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Quick Look: Conan Unconquered

Welcome to the Hovel California!

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

May. 30 2019

Cast: Vinny, Dan, Abby

Posted by: Abby

In This Episode:

Conan Unconquered

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CONAN!

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Space button? Is that near the H button?

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I'm surprised by how much this is "There are Billions".

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Dan is pronouncing hovel right, leave him alone!

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what ees best in lief?

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WARRIOR WITHOUT FEAR!

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I gotta admit, I'd never would have thought to turn the "Conan" property into an RTS game, of all things.

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Dan: watch the Conan movies; they are super Cool Action Guy Movies.

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Hey... It needs to be said... Your airplane joke was great

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This seems like... a borderline reskin of They Are Billions.

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How is there a Schwarzenegger film that Dan is not familiar with?

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Not sure what is worse, Dan calling space bar a space button or Abby calling the arrow keys a d-pad.

Anyway, I hope Petroglyph gets to make a big-budget RTS someday. They clearly have the talent, but all their games are pretty mediocre so far. The only one I enjoyed somewhat is Grey Goo.

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Using C&C as a reference when talking about RTSs in 2019 is.... something. I get that it's the only RTS Dan has put much time into, but those games are like 15-20+ years old. It's like using GTA3 as a reference when talking about RDR2.

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I think it's nice to see Danzig branch out into city building.

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This games looks Not Great

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@lieutenant_halfabeef: Hovel! Tell you wave not to walk my way! Not to stop my wood, how much I get, everyday! Hovel...!

HOVEL! Can you....

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Just wanna throw this out there. Conan Unconqured is 100% related to Conan Exiles. Funcom, the other devs on this game, have the Conan license and are the ones that did Exiles. They're also the ones responsible for the dong slider. Also, It's the same character models and voices for Conan.

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Man, this is VERY They Are Billions. I'm all for games learning from other games, but this is basically straight-up copying UI elements and mechanics.

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I cant help you with Molatov Dan but you are right on Hovel

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In watching five minutes of this, I can no longer remember the correct way to pronounce hovel. It comes up in my mind different every time.

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This hovel nonsense is almost as annoying as their mispronunciation of sherbet. I'm counting on lots of corrections for that one this week.

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From what I understand, this and Exiles, are based off the comics and not the movies.

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embiggen!

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This makes me want a dan lead quick look of total war three kingdoms

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Oh, hovel is one of the words Americans pronounce wrong. Vinny is right it's pronounced h-ahh-vel by sensible people.

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Some of you guys should play the Stronghold games for a real big surprise about what this game and They Are Billions are "ripping off".

RTS is one of the most iterative game genres. Old hat. By setting and style alone I am a lot more interested in this personally.

Also, the original Conan stories are great! And the first Arnold movie is fantastic as well.

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ah yes, the space button to pause time. It all makes SO MUCH SENSE

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I've spent several years listening to Vinny say "huver"/hover, and "foeward"/forward.

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@ares42 said:

Using C&C as a reference when talking about RTSs in 2019 is.... something. I get that it's the only RTS Dan has put much time into, but those games are like 15-20+ years old. It's like using GTA3 as a reference when talking about RDR2.

The game's name is literally a pun of Command and Conquer

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Haha man! Dan is very comedic on this one. I can't stop laughing.

Also, his way of saying hovel is right in my book.

Space button ??

Hahaha.

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@nthnmllr: Hadn't really thought about that, but sure. However it's not like the game is some sort of spiritual successor or anything.

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Thanks to Vinny for calling out the soundtrack to Conan the Barbarian. The only part of that movie with any real value if you ask me. Well, maybe that and the narration.

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Isn't this a Tower Defense game?

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This quick look inspired me to play They are Billions.

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@stephen_von_cloud said:

Some of you guys should play the Stronghold games for a real big surprise about what this game and They Are Billions are "ripping off".

RTS is one of the most iterative game genres. Old hat. By setting and style alone I am a lot more interested in this personally.

Also, the original Conan stories are great! And the first Arnold movie is fantastic as well.

I love Stronghold and while They Are Billions has similarities to it, it's a very different game. On the other hand, this is basically just a reskin of They Are Billions. It doesn't even seem like it tries to do anything different except having a hero unit.

There's nothing inherently wrong with that though, this looks really good. Just not very original which is fine.

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Wow Dan. Your MGS fandom card has been REVOKED. :) Also complaining about MOBA's & 'dotashit' popping up is the most 2013 thing ever :D Literally no one is making new moba's right now.

Also, this game is VERY They Are Billions. Even the same buildings with the same functionality. It's truly bewildering that this game does so much the exact same way as TAB but doesn't let you upgrade buildings to a higher tier. Why not adopt that as well? edit: oh Vinny found the button :D

This seems has some more variety in it's attackwaves and seems less punishing in general. If a zombie ends up making it into your walls and infects some of your buildings, it can snowball real hard and spell doom for your little town. If enemies break through your walls here, it doesn't lead to 5x as many enemies to deal with.