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TBS Age of Wonders: Planetfall - AoW gone to space

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by LESS T_T, May 19, 2018.

  1. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  2. Bara Educated

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    Full interview's scheduled later today and a Q&A tomorrow but they mentioned some extra stuff right after the trailer.



    I wonder if it'll be possibly to rip age of wonders 3 assets and put them in Planetfall. I'd like to play a 4x Spelljammer.
     
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  3. Circuit Self-Ejected

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    WHAT
    Where are my halfling pony riders?
     
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  4. thesheeep Arcane

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    Hopefully replaced with halfling space unicorn riders :dance:
     
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  5. Martius Liturgist

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    I hope EA wont sue them.
     
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  6. Absinthe Erudite

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    https://www.aow-planetfall.com/
    https://www.paradoxplaza.com/age-of-wonders-planetfall/PFPF01GSK0000001-MASTER.html

    GOG is so far not listed as a distribution platform (Paradox Launcher and Steam only). Linux is not supported as an OS (then again Age of Wonders 3 was only Linux-supported through Steam libs, GOG version had no support). But it is coming to Playstation 4 and X-Box One, which is incredibly fucking dubious for a TBS, and strangely the game page lists that it will have no controller support (how are the console players going to play it then?). Also it's a safe bet that Planetfall is going to be more DRM-heavy with the absence of the GOG platform where all the other Age of Wonders games were published. Even before Paradox's acquisition, AoW 3 also used the Triumph server account system as a DRM-wall for multiplayer, to the point of demanding that you log into Triumph servers with an official serial just to play "LAN" and "PBEM" games. The implication is pretty fucking unsubtle on the "Buy Age of Wonders" button you see when the game tries to get you to log in to their online servers with a serial. For a brief moment I thought I was on a demo or shit then I realized there is no demo for AoW 3 and I have a full version I bought and paid for but I'm just being treated to obnoxious DRM crippleware. To be honest if they didn't do that they would probably be complaining more about how AoW 3's weak sales were caused by pirates (the age old equation for sales lost to piracy tends to be: "sales I wish I had" minus "sales I actually have" and then you punish paying customers by treating them like pirates). On launch, AoW 3's GOG edition even tried to make you have to log in to their servers with a serial just to play singleplayer but GOG got on their case fast because they couldn't be selling fullblown DRM (they were fine with the multiplayer DRM-wall though) and Triumph had to unlock the singleplayer. Since Paradox bought up Triumph Studios I'm pretty sure they want to recoup their investment so I guess we can expect more nickel-and-diming, but we'll see.



    Announcement at PDXCon. These guys are not very good presenters but there is some info in there and not so much bullshit. Recap of gameplay shit they mentioned:
    • In-campaign procedural generation (supposed to improve replayability)
    • Combat will be more range-focused with cover mechanics
    • Destructible terrain in combat
    • Unit modification system where you can upgrade units (example was giving a marine a jetpack or flamethrower) to tailor units to specific threats and keep them relevant towards the endgame. (AoW 3's endgame is notoriously T3 and T4 heavy.)
    • Maps are divided into sectors (these are not terrain types - it's mostly about resource nodes and that kind of thing)
    • Win conditions are divided into conquest, technology, diplomacy, and economic victories.
    Aside from that they said there will be a Q&A on Sunday where they will answer more questions about the game.
     
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  7. Mazisky Arbiter

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    Why they left fantasy

    Why everyone goes scifi

    :negative:

    Age of wonders was unique, basically the only grand strategy game with dedicated tactical battles.

    Now it enters in the territory of Xcom, Phoenix point, xenonauts, etc. If they kept fantasy they would still be unique, but now...
     
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  8. Gaius maximus Scholar

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    I really hope this time battles wont end in 3.5 seconds.
     
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  9. tindrli Arcane

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    probably dead but we'll see
     
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  10. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    Kinda disappointing to see another SF 4X game when you can probably count on one hand how many of their fantasy counterparts are out there. They didn't botch AoW3 so I guess that's reason enough to be hopeful, at least. Now it remains to see how they'll operate under Paradox.
     
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  11. Ventidius Learned

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    Looks nice. Hopefully the change in setting will result in some more creativity in the world building and faction variety departments. I liked AoW3, but it was kind of uninspired in those areas. Also, wouldn't this be the first game of this type? I mean light 4X with turn-based tactical battles. There are games like that in space and in fantasy settings, but not exploring an alien planet a la SMAC. XCOM and friends are not really similar since their strategy layer isn't very 4X-like (for one thing they lack the eXplore part).
     
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  12. GrainWetski Arcane

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    Hopefully it's not as generic as it looks. That combat screenshot might as well be from FiraXCOM.
     
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  13. you know what time it is Arcane

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    I think after HOMM, AoW was my second favorite tbs back in the day. Interesting to see how this one will work out, wasn't a fan of AoW3 tho.
     
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  14. taxalot I request a spice shipment immediately. Patron

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    Planetfall ?
    I'm still grieving over Floyd's death, thank you.
     
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  15. Dawkinsfan69 Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Bethestard

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    graphics look bad

    Same quality textures as aow 3 released 4 years ago

    Xcom 2 looks better

    This is 2018

    ?????????????
     
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  16. Kem0sabe Arcane

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    Still not the Ck2 in space that the genre needs.
     
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  17. Mazisky Arbiter

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    Graphic is good for a title like that. Setting in the problem
     
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  18. Dawkinsfan69 Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Bethestard

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    This looks like 2008 graphics.

    It's not like they're limited by consoles.. I have 8gb vram and I WANT TO USE IT DAMMIT
     
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  19. mitochondritom Educated

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    Its OK friend, think of this game as a way to get an updated engine and systems for the inevitable Age of Wonders IV that will proceed after it.
     
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  20. Mazisky Arbiter

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    LeL, this game has 10 times better graphics than the majority of ugly crap that codex usually like.
     
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  21. Alfgart Augur Patron

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    AoW without Orc warlords murdering entire stacks of halflings is not AoW. Fuck Paradox
     
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  22. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Raping a corpse!

    A generic sci-fi splodge set in the dead world of "Age of wonders". Not interested in even pirating that shit.
     
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  23. thesheeep Arcane

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    Yes, but it is by Paradox, so hating it for most ridiculous of reasons is almost a patriotic duty!
     
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  24. covr Cipher

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    What is wrong with you, virgins? I would love to play some proper sci-fi AoW game. Can't wait for some more info.
     
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  25. Lacrymas Arcane

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    As long as they give us interesting and creative alien races, I'm all for it.
     
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