November 9, 2007 // 1:36 pm
- It's me, Travis, again. You know, the Senior Producer of PAIN. I want to thank everyone for responding so well to my first PLAYSTATION Blog post. It was the first time I had the opportunity to explain PAIN to more than a few people at a time.
It's always hard to describe a game that doesn't play like anything currently on the market. That's a good thing. No, it's a GREAT thing. Now that we are close to releasing the first PAIN Theme (Downtown), I get to sit back and enjoy other PLAYSTATION 3 gamers bringing the PAIN. Wait... no I don't.
PAIN is an evolving game and how it grows will largely depend on what people like you want to see (and play). I wish that I could tell you what plans we have for the next theme, but in the meantime, I can tell you that some of your responses to my first blog post made my arguments to management more "convincing."
Imagine me screaming, "LOOK HOW MANY PEOPLE SAY WE SHOULD SHOOT (THIS PERSON) OUT OF A LAUNCHER! Please go make it happen!"
To know me is to know that this is totally something I would say. I'm really not well, you know. I am 6'3" and Super-Sized - this is sooo not a pretty picture.
ANYWAYS... I digress.
The reason I am posting now is because we made a new trailer for PAIN. We are close to the release date and it's time I stopped talking about PAIN and started showing you PAIN. This video will show you the six modes of play available when we ship.
PAINdemonium - This is your PAIN sandbox. Go nuts in this mode and collect points. The better you are in this mode, the harder you will be to beat in Multiplayer HORSE.
Mime Toss - Fly through the air and toss French Mimes through glass. (My fave single player mode). Do it in record time for trophies.
Spank The Monkey - Monkeys are taking over the city. Spank 'em. You know you want to. This mode separates the kids from the adults in PAINful (the most difficult) mode.
HORSE - All those smooth moves you perfected in PAINdemonium are worth points. Go head to head with your friends and see if they can make all the sweet launches you can.
Bowling - 10 Pins + Explosives + Cereal + Anvils - Common Sense X (1-4 Players) = The New Hotness
Fun With Explosives - Dude, it's all about blowing yourself up as many times as you can. How can that possibly be ANYTHING but right?
So a common misconception people have when they see PAIN is to think it's a 5 min experience. It's so not that way. We're shipping with six gameplay modes that keep you interested for a LONG time. You'll see very soon. Until then watch the video.
And if you find yourself playing as Jarvis in PAIN and someone "doesn't get it" press L2+X and tell them that "Team PAIN" has spoken.
Video of pain can be seen here