Quantum Theory - Xbox 360

  • Publisher: Tecmo
  • Genre:Action, Shooter, Sports
  • Developer: Tecmo
  • Release Date:Oct 12, 2010
  • # of Players:1 player, 8 online
  • ESRB:M - Mature (Blood and Gore,Strong Language,Violence)
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Game Description: Quantum Theory thrusts players into a dark, grimy world in which hulking beasts threaten to destroy the world. It is up to you, and your AI-controlled partner, Felina, to repel the oncoming doomsday using brawn, tactics and plenty of massive weaponry.
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E3 2010 Preview: Quantum Theory

E3 2010 Preview: Quantum Theory

By Joe Rybicki - Posted Jun 18, 2010

What We Already Know

Have you ever wanted to find out what Gears of War would be like if it took place inside a giant, living tower? No? Well, too bad -- that's what you get from Quantum Theory, a third-person shooter from Tecmo that takes cues from Gears and adds a layer of additional strategy: You have a computer-controlled ally who can aid you in attacks, and you'll need to take care with where you take cover, since the tower can morph in real time to remove your protection.

What We're Seeing Now

Beefy main character Syd really pushes his svelte companion Filena around. Filena doesn't just join Syd for combo attacks on enemies and other advanced maneuvers; Syd can actually pick Filena up and throw her at enemies -- literally. Filena serves as a sort of advanced weapon, available not just to augment straightforward attacks, but also to provide flanking action and distraction. Throw her into a group of enemies and she'll keep them busy while you take care of more pressing matters.

This all takes place in an otherworldly tower that's possessed of a life of its own, shifting and morphing to surprising effect. And while the game doesn't have the hardcore grit and blood of Gears of War, it's not far off, taking a slightly more fantastical angle on third-person-shooter gore. The game also appears to present a slightly slower, more methodical pace than what one would expect from a third-person shooter, with little in the way of quick-kill enemies; the focus here seems to be more on plodding movement and careful aiming than fire-and-forget, brainless action.

With a new Gears on the horizon, though, will that twist be enough to hook players? Based on what's being shown on the floor, it seems unlikely.

Comments are Closed

  • Neverdie

    Pictures look awsome!!! i wonder what graphics looks like in game.

    Posted: June 21, 2010 5:52 AM
  • randallmcginness

    It'd be nice if G4 could actually preview/review a third person shooter w/a cover mechanic w/ out constantly comparing it to Gears of War. It's easy to compare things, why not just talk about what the game has to offer instead. If the people previewing/reviewing these need to constantly compare games, maybe they're not that good at their jobs.

    Posted: June 20, 2010 2:08 PM
  • Sp1tfireSt0rm

    nice to see a preview for this game. I'm interested, nut there is hardly any news about it

    Posted: June 19, 2010 10:17 AM