Headhunter

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Headhunter DC.

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Ok, but still worthy of a purchase
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Post by Digital Chaos » Tue Oct 05, 2004 1:09 pm

I was wondering what the general census was on the game Headhunter. I was looking at the screenshots for the ps2 version and it got me intrested in the dreamcast version.

So I have two questions,
1) Is it good,
2) If it's worth of me getting is there a way that I could play it on an ntsc console. I use a VGA adapter if that makes any diffrence.


Also how's the ps2 version. Should I spend the $10 + shipping on ebay to get it?
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Post by impetus » Tue Oct 05, 2004 6:48 pm

i have both - the DC version is better

the third person shooting is good stuff

the motorcycle controls suck
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Post by DaMadFiddler » Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:33 pm

I imported it for Dreamcast...it has a few flaws (questionable enemy AI being the big one), but overall it was a very satisfying game. I've managed to beat it twice through (there's a glitch in one of the 2nd-time-through missions, but it's not that hard to work around), and it's easily one of my 3 favorite games for the system.

I've never played the PS2 version, so I don't know how it compares...the PS2 is a lot cheaper, though, and I'd imagine the FMVs aren't as artifacted. So you'll have to ask Impetus about the differences.
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Post by Digital Chaos » Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:40 pm

You say you imported it, how did you play it on your dc, DC-X?
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Post by DaMadFiddler » Tue Oct 05, 2004 10:24 pm

nah--Utopia Boot CD. That way it doesn't cost anything :-P (although, for some reason, it has recently stopped working with Rez)
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Post by Omegasis » Tue Oct 05, 2004 10:54 pm

You must buy this game. It worth every dollar that you spent.
Very good game.


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Post by Skynet » Wed Oct 06, 2004 5:55 am

You must buy this game. It worth every dollar that you spent.
Very good game.
Agreed.

Headhunter is one of my favourite DC games ever. Yeah the motorbike controls are a bit weird, but it's still a fun game. Cruising around on the bike is fun :D

Ive still yet to get to the bike bits on HeadHunter Redemption, though :(
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Post by The Kron » Wed Oct 06, 2004 6:24 am

There aren't any bike bits on HH Redemption. I really must say although Redemption is good in places it isn't as good as the first.
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Post by Skynet » Wed Oct 06, 2004 7:13 am

There aren't any bike bits on HH Redemption. I really must say although Redemption is good in places it isn't as good as the first.
I read that there was :? Said something about cruising around the futuristic city :o Maybe they meant in cut scenes :x
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Post by Digital Chaos » Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:50 pm

Anyone want to sell a copy? Well looks like this is on my list of things to get. I'll check around ebay, hopefully I can get out spending less than $20.
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Post by LeGIt » Wed Oct 06, 2004 3:23 pm

It's not that good. To be honest I', sick of the sight of it.

Complete it .. unlock v2 mode ...

Complete v2 ... unlock v3 ...

Complete v3 unlock v4 ...

and so on up untill v8

I'm currently on v4 not had time to be unlocking v5, but to be honest if I had time I don't think I could be bothered anyway. I thought it wasn't too amazing the 1st time I went through it, now I never want to see it ever again! If redemption isn't as good as the 1st and I htought the 1st sucks ass, then there is no hope for me ever buying redemption.
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Post by impetus » Wed Oct 06, 2004 4:38 pm

I would sell the Ps2 version for $10 plus ship
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Post by DaMadFiddler » Thu Oct 07, 2004 6:57 am

LeGIt wrote:It's not that good. To be honest I', sick of the sight of it.

Complete it .. unlock v2 mode ...

Complete v2 ... unlock v3 ...

Complete v3 unlock v4 ...

and so on up untill v8

I'm currently on v4 not had time to be unlocking v5, but to be honest if I had time I don't think I could be bothered anyway. I thought it wasn't too amazing the 1st time I went through it, now I never want to see it ever again! If redemption isn't as good as the 1st and I htought the 1st sucks ass, then there is no hope for me ever buying redemption.
[very confused]...I thought there were only 2 versions. Are there any differences v2-v8 other than some slight changes to enemy movement/fighting patterns?
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Post by Digital Chaos » Thu Oct 07, 2004 9:47 am

impetus wrote:I would sell the Ps2 version for $10 plus ship
Although it's apriciated I'm really looking for the DC version.
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Post by cube_b3 » Thu Oct 07, 2004 10:30 am

without a doubt I orignally played the beta testers version of head hunter then the gam got released in pakistan one of the last 50 games I played it on the pakistan version and then I stopped buying pairate and the whole thing waited for 2 ears fainally reached america and talked to some dude on dcemu to sell me there copy of Head Hunter , Shenmue 2 , Rez though I only got Head hunter still looking for the other games...
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Post by LeGIt » Thu Oct 07, 2004 3:44 pm

DaMadFiddler wrote:[very confused]...I thought there were only 2 versions. Are there any differences v2-v8 other than some slight changes to enemy movement/fighting patterns?
Basically it's the usual stuff - smarter AI, different patrol patterns, they take more shots to kill yet kill you a lot faster -_- apart from that bugger all difference.
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Post by mariobro » Thu Oct 07, 2004 5:45 pm

I enjoyed the variety in gameplay on Headhunter 1.

The gameplay mechanic was rock-solid, and you really felt like a badass cop pumping lead into low-lifes.

The bike kicked ass... it felt like a real motorbike simulator.

It had a few glitches, but nothing major.

Now I'm playing the sequel, Headhunter: Redemption. Predictably, it has been slammed by critics, and while I really like the game, they do have a point in some of their comments.

Sega "pulled a Raiden" on Headhunter fans, by introducing a new character. Hell, she even does Raiden-style cartwheels.

There's less emphasis on stealth. Actually, stealth is pretty much impossible, as the characters move way too fast to sneak effectively. You just gotta bust out, take cover, and shoot enemies action movie-style. Very cool.

But the control scheme is a bit clunky at times. It feels like MGS2 in this respect, you have to practice a bit to get the hang of things.

Gameplay is way too smooth. You'll play 1/4 of the game with no intermissions, cut-scenes, or load times whatsoever. I would have liked a few interruptions, speacially between puzzles.

So, in the end this is a good game, with a few flaws. The character animations are mediocre, and in some cases downright poor. Still, there's enough of the same intense Headhunter gameplay from the first one, so it's pretty much a must-buy for fans of the original.
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Post by Lartrak » Thu Oct 07, 2004 8:09 pm

I really enjoyed it, until the game had too many maze-like interiors. I got stuck at some point, and stopped playing it. Still have the save file, and it is in my list of games to beat.
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Post by Segata Sanshiro » Fri Oct 08, 2004 4:20 am

In my opinion:
- Shenmue aside, HH has the best graphics on DC (for the genre)
- MGS aside, HH is the best stealth-action game for its time
it has:
- varied gameplay
- interesting story
- interesting puzzles
- interesting boss fights
- LEILA (time attack!)
- good humour
- excellent design overall (menus, characters, etc.)
- excellent music
A MUST for Dreamcast fans!!!
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Post by doragasu » Fri Oct 08, 2004 6:26 am

The only things I don't like in this game is the control in motorbike stages and the really poor CG videos (poor models and really poor animation). The best thing in the game IMHO is the OST.
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