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Offline PainTrain

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on: September 18, 2016, 11:21:49 AM
I've made a finding that may indicate that, at some point during development, the punches may have had those visual flashes you see in comics and action/fighting games.

When you reverse Juri's/Luis' side slam, Jimmy punches them twice in the head. I noticed before that there appeared to be a white flash from the punch, and I finally got a full view of it when I saw Gord doing it to Juri.







My theory is that this is a leftover from the beta version. I believe that these flashes appeared from every attack, but Rockstar decided to remove them to keep the game more realistic. However, they forgot the effect from the side slam reversal because it's a seldom used animation and they overlooked it.

What do you think?
« Last Edit: September 18, 2016, 11:25:05 AM by PainTrain »



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Reply #1 on: September 18, 2016, 12:01:13 PM
those flashes things still appear
there not in SE if am right
i saw them all the time in canis canem edits
i think it was a cartoonish effect?



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Reply #2 on: September 18, 2016, 12:24:55 PM
Those effects are made by a lot of moves, sadly every move Jimmy has had the effect removed.
You can clearly see it in this beta screenshot.



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Reply #3 on: September 18, 2016, 12:31:44 PM
What other attacks use this effect? I've been playing this game for 9 years, both the PS2 and PC version, and never saw it appearing anywhere, not even from NPCs. I only ever saw it occur when you reverse the side slam.



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Reply #4 on: September 18, 2016, 01:56:36 PM
If you throw something like a brick, the effect appears.
I think this attack has the flashes.



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Reply #5 on: September 18, 2016, 02:22:35 PM
If you throw something like a brick, the effect appears.
I think this attack has the flashes.


You're right, I just went to check and the brick really does have a similar effect, although it's yellow. Makes sense because I always thought there was something weird about hitting someone with it.




Now that I think about, some weapons do have this effect occur upon hit, like the spud gun. However, I think the side slam reversal is still the only physical attack that has it, and the gut punches when grappled don't. The beta image you posted may be further indication that it was once present everywhere, but they decided to leave it only to weapons and said attack is the only reminiscent most likely because they forgot about it.