It looks a lot like Gears of War but also features a few twists on that third-person shooter formula.

And if you live in Europe or the US and own a PlayStation 3, you get a chance to test it out before anyone else. According to Electronic Theatre , Tecmo Koei has announced that a playable demo of Quantum Theory is now available to download on the PlayStation Network. Xbox 360 users will get a chance to try it "later this month." The demo lets you take control of Syd, the big bad-ass warrior with only one thing on his mind (revenge). He teams up with the mysterious Filena who doesn't have to rely on guns; she has a unique combat technique that provides a nice contrast to Syd's blasting style. You must battle the Diablosis, a black material that seems to infect anything it touches, so get ready for a rough ride. Electronic Theatre offered some quick feedback:

"Quantum Theory is clearly shaping-up to be a title worth keeping an eye on. While it may never compete with the blockbuster budget available to Epic Games and Microsoft in terms of visual fidelity, it certainly got enough interesting ideas to propose a new direction for the genre."

Quantum Theory is set to launch on September 24 in Europe; it holds a September 28 release date here in the US. Of course, we'll give you our impressions on the demo as soon as we get a chance to sit down and play it (probably tomorrow), and we'll also bring you Tecmo's answers to your questions soon.

Related Game(s): Quantum Theory

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Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Meh, played it, deleted it. It's Gears with uglier graphics, character designs and weapons.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I agree, the game was dull as hell.

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
11 years ago

thanks for the warning, imma still try it out, but this game was almost destined to be a disappointment

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

I actually expected the graphic to better than Gears 2.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Why? haha

OPHIDIAN
OPHIDIAN
11 years ago

Been waiting for a game like this to come out on PS3, will be downloading the demo asap.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Uncharted 2 owns this game as well as Gears. We already have a solid third person cover shooter.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Some gamers need more than one though, right?

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

I do for sure. I can only play through the same game so many times.

OPHIDIAN
OPHIDIAN
11 years ago

Uncharted 2's single player ended way to soon for me. Just crave more.

The Who
The Who
11 years ago

Why be lucky when all you have to do is make a euro account.That is what I did thanks for the heads up and im downloading he demo in a sec.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Or a US account.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Lol, ya…it's been available on the US PSN store since last evening.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

It's already up? How did he miss that?

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

A lot going on. I forgot today was Wednesday until I was halfway to the office.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Thank you, I will keep an eye on it. I'm looking forward to trying out this demo when it comes stateside. Kinda sucks that they aren't too confident in their graphics, but if it's less arcadey and a little more colorful than "the Vanquish" then I may be interested.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 9/8/2010 10:11:59 PM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

It's already up!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Ben lose his mind?

Edit: I mean JohnBen


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 9/8/2010 10:14:28 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

EDIT: LV, beat me too it.

If you're looking for more color than Vanquish, this isn't the game. As far as the game play goes, its almost identical to Gears. Clunky controls and heavy characters. Vanquish is mucho better than this in my opinion.


Last edited by Jawknee on 9/8/2010 10:15:48 PM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

John's been contributing for a while but I have to ask….WHO THE HEC IS HE!?

I never see him post or comment. He's usually good for best buy ads though.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

John may not be the hero this city wants, but he's the hero this city needs…

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Okay, downloading now, I'll try not to expect much.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 9/8/2010 10:23:42 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

By the time its done downloading your option to edit will have expired. 🙂

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

LOL, it's 700mbroughly and full of fail.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

LOL!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Which is why I edited again, impressions in the next post. Since I think we own this section for the next 24 hours.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

That can't be a good thing can it?

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I feel like we just got done telling World what the worst dish on the menu is at a local restaurant and he went ahead and ordered it.


Last edited by LimitedVertigo on 9/8/2010 10:31:54 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

LOL! At least its a free meal.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Everybody has different tastes, part of me still wants to play Alpha Protocol too 🙂

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Me too World, I'm waiting for it to drop below $2.

xenris
xenris
11 years ago

You guys should just rent alpha protocol. I actually enjoyed it. It can actually be pretty fun. Best way to roll is either full stealth or full rifles.

It was just an average game but in the 20 some years I've been playing games I have played more broken games than it. Also the dialogue is fun probably the best part of the game.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Yes, it's available in both regions now. Fixed now.

Temjin001
Temjin001
11 years ago

Okay, wait, I downloaded this demo last night from the US PSN, am I missing something?

Anyway, the game is crap. And it so blatantly rips off Gears in so many ways it's shameful.

It's not even worth a bargain bin price, or even the shelf space the case would take–my wrath.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

I'd rather just play with Filena. Staring at a burly man's backside has never been appealing to me.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

*attempts to resist jokes about LV*

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Nor will he like this thread. LOL!

Kokushi
Kokushi
11 years ago

It was a decent/good demo, but playing this game it really show how amazing and with tight control the Uncharted series is.

But i will rent the game to see the rest of it.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Okay, I wasn't expecting much, and I got worse. That was utter crap. Not even this-gen crap either. What took them so long to make this? I could make this game over the weekend with 3 legos,a jar of piss, and some play-dough.

HELLO Tecmo, where is My DOA5 and DOA Super Extreme Volleybounce 3??


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 9/8/2010 11:10:27 PM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I knew this game was going to bomb when Sony didn't even attempt to retain it as an exclusive. They knew it was generic crap from the get go and it will be interesting to see if it sells any copies on the 360.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I bet 360 kids will buy this Gears clone while they eagerly await Gears 3.

SayWord
SayWord
11 years ago

Argh… Didn't like it at all. To me gears of war is an okay game, and Quantun thoery doesn't even compare to gears:p hahah word

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I know it, i hate Gears and if i was forced to live on an island with either Gears or this, Gears it would be.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

Gears was awesome, Quantum……..is crap.
The graphic felt like a 2008 game, no wait, HELL NO!!
Even Heavenly Sword looks better, or even worse, Gears 1 looks betters.
Even the gameplay sucks.

I didn't expect anything from Quantum but wow, nice going Tecmo.

I actually spent more time on the Sengoku Basara demo and that was fun.


Last edited by Snaaaake on 9/8/2010 11:39:39 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Notice all these characters in these "western" Japanese games sound like Snake?

Or fail too…

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

There can only be one Snake and one Snaaaake!!

sunspider13
sunspider13
11 years ago

I was hopeful then I played the demo. 🙁

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

me too friend… me too.

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

Well, I won't bother to try it now!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
11 years ago

Well that was crap.