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As usual in recent years, Ubisoft has announced this week a new multiplayer FPS. This time, Ubisoft is targeting Call of Duty with a free 6v6 arena game with classes based on other Tom Clancy properties. It has character skills, customizable loads, a quick time to kill, and the first gameplay looks pretty fun.
Oh, and it’s called XDefiant. Yes, that's really the name. Sorry, I should have ripped this belt off earlier.
Ubisoft's ridiculous name has likely been the subject of much reaction on the Internet in the hours since the revelation. Collin MacGregor on FanByte pointed out that XDefiant sounds like a kind of cheap antivirus software that appears on a Dell laptop since 2009. Others confused it with the children's television network DisneyXD for obvious reasons.
IG Mar's Tom Marks also thought of Disney when he heard the name, but he thinks XDefiant looks more like one Original 1998 Disney Channel movie on a band of extreme sports friends. "Tom & # 39; XD & # 39; Clancy and her crew live as they drive, all the way to the MAX. But when the burly MegaBucks threatens to turn their park into a mall, it's up to them to do it with the power of skating. are: the XDefiant ".
It took me longer than I should have realized that the name is a game out of the XD emoticon, which talks about the self-proclaimed style of the “fast paced shooter that meets punk rock mosh breasts” game. ”.
I think Ubi is just trying to say that XDefiant (bad mouth feeling) won’t be as serious as a traditional Tom Clancy game, but they chose a really ridiculous phrase to do so. As the director of the game 10 Second Ninja X. Dan Pearce noted, it didn’t help that the trailer included a pause and an audible “swooosh” before “punk rock mosh pits”. Dramatic and funny anyway wrong.
I can’t help but think of the little woosh sound that lies between “it’s a quick shot” and “meets punk rock mosh pit”. Whoever edited this trailer should apologize. pic.twitter.com/xXocGydAgRJuly 19, 2021
Today there is no shortage of colored shooters. XDefiant’s artistic style is different enough because I don’t think anyone really confuses him with Apex Legends, Overwatch or Valorant, but I saw that man with the gas mask on key art and I instantly remembered that Gross bomb it was one thing. And first, remember Brink? I guess Splash Damage mixed punk rock and shooting long before Ubisoft.
The most common reaction in my eyes has been general skepticism. No need to look far Son of Reddit or game forums to find people without taking advantage of Ubisoft’s next leap into free multiplayer shooting, especially after Ubi’s actual battle game, Hyper Scape, came and went last year with little fanfare. A common feeling is that even without the funny name, XDefiant seems a bit generic. "I love GAAS, but it looks very uninspired," user Ghost of Jhoto told Fil ResetEra.
I agree that Ubisoft's revealing trailer focused on all of its less original ideas. Bubble shields and flamethrowers are heavily worn territory in FPS. What I want to know is why the filming of XDefiant (a noted executive producer, Mark Rubin, kept talking) feels better than what’s here. In fact, the light of the potential I’m still recovering is the small snippets of gameplay that Ubisoft shared with the press. Instead of slowly firing at a soldier holding a laser shield, we get brief glimpses of what looks like a really fluid combat.
Less common, but definitely out there, are people like me who are always willing to try the latest FPS on the blog. "Terrible name, but I'm completely aboard a fast-paced f2p sand shooter. It looks similar to (Black Ops 4) in terms of team skills, but mostly being able to run and shoot solo, ”he said. SecondNature a ResetEra. As someone who doesn’t always want the stress of Rainbow Six Siege or Battle Royale and doesn’t hear the latest Call of Duty, there aren’t many alternatives worthwhile.
The strongest voices, by far, come, however, from the traditionalists of Tom Clancy. Many fans feel burned by Ubisoft for having slapped the name of Tom Clancy, a label previously associated with realistic and tactical military games like the original Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon, in an arcadey shooter. Given that Ubisoft triggered the announcement by saying that a new Tom Clancy game was already in the process, the revelation of a very little Clancy game stung even more.
"I'm not sure how I feel about this game having Tom Clancy in the title. Why don't we just call him XDefiant if all the characters are new and invented? It's like they just gave him a hand to in marketing, "said the Reddit user Jindouz.
They’re definitely right that Tom Clancy’s name is only there for marketing. It’s important to remember that Clancy didn’t participate in most of the series that bear her name, including the three games XDefiant uses for its classes: Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, and The Division. The Clancy label was just a sign that said, "Hey, this is a modern military game with a tactical advantage."
Now, the popularity of the straight-rope military fare has fallen in favor of more colorful, personality-based worlds, and Ubi bears the name he bought for the trip.
For what it's worth, Tom Clancy's son Thom Clancy, a cool guy who sells books and reproductions on Twitch (and says he's not affiliated with Ubisoft), thinks XDefiant it sounds like fun. Although "I could do without the X."
We couldn’t all do that.