Skip to main content

ShootMania Storm trailer hops between perspectives of hopping frags

shootmania

We're all doomed if bunnies ever figure out how to use guns -- walking and running are pitifully useless tactics against hopping, as you can see in the latest ShootMania Storm trailer. It's actually showing off replays, and I especially like the freeze-frame disintegration deaths, which momentarily capture the surprise and disappointment of being killed.

These ShootMania trailers are doing a good job of reminding me how much fun after-work Unreal Tournament 2004 instagib sessions could be. Those battles create a very refined arc of fun: anticipation of the match, tension as the scores rise, and in one final second, release through victory or defeat. There are a lot of facets to ShootMania , but I'm most interested in how well it appears to capture that pacing.

Tyler has spent over 900 hours playing Rocket League, and slightly fewer nitpicking the PC Gamer style guide. His primary news beat is game stores: Steam, Epic, and whatever launcher squeezes into our taskbars next.