How real is the parkour in games?


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  • Polygon
    Polygon   1 months back

    In case you're wondering, YES, that is the same Michael "Frosti" Zernow who appeared on Survivor: China

    • Ian Snieckus
      Ian Snieckus  1 months back

      Nahh I'm wondering if you guys filmed him doing parkour literally right by my office ahhhhh

  • Razvan Efros
    Razvan Efros  3 days back

    0:23 talks about recent assassins creed games
    shows footage of AC unity

    • Lúci P. Melquíades
      Lúci P. Melquíades  5 days back

      "The movement in recent Assassin's Creed games feels so good"
      Yeah, if you consider 2014 and 2015 "recent" for Assassin's Creed. Because 2017 and 2018 ACs had VERY ugly robotic movements

      • Angelo
        Angelo  6 days back

        A cursed image 6:05

        • CrinckleDick mike
          CrinckleDick mike  1 weeks back

          I hope this isn't rude, but the gay in me doesnt like your hair, i like the instinct there but not going full hog and dying it/ making the long part a little shorter makes it feel like a mullet going left to right. Party on one side, karen from accounting on the other

          • NoForksGiven
            NoForksGiven  3 weeks back

            I remember back during earlier Assassin's Creed games you had to hold circle to activate the "pity help", otherwise your guy would just jump right past a railing that was a bit too high to land on, instead of grabbing it and pulling himself up. That was my "oh shit, i missed a jump and now am plummetting to my immediate death. Hold Circle and try to hold on to literally anything" button.

            • Gabrol
              Gabrol  4 weeks back

              edge detection ruins parkour in assassin's creed, it makes you jump where you DON'T want to, it's not a assistance, I prefer to die because I jumped at the wrong direction than wasting time because this "assist" made me jump to the wrong roof.

              • salzshakes
                salzshakes  4 weeks back

                Pausing the phone call made me super uncomfortable

                • Konstantin Voloshin
                  Konstantin Voloshin  4 weeks back

                  The lady's haircut is distracting, eww ^_^

                  • devotidchannel
                    devotidchannel  4 weeks back

                    Did he lose his skateboard? (This stuff is so silly to me)

                    • Ricky King
                      Ricky King  4 weeks back

                      Jenna is on a roll and I appreciate her

                      • Codrea
                        Codrea  1 months back

                        9:38. pop! pop! pop pop pop!

                        • Jorge Luque
                          Jorge Luque  1 months back

                          This was actually a really good breakdown. I say MORE!

                          • matfacio
                            matfacio  1 months back

                            what are they paying game devs nowadays

                            man can't afford a good cam

                            • Avery Garon
                              Avery Garon  1 months back

                              Laying on the product placement real thick in this one

                              • ShootingStarNeo
                                ShootingStarNeo  1 months back

                                Reality, per usual, is just a little overrated. (:

                                • Stephen Ch.
                                  Stephen Ch.  1 months back

                                  Where is *Hot Lava* ?

                                  • Jessica Santana
                                    Jessica Santana  1 months back

                                    It would be nicer if in this kind of videos you try to find more women and black peoples that are involved in games.

                                    • Jy-Joe Bonis
                                      Jy-Joe Bonis  1 months back

                                      I'd be overjoyed to see more content featuring Jenna. She do a good job.

                                      • B D
                                        B D  1 months back

                                        NO SPRINT VECTOR MENTION AT ALL?! SERIOUSLY?!?! Still a cool video and I like this series, but that is a big WTF from me!

                                        • Vix
                                          Vix  1 months back

                                          no game has a better flow than spiderman. when i first picked it up and it first gave us control of peter i fully ignored the fisk disaster to swing around for a while, the entire time saying "whoooooaaaaaaa oh my goooooodddddd oh my god oh my goooooood" out loud

                                          • H Egan
                                            H Egan  1 months back

                                            I'm curious about how the opposite mechanics in a (theoretical) parkour game about a beginner could be fun and informative; anti-flow, or the innate fear from not trusting any of your limbs, the frustration at not quite being strong enough to do a move yet, and the intense satisfaction of doing something, however tiny and literally centimetres from the ground, that you couldn't do last time.

                                            • LeoNerd 01
                                              LeoNerd 01  1 months back

                                              New BDG when?

                                              • MrTingles
                                                MrTingles  1 months back

                                                the freerunning/parkour was one of the few redeeming qualities about AC:Unity, and it has never been as good in subsequent games. Plenty of other improvements in them, but the climbing was never again as good.

                                                • David Cox
                                                  David Cox  1 months back

                                                  This is a sponsored video, why aren't you more upfront about that

                                                  • Isaac Banta
                                                    Isaac Banta  1 months back

                                                    jenna, your hair! its so good ^^

                                                    • Mario van den Berg
                                                      Mario van den Berg  1 months back

                                                      Who remembers Freerunner on PSP?

                                                      • Nicholas Guerreiro
                                                        Nicholas Guerreiro  1 months back

                                                        Any other fans of Mihalyi Czikszentmihalyi in the comments? #mihalyigang #flow #autotelicpersonalityFTW

                                                        • Discoh
                                                          Discoh  1 months back

                                                          Mirror’s Edge got me into parkour. I still suck ass at it, but it got me interested. Love that game.

                                                          • Nintendo B*tch
                                                            Nintendo B*tch  1 months back

                                                            0:25 Till AC:Origins I assume. I really like AC:Unity now that it is all polished up. I prefer the style, gameplay and graphics of that game above all the more recent AC entries like AC:Origins and AC:Odyssey

                                                            • Almost Useless Penguin
                                                              Almost Useless Penguin  1 months back

                                                              Original Mirror's Edge was great fun. Even though I unfortunately leave a lot of games unfinished, Mirror's Edge was one that I played through to completion years ago.

                                                              • David Valentine
                                                                David Valentine  1 months back

                                                                Drinking game: every time someone says the word “flow”, take a shot.

                                                                • David Valentine
                                                                  David Valentine  1 months back

                                                                  DrDolphinrider I mean, parkour is supposed to be hardcore

                                                                • DrDolphinrider
                                                                  DrDolphinrider  1 months back

                                                                  many simultaneous shots to begin with

                                                              • Tyler Rogers
                                                                Tyler Rogers  1 months back

                                                                That’s probably why Minecraft parkour is so fucking hard

                                                                • Ninja eddy
                                                                  Ninja eddy  1 months back

                                                                  Part way through the video, but I want to say Warframe has replicated at least a part of real life parkour, which is seeing a good line through some obstacles.

                                                                  The movement itself (it’s called bullet jumping in the game) is more like jumping and gliding, but the awareness of space feels similar.

                                                                  Edit: Just wanted to add that Warframe replicates the feeling of parkour with more “video game” style movement that allows more consequence to failure but less hand holding and frustration. If you mess up you’re just a little slower, there isn’t any weird animations or dead stops.

                                                                  • AdminAnimates
                                                                    AdminAnimates  1 months back

                                                                    this be the guy you see out the window on a long car drive

                                                                    • Alexis Peveler
                                                                      Alexis Peveler  1 months back

                                                                      For all that don't know, if you play any level of competitive game and start to win streaking and feel in the "zone", you're also experiencing a level of flow. Even in video games.

                                                                      • Alexis Peveler
                                                                        Alexis Peveler  1 months back

                                                                        @Saku Yep since the original video didn't include it and kinda describe as this magical state that free runners get, I wanted to make sure others new that flow is everywhere whenever you're in the zone

                                                                      • Saku
                                                                        Saku  1 months back

                                                                        All kinds of sports and games and activities (even work!) can put you in a flow state because so much of what we do is just down to mentality and confidence.

                                                                    • captin puff
                                                                      captin puff  1 months back

                                                                      I really enjoyed n liked this vid but I only disliked it so it can be at 69

                                                                      • Twisty Sunshine
                                                                        Twisty Sunshine  1 months back

                                                                        Fun to learn how they do stuff like this

                                                                        • Alcaste
                                                                          Alcaste  1 months back

                                                                          Orb? ORB!?

                                                                          ORB IS HORSE!

                                                                          • L S
                                                                            L S  1 months back

                                                                            Assassin's creed's edge detection is so horrendously obvious though like just mash jump and you keep going

                                                                            • Hambali Dikko
                                                                              Hambali Dikko  1 months back

                                                                              Unity for me has the best parkour system

                                                                              • Kazataca
                                                                                Kazataca  1 months back

                                                                                The real question is why rolling in original mirrors edge slows faith down when in real life rolling after a jump can actually give you a sick ass speed boost as you get up

                                                                                • Kazataca
                                                                                  Kazataca  1 months back

                                                                                  @Saku i hear you, looks like a pretty sound reason. you could just calculate where you'd end up beforehand.... but it *was* one of the earliest parkour centric FPS games so they probably thought the players'd likely have a hard time with spatial awareness
                                                                                  ahh... i miss mirrors edge

                                                                                • Saku
                                                                                  Saku  1 months back

                                                                                  Hmm, my guess would be that because visuals are pretty much the only spacial awareness you get, and during rolling you can't see anything, it could be disorienting to end up too far away from where you landed in just a second. But it would've been nice to be able to convert vertical momentum directly to horizontal in Mirror's Edge...

                                                                              • Saswag 2004
                                                                                Saswag 2004  1 months back

                                                                                The parkour in AC unity and Dying light was absolutely amazing.
                                                                                Of course Mirror's edge was stunning.

                                                                                • Johnny Dogs
                                                                                  Johnny Dogs  1 months back

                                                                                  Dying Light was the first game I played with free running in it and it just WORKED. It felt so smooth, and so perfect.

                                                                                  • Katana Scannell
                                                                                    Katana Scannell  1 months back

                                                                                    Also, maybe a video about side quests in games? Is there people whose entire jobs dedicated to writing them specifically? Thanks!

                                                                                    • Katana Scannell
                                                                                      Katana Scannell  1 months back

                                                                                      What? HELL yea! What??!?!
                                                                                      Polygon this content is so good. it makes me so happy and i leave feeling smart.
                                                                                      but also i feel like a big stupid idiot because these people's whole job is making me feel cool with explosions and pushing me onto edges i missed like im their needy stepchild
                                                                                      but ty for these vids ily

                                                                                      • Laura Henry
                                                                                        Laura Henry  1 months back

                                                                                        I'm glad this was def the video that caused Simone to tweet about synonyms for Zeus's Ass

                                                                                        • Stephen Kenny
                                                                                          Stephen Kenny  1 months back

                                                                                          you think i don't know the game is "assissting" me? assassin's creed, especially, every environment feels super contrived and you can see the character gravitating towards the "right" place to land, even if that's not what you actually want.