This just came out, is it any good?

#1 Posted by Seedofpower (3931 posts) -

The page is blank and this game just released. I really don't have any word on it and I'm looking for a new strategy game. The trailer on steam wasn't all that helpful on what kind of strategy game it was and I'm wonder if any of you duders have bought the game. If so please let me hear you're opinion.

Also can I get at least a quick look? Have the GB crew built a new computer yet?

#2 Posted by dvorak (1497 posts) -

There's virtually no information on it at all online, though I am interested in what it says it is.

#3 Posted by Seedofpower (3931 posts) -

So am I, I hope we can get a quick look for this since no one else is saying anything about it.

#4 Posted by amir90 (2156 posts) -

Yeah I am interested in knowing what kind of game this is. Some claim it to be similar like Baldurs Gate.

#5 Posted by Seedofpower (3931 posts) -

Huh, that would be pretty awesome. This is the trailer on steam but I don't give much in the way of controls.

Also, i did a little bit more digging and I think its based off of a table top game. Usually those translate well to strategy games. Dawn of War being the only example I can think of.

#6 Posted by James_Giant_Peach (751 posts) -

In my opinion, it blows.

#7 Posted by matthias2437 (985 posts) -

I am very interested in this, went to like Rock Paper Shotgun or something the other day and saw an add, came out of no-where. Really hope it's good.

#8 Posted by HarlechQuinn (449 posts) -

Considering the track record of the studio I wouldn't put my hopes too high... But as this is based on a table top game and there best game "Blood Bowl" so far, at least in my opinion, was based on a table top as well... Who knows...

#9 Posted by Seedofpower (3931 posts) -

@James_Giant_Peach said:

In my opinion, it blows.

You played it? What is is like?

#10 Edited by Nardak (496 posts) -

I have played this game for a few hours now and it seems like a decent game. The game reminds me a bit of Myth game series.Though in this case you only control a few characters at a time. Fighting is pretty tactical and you only fight a few enemies at a time ( so far i have fought against groups of 1 to 3 enemies).

The view is from the top and you can move the camera around in order to look around. While playing the characters will level up and you can raise your attributes, upgrade your skills and choose to upgrade your armor and your weapon (some characters have 2 weapons...one for range and one for melee) in different ways.

The characters AI is somewhat lacking when it comes to pathing and in narrow spaces (like a dungeon) it is sometimes hard to differentiate your own units from the enemy units.According to the developer the game has a single player campaign that lasts about 25+ hours. Though dunno how much they have tested that since it is a relatively small company.

#11 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -
@Seedofpower said:

@James_Giant_Peach said:

In my opinion, it blows.

You played it? What is is like?

Yeah, could you please expand on that? "It blows" doesn't really help much :)
#12 Posted by Jimbo (9819 posts) -

I've stuck a few hours into it. It's not offensively bad, but it's really not very good either.

Imagine Dawn of War 2, except linear, without the loot aspect and the cool cover/firing arc stuff, and nowhere near as good.

#13 Posted by Tennmuerti (8123 posts) -

The lack of actual gameplay videos on Steam is a telling point.
Having looked up some actual gameplay vids on youtube it looks a whole lot like Dawn of War 2.
On the official forums people are reporting that it's got quite a few issues with AI and unit pathing,
Considering people are saying there is no loot aspect, i'll pass.

#14 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -
@KillyDarko said:
@Seedofpower said:

@James_Giant_Peach said:

In my opinion, it blows.

You played it? What is is like?

Yeah, could you please expand on that? "It blows" doesn't really help much :)
I think he means it flies, like Superman.  Yeah, that seems right.
#15 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

@Tennmuerti said:

The lack of actual gameplay videos on Steam is a telling point.Having looked up some actual gameplay vids on youtube it looks a whole lot like Dawn of War 2. On the official forums people are reporting that it's got quite a few issues with AI and unit pathing, Considering people are saying there is no loot aspect, i'll pass.

But...but you can play as a werewolf/wolf thing.

#16 Posted by Seedofpower (3931 posts) -

Thanks guys, I guess I'll pass on this game or wait for it to go on sale. Maybe by then it will be patched and some of it's issues will be resolved.

#17 Posted by Anund (900 posts) -

I've played it as well. I can only agree: It's not offensively bad but for some reason it just never clicked with me. I think it's the linearity of the campaign (I'm only a couple of hours in though, it might open up!). I would compare the combat more to Baldur's Gate than Dawn of War 2: you can pause the game using the space bar and queue up actions for your characters.

In all honesty I don't know why I don't like it, it just didn't make me want to keep playing it.

#18 Posted by murisan (1119 posts) -

@KillyDarko: Don't mind him, he's basically a huge cunt. I have never seen him say anything positive about anything.

#19 Posted by CheapPoison (733 posts) -

What a bummer.

The confrontation IP is pretty cool.

#20 Posted by Zelyre (1207 posts) -

On top of that, the DRM. 5 installs.

I was going to buy this just because the art/screen shots looked like it'd be up my alley. Saw the DRM and removed it from my cart.

#21 Posted by Karkarov (3133 posts) -

Yeah it is based on the french minuatures game called Confrontation which is basically a small scale warhammer fantasy. Normally played with fewer units and it uses alot of "personality" characters. I have only played the table top game a few times but it is fun, too bad the miniatures are prohibitively expensive. So while I cant speak to the game itself I know there is plenty of lore/backstory for it to pull on and the art design on the miniatures honestly is a cut above other companies so if they can bring that to the game I imagine it will be fairly good looking.

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