs would benefit from fake footage, not in the world of fast steam refunds and instant youtube reactions. 

I'd really like to see what they're doing translated to an Arma style Milsim if it's a hit.
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Sigwolf

The entire problem is not whether its genuine, it's the "bodycam" premise.  It's a stupid freaking gimmick when used on tv shows, and it is no less stupid here.  There's zero rational reason to use "bodycam" over view from the player's eyes.  Police don't conduct there investigations or chase criminals through a camera view, they use their eyes.

Are we supposed to pretend we are controlling a remote 'android' officer?  Nope that premise doesn't work, either, because why wouldn't the view be through the android's eyes?  It just doesn't work on any logical level.

The graphics are great, and I would love to see a realistic procedural game like this... just make the players view make sense, because this doesn't.

al_infierno

Quote from: Sigwolf on April 26, 2023, 06:03:50 PMThe entire problem is not whether its genuine, it's the "bodycam" premise.  It's a stupid freaking gimmick when used on tv shows, and it is no less stupid here.  There's zero rational reason to use "bodycam" over view from the player's eyes.  Police don't conduct there investigations or chase criminals through a camera view, they use their eyes.

Are we supposed to pretend we are controlling a remote 'android' officer?  Nope that premise doesn't work, either, because why wouldn't the view be through the android's eyes?  It just doesn't work on any logical level.

The graphics are great, and I would love to see a realistic procedural game like this... just make the players view make sense, because this doesn't.

From what I read about the game on the website, it sounds like they might be going for a "found footage" or rather "lost evidence in an investigation" type of vibe for the game's story.  So for example, maybe diegetically the player is an investigator watching the body cam footage, but for the sake of compelling gameplay, the player also controls the officer in the footage (much like the "flashbacks" in camera recordings in the Outlast games).

I might be wrong about, but yeah it's a bit of a weird gimmick, and it falls apart a bit when the officer is apparently using their bodycam to aim down the ironsights of the pistol.
A War of a Madman's Making - a text-based war planning and political survival RPG

It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge.  War endures.  As well ask men what they think of stone.  War was always here.  Before man was, war waited for him.  The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.  That is the way it was and will be.  That way and not some other way.
- Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian


If they made nothing but WWII games, I'd be perfectly content.  Hypothetical matchups from alternate history 1980s, asymmetrical US-bashes-some-3rd world guerillas, or minor wars between Upper Bumblescum and outer Kaboomistan hold no appeal for me.
- Silent Disapproval Robot


I guess it's sort of nice that the word "tactical" seems to refer to some kind of seriousness during your moments of mental clarity.
- MengJiao

SirAndrewD

Yeah, I could absolutely do without the GoPro stuff, that was my main turnoff. 

I'm honestly more intrigued by their supposed shooting mechanics than any of the graphical whizbangs they're throwing at everyone.

I've always been interested in any game that tries to break the mold of the standard shooter/melee mechanic that we see so often in FPS games.  This is why I got burned on the Clang Kickstarter.
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Zulu1966

Not sure what the body cam criticism is about...looks like a pretty standard FPS view point to me. I came across this footage the other day elsewhere and was frankly blown away if it is real. Which I can't see why it wouldn't be unless the game is a complete scam as people will spot it pretty quickly.
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I think what's throwing people is the 'body' part of 'bodycam' -- the point is graphical fidelity (sort of like the release of Half-life 2, but moreso). Helmet cam would fix the perspective expectation.
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Jarhead0331

Despite my curiosity, it is multi-player only, so I'm going to skip it...for now.
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al_infierno

Quote from: Destraex on June 14, 2024, 08:26:04 AMLooks like this is early access on steam now. Anybody try it?
https://store.steampowered.com/app/2406770/Bodycam/

Different game than the OP.  Was very worried when I saw JH's multiplayer-only post.
A War of a Madman's Making - a text-based war planning and political survival RPG

It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge.  War endures.  As well ask men what they think of stone.  War was always here.  Before man was, war waited for him.  The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.  That is the way it was and will be.  That way and not some other way.
- Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian


If they made nothing but WWII games, I'd be perfectly content.  Hypothetical matchups from alternate history 1980s, asymmetrical US-bashes-some-3rd world guerillas, or minor wars between Upper Bumblescum and outer Kaboomistan hold no appeal for me.
- Silent Disapproval Robot


I guess it's sort of nice that the word "tactical" seems to refer to some kind of seriousness during your moments of mental clarity.
- MengJiao