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A Year of Rain - Warcraft 3-like RTS from Daedalic - now available on Early Access

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by Infinitron, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  2. thesheeep Arcane

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    Oof... best of luck in that dry pond.
    Still, if the game is good, no reason not to give it a try.
     
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  4. Hellraiser Arcane

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    It looks like a Warcraft III spiritual successor? It sounds interesting, but as mentioned esports is a money black hole.
     
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  5. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    It's weird -- maybe it just has to do with my own age, but Warcraft III doesn't seem old enough that a game like this qualifies as a "spiritual successor" rather than a direct clone. It's not really what I'd think of as Daedelic's brand, either, though I know they're trying to find a new niche.

    I mean, even the building names (Barracks, Keep) and art are basically the same -- I realize those are nondescript designs and names, but still...
     
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  6. GrainWetski Arcane

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    I hate to tell you, but WC3 is 17 years old.
     
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  7. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    I know. Hence "maybe it just has to do with my age." :) Still, are there other games of comparable age that get "spiritual successors"? Also, I think it's a little different from single-player games insofar as WC3 remained a popular title (particular with mods) for years.
     
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  8. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    I mean, other than moving the six inventory slots, this is just a slight graphical upgrade on Warcraft III.

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  9. thesheeep Arcane

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    Sure, but I don't see what's wrong with that, if it is well done.

    And 17 years is definitely old enough to be called spiritual successor instead of clone.
    But honestly, even a graphically updated clone would be fine with me. That's how little else there is :lol:
     
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    Making something so generic and uninspired cannot be done by just anyone, it requires some kind of special anti-talent to achieve that.
     
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  11. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    Isn't Blizzard itself making such a graphical update?
     
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    No they're outsourcing all the art to Malaysians instead of doing the remaster themselves.
     
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  13. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    [​IMG] https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/03/14/a-year-of-rain-is-an-accessible-if-ambitious-upcoming-co-op-rts/

     
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    Are "journalists" even capable of writing articles without dedicating at least a few paragraphs to inclusivity and sexism anymore, no matter how far away from the topic at hand they are?
     
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    At this point I am guessing they are brain damaged from their college journalism courses and cannot write anything without a political angle regardless if they write about games, cooking or the weather. Either that or they want to get journo cool credits within their own field.

    Or they are ordered to shove it in somewhere and evaluated based on it by the higher ups.
     
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    Daedalic = Eurojank.

    I'll play War 3 Reforged instead thank you.
     
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    Warcraft 3 Reforged is gonna be Chinkjank since they outsourced it to Malaysians.
     
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    It will fail
     
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    It's probably because the genre hasn't moved an inch since then.

    Especially single player wise. Only Starcraft 2 did something new and i gotta say the campaign is actually pretty damn good, more than anyone would want to give it credit for. Brutal is actually hard, missions are varied and interesting, achievements actually work as extra mission objectives and it's the first time i ever played a game where i actually liked they were there, and they even have this semi non-linear thing going on which i found interesting. What kills it is the absolutely shockingly bland and cliche writing. Which is funny because the original was also cliched but at least it didn't feel like it was written by a committee of lawyers.
     
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  23. GrainWetski Arcane

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    That's not true. Most of them have become nothing but trash.
     
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    Read Warcraft like RTS, got hopes up.

    Read 'co-op RTS' - wtf?!
    Read daedalus entertainment - this explains it

    Tagging this as yet another nothing-burger without a ladder or any kind of competitive play.
     
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